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The Schwarm Scholarship

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The Schwarm Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Edward Schwarm, a former IPA Director and Officer.  Winners are selected on the basis of their academic achievements, extra-urricular activities, and community service.  Each recipient receives their award at the annual meeting in July.


We thank the generous donors who have contributed to the scholarship fund. Recipients in recent years have received a $1,000 award, but the Board of Directors this year increased the award to $1,500.

The 2022 winner is:

Nina Barrette.The Indian Ponds Association is pleased to announce our Edward Schwarm Memorial Scholarship winner for 2022. Nina Barrette is the daughter of Steven and Kathleen Barrette and graduated last year from Cape Cod Regional Technical School‘s Environmental Technology program with a joint major in general psychology. She was a top honors student and a member of the National Honor Society. In addition, she was a member of SkillsUSA, a nonprofit organization working with students for the nation’s future skilled workforce; her team advanced to the national level where they won a gold medal.


Nina also played softball, served on the Barnstable Youth Commission, and was a member of the student council. She has interned in the Town of Sandwich Department of Natural Resources, volunteered with AmeriCorps, and worked at Envirtech Labs. Nina states that she has a love of the natural environment and has always been drawn towards conservation.

Nina currently attends the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and
plans a career in the field of environmental science and conservation. We wish her all the best in her future endeavors.

Download the Schwarm Scholarship Application:

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