(Left to Right) Ida Francis, Miles Francis, Sr., Kirk Francis (Penobscot Indian Nation Chief), Bob Bryant – (Penobscot Indian Nation)
USET is pleased to announce its golf tournament recently held in Bar Harbor, Maine at the Semi-Annual meeting has generated $3,592.50 for its scholarship fund. The golf tournament was held at the Kebo Valley Golf Club on Sunday, June 1st. “On behalf of the entire USET family, we extend a heartfelt thank you to the Wabanaki Tribes for hosting and organizing the event,” said USET Executive Director Kitcki Carroll.
“It is the fire of our sovereignty that we must strive to keep burning. Education of our youth and future Tribal leaders will keep that fire burning for generations to come,” USET President Brian Patterson stated after the totals from the recent golf tournament were received. “The proceeds from this golf tournament, grants, and contributions are welcome resources to build the scholarship fund so it will help us ensure our USET member Tribes have citizens that are empowered by a good mind. So we send our thanks to the organizers who worked tirelessly to make this a success and our prayers and blessing to those who will benefit from the USET Scholarship fund,” President Patterson added.
The funding will be used to provide scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students from the 26 USET member Tribes. This past year USET was able to award $7,000 to seven undergraduate student and one graduate student. More information on the USET Scholarship fund may be found at the USET website https://www.usetinc.org/resources/scholarships/ . Funds generated at this golf tournament and at future fundraising events will be used for the 2015 round of scholarship awards.
The USET Semi-Annual Meeting Golf Tournament was held at Kebo Valley Club. It is the eighth oldest golf course in the United States and cradled in the Acadia National Park and has beautiful mountain vistas, streams, trees, and wildlife to accent a beautiful day of golf.