Scholarships

Bill Aronson Memorial Scholarship

administered by Haines Friends of Recycling (501(c)(3)

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to:

(1) Haines High school students or graduates who have been admitted to a post- secondary institution for the purpose of studying either energy efficient construction or renewable energy design and installation; or

(2) Haines residents who plan to attend training in either energy efficient construction or renewable energy design and installation. The Haines residents must have been residents of Haines for 5 years and have at least 5 years of experience in construction or using/designing/installing renewable energy equipment.

Scholarships are limited to $500 per application.

Applicants should address their requests for funds to:
Haines Friends of Recycling, attn: scholarship fund, PO Box 822, Haines Alaska 99827.

Successful applicants will need to turn in relevant documentation of their training or education along with receipts. They are also expected to make a presentation at either the next Earth Day event or similar venue.

For more information, contact Melissa Aronson at 766-2185 or aronson@aptalaska.net






Frank and Ramona Holmes Scholarship

sponsored by Haines Friends of Recycling

Criteria

The scholarship is for a maximum of $500 per year and is available to high school graduates from Haines and Klukwan who are pursuing higher education in studies directed toward improving the quality of our natural environment.

Those eligible for the scholarship are:
(1) Students working toward an Associate Degree (AA or AS) in areas such as recycling and resource management or
(2) Students working toward a Bachelors Degree (BA or BS) or graduate work with at
least sophomore standing and a declared major in environmental studies, environmental policy, recycling and resource management, or a related field.

Criteria for scholarship include:
(1) demonstration of commitment to the need for sustainable community action through
volunteer work, employment, or research;
(2) evidence of enrollment in a program listed above through transcripts;
(3) a minimum GPA of 2.5; and
(4) a letter of request and intent that includes: description of financial need and benefit;
planned course of study; description of career plans after graduation; and two letters of reference that can verify career plans.

The scholarship can be renewed for a second year if a cumulative GPA of 3.0 is maintained.

Applicants should address their requests for funds to:
Haines Friends of Recycling, attn: scholarship fund, PO Box 822, Haines Alaska 99827.

Successful applicants will need to turn in relevant documentation of their education. They are also expected to make a presentation at either the next Earth Day event or similar venue.

For more information, contact Melissa Aronson at 766-2185 or aronson@aptalaska.net