LIVERMORE – Announcement is made that the town will again award its annual $1,000 Pollard Scholarship to a Livermore student pursuing higher education.

Livermore began awarding the scholarship in 1980 following the opening of a half-century box containing papers showing that Augustus Pollard had set aside funds, with instructions that the interest be used each year to help a Livermore student with his or her higher education.

To be eligible, an applicant must provide a statement explaining why he or she wants the scholarship; demonstrate that he or she has been a Livermore resident for at least five years and provide proof, usually a transcript, showing that he or she has successfully completed at least one grade level or unit at a post-secondary school, college or university.

Applications are now available at the Livermore Town Office and must be returned no later than Friday, July 29.

A committee consisting of the five selectmen, a member of the SAD 36 school board and a citizen at large will screen the applications during their annual meeting on Monday, Aug. 1. A random drawing from the pool of qualified applicants will follow.

To be fair to all applicants, prior scholarship recipients must wait a full year after winning before reapplying.

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