FARMINGTON — Applications for the Work First Inc. Anderson Scholarship are now available.

This year a $1,000 scholarship is available to encourage education in the human services with preference given to students and professionals working with, or wanting to work with, individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Albert Anderson Jr. donated the start-up funds to encourage the scholarship program. Anderson was a leader in the community integration concept for all individuals with disabilities. He was instrumental in starting the discussion around closing Pineland, the state institution for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

The scholarship will be awarded to a Maine resident requesting support of coursework at an accredited institution in the human service field.

The requirements are as follows: Must be a resident of Maine; must be enrolled in an accredited institution with courses in the human service field; must be working in, or intend to work in, the human service field, and must have two letters of recommendation.

Preference will be given to students and professionals working with, or interested in working with, individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Applications and supporting materials are due no later than 2 p.m. Thursday, June 29.

All applications and supporting material can be sent to: Work First Inc., Attn: Linda, PO Box 86, Farmington, ME 04938, or e-mail the package to [email protected]

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