The NFWFWF Anne MacKay Memorial Scholarhip was established in 2012 following the death of Anne MacKay, a long time NFWFWF member and supporter. Ms. MacKay was a longtime Orient resident who was a teacher, author, poet and sailor. The scholarship seeks to honor students who reflect Ms. MacKay’s eclectic and diverse life.
The award, typically of a single $1,500 scholarship, is one of the largest privately funded scholarships available to graduating seniors on the North Fork of Long Island. The applicants are required to submit an application along with an essay describing a personal experience or episode that best reflects the applicant’s commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusion in their community.
It will will be given annually to a deserving North Fork public high school senior from either Riverhead, Shelter Island or Southold townships with a preference going to those first in their family to go to college.
A scholarship program is a wonderful way to honor Anne MacKay, whose legacy of teaching and mentoring has touched many of us throughout the years. The scholarship also helps NFWFWF be more visible and active in the greater north fork community.