NORWAY — For the second year in a row, the Diane E. Curtis Medical Scholarship will be available to an aspiring student who wishes to pursue a career in medicine.

The scholarship was formed to honor the life of Diane E. Curtis of Norway who lost her courageous, 10-year battle with breast cancer in January 2014, 

The board of directors of the scholarship committee, including Curtis’ husband, are Nicolette Erickson, M.D., of Bethel; Doreen Simmons of South Paris; Scott Berk of Norway; Jim Bouchard of Lewiston; Brian Otterson of Norway; and Woody Trask of Auburn.

The purpose of the $1,000, one-time annual scholarship is to reward a student who aspires to become a member of the medical field as well as a contributing member of their community.

This scholarship will also be available to any current college student who graduated from a school in either Androscoggin or Oxford County and any home-schooled Androscoggin or Oxford County student who possesses the desire to become involved in the medical field.

Timing of this scholarship is critical. All applicants must have their applications received, not postmarked, by Thomas H. L. Curtis in Norway no later than Monday, Feb. 29, 2016. The applicants will then have their applications reviewed by the committee with possibly three or four being asked to undergo a final personal interview. The final selection process will end with the successful candidate being named no later than June 1, 2016.

The candidate will then be presented with his/her award at a special assembly at his/her high school or preparatory school. The monies will be presented after the candidate’s first semester college grades are received by the scholarship committee in early 2017.

FMI: Send a self-addressed, stamped letter to Mr. Thomas H. L. Curtis, P.O. Box 613, Norway, ME 04268.

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