Richard Ferrier Scholarship Available

March 9, 2017

The Maine Community Foundation’s Richard Ferrier Scholarship offers financial assistance to Bowdoinham residents between the ages of 13 and 18 as of April 1, 2017, to pursue their artistic, academic, athletic and vocational or life’s passion outside of the traditional school environment. Eligible applicants must be residents of Bowdoinham who clearly demonstrate a need for financial assistance. Preference is for applicants who have resided in Bowdoinham for at least one year. Awards are not retroactive; the student’s program must start after June 1 of the application year.  The fund does not pay for equipment, instruments, or Drivers’ Ed.

 

Last year, the committee awarded $10,287 to 27 students who used the funds to participate in activities including sports camps, a bike tour, music lessons, a humor workshop, fiddle camp and riding academy enrollment.

 

The application deadline for the Ferrier Scholarship is April 1, 2017.  Paper applications are available at the Bowdoinham Town Office, the Bowdoinham Public Library, and at the Maine Community Foundation website, www.mainecf.org to download and print.  Please contact committee members Jill Hooper (hoopersj@comcast.net), Amy Petitti (petittia@link75.org), Lisa West (lwest@bowdoinham.com), or Jon Beede (beedej@link75.org), or Liz Fickett at Maine Community Foundation (efickett@mainecf.org or 207-412-2015) if you have any questions. 

 

A statewide organization with offices in Ellsworth and Portland, the Maine Community Foundation has worked with donors and educators since 1983 to provide Maine students with access to educational opportunities. The community foundation manages more than 500 scholarship funds.