The Vaun Dole Born’47 Memorial Scholarship fund was established at the University of Maine Foundation in 2023 for the benefit of the University of Maine, Orono, Maine with a gift from Vaun’s husband, James O. Born, son Douglas J. Born, and daughter Christine Born Johnson ’82. Vaun was born at home in Portland, Maine, in 1923. She was a 1941 graduate of Deering High School. She attended Westbrook Junior College in Portland for three years before serving in the Navy W.A.V.E.S. during WWII. After the war, her father encouraged her to continue her education at the University of Maine. She graduated in 1947 with a BS in Commercial Education. Vaun worked for several years in banking and at Maine Central Railroad, where she met her husband, James Born (Jim). Together, they raised two children in Westbrook, Maine, where she was an active community volunteer for many years. She took a special interest in working with children, serving as a leader in the Blue Birds, Camp Fire Girls, and Cub Scouts, teaching Sunday school, and volunteering with the local PTA and band boosters. She was also extremely interested in local history and family genealogy. She and Jim were charter members of the Westbrook Historical Society for which she researched and wrote a book about the mayors of Westbrook. After a lengthy retirement that included extensive world travel, she passed away in 2019 at the age of 96. The signing occurred on September 8, which would have been Vaun’s 100th birthday. Pictured are her husband, James, and her daughter Christine.