ELLSWORTH – The Maine Community Foundation has scholarships available for Oxford County students seeking to pursue post-secondary education. For information on scholarships available to Maine students on a statewide basis, visit www.mainecf.org.

The Denmark Lions Club Community Fund provides scholarship support to residents of Denmark who are pursuing post-secondary education at a college or community college. Applications will be available March 1 at the Denmark Town Office. Deadline is April 30.

The Elvira A. Davis Scholarship Fund provides renewable support to residents of Denmark who are pursuing a college or university education or other post-secondary course of study determined to be the equivalent of a college or university education.

Those interested should contact the Denmark Town Hall. Application deadline is June 1.

The Janet Davidson Hammond Medical Scholarship of the Molly Ockett Chapter, DAR, supports graduating seniors from Fryeburg Academy, Lake Region High School and Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School who plan to pursue studies in a medical field at a two-year community college or a four-year college or university. Preference will be given to applicants majoring in nursing or physical therapy.

Students should contact their high school guidance offices or the Maine Community Foundation. Application deadline is April 15.

The Maine Community Foundation partners with Mountain Valley High School in Rumford to make a number of scholarships available to its graduating seniors. Contact the guidance office for information concerning the opportunities.

Pearl Starbird Scholarship Fund purpose is to provide renewable scholarship support to graduates of high schools in Oxford County or Lake Region High School in Naples to pursue college-level education in music or the arts (with special consideration to be given to the study of painting, drawing or sculpture).

“Art” in this context refers to the traditional visual arts rather than writing. There is a preference for the study of classical music. The fund is meant to make the difference between a student choosing to major in art or music as opposed to a “more practical” course of study.

Contact the high school guidance offices or the Maine Community Foundation. Application deadline is May 15.

The Rumford High School Class of 1971 Scholarship supports graduating seniors of Mountain Valley High School who are pursuing post-secondary education at a college or community college. Contact the Mountain Valley High School guidance office.

A statewide organization with offices in Ellsworth and Portland, the foundation partners with donors and community groups to strengthen Maine communities. For more information, visit www.mainecf.org or call 1-877-700-6800.


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