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Robert L. Crowell Scholarships now available

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

The scholarship committee will consider academics, contributions to the community, and financial need. The number of scholarships awarded and the award amounts will be determined by the applications received.

Applications should include a 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 letter of reference. Completed applications should be submitted by May 5, 2016, to: Board of Trustees, Moore Free Library, P. O. Box 208, Newfane, VT 05345.

Call the Library for further information at 802-365-7948.

CCV student receives $2,500 medical assisting scholarship

BRATTLEBORO >> A Community College of Vermont student was recently chosen by the Brattleboro Rotary Club Gateway Foundation to receive a $2,500 medical assisting scholarship.

Bruce Sweeter, of Wilmington, was selected as the second recipient of the Jesse M. Corum IV Scholarship. Sweeter received the award at a presentation ceremony on Feb. 1 at CCV's Brattleboro academic center.

The Brattleboro Rotary Club Gateway Foundation established the scholarship in September of 2014 to honor long-time Brattleboro Rotarian, Jesse Corum. Corum, who died in June 2014 of pancreatic cancer, was an active Rotarian for 27 years, during which time he was particularly committed to supporting local education and serving the Brattleboro community. Corum had no ties to CCV but members of the foundation thought both the College and the chosen area of study were appropriate.

"We wanted to help establish a livelihood for someone who will hopefully stay in the community, fill a much-needed profession and help us grow," said Martin Cohn, president of the Gateway Foundation.

According to CCV Associate Academic Dean Darlene Murphy, the College's Medical Assisting degree is the only one of its kind in Vermont. It prepares students for the Certified Medical Assistant credential, which is becoming increasingly desirable to healthcare providers across the state.

"In addition to classroom work, the two required Medical Assisting internships give students workplace experience and important opportunities to connect with potential employers in the Brattleboro area," Murphy said. "We are thankful to the Rotary Club for recognizing the value of our program and for establishing this scholarship for our students."

"CCV is honored to award a scholarship in memory of Jesse Corum, who contributed so much to the Brattleboro community," said CCV Brattleboro Executive Director Tapp Barnhill. "We are excited that these funds will support Bruce's goal of finishing his degree in medical assisting. Our thanks to the Brattleboro Rotary for sponsoring such a great program for our community."


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