March 29, 2012 | Vol. 42, No. 13

HFR launches new scholarship

Haines Friends of Recycling is launching the Bill Aronson Memorial Scholarship for study or training in energy-efficient construction or renewable energy design and installation.

The new scholarship is named after Bill Aronson, a longtime HFR volunteer who died last May. His wife, Melissa Aronson, is HFR’s chair.

Melissa Aronson said the organization has $2,500 in its scholarship fund, and scholarships are limited to $500 per application.

“This money all came from donors,” she said. “It’s extra money, and nothing came from the general operating fund.”

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis, and there is no deadline. Call 766-2185 or write to for eligibility requirements.