PPH notes UMaine junior receiving inaugural Voyagers Scholarship from Obama Foundation

The Portland Press Herald reported that Neily Raymond, a junior at the University of Maine majoring in English and political science, has been named to the inaugural Obama Foundation Voyagers Scholarship cohort. The scholarships, which include up to $50,000 in financial aid and travel stipends, were awarded Tuesday to 100 recipients who plan to pursue a career in public service. She intends to use the scholarship to investigate the effects of a changing climate on rural agronomy and social welfare. “As a descendant of Franco-American farmers and loggers, I believe it is important to question if, and how, environmentalism can uphold respect for the land traditions of different cultures,” she said.