Education briefs

Feb 04, 2013

Scholarships available for Maine students

The Maine Community Foundation offers nearly 450 scholarships that support students pursuing music, journalism, teaching, horticulture, technology, the arts, and many other fields. They are available for students attending secondary, post-secondary, and graduate schools, as well as non-traditional programs.

A complete listing of scholarships available for the upcoming school year is now online at the Maine Community Foundation website,

In 2012, the community foundation awarded more than $1,700,000 in scholarships to 1,170 Maine students attending schools in the state, across the country, and around the world.

These funds are established for a variety of reasons, from honoring a family member to carrying on the tradition of “giving back” that helped an individual through college.

To establish a scholarship fund at the community foundation, call Cherie Galyean, scholarship manager, at 1-877-700-6800.


LaBree graduates, named to president's list


HARRISONBURG, VA. —  Thomaston resident Chelsea LaBree graduated with a bachelor of science degree in nursing from James Madison University during the December 2012 commencement exercises.

In addition, she was named to the president's list at James Madison University for the fall 2012 semester. Students who earn president's list honors must carry at least 12 graded credit hours and earn a GPA of 3.9 or higher. LaBree is a senior, majoring is nursing.


Locals named to URI dean's list

KINGSTON, R.I. — The University of Rhode Island announces that 4,199 undergraduates have qualified for the fall 2012 dean's List. The students represent nearly all of Rhode Island's cities and towns, all six New England states, New York and New Jersey, and many other states and nations.

The following local students have been named to URI's fall 2012 dean's list: Derek C. McConnell of Rockland and Victoria A. Vanasse of Tenants Harbor.

To be included on the dean's list, students must have completed 12 or more credits during a semester for letter grades with at least a 3.30 quality point average. Part-time students qualify with the accumulation of 12 credits with a 3.30 quality point average.


Beginner computer class offered with adult education

ROCKLAND — Regional School Unit 13 Adult Education is offering a session of Computers for Beginners at Rockland’s McLain Building with instructor Cathy VanDyke.

Classes will run on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to noon for two weeks and began Feb. 5.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged as space is limited. For more information or to sign up contact RSU 13 Adult Education at 594-9764.


Parent receives faculty honors at Trinity College

HARTFORD, CONN. — Molly Parent of Warren, a member of the class of 2015 at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., has received faculty honors for the 2012 fall semester.

To earn faculty honors, a student must achieve a semester grade point average of at least a 3.667 with no individual letter grade below B-minus.

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