FARMINGTON — The Franklin Memorial Hospital medical staff has established a scholarship fund for local high school seniors.

One $500 scholarship will be awarded to one student from each of the following schools: Mt. Abram High, Mt. Blue High, Rangeley Lakes Regional and Spruce Mountain High.

If a school does not have a scholarship applicant, the scholarship will be awarded to a qualified applicant from one of the other schools, according to a news release from the hospital.

The applicant should demonstrate strong motivation to pursue a health care career, display academic excellence, and show a dedication to community service.

Requirements include:

• Personal essay displaying future career goals;


• current transcript; and

• two letters of recommendation: One from a health care professional and one from a high school educator.

Applications can be mailed to the Medical Staff Office, 111 Franklin Health Commons, Farmington, ME 04938.

The application deadline is Sunday, May 1.