Frank and Ramona Holmes Scholarship

Haines Friends of Recycling
Recycling and Environmental Studies

Due Date: same as Haines High School scholarship due date.
Sponsored by Haines Friends of Recycling in honor of Frank Holmes’ career as an Environmental Science educator, the scholarship of $500.00 is offered to students with a declared interest in environmental science, recycling and/or related fields of study.

Eligibility requirements:

  1. Personal or family membership in Haines Friends of Recycling.
  2. A Haines Borough graduating senior or college student with a declared interest 
and working toward a degree (BA, BS, AA, AS, or graduate level) in an area of 
environmental studies or enrolled in a special program related to such.
  3. Evidence of enrollment in a program listed above.
  4. Demonstration of commitment to the need for sustainable community action 
through volunteer work, employment or research.
  5. A letter of request and intent: financial need and benefit, planned course of 
study, description of career goals, related activities.
  6. Two or more letters of reference that can verify history and career plans.
  7. Verification of GPA of 2.5 or greater with relevant courses included. 
Scholarship may be applied for and renewed if a cumulative GPA of 2.75 is maintained.

Recipients are requested to submit relevant documents or a letter of success and accomplishments related to the scholarship to the Haines Friends of Recycling Board. An in-person report or presentation is most welcome, as well.

Submit letters of application and reference and pertinent information to:
Haines Friends of Recycling
Attn: Scholarship Fund Committee
P.O. Box 822
Haines, AK 99827

For additional information, contact Melissa Aronson at 766-2185 or

Bill Aronson Memorial Scholarship

administered by Haines Friends of Recycling 501(c)(3)
updated February 2021

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance for college, university, or post-secondary education. The scholarship is open to members of Haines Friends of Recycling or children of HFR members.

Eligible applicants are:

  1. Haines High school students or graduates who have been admitted to a post- secondary institution for the purpose of studying climate change, energy efficient construction, or renewable energy design and installation; or
  2. Haines residents who plan to attend training in either energy efficient construction or renewable energy design and installation. The Haines residents must have been residents of Haines for 5 years and have at least 5 years of experience in construction or using/designing/installing renewable energy equipment; or
  3. Haines High School seniors who demonstrated leadership and activism in waste reduction and recycling while in high school and who intend to continue their activism in college or university.

Scholarships are limited to a maximum of $500 per application.

Applicants should address their requests for funds to:
Haines Friends of Recycling
Attn: Scholarship Fund
PO Box 822
Haines, Alaska 99827

Successful applicants will need to turn in relevant documentation of their training or education along with receipts. They are also expected to make a presentation at either the next Earth Day event or similar venue.

For more information, contact Melissa Aronson at 766-2185 or