ELLSWORTH — Applications are currently being accepted for the Maine Community Foundation’s Patriot Education Scholarship Fund.

This renewable scholarship is designed to support graduates of a Maine high school who are enrolled full-time in pursuit of a business degree and who will be entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year. Preference is given to applicants who have a demonstrated interest in personal and commercial insurance professions.

Deadline for applications is June 1, 2014. Applications are available at mainecf.org.

A statewide organization with offices in Ellsworth and Portland, the Maine Community Foundation has worked with donors and educators since 1983 to provide Maine students access to educational opportunities. The community foundation manages more than 450 scholarship funds.