AUGUSTA – The Maine Education Association announces the availability of Clyde Russell scholarship applications for 2004 awards. The scholarships were established for Maine residents through a trust created by the late Audrey Lewis, MEA president in 1958, in memory of Clyde Russell, who served as MEA executive director from 1945 to 1966.

Each year, scholarships may be awarded in five categories: graduating high school seniors, graduating high school seniors who will attend a Maine community college, full- or part-time college or graduate students, full- or part-time Maine community college students and junior, senior or graduate students in a teacher preparation program.

In all categories, the awards will not to exceed $10,000. The two awards for community college students will not exceed $2,500 each.

Application forms for full or part-time college or graduate students, full or part-time Maine community college students, and junior, senior or graduate students in a teacher preparation program have been sent to all financial aid officers in institutions of high education in Maine. Application forms for graduating high school seniors and graduating high school seniors who will attend a Maine community college have been sent to all high school guidance offices in the state. All five application types have been sent to local libraries and town offices in the state.

Forms may also be obtained by writing to the Clyde Russell Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 2457, Augusta, ME 04338. When requesting a form in writing, note which type of scholarship form is being requested. Applicants must be residents of Maine. The deadline is Feb. 1, 2004.


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