Scholarship Program for Aroostook County Students
EXPLO partners with the Maine Winter Sports Center on scholarships for Northern Maine students.
EXPLO, a Norwood, Massachusetts, education-based program that inspires students to challenge themselves, discover the world of people and ideas and experience the joy of learning, annually offers scholarships to northern Maine students.
They have announced that this year they will be partnering with the Maine Winter Sports Center (MWSC) to select one of those scholars.
EXPLO offers internationally renowned summer enrichment programs for students in grades 2- 12 who hail from across the U.S. and more than 65 countries. The programs are held on the campuses of Yale University, Wellesley College and Wheaton College.
Three students from Aroostook County high schools will be selected to receive full scholarships to attend EXPLO at Yale (at Yale University) for three weeks in July and August. In addition, the scholarship provides individualized college counseling, beginning upon the students' return to high school in the fall of 2015 and continuing for three years.
For more than 35 years, Explo has brought together bright, curious, and interesting young people to challenge themselves, discover the world of people and ideas, and experience the joy of learning.
EXPLO (www.explo.org) offers internationally renowned summer enrichment programs for students in grades 2- 12 who hail from across the U.S. and more than 65 countries. The programs are held on the campuses of Yale University, Wellesley College and Wheaton College.
The Maine Winter Sports Center empowers youth through challenge-based programs and outdoor sport education. We have a strong commitment to making a difference though a sustained and sustainable presence in peoples lives. Our programs and capacity-building resources support over 150 communities across Maine, year-round.
About The Richard Steele Scholarship:
The Richard Steele Scholarship was established to honor Richard "Dick" Steele for his great support of EXPLO and his tremendous contributions to the field of college and university admissions. Born in Lewiston and a graduate of Lewiston High School, Dick Steele earned his A.B. at Harvard College, his master's degree at the University of Vermont and his doctorate at the University of Wisconsin.
His career in college admissions included leadership positions at Vassar, University of Vermont, Carleton College, and Duke University, before returning to Maine to become dean of admissions at Bowdoin College. Upon his retirement, Dick became a novelist, continued to work as a consultant to the College Board, taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and became a Trustee of EXPLO.
As an EXPLO Trustee, Dick was instrumental in assisting with the development of the Northern Maine Scholarship Program, with a focus on northern Aroostook County. After his death in the spring of 2010, the program was renamed the Richard Steele Scholarship Program in his honor.