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BJHS alumni receive Law scholarship bequest

Article from The Piscataquis Observer, Wednesday, September 06, 2006

BROWNVILLE JCT ó The scholarship fund for the Brownville Junction Alumni Association has received in excess of $80,000 from the estate of Margaret L. Law to establish the Law Memorial Scholarship. A representative for the estate said the bequest was "to establish a scholarship to be known as the Law Memorial Scholarship, to be awarded for academic achieve≠ment, with preference to students pursuing a career in the health care services." Law bequeathed the other half of her estate to Colby-Sawyer College in New Hampshire, where she earned her nursing degree. Law honors not only her love and commitment to the health care field but also that of her mother Vivian, who also attended nursing school.

Law was a nurse in Hawaii dur≠ing World War II. She was a teaching nurse at the Bangor Mental Health Institution, as it was known in her day. She also nursed at the Charles Dean Memorial Hospital in Greenville. Her last position was at an ele≠mentary school in White Plains, Ne,w York. Ill health during her retirement years gave Law an appreciation for nursing from a different perspective. She recog≠nized that there are never enough skilled health care professionals to meet the demand. It was her desire that the scholarship would allow a deserving young person the opportunity to enter the field she held in such high esteem.

All children and grandchildren or step children and step grand≠children of BJHS Alumni mem≠bers in good standing are eligible for the scholarship.

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