Each MCTA Scholarship applicant must be a Maine resident, must have completed high school and have a need for financial aid. Applicant should have work experience on a Christmas tree farm or whose family is a current MCTA member in good standing. Preference is given to those who have been involved in the industry in some form and/or those interested in a career in natural resources.
At least one scholarship is offered each year, and will be awarded only once per person.
How is this Awarded:
Scholarship will be awarded at the Maine Christmas Tree Association winter meeting each January.
Evidence of acceptance or enrollment in a two-year or four-year college or university. Scholarship may be awarded to a high school senior who lacks such evidence. However, funds will be withheld until evidence is presented. Complete the application and write a letter of intent to the scholarship committee. The letter should explain why you are applying, your interest in the industry, your financial problems (if any), prior experience, and career goals. A letter of recommendation from a member (not a family member) of the MCTA would be helpful.
Application downloadable here, or available in your school guidance office or by contacting the Maine Christmas Tree Association, c/o Joanne Bond, 174 Bond Springs Rd, West Newfield, ME 04095, (207) 793-4658.
Applications must be filed by October 1st of each year.