The Seasonal Friends of Rangeley Scholarship, and Rangeley Lakes Area Legacy Scholarship, each has received a generous multi-year donation from the family of long-time seasonal residents of the area.

Jim and Peggy Chapin visited Oquossoc for more than 30 years and were active supporters of a number of community organizations in the Rangeley region.

Their family members said that education was very important to the couple so it’s fitting that they will be remembered, and honored, by supporting the scholarship funds. They are doing so by means of an annual donation of $1,500 for the next four years to each scholarship.

The Seasonal Friends of Rangeley Scholarship, now in its 25th year, is funded by visitors to, and seasonal residents of, the Rangeley Lakes region, as a way to thank those who live there for sharing its many attributes. The Legacy Scholarship is supported primarily by permanent residents of the area. Contributions to it may be made in honor or memory of a person, living or deceased.

Winners of the scholarships are chosen by the Scholarship Committee of the Rangeley Lakes Regional School. Selections are based upon a strong academic record, activity in school programs and participation in community service, which is a major criterion used in choosing recipients of these financial awards.

The Directors of the scholarship program are Rebekah Carmichael, Rangeley Town Treasurer; Heidi Deery, Student Services Director at the Rangeley Lakes Regional School; Leeanna J. Wilbur, Vice President and Branch Manager, Franklin Savings Bank, and one anonymous seasonal resident.

Contributions to the Seasonal Friends of Rangeley Scholarship and the Legacy Scholarship, which are tax deductible, may be sent to P.O. Box 321. Rangeley, ME 04970. Donors receive a receipt for tax purposes and the thanks of the deserving students who benefit from this very worthwhile program.

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