Friends offering $1,000 scholarship opportunity

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The Friends of the Maricopa Public Library are now accepting applications for their 2011 Scholarship Award in the amount of $1,000.

All high school seniors living in the Maricopa Unified School district are eligible to apply.

This is the first year the Friends have offered a scholarship to seniors who will be continuing their education.

“We are very pleased to be offering this scholarship to a deserving senior student,” said Friends president Nancy McTighe.

Students at Maricopa High School can obtain their application through the counselor’s office.

Students attending other schools can pick up an application at the Maricopa Public library or by contacting the scholarship committee at Friends of the Library, P.O. Box 663, Maricopa, AZ 85139 or via email at

Applications must be submitted by April 15 for consideration.

The Friends of the Maricopa Public Library is a non-profit group dedicated to supporting library services and programs. To encourage the enjoyment of reading, lifelong learning and community involvement, the group raises funds through its semi-annual, used book sales and recruits volunteers as active members for the Friends’ programs and service to the Maricopa Public Library.

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