At the recent 144th Annual Convention of the Maine State Grange in Skowhegan, the trustees of the Educational Aid and Howes Nurses Scholarship Fund were proud to award three $700 scholarships to three deserving students. Allison Colson of Benton and a member of Benton Grange is studying accounting at Kennebec Valley Community College. Deborah Lancaster of Bucksport is a member of Old Town Riverside Grange. She is studying nursing at Eastern Maine Community College. Christine Landes of Bethel and a member of Alder River Grange is working on her MBA with a concentration in public administration at SNHU.
Thanks to all those who made donations to the Scholarship Fund during the state session. It was much appreciated. The cost of an adequate education is increasing every year, and our funds to help these students are limited. Any donations from individuals, from Granges, or from other organizations would be so appreciated! The donation of one individual may be small, but collectively, these small donations would mean a great deal in fulfilling their dreams. Perhaps a Grange might put on a supper or raffle in order to raise money for this needy cause.
Donations may be sent to J. Patrick Elwell, Educational Aid Fund, 136 Quaker Lane, Smithfield, ME 04978.