Russell Scholarship Fund was created by the Maine
Education Association through a trust established by the late
Mrs. Lewis served as President of the Maine Teachers Association
in 1958, and named the fund after Clyde Russell, who served as Executive
Director from 1945 to 1966.
The Trust operates
in accordance to the Will of Audrey Lewis, is administered by its
own Trustees, and is independent from the Maine Education Association.
It was the intent of
the donor that the Fund "be used to advance cultural and educational
opportunities for Maine people. . .in order to more fully develop
their creative capacities in the arts, letters and sciences.
The Fund shall accordingly
make grants, loans, or gifts to citizens of Maine or to educational
institutions or departments thereof and may participate in any education
aid program for such individuals whether publicly or privately sponsored."
The Trustees of the Fund created
a policy regarding conflicts of interest. In accordance with the
policy itself, you can download a copy of this document here.