ELLSWORTH — Musicians between the ages of 12 and 30 – who reside in Franklin or Somerset county and wish to pursue instruction or musical development on their chosen instrument(s) — are invited to apply to the Uncle Al Fund at the Maine Community Foundation.

The scholarship supports further instruction or musical development of musicians seeking to expand their understanding of and skill level on their chosen instrument(s). Preference will be shown to musicians who play acoustic instruments, including “voice.”

The deadline for applications is Thursday, April 1. Information and application are available at mainecf.org in the scholarship section under Franklin County and Somerset County and aspirational, nontraditional and camp scholarships.

The fund honors Alexander Sheeran (1938-2014), a musician who lived and played in the Carrabassett Valley for nearly 50 years. His friends and neighbors set up the fund to pay tribute to his musical spirit, wry wit and compassionate nature.

To learn more about the Maine Community Foundation, visit mainecf.org.