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The River Fund Maine Announces 2021 College Scholarship Recipient


For Immediate Release


Contact

Noah Tanguay-Collins, The River Fund Maine, 207.418.0452, noah@riverfundmaine.org


The River Fund Maine Announces 2021 College Scholarship Recipient


Dylan Thayer Greenberg of Hanover, Maine

April 21, 2021, Newry, Maine: The River Fund Maine (TRFM) is pleased to announce Dylan Thayer


Greenberg of Hanover, Maine as its newest recipient of The River Fund Maine Scholarship, an initiative that focuses on enabling local youth in the Mahoosuc region to achieve their educational and career-oriented objectives, one that is deeply rooted in TRFM’s vision and mission.


Dylan is a Gould Academy senior and will be attending Rochester Institute of Technology in its five-year Engineering Program. Dylan will focus on either cybersecurity or space exploration.


“Dylan is incredibly curious and intellectually tenacious. He is interested in many subjects, and once he becomes engaged with a subject or an idea, he can exhibit incredible persistence about discovering and learning as much as possible about that subject,” says Maggie Davis, Associate Director of College Counseling at Gould Academy. For example, Dylan has exhibited this determination in learning and discovery by working with Gould Academy’s REMUS (Remote Environmental Monitoring Units) Program to pilot remote controlled vehicles with a live camera feed and sensors through Sunday River Resort’s snowmaking system, helping identify blockages and ensuring water intake pipes operate at maximum efficiency.


"Dylan is a bright, humble, curious, and creative individual. We are beyond thrilled for Dylan to receive this recognition and scholarship from The River Fund Maine, and are not surprised, as he is deserving of this award in every regard,” says Tao Smith, Head of School at Gould Academy. Dylan loves the outdoors, and enjoys rock climbing, whitewater and flatwater canoeing, and is an excellent Nordic skier.


The River Fund Maine Scholarship provides its recipient with up to $20,000 each year for four years toward the cost of college tuition and fees, room and board, books, and educational supplies. The River Fund Maine Scholar also has access to financial counseling and professional mentoring.


“All TRFM’s 2021 scholarship candidates excelled in academic achievement, school leadership and community involvement,” says Noah Tanguay-Collins, TRFM Executive Director. “Our education and selection committees were thoroughly impressed by the qualifications of each applicant, making it a tremendously hard decision.”


Dylan Greenberg’s accomplishments are many …


● National Spanish Honors Society 2018-2019

● Science Book Award 2019-2020

● Tom Ford Science Scholarship 2017-2021

● Men’s Soccer 2017-2021

● Nordic Ski Team 2017-2021

● REMUS Program 2017-2021

Project Insight 2020-2021


“On behalf of The River Fund Maine’s Board of Directors and its Education and Selection Committees, we applaud Dylan and are honored to name him as The River Fund Maine Scholar 2021,” says Tanguay-Collins.


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Image, 2021 TRFM Scholar, Dylan Thayer Greenberg


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About The River Fund Maine (TRFM)

The River Fund Maine (TRFM) is an independent 501(c)(3) that evolved from the Sunday River Community Fund with a newly defined focus of supporting youth. It seeks to unite a diversified community—comprised of businesses, residents, second homeowners and visitors to the Mahoosuc region and the towns of Bethel and Newry, Maine—to support the unlimited potential of youth through education and recreation. TRFM develops initiatives, educational and scholarship programs and provides the region with increased opportunities for recreation. Governed by an engaged board of directors with day-to-day operations managed by its executive director, The River Fund Maine empowers its community.


MISSION STATEMENT

To create a bright economic future for our community by investing in the education of our youth and by harnessing the recreational assets of our region


VISION STATEMENT

A community building a bright future for youth.