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Moore Free Library offering scholarships

NEWFANE — Moore Free Library is offering a total of $12,000 in scholarships, funded by the family of the late Robert L. Crowell. These awards are open to graduating high school seniors residing in Brookline, Newfane, South Newfane and Williamsville who will be entering their first year of college, community college, trade or vocational post secondary education in the fall of 2018.

The scholarship committee will consider academics, personal growth, and community contributions.

Applications should include the printed cover page, a brief autobiography (including plans for continued study and the name of the school to which you have been accepted), high-school transcript, and a minimum of two letters of reference. Application packets are available at the Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Newfane.

Completed applications should be submitted by May 15, 2018, to: Board of Trustees Moore Free Library, P.O. Box 208, Newfane, VT 05345.

The number of scholarships awarded and the award amounts will be determined by the applications received.



Student gets leadership scholarship

MONTPELIER — Olivia Howe, a senior from Brattleboro Union High School, was among 12 Vermont students to receive a scholarship from Comcast NBCUniversal. The company awarded approximately $20,000 in scholarships for the 2018 - 2019 school year as part of its annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program. The program, funded by the Comcast Foundation, recognizes the best and brightest high school seniors for their community service, academic performance and leadership skills.

"Our Leaders and Achievers Scholarship winners exemplify leadership and are committed to academic excellence and community service," said Dan Glanville, vice president of Government, Regulatory and Community Affairs for Comcast's Western New England Region, which includes Vermont. "We are honored to recognize their achievements, and excited to support them as they continue their educational journeys."

Comcast, joined by Governor Phil Scott and a number of local officials, recognized the students at a special event held last month at the Vermont State House. The 12 recipients each received $1,000 scholarships.

— Staff reports

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