Preceptor Beta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority recently awarded nursing scholarships to three women. Receiving the awards were Makayla Maxwell, Mallory Conary and Alexis Davis.

Maxwell is currently a second-semester freshman at Saint Joseph's College of Maine in Standish. She would like to work as a neonatal nurse at The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital in Portland. She eventually would like to expand her borders and go to places such as Africa, Haiti and Guatemala to practice her skills. Her parents are Matthew and Melissa Maxwell of Appleton.

Conary is currently attending Husson College as a junior working towards her bachelor's degree in nursing. She has recently been inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society for nursing students. After graduation in 2017, she plans to continue her education for a master's degree, specializing in obstetrics. Her parents are Willis and Vicky Conary of Warren.

Davis is a postgraduate student of Oceanside High School class of 2015. In her junior year of high school she became a certified EMT. Her long-term goal is to become a LifeFlight medic. She is now attending the University of Maine, Augusta, and takes classes through the Rockland campus. Davis currently also works 30 hours a week as an in-home caregiver. Her parents are Candice and Edward Davis of St. George.

Each of these young women will receive a $2,000 nursing scholarship. The scholarships are given in memory of Beryl Borgerson, a former charter member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority in Rockland. She was a district supervisor of Maine State Public Health Nursing in the Bath-Rockland-Belfast areas. The scholarship was established in her memory after her death in 1976.