The John L. Martin Environmental Scholarship is a unique and amazing opportunity for a UMFK undergraduate student to participate in and complete a paid work-study experience during the summer on the Allagash Wilderness Waterway [AWW], whereas upon completion of this work-study experience, the student will also be awarded a $1000 scholarship (in addition to the work-study compensation), which would be credited to their account in the amount of $500 each of the semesters in the following academic year (fall & spring) to cover education costs.
A sophomore or junior year student in the Environmental Studies, Forestry, Biology or Conservation Law programs. Students applying must be in good academic standing and demonstrate potential success in an environmentally related field.
NOTE: One award recipient will be selected by the AWW Superintendent, as well as two alternates. An alternate will not receive any part of this award/scholarship unless the top recipient cannot fulfill the summer work-study duties; should this occur, the top recipient forfeits the scholarship funds and the first alternate is offered the award. Should the first alternate refuse, they too forfeit the award and the final award offer is made to the second alternate.