ELLSWORTH — The scholarship subcommittee of the Maine Community Foundation’s Androscoggin County Committee has awarded five renewal and five new Lydia R. Laurendeau Scholarships totaling $11,000.

Among the renewal recipients is Elizabeth Parker of Northport, who attends the University of Maine.

Established in 2013, the statewide Laurendeau Scholarship Fund provides support to young women who are graduating seniors from high schools in Maine who are pursuing post-secondary education in either science or engineering at a four-year university. There is a preference for applicants demonstrating an interest and/or actively participating in their Franco-American heritage.

The deadline for the next round of scholarships is June 1, 2022. Applications are available at mainecf.org.