Education Grants & Scholarships

The Mattapoisett Land Trust offers grants and scholarships to individuals and organizations in Mattapoisett.
Education Grants

The Mattapoisett Land Trust offers grants to individuals and organizations in Mattapoisett.

The purpose of these grants is:

  • To educate the public about the wise use of natural resources.
  • To work with other organizations having similar purposes.

Applications are limited to one per calendar year from any applicant. The application guidelines are available for DOWNLOAD

Blanche B. Perry Scholarship

The Mattapoisett Land Trust selects a qualifying candidate each year for the $1000.00 Blanche B. Perry Scholarship Award. This award is available to a Mattapoisett resident senior graduating from secondary school by June 2024, and pursuing an education in the sciences and/or environmental studies or a related field.

The scholarship is made available through the Edith Glick Shoolman fund, a bequest left to provide support for children in the community. The application deadline is April 22, 2024. Application forms are available in the guidance offices at the local public and private schools or at the link below.

Schools participating are:
1. ORRHS Marion Road, Mattapoisett 02739
2. Bishop Stang High School, 500 Slocum Rd, N. Dartmouth 02747
3. OCRVT High School, 476 North Avenue, Rochester MA 02770
4. Tabor Academy, Front St Marion, MA 02738

Applicants will be assessed according to academic achievement, pursuit of education in the sciences, and or environmental studies or a related field, personal statement, professional and personal references, community service, and financial need. Preference will be given to individuals who are members of the Mattapoisett Land Trust or whose parents or grandparents are members of the MLT.

The recipient will be notified by mail by May 15, 2024. The recipient will be recognized at his or her school’s awards ceremony. The award will be disbursed after the student submits an official college transcript documenting successful completion of his or her first semester in college to the President of the Mattapoisett Land Trust.

Download Scholarship Application Form

For more information contact the MLT at: Mattapoisett Land Trust ATTN: Education Committee P.O. Box 31 Mattapoisett, MA 02739 or by email

Priscilla Hathaway Art Scholarship

The Mattapoisett Land Trust is seeking applicants for their one thousand dollars 

“Priscilla Hathaway Art Scholarship”.


Priscilla was a professional artist, teacher, and environmentalist as well as co-founder of the Mattapoisett Land Trust.  She was a sailor and helped “save the seas” as a bay watcher with the Buzzards Bay Coalition. Priscilla was very interested in Native American Artifacts. She loved the outdoors, especially the woods, beaches, and sand.

This award will be granted to a Mattapoisett resident interested in keeping with the core values that Priscilla Hathaway exemplified and is a graduating senior from ORR by June 2024. The scholarship is made possible through the generosity of Brad Hathaway and his family.

Download the PDF application form