Apply for Maple Foundation scholarship by March 15

Published Feb 23, 2018 at 4:00pm

The New York State Maple Foundation’s Terry Laubish Maple Scholarship returns for 2018. All applications for the scholarship must be postmarked by March 15. Any high school senior with a connection to a New York State maple operation, either as a family member or employee, who is planning to attend a two- or four-year college beginning in fall 2018, can apply.

Applications and guidelines are available on request from Mary Jeanne Packer (518-854-7669) or via download at www.newyorkmaple.org.

The annual scholarship, established in 2016 in memory of Laubish, provides $250 per student. The scholarship is payable after the first semester of freshman year for winners.

“Terry was a strong advocate for the high-visibility state-wide Maple Weekend promotion and for the syrup judging contest and other educational activities at the New York State Fair,” said Mike Hill, president of the Foundation. “As a result of Terry’s tireless enthusiasm for communicating about the maple industry, public awareness and support for maple production in New York has been greatly improved.”

Christian Fisher of Camden was one of the winners last year.