Megan Perry receives the 2013 Sue Cary Scholarship from Michael Helfgott, president of the OBIFD Board of Directors, during the departmentís annual fundraising auction.
Each spring, the Orr's and Bailey Islands Fire Department awards the Sue Cary Scholarship to help responding members or prospective members further their education.
Intended to help recruit, train and retain volunteers, the scholarship is available to high school graduates or GED holders who are residents of Orr's and Bailey Islands or the portions of Great Island served by OBIFD. Preference is given to current responding members of the department, probationary members and immediate family of responding members.
The scholarship is presented in memory of longtime department volunteer and supporter Sue Cary.
Applicants must submit a completed application form, high school or college transcripts or GED test results, a personal statement, three letters of recommendation and a letter from the higher education institution the applicants attends or plans to attend.
Applications are made available in early spring on this page or by writing to the Scholarship Committee, Orr's & Bailey Islands Fire Department, P.O. Box 177, Orr's Island, ME 04066.