For the sixth year, the Friends of NVMC are accepting scholarship applications from graduating students in the hospital's service area which includes, Ayer, Harvard, Littleton, Westford, Groton, Dunstable, Pepperell, Shirley, Lunenburg, Devens, Townsend, Acton and Boxboro. Applications are available from the guidance department in each school, home- schooled seniors living in these towns may also obtain applications by calling 978-784-9239 and leaving their name and address.

The primary goal of this award is to assist students who are going on to higher education in any of the many medical fields, such as nursing, radiology, physical therapy, oncology, speech therapy, laboratory sciences and the numerous other branches of medicine.

The deadline to submit your application is April 15, please forward any questions to Louise Bresnahan or Norma Garvin, 978-784-9239 These scholarships are made possible with funds raised by the Friends of Nashoba Valley Medical Center, donations are most welcome and may be mailed to the "Friends"of NVMC, 200 Groton Road, Ayer, MA 01432.