About the Marjot Foundation
The Marjot Foundation seeks applications for a April 1, 2013 deadline. Grades 9-11 from public high schools in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont are welcome. STUDENTS must write proposals on environmentally, related research they will carry out over a one year period. Students must have a mentor who will write a letter stating he/she will help the students with their research. Students will be required to participate in a science fair at the conclusion of their research. Total funding/project $5000.
Mission and Goals
The goal of the Marjot Foundation is to fund independent field and/or laboratory research projects on environmental issues by high school students (grades 9-11). Students must write an independent proposal detailing their research goals to be carried out over a one-year period.
Funding from the Marjot Foundation is very competitive. Preference for awards will be given to students from public high schools, although students from private schools may also apply and will be considered. All students are expected to meet the following criteria:
- Participate in a state science fair during the course of their project;
- Submit a mid year report to the trustees of the Marjot Foundation summarizing their accomplishments to date; and
- Have a mentor who will assist the student with his/her research. The mentor may be at a high school, a college or university, at independent laboratory or a state/federal agency.
Marjot has funded over seventy students from Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, New York and Maine since 1998. Total funds available are $5000 per award and include support for the student(s), the mentor, supplies for the project and funds for the student's host school. or laboratory. For 2013-2014, Marjot will accept applications from Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire students.
Where do these students go after high school? We already have one physician graduate from U. Mass Worcester medical school, students who have graduated from Bowdoin and U. Maine, students attending Brown, Haverford, MIT, Amherst, and the U Vermont, to name a few.
Marjot has been and will continue to be totally funded by private contributions from individuals and from corporations. We are a 501c3 entity based in the Commonwealth of Masschusetts.
ContactThe Marjot Foundation
PO Box 803
Falmouth, MA 02541
Phone: (508) 548-8509