BELFAST, Maine — The Belfast Garden Club awarded recently $2,500 in scholarship funds to two deserving students. The recipients are Alexis Morse of Unity and Erin Elizabeth Rollins of Lincolnville who each received $1,250. The guidelines for the award stipulate that the student must be a Waldo County resident working toward a degree in conservation, ecology, horticulture, natural resources, sustainable agriculture or a related field.
Alexis Morse recently graduated from Mount View High School at the top of her class of 95 students. She will attend New England University to study biology. Morse has been on the high honor roll throughout her high school years as well as a member of the National Honor Society. She received awards for excellence in science, the Citizenship Award, excellence in English, Phi Beta Kappa Certificate of Recognition, Society of Women’s Engineers Certificate of merit, Dirigo Girl’s State participant, Best Athlete Award, placed first in the poetry contest and excellence in social studies. During her high school years she was a volunteer at Maine Farmland Trust, Waldo County Action Partners, Inland Hospital volunteer, Special Olympics, Soccer Youth Camp, Basketball Youth Camp, Military Support Group, Y.M.C.A. and a Mount View High School writing mentor.
Second time scholarship winner, Erin Rollins of Lincolnville will be a sophomore at Husson University where she studies biology with a focus on plants and genetically modified crops. She volunteers at Aldermere Farm and the Girl Scouts of America, as well as many other community service organizations. She has been on the board of outreach at First Congregational Church of Camden, a STAR Program volunteer instructor, an honorary page in the Maine State House of Representatives, a Knox County Animal Rescue Team volunteer, and became an American Red Cross certified babysitter.
For information about The Belfast Garden Club, visit belfastgardenclub.org.