Established in 1964, the Trust through the generosity of the members of Ekwanok Country Club and friends of the Trust supports the education of college students who work at Ekwanok. Caddies, dining room workers, greens-keeping staff, and office workers are all eligible for awards. This year the Trust awarded $58,000 to students working toward both undergraduate and graduate degrees. The size of the individual awards is based on the number of years the students have worked at Ekwanok Country Club.
Students receiving awards this year were: Chris Belnap, Arlington, Babson College; Reed Bongartz, Manchester Center, Western Washington University; John Canney, Clarendon, University of Kentucky Law School; Chris Coppin, East Dorset, University of Vermont; Corey Davenport, Poultney, Southern New Hampshire University; Austin Fox, Dorset, SUNY Canton; Kieran Halligan, Manchester, Northeastern University; Joseph Hoffman, Manchester, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy; Randall Hosley, Mount Pleasant, S.C., University of South Carolina; Edward Lewicki, Arlington, Siena College; James MacDonald, Bennington, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; Mark Nebraska, Manchester Center, University of Connecticut; Benjamin Pierce, Manchester, Babson College; Thomas Sennett, Bennington, Pfeiffer University; and Daniel Zakrzawski, Arlington, Castleton State University.