Thomas J. Henry would like to congratulate Ms. Savannah Haines, our Spring 2018 recipient of the Thomas J. Henry Leadership Scholarship.
Ms. Haines is currently a senior at the University of Maine and is pursuing a degree in forestry with a minor in environmental horticulture. One of only three girls in her grade majoring in forestry, Ms. Haines plans to secure a job as a Forest Pathologist after graduation.
In seeking the Thomas J. Henry Leadership Scholarship, Ms. Haines was asked to submit an essay explaining the importance of leadership while also sharing her own leadership role experience. In her essay, Ms. Haines detailed her exceptional academic history, her work in arboriculture (a male dominated industry), and her accomplishments as president of the University of Maine’s Student Chapter of the Society of American Foresters.
Ms. Haines’s passion for her chosen field of study as well as her desire to pave the way for future generations of blue collar women truly set her apart. We are confident that Ms. Haines will continue to find success in all of her endeavors and look forward to hearing about her future accomplishments.
The Thomas J Henry Leadership Scholarship Program is a biannual scholarship that awards $1,000 to one student per academic semester.
To be eligible, each student must be enrolled in, or planning to enroll in, an accredited college or university. Applicants currently enrolled in a college or university must have a minimum GPA of 2.8 to qualify for the scholarship.
Students must also complete a 750 to 1,000 word essay for review with their applications.
The scholarship is available to all students ages 18 and over, at all levels from high school senior to graduate school. The application deadline for the Fall 2018 semester is July 1, 2018.