Adult learners from Franklin County who are returning to school for post-secondary education are eligible to apply for the Hugh and Elizabeth Montgomery Scholarship.

Elizabeth and Hugh Montgomery had their roots in Phillips. She was born in Phillips and attended schools there; Hugh summered there. She attended Simmons College and he went to Harvard University. Both pursued careers as librarians.

Preference is given to students for whom a scholarship would make a significant difference in their ability to attend school. First-time applicants need not be enrolled in a degree-granting program but are encouraged to make that commitment before applying for renewal consideration.

The deadline for applications is Aug. 11. Complete guidelines and application forms are available through the Maine Community Foundation,

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