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 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 Form (submit below).
  • 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.).

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

Use the application form below to submit your scholarship application. **Please Note: The application form below will only populate if you check that you are a Marion resident. Please check the box which asks for you residency status in order to move forward with the application.