Applications for the Joseph B. Ezhaya Memorial Scholarship are open.

Ezhaya was a community leader who distinguished himself with his warmth, enthusiasm, generosity, and particularly, his friendship, according to a news release from Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce.

Successful candidates for the scholarship should share Ezhaya’s interest in citizenship and community service, and exemplify his spirit and vitality.

This is now a four-year scholarship, and $750 will be given upon completion of the first semester of each college year with a grade point achievement of 2.0 or better.

Applicants must be students at a Mid-Maine Chamber area high school: Lawrence, Winslow, Mt. View, Waterville, Messalonskee, MCI, Erskine, Temple Academy or MeANS School. They also have maintained an academic average of a “C” or better, need to complete a required short essay on citizenship, show evidence of community service and involvement, and be enrolled in an accredited New England College or University.

Applications are due by Monday, April 19. Submissions may be emailed to or mailed to Ezhaya Memorial Scholarship Applications, Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce, 50 Elm St., Waterville ME 04901.

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