2012 Chamber scholarship awarded to Kingfield student
FARMINGTON - The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce has awarded a $500 scholarship to one of the area's exemplary students, Hillary Chase of Kingfield. The scholarship was granted after a committee review of each applicant's history of community involvement, academic performance and essay submission. It was a tough decision to pick just one applicant, but Chase’s accomplishments and contributions to Franklin County were too plentiful to ignore.
Chase has held herself to the highest of standards while attending Mt. Abram High School. Not only a member of various clubs and organizations, such as 4-H Working Steers, 4-H Beef, 4-H Dairy, Clearwater Veterinary Hospital volunteer and an academic tutor, she has also remained very involved in athletics; including the alpine ski team and tennis team. She plans on attending University of Maine at Fort Kent in order to obtain a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Upon completion, she plans on returning to Franklin County as a nurse practitioner and diabetes educator. Chase’s goal to bring quality diabetes care to Franklin County will be the first of its kind, eliminating the need for diabetics to travel far from Franklin County to receive care. Her passion for the community is something that will provide Franklin County with a healthier future.
This scholarship is among the few available to non-traditional students as well as graduating seniors. The Chamber received a number of applications from many stand out individuals, and wish to encourage those who qualify to apply again next year.
To make this program possible, the Chamber hosts a Scholarship Golf Tournament annually with Seth Wescott to raise funds for area students. This year's tournament will be held again at Sugarloaf's world-class course, with an after party at The Rack. For team sign up or more information, contact the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce at (207) 778-4215, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit us on the web at www.franklincountymaine.org.