Helen A. Arthur Scholarship

The Sippican Lands Trust seeks applicants for its “Helen A. Arthur” Scholarship. A monetary award of up to $1,000.00 will be granted to a Marion resident who is a graduating senior from any secondary school by June 2021, and is preferably pursuing an education in environmental studies or a related field.

The scholarship is made available through the Sippican Lands Trust Scholarship Fund. This fund was created and named after Helen Adams Arthur (1940-2008) who was a beloved resident of Marion and alongside her husband Richard I. “Dick” Arthur was a long time volunteer for the organization. Helen held a deep interest in the preservation of the beautiful open spaces in Marion. A Scholarship Committee will review all completed applications and will reward the student(s) whose pursuit most closely reflect Helen’s wishes, as mirrored by the mission of the Sippican Lands Trust; to acquire, preserve, and provide access to open space throughout Marion for the benefit of the public today and for future generations.

Requirements for a completed application include:

  • A Helen A. Arthur Scholarship Information Sheet.
  • A Personal Statement about educational goals and environmental interests. Please include information about environmental classes taken, community service involvement, or volunteer jobs as applicable.
  • Two letters of reference with contact information included. (Examples: teacher, guidance counselor, coach, employer, Scout leader, community leader, etc.).

All related application forms will be available in guidance offices or can be downloaded here.

Please postmark the completed application by Friday, May 14, 2021 and mail to:

Sippican Lands Trust
ATTN: Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 848
Marion, MA 02738

All applicants will be notified of status by email by Tuesday, June 1, 2021.

For more information contact the Sippican Lands Trust at 508-748-3080 or info@sippicanlandstrust.org.