December 16, 2018
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The Waldo County Extension Association Scholarship

Community Author: Richard Kersbergen
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The Waldo County Extension Association in cooperation with the Maine 4-H Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of a $1500 scholarship for gradating Waldo County seniors.

The mission of University of Maine Cooperative Extension is to help Maine people improve their lives through an educational process that uses research-based knowledge focused on issues and needs. This scholarship is designed to assist students who are interested in pursuing a degree that aligns with that mission and has focused program areas in the Maine Food System and Youth Development.

Students can apply for this scholarship by sending a 500-1000 word essay, which must be typed and double spaced, discussing any or all of the following

1. What ways, if any, have you, (or any member of your family), been affiliated with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension (e.g. attended workshops, received assistance from an Extension Educator, used Extension bulletins, participated in 4-H or other programs, etc.)?

2. What employment and/or community service/volunteer work have you done in relationship to your intended chosen field of study?

3. What is your interest in pursuing your chosen field of study and what you hope to do after completing your education?

Priority will be given to students who have experience with Cooperative Extension and/or have prior experience in their chosen field of study. The award will be presented at the Annual 4-H Foundation meeting in May at the University of Maine.

Students can access complete information at and click on the link to the Maine 4-H Foundation & Waldo County Extension Association Scholarship.

Deadline for application is April 20.

For more information, contact Rick Kersbergen at

1-800-287-1426 (toll free in Maine) or (207) 342-5971

University of Maine Cooperative Extension:

As a trusted resource for 100 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine’s land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county. UMaine Extension helps support, sustain and grow the food-based economy. It is the only entity in our state that touches every aspect of the Maine Food System, where policy, research, production, processing, commerce, nutrition, and food security and safety are integral and interrelated. UMaine Extension also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H.