There are a variety of ways we provide scholarship assistance:
The board also is pleased to announce the formation of a new
scholarship fund to honor the memory of a longtime employee, Ruth I.
Hodgkins. The Ruth Hodgkins Scholarship has been created to be a
resource for women pursuing a non-traditional course of study, offering
financial assistance to women whose goals may not include a college
Applications will be accepted throughout the year and may be picked up at the YWCA on Mount Desert Street or here. Each application will be considered individually on a needs basis by the board’s scholarship committee.
Ruth Hodgkins was a working woman all of her life, holding various
positions in Massachusetts and Maine, from clerical and bookkeeping, to
traffic manager at WDEA Radio in Ellsworth. She ended her career as a
secretary, then administrative Assistant at the YWCA MDI. Hodgkins cared
deeply for people and was very fond of her co-workers and the residents
at the YWCA. Members of the board believe that a fund that will provide
educational opportunities for local women and girls is a fitting way to