Adult learners from Franklin County who plan to return to school for post-secondary education are eligible to apply for the Hugh and Elizabeth Montgomery Scholarship, according to a news release from the Maine Community Foundation, headquartered in Ellsworth.

Preference is given to students for whom a scholarship would make a significant difference in their ability to attend school. First-time applicants need not be enrolled in a degree-granting program but are encouraged to make that commitment before applying for renewal consideration.

The deadline for applications is Aug. 16.

Both Elizabeth “Betty” and Hugh Montgomery had roots in Phillips. Betty was born in Phillips and attended schools there and Hugh summered there. They went to college, Betty to Simmons and Hugh to Harvard, and pursued careers as librarians.

To apply, or for more information, visit

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