ELLSWORTH – The Maine Community Foundation has scholarships available for high school students interested in pursuing post-secondary education. The scholarship funds are open to Androscoggin County residents. For information on scholarships available to Maine students on a statewide basis, visit the foundation’s Web site at www.mainecf.org or call toll free 877-700-6800.

The Anchorage Scholarship for Visual and Performing Arts supports graduates of SAD 52’s Leavitt Area High School who are pursuing a degree in visual or performing arts at an accredited college or university. There is a preference for residents of Leeds. Contact the Leavitt Area High School guidance office for more information.

The Paul Stephen Friedler Scholarship Fund was established in 2005 by family and friends in memory of Paul Friedler, a member of Lewiston High School Class of 1955, who lost his life while serving in Vietnam. Eligible applicants are graduating seniors of Lewiston High School who are pursuing post-secondary education, preferably in music, philosophy, mathematics or physics. Contact the Lewiston High School guidance office for details.

The Leeds Scholarship Fund supports a graduating senior at Leavitt Area High School who resides in Leeds and is pursuing post-secondary education at a college, university or community college. Contact the Leavitt Area High School guidance office.

The Donald W. Webber Scholarship Fund was established in 1997 by the partners of the law firm of Linnell, Choate and friends and family of Justice Webber. Webber was born in Auburn, graduated from Edward Little High School in 1923 and from Bowdoin College in 1927. After graduating from Harvard Law School in 1931, he returned to Maine to practice.

Webber was named the youngest justice to the Maine Superior Court at age 41 and later became an associate justice of the state’s Supreme Judicial Court. He was also active in the community, serving as president of the Kiwanis Club and chairman of the United Way Campaign.

Webber was a charter member of the Community Little Theatre and a deacon and teacher with the High Street Congregational Church. The fund that bears his name provides scholarship support for graduating seniors at Edward Little High School who are attending a four-year college. Contact the Edward Little High School guidance office for information. Application deadline is May 15.

A statewide public foundation with offices in Ellsworth and Portland, the Maine Community Foundation partners with donors and community groups to strengthen Maine communities.

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