MAINE — Chewonki Foundation is offering two $15,000 “Maine Youth Environmental Leaders Scholarships,” again this year to support students from Maine who would like to join Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki in 2022-23 for the spring or fall of their junior year in high school.

Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki is a semester-long academically rigorous residential program based in Wiscasset, Maine. Learning takes place in classrooms, in the field, on the coast, at the farm, in the forest, and on extended backcountry expeditions. Side by side with their instructors, participants explore the concepts behind human ecology, the intersection between humans and their natural, social, and built environments.

The ideal candidate is a student in the top 20% of their class, has the support of a school or community leader, has a demonstrated appreciation for the natural world, and is someone who can envision creating positive change in their home community. The application deadline for this scholarship opportunity is February 15, 2022.

For over 30 years, Maine Coast Semester graduates have gone on to achieve success in college and beyond as independent thinkers with broad perspectives enabling them to make an impact through thoughtful collaboration and leadership in our complex world.

Interested students and their families can find additional details about this scholarship opportunity here:

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