Marjot Grant For Glen Falls High School

Dr. Carol Reinisch announced today that the trustees of the Marjot Foundation, Falmouth, Mass. voted unanimously to fund one student project from Glens Falls High School in 2011-2012.  Dr. Reinisch’s mother, Marjorie Bronne Reinisch, daughter of Flora and Carl Bronne, was raised in Glens Falls.  Marjorie was active in philanthropy throughout her life and the funding by Marjot is in her memory.

The Marjot Foundation was created in 1998 in honor of Dr. Reinisch’s parents, Marjorie and Otto Reinisch. Since that time, Marjot has funded over 50 students from Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts.  Marjot is dedicated to supporting public high school students’ grades 9-11 who develop a one-year environmental research project. The students must design the project, have a mentor and compete in the state science fair. The mentor may be a high school teacher, a scientist working in industry, government or a private company. Funding is competitive. The winning student/mentor team will receive $4500, $1000 for the student, $1000 for the mentor, up to $2000 in supplies and $500 for the science department of Glens Falls High School.

“My parents and my grandparents were very supportive of Glens Falls and I am grateful to the trustees for their vote of confidence to fund a student project from the high school”, said Dr. Carol Reinisch, President. 

Details may be found at marjotfoundation.org. Application deadline will be March 1, 2011.

Caitlin Feehery