The 2011 New Hampshire Mayflower Society Memorial Scholarships are available to any college student (undergraduate or graduate) or high school senior. You don’t need to be a member of the Mayflower Society, but members and relatives of members will receive preference (defined as members, junior members, siblings, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren). Applicants with no affiliation to the NH Mayflower Society are also invited to apply. This is one of the few Mayflower scholarships in the USA awarded to non-members. Applicants MUST be able to attend the award ceremony, in person, in New Hampshire. It is expected that at least two to four scholarships of $500 to $1000 will be awarded in May 2011.
Applications and Instructions are available at the website http://www.nhmayflower.org/ , and applications and all required paperwork is due strictly before February 15, 2011. Or you may email Heather Rojo at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and further instructions. The New Hampshire Mayflower Society can also be found on Facebook.
The requirement to attend the spring meeting may be waived at the discretion of the NH Mayflower Governor due to such issues as travel distance, illness, or death in the family. Should the recipient receive a waiver from the Governor due to a hardship, a letter from the recipient to the Society must be submitted to be read at the meeting, as well as a photograph of the recipient for display. In such cases, parents or relatives may attend the award ceremony to accept the award on the recipient’s behalf.
(Photograph of my daughter, from Plimoth Plantation, 2008. She was also a 2007 scholarship recipient!)
Copyright 2010, Heather Wilkinson Rojo