The Sippican Lands Trust Executive Director Robin Shields enthusiastically announces the recipient of the 2016 Sippican Lands Trust Helen A. Arthur Scholarship in the amount of $1,000.
This year’s recipient is Emil Assing, a senior at Old Rochester Regional High School. Assing has been admitted to the University of Vermont where he plans to pursue his education in environmental science. More specifically, Assing strives to focus his degree to incorporate his interest in organic chemistry.
Assing is recognized for his excellence in academics, athletics, civic leadership and community service. In particular, the SLT appreciates his commitment to the environment and his drive to want to address environmental issues in the future.
Funds for this award are made available through the Sippican Lands Trust Scholarship Fund, which was created and named after Helen A. Arthur, a beloved resident of Marion and long-time volunteer for the SLT. Helen had a deep interest in the preservation of the beautiful open spaces in Marion.