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$1,000 Presidential Scholarships Available to Two Students per Maine High School

April 3rd, 2006

This year the Corporation is offering up to 6,500 scholarships (two per high school). The Corporation will provide $500 which must be matched with at least $500 secured by the high school from the community. The postmark deadline to submit certification forms is May 12, 2006. Students must be high school juniors or seniors, have contributed 100 hours of service within the past 12 months, be US citizens or permanent residents, and attend a public, private, charter, or parochial school located in the US, an Indian tribe, a US territory, or a Department of Defense school.

Schools are encouraged to recognize students who truly demonstrate outstanding leadership in service, rather than those who merely meet the minimum requirements of 100 hours of service to the community. Interested students or parents should urge their local high school officials to visit: www.studentservicescholarship.org for more information. School officials can also take advantage of the online certification process at:

www.cns.gov/about/programs/initiatives_pfs.asp.

The Maine Commission for Community Service is comprised of 26 board members appointed by the Governor. The board?s mission is to foster community service and volunteer initiatives for the State of Maine. The Commission serves as the state?s liaison to the federal Corporation for National and Community Service and oversees AmeriCorps, Senior Corps and Learn and Serve in the state. To learn more about the Maine Commission for Community Service, please visit www.maineservicecommission.gov or contact service.commission@maine.gov or 207.287.8933.

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