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The Ice Storm of ’98 was a costly affair, but never so costly as on November 15, 1998 when it claimed the life of Rodney Harmon, of Oakland.  Rod died of injuries he sustained while helping his son, Scott, clear storm-damaged trees near Scott’s home in Fayette.

Rod Harmon was a very good man.  Whether you called him father, husband, son or friend, Rod touched our lives with his quiet strength of character and unwavering kindness.  By his actions, we learned how one individual could make a real difference in the lives of many.  He was the ultimate volunteer, never waiting to be asked and never accepting credit for his effort.  Through his example, he challenged us to be better: a better spouse, a better parent, or a better friend.

Rod’s life ended in much the same way that it had been lived: quietly, peacefully, but with an enormous impact on his family, his friends, and his community.  Through this scholarship, his family and friends hope to continue his good work and to inspire others to serve, like Rod did, whenever and wherever possible.

Rod Harmon was a VERY good man; fortunately for us, he was our friend.


Any Maine resident who is currently enrolled or will enroll full-time in an accredited post-secondary educational institution and is pursuing an Associates or higher degree is eligible.  A $500 scholarship will be awarded to two applicants based on their community service, academic achievement, financial need, and other achievements of distinction.  Applicants must have achieved at least a 2.7 GPA for the semester immediately preceding the distribution of any award.  Graduating high school Seniors may apply for this scholarship, however they must successfully complete their first semester of post-secondary education prior to the distribution of their award.

Riley Gray and Heidi Toner were selected to receive the 2021 Rodney C. Harmon Memorial Scholarship.