By Glenys Ryder, Vice-President of the Educational Aid Fund
At the recent 143rd Annual Convention of the Maine State Grange in Skowhegan, the trustees of the Educational Aide and Howes Nurses Scholarship Fund awarded $500 scholarships to ten deserving students. Catherine Bernard, who is studying Health Science at USM and Hanna Gowen, who is studying Medical Lab Science at UMO were awarded Howes Nurses scholarships. The following students were awarded Educational Aid scholarships: Christina Colson, Business Admin.,UMA; Jared Grenier,Health, UMO; Nathan Hills,Secondary ED & Creative Writing, UM Machias; Christine Landes, MBA Public Admin.,SNHU; Grace Libby, Theatre, Suffolk Univ.; Angeleana Lyons, Psychology, UM Machias; Kayla Pyles, Forensic Science, Bay Path Univ.; and Mary Redmond, Sports Business, St. Leo Univ., Florida.
It is the aim of the Maine State Grange to support farming, community service, and education. No nobler effort should be made than in these areas, which help young people as they prepare for their futures.
The trustees of the Educational Aide and Howes Nurses Scholarship Fund are seeking your help.As you know, the cost of an adequate education is increasing every year, and our funds to help these students are limited. Any donation from individuals or 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 hold a supper or raffle in order to raise money for this needy cause.
Donations may be sent to: Maine State Grange, 146 State Street, Augusta, ME 04330. Any help that you can give us, would be greatly appreciated.