In his 24 years of life, John expressed his passion for the outdoors and beauty of Benzie County.
The endowment in his memory was established in 1993, allowing his spirit to live on through grants supporting environmental education in Benzie County communities and preserving his passion for generations to come.
What impression will you make? Let's give it forward, together.
The Abby Mahan Gartland Memorial Scholarship is available to a female graduating senior from Traverse City Central High School that has achieved at least a 3.0 GPA and plans to pursue a major related to environmental science. Preference will be given to applicants that have volunteer experience with the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy and that are student athletes.