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.
**Open to Maine residents only.** Any student who is currently enrolled or will enroll full-time in an accredited post-secondary educational institution, pursuing an Associates or higher degree, is eligible. Two $500 scholarships are awarded annually on the basis of academic achievement, financial need, and other achievements of distinction, with special emphasis placed on community service. 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 (meeting the GPA requirement) prior to the distribution of their award. Scholarship awards are sent directly to the financial aid office of the educational institution.