BAR HARBOR — The Maine Sea Coast Mission is proud to announce that Sarra Bridges of Bucksport is the first recipient of the Angus MacDonald Scholarship Award, granting $12,000 through four years of college.
This scholarship is awarded to the student who demonstrates superior academic achievement, a strong commitment to community service, outstanding leadership qualities and a strong work ethic. Bridges plans to attend Colby College with a concentration in pre-medical studies.
The Angus MacDonald Scholarship is named for one of the founders of the Maine Sea Coast Mission and has been anonymously endowed in honor of Ruth and Tris Colket, longtime supporters of the mission and its scholarship program.
The runner-up, Caryl Young of Narraguagus High School in Harrington, will be awarded $1,000 in addition to the $6,000 she will receive as a winner of the Sunbeam Scholarship. Young will attend the University of Maine in Orono and plans to major in bioengineering.
In announcing the finalist, Scott Planting, president of the Maine Sea Coast Mission, said “The mission’s scholarship program dates back to 1918. In addition to the new Angus MacDonald Scholarship, the mission awards approximately 30 other four-year college scholarships each year. Sunbeam Scholarships are granted to graduates attending Maine high schools in Hancock, Washington County and on outer islands served by the Mission. The Ed Greaves Educational Center Scholarship is granted to a student who has been active in the Mission’s EDGE Youth Development Program. In 2015, the mission’s new and renewal scholarship awards will total approximately $150,000.”