The Annette M. Brown Scholarship Fund provides support to residents of Androscoggin County pursuing a post-secondary degree at a two- or four-year college. The application deadline is June 1.

Eligible applicants must demonstrate a level of academic achievement suitable for predicting success in college; strong character and family values; and financial need as shown by a Federal Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $5,000 or less. Preference will be given to applicants who will be the first generation of their family to attend college.

There is a preference for students attending accredited colleges in Androscoggin County, with secondary preference to those attending schools elsewhere in Maine. Applications from students attending school outside of Maine will be given the lowest priority.

Annette M. Brown was a teacher in the Lewiston-Auburn area in the early 1900s. In her 1916 will, she left $16,000 to establish a scholarship fund for needy students. Since then, the fund has given thousands of dollars to Androscoggin County students pursuing higher education. Today, the selection process is handled by a subcommittee of the Maine Community Foundation’s Androscoggin County Committee. To learn more about the foundation, visit

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