Maine State, Regional and Outside Scholarships

Directions: 
The scholarships listed below are overseen by other organizations (not CHRHS). Links will be updated with current (2018-2019) applications as they become available.  Please do not use 2017-2018 applications. Please follow the directions on the applications.

Please note:

  • You are responsible for gathering all of the materials you need for these applications, and you must mail these applications to the organizations yourself.
  • If a scholarship requires a copy of your confidential counselor recommendation letter, please bring your application and all the required materials to the school counseling office in a pre-addressed envelope with postage affixed so it may be mailed from CHRHS. We cannot give you a copy of your confidential counselor recommendation.  The same holds true for your teacher recoomendations.
  • You will need to follow the same procedure if your scholarship requires an official (signed and sealed) transcript. Please be sure to bring this to the Counseling Office at least three days prior to the deadline.
  • Follow the deadline on the actual application, not the deadline listed here as most are just estimates.

PLEASE NOTE:  As additional scholarships become available, they will be added to this website.

 

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Click here to visit the Worthington Scholarship Foundation website

Click here to download the 2019 Worthington Scholarship Information and Application

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Associated General Contractors of Maine Scholarship

AGC Maine Education Foundation awards scholarships to deserving students studying engineering and/or construction management. Must be a Maine resident. To apply, you should preferably be entering or enrolling in an undergraduate, construction-related field of study at an accredited Maine post-secondary institute; financial need preferred, but not necessary; meet reasonable academic standards; knowledge of the construction industry preferred, but not necessary.

Follow this link for more information: agcmaine.org

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The 2019 Abbott Scholarship is available to Masons and the children of Masons.  Those meeting any of the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  •  A Scottish Rite Mason of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction
  •   A student directly related to a Scottish Rite Mason  or a member of a youth organization sponsored by the Masonic fraternity who is:
    • A igh school senior currently accepted at an accredited trade school who has attained a minimum gpa of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
    • A high school senior, or undergraduate, or graduate student currently enrolled at a college or university

          The application is available online at www.scottishritenmj.org/abbott or you may click Download the application

          Follow the instructions for more information.  The due date is April 1.

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The Guy P. Gannett Scholarship Fund was established in 2000 by the Guy P. Gannett Foundation to provide renewable support for students majoring in journalism or a field reasonably related, including all forms of print, broadcast or electronic media. Recipients must be graduates of Maine high schools or home-schooled in a Maine community during their last year of secondary education. Students will be chosen based on demonstrated interest in journalism, financial need and academic achievement. The Guy P. Gannett Scholarship recognizes students who will become journalists. Their dedication to this profession is evident in their choice of coursework and extracurricular activities. Recipients are encouraged to apply for renewal consideration throughout their post-secondary and graduate education. As recipients progress through school, the Selection Committee expects to see a significant increase in demonstrated intent to pursue a career in journalism. 

Application:  apply online: 
www.mainecf.org.

Deadline: April 1


Alpha One Powering Education Scholarship

Who: Any student who has a documented disability, at least a “B” average, who is pursuing a higher education. This scholarship will provide up to $2000 per candidatewho is accepted into post-secondary school education (e.g., after high school), including undergraduate college education as well as graduate programs.

Application:  www.alphaonenow.org

Deadline:  April 1


American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship

Who:  Must be a resident of Knox County

Application: Click  here or visit the Counseling Office

Deadline:  Must be post-marked by April 15; mail your application to American Legion Auxiliary, Attn: Scholarship Committee, PO Box 184, Rockland, ME 04841


American Legion Winslow-Holbrook-Merritt Scholarship

Who:  Maine resident entering the first year of post secondary education; believe in the American way of life; financial need; preference given to students whose parents/grandparents are members of the WHM Post #1 or it’s auxiliaries or veterans of any US Armed Services

Application:  Click  here

Deadline:  April 30; mail your application to American Legion, Attn: Scholarship Committee, PO Box 184, Rockland, ME 04841


American Legion Children and Youth Scholarship

Who:  Any Maine resident who is a high school senior or higher

Application:  Visit www.mainelegion.org (click on PROGRAMS and then SCHOLARSHIPS)

Deadline:  May 1


American Legion: Daniel E. Lambert Memorial Scholarship

Who:  Student who shows good character, enrolled in college or vocational technical school, financial need; parent or grandparent must be a veteran

Application:  Visit www.mainelegion.org (click on PROGRAMS and then SCHOLARSHIPS)

Deadline:  May 1


American Legion: James V. Day Scholarship

Who: Student who shows good character, enrolled in college or vocational technical school, financial need; parent or grandparent must be a veteran

Application:  Visit www.mainelegion.org (click on PROGRAMS and then SCHOLARSHIPS)

Deadline:  May 1


"Amity Lodge Neal Peabody Memorial Scholarship" "St. Paul's Masonic Lodge Scholarship"

(This scholarship is in your scholarship packet under "Rockport Masonic Lodge Scholarship" as the two lodges have combined their scholarship offerings).

Who:  Student who has shown academic achievement, participation in school activities, community service; demonstrates financial need; current senior or alumni of CHRHS

Application:  Click here to download the  Federal Lodge 6 Scholarship Application

Deadline:  April 1 (Please return applications to the CHRHS School Counseling Office).


Camden Civic Theater Scholarship

Who:  Students pursuing a higher education in the Performing or Broadcasting Arts

Application:  Contact CCT directly at info@camdencivictheatre.com


Camden Garden Club Scholarship 

Who:  Resident of any of the five towns or Islesboro; majoring in the fields of conservation, environmental science, horticulture, landscape architecture, forestry, botany, crop and soil science, agricultural engineering, environmental and/or conservation issues of geology or other earth science, conservation law enforcement (game warden).

Application:  2019 Camden Garden Club Application

Deadline:  April 30 (Please return applications to the CHRHS School Counseling Office)


Camden Lions Club Scholarship
This scholarship is available to  members of the senior class as well as Alumni of CHRHS (or C-RHS). Students must be enrolled in a two-year or four-year program.  Also considered are financial need and community service. Please note: the Camden Lions Club encourages applications from students atttending Trade Schools on an equal basis as those attending colleges and universities.

Please use the  Camden Lions Alumni Scholarship Appplication 
Deadline: April 15 Applications must be complete and submitted to the CHRHS Counseling Office , 25 Keelson Dr, Rockport, ME 04856 (Please note: April 15 is Patriot's Day and the first day of April Vacation.  Please try to return your application to the School Counseling Office BEFORE the break). 

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Camden Rotary Foundation Scholarship

Who:   Current members of the CHRHS Class of 2019 who plan to pursue post-secondary education in colleges, universities, nursing schools or vocational/technical schools. The following criteria will be considered: academic effort, character & participation in extra-curricular activities; financial need **Applicants will need to provide a copy of their FAFSA Summary with their application and participate in an interview in May. At that time, students will also need to provide a copy of their financial award letter to the scholarship committee.

Click here to download the  2019-ROTARY-SCHOLARSHIP-APPLICATION

Deadline: May 6 (Please turn in the the CHRHS School Counseling Office)

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Dr. Keith R. Crockett Memorial Scholarship

Who:  Student pursuing an education in the field of music or education

Application:  Available in the School Counseling Office or by clicking here

Deadline:  May 1

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Educators for Maine

Who:  For those who intend to pursue a career in education; must have a 3.0 or higher GPA.  This is a forgivable loan.

Application:  Visit the Maine Grants and Loans section of www.famemaine.com for more information.  There are many other educational grants available for other careers as well.


Elks Rockland Lodge No. 1008 Scholarship

Who:  There are no established criteria for successful candidates.  Grades, sports, need and involvement are all factors.  Young people, who are committed to their education, are involved in their community, display character and Elks values and who have the likelihood of success

Application:  Click here to download the Elks Application 2019

Deadline:  April 14, 2019


Warren T. Greely Memorial,

Megunticook Teachers Association Scholarship

Who:  Student going into education who demonstrates character, leadership and personality

Application:  Use the Class of 2019 Scholarship Application  AND you must also include a separate essay:  What teacher influenced you the most and why?*

*Applications not including this essay topic will be disqualified.

Deadline: April 1

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The Horch Roofing Scholarship

Who:  This scholarship is open to students graduating from high school in 2019 to pursue a degree or certificate at a college/trade school OR current college/trade school students who are focusing on a trade-related field. Students must be a resident of Maine.

Application:  Click here to visit the Horch Roofing website; click the tab labeled "About" to find the Scholarship link

Deadline:  Applications are due by May 1, 2019.

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Knox County Educators Association Educational Scholarship

Who: Student going into education

Application: Download the Knox County Educators Association Scholarship application

Deadline: April 29; please mail your application to Nancy Eugley, 8 Primrose Lane, Owls Head, ME 04854

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Knox County Fish & Game Association Scholarship

Who:  Student continuing education in the areas of conservation, marine sciences/biology, forest management, game warden services

Application: Visit www.knoxcountybeaverlodge.org

Deadline:  May 1 This scholarship application should be submitted to the KCF&G Scholarship Committee, PO Box 414, Union, ME 04862


Knox County Nurses Guild Scholarship

The Knox County Nurses Guild is a small group founded in September 1954 for the purpose of encouraging area graduates to enter the nursing profession.

This scholarship is open to any full-time student attending an accredited nursing program; applicants must be residents of Knox County.

Please use the Knox County Nurses Guild Scholarship Application

NOTE: This is an updated application as of March 7, 2019. 

Applications must be received by the scholarship committee by May 1.  The address is PO Box 341, Owls Head, ME 04854

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Lest We Forget

Maine Vietnam Veterans’ Scholarship

Who:  Descendant of a veteran who served in Vietnam or children of veteran of the United States Armed Services

Application:  Visit www.maineCF.org

Deadline:  May 1


The Michael Libby Memorial Scholarship

The Michael Libby Memorial Scholarship was established to grant financial assistance to selected graduates and post graduates of Camden Hills Regional High School; providing opportunities for enriching, educational life experiences that contribute to the development of responsible young adults.

Who: The Michael Libby Memorial Scholarship is open to graduates and post graduates of Camden Hills Regional High School who have been accepted to or are currently enrolled in a continuing education program, university, vocational or technical school.  Special consideration is given to those who also attended Mid-Coast School of Technology and plan to pursue a career in technical fields such as automotive technology or auto collision repair; who participated in Special Education programs; or who participated in a high school wrestling program.

Application & Deadline: The Michael Libby Memorial Scholarship Application is due April 1 and must be turned in to the CHRHS School Counseling Office
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M. Alton French Trust

Who:  This renewable scholarship assists deserving young people who are residents of Lincolnville, Camden, Hope, Appleton, Rockport, Northport, and Islesboro (in that order of priority)  pursuing post-secondary education at a college or university or other post-secondary course of study that is determined to be the equivalent. The grants shall be made on the basis of financial need, record of scholarship and promise of leadership. 

Application Deadline: June 1

To Apply: Link to online application


Maine Chiefs of Police Memorial Scholarship

Who:  This scholarship is given honor of Thomas J Landers & Charles H. Jackson to a student attending a 2 or 4-year law enforcement scholastic program

Application:  Available online at www.mainechiefs.com

Deadline:  April 12; Maine Chiefs of Police Association, PO Box 2431, South Portland, Maine 04116

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Maine Legislature Memorial Scholarship Fund

Who:  The Maine Legislature annually recognizes one student from each county who is currently pursuing or planning to pursue education at a two- or four-year degree-granting Maine college or technical school. Awards are given to Maine resident high school seniors or full- or part-time postsecondary students accepted to or enrolled in accredited Maine colleges for graduate or undergraduate degrees. Applications can be found online at Finance Authority of Maine

Deadline:  May 1

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Maine Nutritioncouncil Scholarship

To be eligible for consideration for this award you must be: (Fulfill one 1-4):

  1. A full time Sophomore or Junior student in Food Science/ Human Nutrition/ Food Studies attending a Maine college or university.
  2. A full time First or Second Year student in a Maine Dietetic Technician Program.
  3. A full time First of Second Year student in a Maine Culinary Arts Program.
  4. A master’s degree or PhD candidate in Food Science/ Human Nutrition attending a Maine college or university. 

To be eligible for consideration for this award you must also:

  1. Have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  2. Submit one letter of recommendation from a faculty member with this application.

Application: Visit www.mainenutritioncouncil.org/scholarships

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Maine Chapter of NAWIC Scholarship

Who:  High school seniors or graduates who are or will be enrolled in a post-secondary program that leads to a career in construction

Application:  Visit www.nawicmaine.org

Deadline:  March 15


Maine Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society

George V. Soule Scholarship

Who: The Ruffed Grouse Society of Maine is pleased to offer a $4,000 scholarship to a deserving student who will be starting their education in one of the following areas of study: Wildlife Conservation, Conservation Law Enforcement, Forest Management or a closely related field that is supportive of the broad goals of the Ruffed Grouse Society at both the regional and national level. It is imperative that applications be focused on the aforementioned areas of study. If an applicant’s career goals do not reflect Ruffed Grouse Society goals the application will not be considered. Applicants must intend to become a practitioner in one of the above-mentioned fields, preferably in the state of Maine.

Requirements:
• Must be a resident of Maine or attending high school in Maine. 
• Must have successfully completed a high school diploma.
• Must enroll in an approved undergraduate program for the 2019 fall semester.

This scholarship is available to students who have successfully completed a high school diploma.

Application: Visit www.ruffedgrouse.org to download the application (please note: there is an error on the application when it asks if you will graduate in 2018, it should say 2019)

Deadline: April 5

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Rice Scholarship Fund

Who:  The Rice Scholarship Fund was established in 1996 to provide scholarship support for students who have resided a substantial part of their formative years (K-8) on an off-shore island of Maine in the area from Seguin to Eastport who are attending accredited, degree-granting colleges or vocational training schools. While there is a preference for residents of off-shore islands, eligible residents of bridged islands of Maine are also invited to submit an application. Recipients will be selected based on financial need and their ongoing, demonstrated commitment to community service. Applicants must have graduated from a non-sectarian high school.

Application: Visit www.maineCF.org

Deadline: May 1

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Rockland Professional Firefighters Association Scholarship

Who: Click here for more information Download Rockland ProfessionalFirefighters Scholarship letter 2019.pdf

Application: May be downloaded here Download 2019 Rockland Firefighters Scholarship Application

Deadline: June 1, 2019


Maine State Golf Association Scholarship Fund

Who:  Student with an active interest in golf as a player, caddie, MEGA golf course employee; financial need; character, integrity, leadership; active in extra curricular, civic and/or community activities

Application: Visit www.mesga.org

Deadline:  April 1


Maine State Grange Scholarship

Who: High school senior pursuing a career in agriculture or agriculturally related field ; for more information, click to downnload the Maine State Grange Ag Scholarship description and rules

Application:  Click here to Download the Maine State Grange Ag Scholarship Application

Deadline:  April 30


Maine Society of Professional Engineers

Who:  Students intending to earn a degree in engineering; academic achievement

Application: Visit www.mespe.org

Deadline:  March 16


Maine State Employee Association Scholarship

Who:  Student must be a child, stepchild, or grandchild living with a MSEA member

Application: Visit www.mseaseiu.org  (Click on "Our Union" and then "Forms")

Deadline:  April 19


Maine State Nurses Association Scholarship

Who:  Maine residents attending an accredited nursing program in Maine

Application:  Available in the Counseling Office or by clicking here

Deadline: July 1 or December 1


Mainely Character

Who: Maine high school senior who demonstrates courage, integrity, responsibility and concern for others

Application: Available in the Counseling Office or visit www.mainelycharacter.org

Deadline: March 1 (hurry)


Marshall Point Lighthouse & Museum Scholarship

Who: High School Seniors who are residents of St. George

Application:  pending

Deadline: 

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Mid-Coast Wrestling Club Gibby Bryant Memorial Scholarship

Who: Two full years as a team member including senior year

Application:  Click here

Deadline:  April 1


George Mitchell Scholarship

Who: Academic performance and achievement, community service, financial need: all seniors planning to attend college should apply.  Preference is given to students attending a Maine college, community college or university, however some awards are given to students who are attending out of state schools as well.

Application:  Online application only is available at:

www.mitchellinstitute.org/scholarship

Deadline:  April 1


Nu Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Scholarship

Who: Nu Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, an honor society of women educators, is offering a grant of $500 to a high school senior who is planning to attend college and pursue a career in education.

Application: This application will be posted when it becomes available

Deadline: (Usually) April 30

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Our Lady of Good Hope Women’s Club Scholarship

Who: Furthering education: member and regular worshipper at Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church

Application: Please see the Church Secretary

Deadline:  Usually May 1


Pen Bay Nursing Student Scholarship

Who: Student entering a qualified nursing program

Application: Click here to  Download the PBMC Nursing Scholarship

Deadline:  April 26


A. Leigh Phillips Scholarship Fund

Who:  Student with an identified learning disability going on to post-secondary education

Application: Available in the Counseling Office or by visiting www.madsec.org

*Please note:  this scholarship has many steps; do not wait until the last minute to apply


Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship

Who:  Students with financial need who display academic achievement, a commitment to serving others, a strong work ethic, grit and passion for overcoming obstacles and/or achieving future goals, and leadership qualities

Application:  Visit www.phillips-scholarship.org

Deadline: May 1


Richard Pierce Memorial Scholarship

Who:  Student entering an accredited 2-year or 4-year college for the first time; finanacial need

Application:  Visit www.mesfoundation.org

Deadline:  April 1

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 Rockport High School Alumni Scholarship

Who:  Student whose parent or grandparent attended Rockport High School (this is the old school house next to the Rockport Post Office).  You must indicate the name and year of graduation of you relative. Please attach your essay, a copy of your transcript and one letter of recommendation

Application: Click here

Deadline: April 1 (return to the CHRHS School Counseling Office)


Rockland Professional Firefighters Scholarship

Who: Student entering a 2 or 4-year degree program in one of the following fields: Fire Science, Paramedics, Nursing, Physician or Physician Assistant; preference to children of Rockland Firefighters

Application: You will need to check with the Rockland Fire Department

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Rockland Kiwanis Scholarship

Who:  High school senior who is a resident of Knox County

Application:  Online application available at www.rocklandkiwanis.org

Deadline:  April 1


 George Stewart Fund

Who:  The George Stewart Trust Fund was established in 2012 to support residents of (in order of priority): Town of Lincolnville, Waldo County, Knox County, who are pursuing secondary education, with preference for students in the field of horticulture. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need and a record of scholarship adequate for the educational program they have undertaken.

Application:  You may download this application by clicking here

Deadline: April 30


Douglas Thom Memorial Fund

Who:  Camden resident who displays academic effort, character, extra-curricular participation.  This is a no interest loan.

Application:  Available in the Counseling Office or by clicking Download Thom Loan Application

Deadline:  June 1

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Thomas B. Armitage Scholarship

The Thomas B. Armitage Scholarship Fund was created in the summer of 2017 to
provide a scholarship for St. George students in memory of Thomas Armitage.
Scholarships are awarded to individuals meeting the following criteria:
     1. Must be a resident of the town of St. George
     2. Must attend a technical school, college, or university in the United States or Canada.
     3. Must submit a letter stating what their career goals are, and how this scholarship will help them achieve      those goals.
     4. Must submit a most recent transcript, and have a GPA of 3.0 or better.
     5. Post-graduates may apply if all criteria described herein have been met, be taking a minimum of two classes per term, and must have a post-graduate institution GPA of 3.0 or better.
     6. Must demonstrate the sense of civic and community spirit which animated Thomas Armitage.

Application: May be downloaded from the CHRHS website
Deadline: April 29
Please return your applications to: 
Thomas B Armitage Scholarship, c/o Trekkers, 58 Park St, Suite 202, Rockland, ME 04841


Union Lodge of Masons Scholarship

Who:  High school senior who is a child of a Union Mason or has some other family connection.  If none, then open to any CHRHS Senior who resides in the towns of Appleton or Union; scholastic achievement, must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA and attend college for at least two year.

Please check with the Union Lodge of Masons for an application if available for this year

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Waldo County General Hospital Scholarship

Who: Resident of Waldo County pursuing a career in a health care related program

Application:  Download the 2019 Waldo County General Hospital Health Care Scholarship

Deadline:  March 5


Waldo County Humane Society Scholarship

Who: Residents of Waldo County who are furthering their education in the fields of Veterinary Science, Animal Husbandry or a related field

Application: This application will be posted when it becomes avaialbe

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Waldo County Extension Association Scholarship (Maine 4-H Foundation & Waldo County Extension Association)

Who: student who is intending to serve the community in the fields associated with the mission of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension such as agriculture, horticulture, nutrition, preventative health,health education, youth development, early childhood education and adult education

Application: https://extension.umaine.edu/waldo/scholarships/

Deadline: April 12

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Waldo County Extension Homemakers Scholarship

Who: Waldo County Resident, current senior, enrolling in college

Application: https://extension.umaine.edu/waldo/scholarships/

Deadline: April 15

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Marion T. Weidman Memorial Scholarship

Who:  Must be a Rockport resident; financial need

Application:  Click here

Please return your application to the CHRHS School Counseling Office.  Please attach a copy of your essay, a copy of your transcript and one letter of recommendation.

Note:  If you are a post-graduate who received this scholarship as a senior, it is renewable by submitting this application again

Deadline: April 1 (return to the CHRHS School Counseling Office).


Barbara T. Wiggin Memorial Memorial Scholarship

Who:  Female graduate of Knox County school (or resident of Knox County); entering the field of teaching or medical-related career

Application:  Available in the Counseling Office or by clicking Download BARBARA THORNDIKE WIGGIN FUND APPLICATION.pdf

Deadline: June 30


Worthington Scholarship

Worthington scholarships are intended to make higher education more affordable to Maine students. To this end, WSF negotiates with Maine colleges and universities to mitigate student debt. Worthington scholars are invited to multiple foundation sponsored free events during the year. The foundation staff are available to scholars throughout their college years to provide advice and support.

WHAT ARE THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS? Click the link below:

2019 Worthington Scholarship Information and Application

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