2014-05-09 / Community News

Community News

Candidate sought for Educational Loan

Chapter E, Kennebunk, of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, seeks a candidate for the organization’s Educational Loan Fund, which makes loans available to qualified women who are within two years of completing their college education.

The maximum loan is $12,000 for all programs of study, except for doctorate degrees, which has a maximum of $20,000. The interest rate on all loans is 3 percent and the loan must be repaid six years from the date of issue.

P.E.O. is a philanthropic educational organization that offers grants, scholarships and loans to women throughout the world who want to obtain a college education.

For more information about P.E.O., visit www.peointernational.org. To apply for the Educational Loan Fund, email blr@roadrunner.com.

Land trust appoints new board members

Melissa Anson and Gil Paquette have been appointed to the Board of Directors of Scarborough Land Trust (SLT).

Anson is a public access specialist at the Maine Coastal Program in Augusta, where she helped create the Maine Coastal Public Access Guide. She is a Scarborough native and a 2011 graduate of Bowdoin College, where she majored in environmental studies and government. For two years, she has been an active member of SLT’s Stewardship and Development/ Communications Committees, and manages the Facebook Page and Farmer’s Market volunteers.

Paquette is director of Environmental and Energy Services at VHB’s office in South Portland, a national engineering consulting firm. He is a certified wildlife biologist and an accredited professional wetlands scientist. He has been president of the Maine Chapter of The Wildlife Society and serves on the Corporate Conservation Council at The Nature Conservancy/Maine. He has a master’s degree in zoology from University of Western Ontario and a bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology from the University of Maine. He joined the SLT Stewardship Committee last fall, and led the Winter Walk at Sewell Woods.

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