WISCASSET — The Chewonki Foundation is offering two $15,000 Maine Youth Environmental Leaders Scholarships, which support students who would like to join Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki in 2022-23 for the spring or fall of their junior year in high school.

Maine Coast Semester is a residential program based in Wiscasset. Learning takes place in classrooms, in the field, on the coast, at the farm, in the forest, and on extended backcountry expeditions.

Side by side with their instructors, participants explore the concepts behind human ecology, the intersection between humans and their natural, social and built environments.

The ideal candidate is a student in the top 20% of their class who has the support of a school or community leader, has a demonstrated appreciation for the natural world, and is someone who can envision creating positive change in their home community.

The application deadline is Feb 15. For more information, visit mainecoastsemester.org.