ORONO – The Women in the Curriculum and Women’s Studies Program at the University of Maine is looking for nominations for its annual Maryann Hartman Young Woman Social Justice Award.

The award will recognize a young woman between the ages of 12 and 18 who has distinguished herself through her dedication and contributions to social justice and change. The program is looking for a young woman who is actively involved in promoting equality, encouraging diversity and tolerance and improving the community.

The award is designed to honor young women regardless of family background, race, culture, financial status, physical ability or academic achievement.

The winner must be able to attend a fall ceremony, where she will be recognized and awarded a $1,000 scholarship to the University of Maine (upon acceptance). Pending her continuing eligibility, any nominee not chosen for this year’s award will automatically be considered next year.

For more information or to obtain nomination forms, call Angela Olson at 581-1228 or write to her at [email protected] Nomination forms may also be obtained at the Women in the Curriculum Web site (www.umaine.edu/wic) or their office at 101 Fernald Hall, University of Maine, Orono. The deadline for nominations is Friday, July 11.

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