Adult learners from Franklin County who are returning to school for post-secondary education are eligible to apply for the Hugh and Elizabeth Montgomery Scholarship at the Maine Community Foundation, with offices in Ellsworth and Portland.

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, according to a news release from Taylor Mace, senior marketing and communications specialist.

The deadline to submit applications is Saturday, Dec. 10. Complete guidelines and application form are available at

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.


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