Applicants sought for 2024 Minnie Welts Bridge Memorial Scholarship

PARKMAN — The Parkman Grange is announcing plans to award 2024 Minnie Welts Bridge Memorial Scholarships to one or more deserving SAD 4 graduates continuing their education beyond high school. The Grange awarded $500 scholarships in 2023 to Matthew Chadbourne, Sangerville, a social work major at the University of Southern Maine; Mercy Harper, Sangerville, a criminal justice major at Husson University; MacKenzie Kain, Parkman, an early childhood education major at Kennebec Valley Community College; and, Merrilee Levensailor, Guilford, an accounting major at University of Maine-Augusta.

This is a call for qualified applicants for 2024 Minnie Welts Bridge Memorial Scholarships. Applicants must be SAD 4 residents, must have successfully completed at least one term of post-high school education, and be enrolled for the upcoming term. Application packages may be picked up at the Parkman Town Office or from the bulletin board on the porch of the Grange Hall. Completed applications must be submitted to the Parkman Town Office or, if mailed, postmarked by July 12, no exceptions. Winners will be announced in August.

Minnie Bridge (1909-2011) was a lifelong resident of Parkman, a retired schoolteacher, and a life member of the Parkman Grange. In her memory, the Grange established the Minnie Welts Bridge Memorial Scholarship Fund. From this fund, the Grange annually awards one or more $500 scholarships. To date, the Grange has awarded $15,000 in scholarships. For more information contact Sue Manchester, 207-717-6248.

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