ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP OVERVIEW
About the Scholarship
In accordance with our mission to promote and support education, the Eastman Charitable Foundation (ECF) Board of Trustees instituted an annual Scholarship Program in 2013. The scholarship(s) are open to any graduating high school senior living in Grantham, Enfield or Springfield. Priority is given to applicants intending to pursue studies related to the environment. The program is funded through donations received by the ECF during its annual Fund-raising campaign. Through the generosity of our donors, ECF has been able to fund our annual scholarships every year. The dollar amount may vary from year to year depending on available funds.
For 2021, we will award two $1500 scholarships to high school seniors living in Grantham, Enfield, or Springfield and who will be attending a 2 year technical or community college or a 4 year college or university, with a focus on environmental work.
About the Foundation
The Eastman Charitable Foundation was established in 2005. The mission of this non-profit organization is to promote stewardship and protection of the woodlands, open spaces and the watershed within Grantham, Enfield and Springfield with emphasis on the land and water within the Eastman Community. In addition, the Foundation supports cultural, recreational, and educational projects within the region it serves. Funds are raised through corporate and private donations to enable the Foundation to award a wide variety of community oriented grants. The annual scholarship is a component of the Foundation’s educational mission.
Who Should Apply
Graduating high school seniors living in Grantham, Enfield, Springfield – including students living full time or part time in the Eastman Community – who will be attending an accredited 2-year technical school or community college, or a 4-year college/university.
Although any student who meets the above criteria may apply, preference is given to those students who:
Have demonstrated an active interest in environmental responsibility through course work and/or volunteering in the community
Have demonstrated a commitment to academic excellence
Have demonstrated leadership ability
Have plans to study Environmental Science, Sustainability or a related field in a post-secondary school setting
For more information about the Foundation, visit www.ecfnh.org.