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UMFK awards ten Scholarships

May 30, 2003


The University of Maine at Fort Kent has awarded ten scholarships to eight St. John Valley students and one student from Mars Hill for the 2003-2004 academic year.

Matthew Deprey of Fort Kent and Samuel Delano of Mars Hill were awarded the Thomas S. Pinkham Scholarship.

The Pinkham Scholarship was established at UMFK in 1983 with gifts from family, friends, business associates, and towns people to honor the memory of Thomas S. Pinkham's selfless and unstinting service to the Fort Kent area and communities in which he lived and worked, and his enthusiastic and positive support of the University of Maine at Fort Kent. It was also established in recognition of his involvement with and support of the Northern Maine lumber industry.

The scholarship is awarded to a UMFK student who has demonstrated excellence in forestry. The award is credited to the student's University account over the fall and spring semester and does not require repayment.

The John L. Martin Scholarship Fund awarded scholarships to eight students. They are Heather Gagnon, Linsy Saucier, Matthew Deprey, McKenzie Boucher, Rick Romann, and Shelley Blier of Fort Kent, Dustin Nadeau of St. Francis, and Karee Bonenfant of Fort Kent Mills.

Funds for this award have been provided through donations from numerous people in the State of Maine who recognize the many contributions that John L. Martin made while Speaker of the House for the people of the St. John Valley, Aroostook County, and the State of Maine.