LEWISTON — Androscoggin Home Healthcare + Hospice employees Laura Bachelder and Trisha Dubois are the 2022 recipients for the Julie Shackley Memorial Scholarship for Nursing Education.

This scholarship is available to Androscoggin employees wishing to pursue or advance their professional education in nursing.

Chosen for their exemplary demonstration of Androscoggin’s values of integrity, compassion, excellence and community commitment, Bachelder and Dubois will be awarded $2,000 each to be distributed as $1,000 per semester, according to a news release on the scholarship.

The scholarship is named in memory of Julie Shackley, who served as the president and chief executive officer of Androscoggin from 2005-2016.

Shackley was a clinician at heart who spent many years caring for patients, practicing primarily in home health care and hospice, as well as a driving force in founding the first freestanding Hospice House in Maine.

An organization-wide call for applicants was announced in February. Interested employees were required to submit a completed application, a supervisor’s letter of recommendation, evidence of acceptance to or enrollment in an accredited program of nursing education, and a 500-word essay of intent to Androscoggin’s community relations and development office.

The next call for applications will be announced in late winter or early spring of 2023.

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