Recipient of the 2017 Tin Mountain College Scholarship

written by Donna Dolan

Tin Mountain Conservation Center is pleased to announce Andrew Jolin as the recipient of the 2017 Tin Mountain Conservation Center College Scholarship.

Jolin was selected out of a pool of a dozen qualified candidates by four scholarship committee members: Tin Mountain Executive Director, Lori Jean Kinsey; former science teacher and current Tin Mountain Trustee, Johanna Vienneau; Tin Mountain naturalists, Nora Dufilho and Dexter Harding.

The Tin Mountain Conservation Scholarship is open to Kennett High School or Fryeburg Academy seniors and post grads pursuing an education in Environmental Sciences or related fields such as Forestry, Biology, Botany, Environmental Education, or Environmental Science.

The Tin Mountain Conservation Center Scholarship is open to Kennett High School or Fryeburg Academy seniors, as well as post grads, pursuing an education in Environmental Sciences or related fields such as Forestry, Biology, Botany, Environmental Education, or Environmental Science.

Andrew Jolin is a sophomore at Unity College with a major in Wildlife Biology. His interest is in big game management, with a primary focus on moose, bear and deer. After completing his college studies he hopes to pursue a career with the New Hampshire or Maine Fish and Game Department. Andrew grew up in Bartlett, New Hampshire and graduated Kennett High School. He recalls, “I remember, Tin Mountain naturalists visiting my classroom at Bartlett Elementary School. The naturalists connected the students in the younger grades with the natural environment and promoted conservation awareness.”

According to the scholarship committee members, Andrew showed a directive rarely seen in high school students. He independently sought volunteer work with a NH Fish and Game moose biologist, and through this contact worked with one of the state’s bear biologists.

Tin Mountain Conservation Center is pleased to support local youth pursuing higher education in environmental and related sciences. For the past three years, Tin Mountain Conservation Center has awarded a $1,500 college scholarship to a graduating senior from Kennett High or Fryeburg Academy who will be pursuing a degree in the natural sciences. The 2016 Tin Mountain Scholarship recipient was Miranda Cottrell, of Kennett High, who went on to major in environmental science at Unity College.

Students interested in applying for the $1,500 Tin Mountain Conservation Center Scholarship will need to fill out a standard scholarship form and write a short essay. Information is posted on the Tin Mountain website at www.tinmountain.org . More information is also available at the Kennett High School and Fryeburg Academy guidance offices.