In response to our members’ desire for the DIYC to give back to the island community, the 2019-2020 Board of Governors raised enough money, through donations and gifts, to establish an endowed scholarship fund to assist graduating seniors from the DISHS with their continuing education. The fund will be invested, managed and distributed by Maine Community Foundation and all donations are tax deductible.
We are pleased to announce that Samuel Knowlton will receive our first educational scholarship, worth $500. Sam played varsity basketball and soccer at DISHS and will be attending the University of Maine in Orono this fall to study Computer Engineering. His parents are Becky and Matthew Knowlton of Deer Isle. Congratulate Sam when you see him – we wish him all the best!*
Selection of student recipients will be made by the DISHS according to the following criteria:
Student Eligibility Criteria:
a) Full time resident of Deer Isle or Stonington, Maine
b) Financial Need
c) Enrollment or acceptance (with the intention of enrollment) into a continuing education program, including, but not limited to, an accredited college, vocational school, or certificate program or courses.
d) A demonstrated history of volunteerism in school and/or community.
We hope your contribution to this scholarship fund will add, not take away from, your planned yearly giving.
Donations can be made to:
Maine Community Foundation
245 Main St.
Ellsworth, ME 04605
Please include DIYC Scholarship on the memo line of your check.
To pay by credit card, go to: Mainecf.org Select Give Now. Click on other under purpose of gift, then designate DIYC.
For questions, contact Susan Scholl, Outreach Committee. Schollhouse@aol.com or 301 325-1035.
*Although Sam was chosen for the scholarship on his own merits by the DISHS Guidance Department, further research reveals an ancestral connection to Sylvester Cove and the DIYC. What a happy coincidence.