HANCOCK — Former Hancock resident and selectman Leon S. Thorsen left a bequest to the Union Congregational Church of Hancock to establish an endowment fund to be used for educational awards in memory of his uncle, Pearl S. Thorsen.
The Leon S. and Calista B. Thorsen Education Fund is accepting applications for funds to assist town of Hancock students or people of any age who will attend an accredited academic institution of higher education at the undergraduate or graduate level, or who will pursue learning in an accredited/certified academic or vocational program.
Applicants must be permanent legal residents of the town of Hancock who have been so for at least the past three years (36 months).
Decisions will be based on academic achievement, personal aspirations, contributions to community, financial need, timely submission of application and supporting documents and availability of funds.
Applications must be postmarked by April 15.
Contact: [email protected] or write to Thorsen Education Fund, P.O. Box 261, Hancock, ME 04640.