Friendship Memorial Scholarship Fund
formerly the

Pendleton Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship fund was proposed by William Pendleton, owner of the Friendship Sloop Blackjack, in 1967. He was a life-long educator from Searsport, who thought that a scholarship fund for the young people of Friendship would serve as a "Thank You" to all the people of the town for the services provided the members of the society during the regattas while they were being held in Friendship.

In November of 1983 the Friendship Sloop Society turned the fund into a trust, with townspeople being named as trustees. The income of the trust is to be used for the "residents of the Town of Friendship, Maine, in the form of a scholarship for those who are seeking to further their post high school education." 

Over the years many people have donated time, energy, and money to help the fund grow to meet the increasing cost of an education. Help has come from many quarters: the sale of John Gould's peanuts, donations from town folks, memorial donations, and the annual donation from the Sloop Society. The trustees of the Friendship Memorial Scholarship Fund would like to thank you all for your continuing generous support. Support from the people of Friendship builds upon the foundation formed by the Sloop Society over 48 years ago.

Applications for scholarships may be obtained at the Guidance Office at Medomak Valley High School or from Phil Pratt in Friendship. Applications must be completed before June 1.

2021 Scholarship Fund Update