Scholarship Search Results

Scholarships Found: 115

A. Leigh Phillips Scholarship

High School, Nonspecific to course of study
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Applicants must be high school seniors with a disability identified under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Maine Special Education Regulations Chapter 101. Special consideration is given to applicants with exceptional achievement in: academics, extra-curricular, core-curricular, volunteerism, leadership, work ethic, and ability to deal with adversity.
  • Scholarship amount: $700
  • How are the scholarships awarded? This scholarship is awarded following successful completion of the first semester and registration for the second semester.
  • Application process:

    The application is available online at www.madsec.org. Five complete copies of the application packet (application and required materials) must be received by Susan Parks, Maine Department of Education, 23 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0023 on or before March 9, 2015 to be considered for academic year 2014-2015 funding. The Selection Committee will review applications. All applicants will be notified of the decision by April 24, 2015.

  • What is the application deadline? Applications must be received on or before March 9, 2015 to be considered for the support of academic pursuits during the 2015-2016 school year.

Adult Degree Completion Scholarship

Returning to School, Nonspecific to course of study
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Admitted to a degree program at a University of Maine System institution seeking a first baccalaureate degree Maine resident. Returning to higher education after having experienced a gap of 3 years or more since last enrolled. Registered at least part-time (6-8 credits) each semester during the academic year. Demonstrates financial need.
  • Scholarship amount: Multiple awards up to $4,000 awarded per academic year.
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Applications are reviewed by a committee made up of representatives from each University of Maine System campus. Awards are based on eligibility criteria outlined above.
  • Application process:

    Additional information regarding the Adult Degree Completion Scholarship and the electronic application may be found at www.maine.edu/future-students/adult-students. As needed, a paper copy of the application is also available through your campus Concierge. 

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? Applications are available all year with awards announced in August and December for the upcoming semester.
  • What is the application deadline? Application deadline for Fall is August 1. Application deadline for Spring is December 1.

Advancement of Construction Technology Scholarship Sponsored by: Maine Chapter CSI at Central Maine Community College

Enrolled in College, Architecture, Engineering, Vocational/technical (construction, mechanical, transportation, etc.)
  • Who is Eligible to apply? College students with good academic standing after one year, with active involvement in a career or industry organization or association. Award goes to a Maine resident attending Central Maine Community College pursuing a career in architectural/engineering technologies, building construction, or mechanical drafting.
  • Scholarship amount: $500
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Based upon above criteria and two written references.
  • Application process:

    At the Financial Aid Office of Central Maine Community College. For additional information, visit our website at www.mecsi.org

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? On or after January 1 of the award year.
  • What is the application deadline? Deadline is established by the financial aid office.

Advancement of Construction Technology Scholarship/Sponsored by: Maine Chapter CSI at the University of Maine System

Enrolled in College, Architecture, Engineering, Vocational/technical (construction, mechanical, transportation, etc.)
  • Who is Eligible to apply? College students with good academic standing after one year, with active involvement in a career or industry organization or association. Award goes to a Maine resident attending any University of Maine System campus pursuing a career in architectural or engineering technologies.
  • Scholarship amount: $1,000
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Based upon above criteria and two written references.
  • Application process:

    At the Financial Aid Office of any Campus within the University of Maine System. For additional information, visit our website at www.mecsi.org

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? On or after January 1 of the award year.
  • What is the application deadline? Deadline is established by the financial aid office.

Alice Haiss Scholarship

Returning to School, Enrolled in College, Open to postgrads, Nonspecific to course of study
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Current or former RSU 54 /MSAD 54 (Skowhegan Area) Adult Education students enrolling in a Maine college or training program. Students who have graduated through RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult Education or who have successfully completed at least one academic class through MSAD 54 Adult Education.
  • Scholarship amount: Up to $500 awarded annually
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Selection: RSU 54 / MSAD 54 Adult Education Advisory Group will serve as the Adult Education Scholarship Committee. Announcement of Awards: Awards will be announced at the Adult Education Graduation in June. Scholarship recipients are requested to attend the graduation ceremony.
  • Application process:

    Applications are available at the RSU 54/MSAD 54 Adult Education website at http://msad54.maineadulted.org

     

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? Spring
  • What is the application deadline? Mid-May

Alpha One Powering Education Scholarship

Returning to School, Enrolled in College, High School, Nonspecific to course of study
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Applicants must have a documented disability, be currently attending or have attended a Maine high school, have a B average or equivalent GPA, and be accepted or enrolled at a post-secondary institution.
  • Scholarship amount: Up to $2,000
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Award selection is administered by the Alpha One Scholarship Committee.
  • Application process:

    Applications may be obtained from the Alpha One website at www.alphaonenow.org/Powering_Education_Scholarship. Completed application and required documents may be submitted by email to mardi@alphaonenow.org or by fax (207) 799-8346 or by mail to Alpha One, 127 Main Street, South Portland, ME 04106.

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? Must be received by April 1 of the award year.
  • What is the application deadline? April 1

Alva S. Appleby Scholarship

Open to postgrads, Other
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Must be a resident of the State of Maine, enrolled in a dental school accredited by the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) and have completed the first year of dental school.
  • Scholarship amount: Varies - generally $1000-2500
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Dental students may reapply each year.
  • Application process:

    Applications are made available to students in the fall of each year - mailed to students in the Maine Dental Association (MDA) database and posted on the MDA website (www.medental.org). Maine students attending dental school should contact the MDA at P.O. Box 215, Manchester, Maine 04351 or E-mail: info@medental.org with their address to be added to the MDA student database.

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? Fall of each year
  • What is the application deadline? November 3

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Maine Section

High School, Engineering
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Any graduating high school senior who is a Maine resident and intends to study civil engineering.
  • Scholarship amount: $2,000
  • How are the scholarships awarded? The award is based on academic performance, extracurricular activities, and a statement of interest in civil engineering. The scholarship is not renewable.
  • Application process:

    Applicants must complete an application and write a statement of interest in civil engineering. Applications are available from high school guidance offices and by writing: Leslie L. Corrow, P.E. American Society of Civil Engineers Maine Section, Scholarship Chair Kleinschmidt Associates, 141 Main Street, PO Box 650, Pittsfield, ME 04967 (207) 487-3328

  • What is the application deadline? Completed application must be received by January 31 of the award year.

Archie Russakoff Music Scholarship

Enrolled in College, Fine and performing arts
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Graduates of Skowhegan area high schools enrolled in his/her second year of college maintaining at least a B average of postsecondary education in the field of instrumental music or performing arts.
  • Scholarship amount: Variable
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Proper application with transcript of grades and letter submitted to: President of Bloomfield Academy P.O. Box 250 Skowhegan, ME 04976
  • Application process:

    Applications are available at the high school guidance office.

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? After having completed the first year of post-secondary education.
  • What is the application deadline? July 30 of the award year.

ASQ Pine Tree Section #0105 Sumner K. Wiley Jr. Scholarship

Returning to School, Enrolled in College, High School, Other
  • Who is Eligible to apply? High school seniors, college students, and adults continuing their education at a post-secondary educational institution. Applicants shall have been residents of Maine for the past two (2) non-college years.
  • Scholarship amount: $1,000
  • How are the scholarships awarded? The scholarship is given for the best short essay on the specified topic. Proof of college enrollment from the scholarship recipient shall be required before disbursement of funds. Award of the scholarship is not influenced by gender, race, creed, disability, or sexual orientation.
  • Application process:

    Submit an essay on the specified topic listed on the ASQ Pine Tree Section#0105 website asq-pinetree.org/scholarship.html

     

    Essays must be 300 words or less and written in the English language. Submitted essays will be judged primarily on the basis of content; grammar, spelling, and format will also be taken into account. Essays should be submitted in a written form and must be in a predominantly text format. The signed and dated essay should be mailed to Richard C. Golek, 455 Quaker Meeting House Road, Durham, ME 04222.

     

    Please provide three (3) references that can attest to your noted contributions (name, relationship to you, email or mailing address, and telephone number).

     

    Note: A composite of everyone’s submission will be complied and submitted to the state legislation for improvement considerations. Please indicate on your submission if you wish to remain anonymous in this report. Your contact information is required however to award the scholarship if your essay is selected.

     

    For additional information visit: asq-pinetree.org/scholarship.html

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? January 31.
  • What is the application deadline? Applications must be postmarked by May 15.

Associated General Contractors of Maine, Inc. Education Foundation

Returning to School, Enrolled in College, High School, Vocational/technical (construction, mechanical, transportation, etc.)
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Applicants must be a Maine resident. Must be entering or enrolled in an undergraduate, construction-related field of study at an accredited Maine post-secondary institute. Must demonstrate financial need. Must meet reasonable academic standards. Must complete a 150-word, typed essay on 8 1/2 x 11 paper explaining why you are pursuing a career in construction. High school or college transcript.
  • Scholarship amount: Multiple awards ranging in amounts from $500-$4000.
  • How are the scholarships awarded? The Associated General Contractors of Maine, Inc. Education Foundation makes awards based on above criteria.
  • Application process:

    Applications must be submitted in writing according to instructions on the application. For more information call: Sandi Metrano, Associated Constructors of Maine, Augusta, ME (207) 622-4741, Email info@agcmaine.org, or download the application at agcmaine.org/about/education-foundation

  • What is the application deadline? Completed application must be received by March 31 of the award year.

Boothbay Region Student Aid Fund

Returning to School, Enrolled in College, High School, Nonspecific to course of study
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Graduates of Boothbay Region High School, or students who have attended with special circumstances approved by a majority of the Awards Committee and Board of Directors, who are continuing their education at any post-secondary college, school, or institution approved by the Awards Committee are eligible to apply for a grant each year they are in school as a matriculated student.
  • Scholarship amount: Varies with need. An average of 30% of unmet need.
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Awards are based on financial need. This scholarship is renewable by reapplying.
  • Application process:

    To ensure proper data entry, all applications must be submitted online at https://sites.google.com/site/boothbayregionstudentaidfund/home. Applicants must submit a completed student aid fund application, a copy of their Student Aid Report (S.A.R.) obtained from FAFSA, a copy of the financial aid award letter from your college's financial aid office (if you have not received a current award letter you may submit last year's), a signed and completed release of financial aid information Financial Aid Release form. Questions can be directed to the Boothbay Region High School guidance office.

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? Early entries are accepted.
  • What is the application deadline? March 30

Brunswick Area Student Aid Fund

Returning to School, Enrolled in College, High School, Open to postgrads, Nonspecific to course of study
  • Who is Eligible to apply? All graduates of, or students about to graduate from, Brunswick High School and Mt. Ararat High School are eligible for up to two years’ need- based assistance to any accredited post-secondary institution. In addition, graduates of other secondary schools who are residents of Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Brunswick, the Harpswells, or Topsham, or those residents who are home-schooled, are equally eligible.
  • Scholarship amount: $800 to $1,500
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Based on need, determined by a formula, which uses financial information listed on the student's FAFSA (a copy must be filed with one of the guidance offices by March 15th). Scholarship is renewable by reapplying (allowed two years of receiving BASAF award).
  • Application process:

    Applications are available at each of the above mentioned high school guidance offices and from: Brunswick High School Guidance Office 116 Maquoit Road Brunswick, Maine 04011, or Guidance Counselor Mt. Ararat High School Guidance Office 73 Eagles Way Topsham, Maine 04086, Tel: (207) 729-8763

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? On or after January 1 of the award year.
  • What is the application deadline? Completed application must be received by March 15 of the award year.

Bud's Shop 'N Save Scholarship Program

Returning to School, Enrolled in College, High School, Nonspecific to course of study
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Associates and/or children of associates in each of the three supermarkets in Pittsfield, Newport and Dexter, Maine. Applicants must be full time students enrolled in a college or technical school.
  • Scholarship amount: $500
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Awards are based upon SAT scores, class standing, number of other family members in college, latest grade point average, class rank and financial need. Awards are made upon successful completion of first semester and are applied to second semester costs.
  • Application process:

    Applications are available through store managers at Bud's Shop 'N Save Stores. Scholarship is renewable by reapplying to: Dean Homstead Bud's Shop 'N Save P.O. Box 460 Newport, Maine 04953 Tel: (207) 368-2566

  • What is the application deadline? Completed application must be received by April 1 of the award year.

Captain Robert E. Wallingford, Jr. Scholarship Fund

High School, Law (includes criminal justice), Other
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Applicant must be a Maine high school graduating senior entering law enforcement or fire science. Scholarship applicants must be a full-time student entering the Southern Maine Community College at South Portland.
  • Scholarship amount: $500
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Awards are based on interest in fire science or law enforcement field.
  • Application process:

    Applications are available by writing: Deborah J. Murphy 12 Jordan Ave. So. Portland, Maine 04106 E-mail: wallingfordscholarship@gmail.com.

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? On or after December 1 of the year prior to the award year.
  • What is the application deadline? Completed application must be postmarked by April 15 of the award year.

Central Maine Community College Scholarships

Enrolled in College, Nonspecific to course of study
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Central Maine Community College (CMCC) awards numerous need based scholarships to students who complete the FAFSA and are attending CMCC. CMCC has additional scholarships that are awarded to qualified students who complete the CMCC Scholarship Application.
  • Scholarship amount: The scholarships are in various increments.
  • Application process:

    Complete the CMCC Scholarship Application downloaded from the CMCC Scholarship webpage or obtain information from Director of Financial Aid Central Maine Community College 1250 Turner Street Auburn, Maine 04210 Tel: (207) 755-5269 Fax: (207) 777-5490 URL: cmcc.edu.

     

    Awarding decisions are usually made in the summer after the applications are reviewed by the Scholarship committee. CMCC Scholarships are funded in part through the CM Education Foundation, the Maine Community College System, and the Foundation for Maine’s Community Colleges.  

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? Students may complete the FAFSA anytime after January 1.
  • What is the application deadline? Rolling.

Available scholarships are as follows:

Androscoggin County Chamber Scholarship

Returning to School, Enrolled in College, High School, Nonspecific to course of study
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Androscoggin County residents
  • Scholarship amount: $250 - $500
  • What is the application deadline? 6/24/2012

Central Maine Technical Education Foundation Scholarships

Returning to School, Enrolled in College, High School, Nonspecific to course of study
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Open
  • Scholarship amount: $250 - $1,000

Construction Specifications Institute Scholarship

Returning to School, Enrolled in College, High School, Architecture, Engineering, Vocational/technical (construction, mechanical, transportation, etc.)
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Students in Architectural and Civil Engineering Technology or Building Construction Technology
  • Scholarship amount: $500
  • What is the application deadline? 5/7/2012

Jason King Scholarship

Returning to School, Enrolled in College, High School, Graphic arts
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Students in Graphic Arts/Printing Technology
  • Scholarship amount: $500
  • What is the application deadline? 5/23/2012

Pearl Ames Scholarship

Returning to School, Enrolled in College, High School, Business management and administrative services (marketing, management, bookkeeping, accounting, etc.)
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Students in business programs
  • Scholarship amount: $250 - $500

Tambrands Scholarship

Returning to School, Enrolled in College, High School, Nonspecific to course of study
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Women students in traditionally male-dominated programs
  • Scholarship amount: $500

Thelma Swain Scholarship

Returning to School, Enrolled in College, High School, Other
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Students in Occupational Health and Safety programs
  • Scholarship amount: $250 - $750

Children and Youth Scholarship

Returning to School, Enrolled in College, High School, Nonspecific to course of study
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Any Maine resident who is a high school senior or higher.
  • Scholarship amount: $500
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement and financial need. The state is divided into seven districts.
  • Application process:

    Applications are available from high school guidance offices, www.mainelegion.org, and American Legion P.O. Box 900 Waterville, Maine 04903-0900

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? On or after June 30 of the year prior to the award year.
  • What is the application deadline? Completed application must be postmarked by May 1 of the award year.

Cumberland County Retired Educators Association

Enrolled in College, Education
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Resident of Cumberland County, enrolled as education major, completed at least one semester.
  • Scholarship amount: 1-2 $1,000.00 scholarships.
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Scholarships will be announced at the May CCREA meeting. Recipients will be notified before this meeting, and will be invited with their parents to attend the May meeting. The scholarship checks will be sent directly to the recipients by Certified Mail, prior to the fall semester of the ensuing year.
  • Application process:

    Download the application from ccreamaine.org/scholarship.

     

    The application must include:

    • A completed application form.
    • A complete updated transcript of all college work.
    • A short essay stating the reasons you have chosen the education profession.
    • Three (3) written character references, names and addresses included, from two (2) current professional and one (1) personal acquaintances. Please do not email references.
    • A wallet size photo

    Scholarships will be awarded to students who are majoring in Education. The scholarship fund was established by Clara Soule, the first president of CCREA. Over the years, other educators have contributed to this fund, thus we are able to offer this financial assistance to you.

     

    Please send your completed application to the Scholarship Committee Chairperson by March 1st. The committee will review your application carefully.

     

    Co-Chairmen of the Scholarship Committee:

    Marjorie Shaw and Jean Phillips
     

    Scholarship Committee: Jean Phillips, Jane Hunt, Janet Buck, Marjorie Shaw, Peter Allen, Nancy Clark

     

     

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? Any time before March 1.
  • What is the application deadline? Completed application must be received by March 1.

Foster Care to Success Scholarship (formerly Orphan Foundation of America)

Returning to School, Enrolled in College, High School, Nonspecific to course of study
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Applicants must be either an unadopted orphan, or are or were in foster care at least one year at the time of their high school graduation.
  • Scholarship amount: $1,000 to $6,000
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Selection is based on academic merit, financial need, and written recommendations. The scholarship is renewable.
  • Application process:

    Applications are available only on Foster Care to Success website: URL:www.fc2success.org

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? On or after January 1 of the award year.
  • What is the application deadline? There are two parts to the application; an on-line form which closes March 31, and hard copy materials which must have a postmark date of no later than April 15.

Frank J. Gaziano Memorial Offensive and Defensive Lineman Award

High School, Nonspecific to course of study
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Applicant must be a graduating senior; have competed at the varsity level for a CCS school for at least two (2) years; and be able to verify an exemplary record of positive athletic and non-athletic citizenship.
  • Scholarship amount: $5,000
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Selection committee will evaluate applications. The recipients are outstanding scholar-athletes. They are selected based on strong leadership on the field, in the classroom and in the community. Finalists will be selected to appear before the committee for a Finalists Interview. Award winners will be selected and announced at the Awards Banquet.
  • Application process:

    Applications and more information may be obtained online at http://gazianolinemanawards.org/. In order to be considered complete the application must include the following material:

    • A completed Student Application Form with all required signatures;
    • A nomination letter from the Head Coach designating which award/position the player is being nominated for
    • Letters of recommendation from the student's Athletic Director and Principal;
    • A copy of the student's seven(7)-semester transcript of grades, showing his/her cumulative and grade-point-average and schedule of classes taken, with respective grades earned;
    • Official document showing student's SAT/ACT scores;
    • A TYPED essay (1-page, in the student's own words) providing a short biography including the player's goals and accomplishments in the community, academically and on the field.
    • A photo of the player in uniform without his helmet on
    • Two game videos of the nominee playing against their team's two best opponents. If your school participates in HUDL, submission instructions for providing these highlight films to us may be found on our Evaluation Criteria Page.
    • The player must include their jacket size on the application form. 

     

  • What is the application deadline? 12/5/2014

Fred C. Scribner, Jr. 1930 Fellowship Fund

Open to postgrads, Law (includes criminal justice)
  • Who is Eligible to apply? The fellowship is awarded to a graduating senior from Dartmouth College who will be attending law school. Preference will be given to students from Maine.
  • Scholarship amount: Up to $5000
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Awards are based on academic achievement.
  • Application process:

    Applications are available online. http://www.dartmouth.edu/~scholarship/scholarlist/scribner.html

    Awards are announced in May.

  • What is the application deadline? Completed application must be received by April 1 of the award year.

Friends of Parsons Memorial Scholarship

High School, Nonspecific to course of study
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Must be a resident of Alfred, Maine who is a graduating senior/completing secondary school
  • Scholarship amount: $250
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Scholarship recipients will be notified in late May. Scholarship funds will be paid directly to the recipient for use towards books or other valuable tools for future learning or work.
  • Application process:

    Applications available in the school guidance office or at the Parsons Memorial Library. Submit application and essay to Parsons Memorial Library, PO Box 1065, Alfred, Maine 04002, or deliver it to the library in a sealed envelope marked: Scholarship Selection Committee.  For more information contact the Parsons Memorial Library 324-2001

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? Early March.
  • What is the application deadline? May 1.

Garden Club Federation of Maine Scholarship

Enrolled in College, Open to postgrads, Agriculture, Biological sciences (biology, zoology, etc.), Other, Wildlife, forestry, marine sciences, environmental studies, landscape horticulture, parks and recreation, etc.
  • Who is Eligible to apply? College juniors and seniors or graduate students, who are legal residents of the State of Maine may apply. College sophomores are eligible, as they will be entering their junior year the following fall. Students must major in some field of horticulture, floriculture, landscape design, conservation, forestry, botany, agronomy, plant pathology, environmental control, city planning and/or any other garden related fields.
  • Scholarship amount: $3,000
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Scholarship recipients will be selected by a committee. Selection is based on goals, activities, financial need, academic achievement, personal commitment, and written recommendations.
  • Application process:

    Candidates must submit three letters of recommendation, each limited to one typed page plus Application form, with grade transcripts, Financial Aid Form, personal letter by applicant, list of activities, and optional photograph (black and white, head and shoulders). 

     

    Applicants should download the one-page MLMS application form and the financial aid form, fill them out electronically and submit that material along with their letter of application (2 pages maximum) and their list of activities (2 pages maximum) to the Garden Club Federation of Maine Scholarship Chair, Lindy Green, at parsnip@myfairpoint.net. Electronic submissions are preferable.

     

    NOTE: Winners of the GCFM Horticulture Scholarship are automatically forwarded for consideration for one of the 35 National Garden Club, Inc Scholarships. For that reason, all applicants for the GCFM Horticulture Scholarship are asked to fill out application forms for the NGC Scholarships.

     

    NOTE: Winners of the GCFM Horticulture Scholarship are automatically forwarded for consideration for one of the 35 National Garden Club, Inc Scholarships. For that reason, all applicants for the GCFM Horticulture Scholarship are asked to fill out application forms for the NGC Scholarships.

     

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? Early entries are accepted.
  • What is the application deadline? Completed application must be received by February 1 of the award year.

The Genevieve C. Geeve Scholarship Fund

High School, Other
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Graduating Maine high school seniors who are accepted in a degree program at any accredited institution of higher education. Students must major in Equestrian Science and/or related studies: performance, research or veterinary medicine. Volunteer and community service in these areas are special assets.
  • Scholarship amount: $500
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Awards are based on merit and scholarship.
  • Application process:

    Applications are available from:

     

    The Genevieve C. Geeve Scholarship Fund

    28 Third Hill Drive

    Stockton Springs, ME  04981

    Tel: (207) 567-6511

     

     

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? Anytime application requirements can be met.
  • What is the application deadline? Completed application must be postmarked by August 1 of award year.

The Georgetown Working League Scholarships

Returning to School, Enrolled in College, High School, Open to postgrads, Nonspecific to course of study
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Applicant must be a Georgetown, Maine resident and have applied to or been accepted at an accredited school for advanced education-trade school, college or university.
  • Scholarship amount: $1,000-$2,000 each for the following scholarships: Josephine Hooker Shain Scholarship, Georgetown Working League Scholarship, Woodex Bearing Company Scholarship, Riggs Cove Foundation Scholarship, Benjamin Riggs Scholarship, Robinhood Marine Center Scholarship, Georgetown Community Scholarship.
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Committee review of application, essay, most recent school transcript, and copy of college acceptance letter, if applicable. Scholarship recipients will be notified of award by June 1st.
  • Application process:

    The application is available from the high school guidance office, or on-line at www.georgetownworkingleague.org or by mailing to: Georgetown Working League Scholarship Committee PO Box 262 Georgetown, ME 04548

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? Until April 30
  • What is the application deadline? Completed application must be received by April 30 of the award year.

Grande Du Maine Chester Worthington Scholarship

Enrolled in College, Nursing
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Nursing students enrolled in an accredited Associate or Bachelor degree program. Applicants must be Maine residents.
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Scholarship will be awarded at the Forty & Eight Grande Promenade in June. The recipient should try to attend the award presentation.
  • Application process:

    Students currently enrolled in a nursing degree program at a Maine college may obtain an application from their school's web site or financial aid office.  Application and transcripts must be submitted by April 1, 2014 to: Jesse Pierce, P. O. Box 165, Buckfield, ME 04220, (207) 336-3601.

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? Applications are available in late January of the award year.
  • What is the application deadline? April 1.

Grande Du Maine Voiture 354 Scholarship

Enrolled in College, Nursing
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Resident of Androscoggin County enrolled in an accredited Associate or Bachelor degree nursing program
  • Scholarship amount: $200-$500
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Applicant must submit application and transcripts by the application due date. The scholarship will be awarded at the Forty & Eight Voiture 354 Promenade in May. Scholarship recipients must attend the award presentation.
  • Application process:

    Students currently enrolled in a nursing degree program at a Maine college may obtain an application from their school's web site or financial aid office.  Application and transcripts must be submitted by April 1, 2014 to Jesse Pierce, PO Box 165, Buckfield, Maine 04220, (207) 336-3601.

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? Applications are available in late January of the award year.
  • What is the application deadline? April 1.

Guy P. Gannett Scholarship

Enrolled in College, High School, Communications (journalism, advertising, etc.)
  • Who is Eligible to apply? This fund provides renewable support for students majoring in journalism or a field reasonably related, including all forms of print, broadcast or electronic media. This includes photography and creative nonfiction if the applicant shows a strong interest in journalism. Recipients must be graduates of Maine high schools or homeschooled in Maine during their last year of secondary education.
  • Scholarship amount: Variable by need, usual minimum of $5,000.
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Award consideration will be based on evidence of excellence in academic performance; evidence of a student’s serious commitment to journalism, as demonstrated by work on campus publications/media, area broadcast stations, summer jobs/internships in journalism or other significant journalistic endeavors, paid or unpaid; and evidence of financial need.
  • Application process:

    Application includes work samples and completion of a writing exercise.

     

    Applications available in high school guidance offices or through the Maine Community Foundation:

     

    245 Main Street Ellsworth

    Maine 04605

     

    Tel: (207)667-9735

    Fax: (207)667-0447

    E-mail: info@mainecf.org 

    URL: www.mainecf.org

  • What is the application deadline? 5/1/2015

Hannaford Charitable Foundation Scholarship Program

Enrolled in College, High School, Open to postgrads, Nonspecific to course of study
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Currently employed full-time or part-time associates of Hannaford or dependent children* of associates with a minimum of six months continuous service as of the application deadline date, and who are high school seniors or graduates planning to enroll, or students already enrolled in a full-time course of study leading to a baccalaureate or master's degree at an accredited college or university, an associate's degree at a junior or community college, or a certificate at an approved vocational technical institute. *Child is defined as the son, daughter, stepson, stepdaughter, legally adopted child or legal ward supported principally by the associate.
  • Scholarship amount: Awards are between $2,000 to $5,000 and are not renewable, but students may reapply each year if eligible. Awards are for undergraduate study or graduate study leading to a master's degree.
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, a statement of educational and career goals, an outside appraisal, and financial need. Financial need as calculated by Scholarship America must be demonstrated for the student to receive an award. All other criteria being equal, preference will be given first to associates, then to their children. Although Hannaford establishes the criteria, selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or associate of Hannaford or the Charitable Foundation play a part in the selection. Applicants will be notified in early May whether or not they have been selected to receive an award. Scholarship awards will be made in two equal installments, on August 15 and December 30, mailed to each recipient's home address, and made payable jointly to the student and the school, and must be endorsed by both.
  • Application process:

    Application and rules can be downloaded from sms.scholarshipamerica.org/hannaford.

     

    Return the completed application, completed Applicant Appraisal along with a current transcript of grades, to:

     

    Hannaford Scholarship Program Scholarship

    Management Services c/o Laurel Jaster

    One Scholarship Way

    Saint. Peter, MN 56082

    Tel: (507) 931-1682

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? December 1.
  • What is the application deadline? Completed application must be postmarked no later than April 1.

Harraseeket Grange #9 - Patrons of Husbandry

High School, Agriculture, Wildlife, forestry, marine sciences, environmental studies, landscape horticulture, parks and recreation, etc.
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Freeport High School Seniors pursuing a career in agricultural, environmental or marine studies.
  • Scholarship amount: $250
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Based on academic/career orientation addressing stewardship of the earth. Freeport High School Guidance Office elects students for selection.
  • Application process:

    Applications are available from Freeport High School Guidance Office.

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? During senior year of high school.
  • What is the application deadline? None applies.

Hood® Sportsmanship Scholarship®

High School, Nonspecific to course of study
  • Who is Eligible to apply? High School Seniors who are varsity athletes, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and have participated in community service.
  • Scholarship amount: $5,000
  • How are the scholarships awarded? The top ten students from each New England state who have received the most votes will be interviewed by an independent panel of judges. Three students per state will be chosen as winners.
  • Application process:

    Visit hood.com/scholarship for application information. 

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? November 1
  • What is the application deadline? March 3

Hope Milliken McNally Scholarship

Returning to School, Enrolled in College, High School, Nonspecific to course of study
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Ellsworth High School graduate
  • Scholarship amount: up to cost of tuition
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Scholarships are awarded first come, first serve to students enrolled in any academic program at Eastern Maine Community College. This scholarship can be renewed for multiple academic years.
  • Application process:

    Student must complete a FAFSA annually.

     

    Applications are available from the Ellsworth High School guidance office and: Financial Aid Office, Eastern Maine Community College 354 Hogan Road Bangor, Maine 04401 Tel: (207) 974-4625 Fax: (207) 974-4653 E-mail: cward@emcc.edu

     

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? Anytime.
  • What is the application deadline? No deadline, awards are made on a rolling basis.

Hugh & Elizabeth Montgomery & Franklin County Community College Network Scholarships

Returning to School, Enrolled in College, Nonspecific to course of study
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Residents of Franklin County who are adult learners (out of high school for at least 2 years) returning to school to continue their education at the post-secondary level. Preference is given to students who demonstrate a significant need. First-time applicants need not be enrolled in a degree-granting program but are encouraged to make that commitment before applying for renewal consideration.
  • Scholarship amount: Varies.
  • How are the scholarships awarded? All applications are reviewed by the FCCCN Scholarship Committee. Awards made go directly to the school or training institution. Incomplete applications are not considered. Applicants are notified of decision.
  • Application process:

    Applications can be found at www.franklinnetwork.org under scholarships or www.mainecf.org under scholarships. Applications need to be complete and consist of: Application, including financial aid award if eligible, Personal statement of need, Letter of reference describing how the person knows the applicant and why she/he is a strong scholarship candidate. Contact: Betty Gensel, Franklin County Community College Liaison (207) 491.2752 or 1-800-517-2859.

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? Spring and Fall
  • What is the application deadline? Application needs to be received by deadlines August 15, 2014 and December 19, 2014.

Island Institute Scholarship

Returning to School, Enrolled in College, High School, Nonspecific to course of study
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Resident of Maine's fifteen year-round unbridged island communities: Chebeague, Cliff, Great Diamond, Long, Peaks, Frenchboro, Great Cranberry, Islesford (Little Cranberry), Swan's Isle au Haut, Islesboro, Matinicus, Monhegan, North Haven and Vinalhaven. Funds are available for college tuition as well as non-traditional educational pursuits.
  • Scholarship amount: Varies up to $2,500.
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Review of applications. This scholarship is renewable by reapplying.
  • Application process:

    Applications are available to fill out online at mainecf.org.

     

    Please contact Ben Odgren at bodgren@islandinstitute.org if you have any questions.

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? January 1, 2014 - April 1, 2014
  • What is the application deadline? April 1 of the award year.

James and Marilyn Rockefeller Scholarship Fund

Returning to School, Enrolled in College, Nonspecific to course of study
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Maine residents who are 18 or older, on a “road less traveled," seeking educational experiences that will change their life and the lives of people around them, beginning with a completion of a Maine College Transitions program. Demonstrates determination to succeed, long-term commitment to Maine, serious about learning and have a plan (academic and financial) to achieve their goal.
  • Scholarship amount: Review the requirements at www.mainecf.org and read “How to Put Together a MaineCF Scholarship Application”.
  • Application process:

    Maine Community Foundation www.mainecf.org or your local Maine College Transitions Program

     

     

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? On or about January 1.
  • What is the application deadline? June 15

James V. Day Scholarship, Maine American Legion Past Commander's Club

Returning to School, Enrolled in College, High School, Nonspecific to course of study
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Sons, daughters, grandsons, and granddaughters of veterans who belong to an American Legion Post in Maine and who are graduating high school seniors; currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate college students; or non-traditional students returning to school.
  • Scholarship amount: $500
  • How are the scholarships awarded? A committee of judges who are affiliated with the American Legion review applications and select scholarship recipients.
  • Application process:

    Applications are available from high school guidance offices and are available by writing to: President of the Past Commanders Club American Legion Headquarters Department of Maine P.O. Box 900 Waterville, Maine 04903-0900 Tel: (207) 873-3229 Fax: (207) 872-0501

  • What is the application deadline? Completed application must be postmarked by May 1 of the award year.

Joel Abromson Memorial Scholarship

High School, Nonspecific to course of study
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Any senior student (regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression) enrolled in a Maine secondary school (high school or vocational school) who has been accepted at any college, university or technical school.
  • Scholarship amount: $3,000
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Recipients are chosen based on their involvement and leadership in promoting equity for LGBT people in their schools and communities, and their commitment and concrete plans for promoting equality in Maine.
  • Application process:

    Applications may be obtained on-line at equalitymaine.org or by contacting:

     

    Equality Maine Foundation

    P.O. Box 1951 Portland

    Maine 04104

     

     

    Tel: (207) 761-3732

    Fax: (207) 828-8620

    E-mail: info@equalitymaine.org 

    URL: www.equalitymaine.org

     

    Winning applicants will be notified by telephone. Funds will be disbursed to scholarship recipients upon receipt of a copy of their college acceptance letter. 

    Scholarship recipients must be available to attend, as our guests, the Annual Awards Dinner in March in Portland for the presentation of the scholarships.  

     

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? Applications are accepted between January 1 and March 1 of each year.
  • What is the application deadline? March 1

Kennebunk Savings Bank Foundation Scholarship

High School, Nonspecific to course of study
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Any senior at a local high school in the York County market area.
  • Scholarship amount: $1,000 for each area school.
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Each school selects the recipient.
  • Application process:

    Applications available form the high school Guidance Office.

  • What is the application deadline? Determined by each high school.

Kenneth Jordan Higgins Memorial Scholarship

Enrolled in College, High School, Open to postgrads, Nonspecific to course of study
  • Who is Eligible to apply? The Kenneth Jordan Higgins Memorial Scholarship Fund extends scholarships to student(s) who have been accepted for admission to an accredited post-secondary vocational school, college, university, or graduate school. Students must demonstrate financial need in order to attend such institutions and be legal residents of Portland, South Portland, Westbrook, Falmouth, Scarborough or Cape Elizabeth.
  • Scholarship amount: Scholarships are provided under the terms of the Last Will and Testament of Harlan B. Higgins of South Portland in memory of his son, Kenneth Jordan Higgins. Scholarships awarded vary by the needs of the applicants, number of applications received, and the financial resources available to the Scholarship Committee.
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Following receipt of all completed application forms and supporting documents, the Scholarship Committee will review the applications and invite final candidates to a personal interview with the Committee at the end of May.
  • Application process:

    An application form may be obtained in two ways: (1) from Guidance Counselors at the following schools - Cape Elizabeth High School, Casco Bay High School, Catherine McAuley High School, Cheverus High School, Corner Stone Baptist Academy, Deering High School, Falmouth High School, Grace Baptist Church School, Greater Portland Christian school, Portland High School, South Portland High School, Scarborough High School, Waynflete School, Westbrook High School; or (2) from the United Way of Greater Portland, One Canal Plaza, Suite 300, Portland, ME 04101.

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? Any time.
  • What is the application deadline? TBD

Lamey-Wellehan Maine Difference Scholarship

Returning to School, Enrolled in College, High School, Nonspecific to course of study
  • Who is Eligible to apply? A Maine student who will be attending a Maine college or university, with both the commitment and ability to have a positive impact on Maine's economy and/or environment. The student may be in high school, or in the first year after graduation.
  • Scholarship amount: $1000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study
  • How are the scholarships awarded? All submitted information is reviewed by a key group from the Lamey-Wellehan team.
  • Application process:

    Applications may be obtained from the LWshoes.com website, or sent by mail or e-mail after request.

     

    All applications must be submitted before May 30. Once applications are submitted by the applicant, the application, school records and letters of recommendation are carefully evaluated. 

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? Applications accepted from February 1 to May 30.
  • What is the application deadline? May 30

Lawrence Alan Spiegel Remembrance Scholarship The Holocaust Human Rights Center of Maine

High School, Nonspecific to course of study
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Any high school senior, or home schooled senior, who is a resident of Maine and who has been accepted at any accredited college, university or technical school that is Title IV eligible.
  • Scholarship amount: $1,000
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Students must write an essay, which is read by a panel of judges. The scholarship is not renewable.
  • Application process:

    (If requesting by mail, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed, #10 envelope) Applications available from: Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, Michael Klahr Center, Lawrence Alan Spiegel Remembrance Scholarship, University of Maine at Augusta, 46 University Drive, Augusta, ME 04330, or online by clicking here. E-mail: infohhrc@maine.edu URL: http://hhrc.uma.edu/

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? On or after January 1 of the award year.
  • What is the application deadline? March 31 of the award year.

Liberty Graphics Art Scholarship - Art and our Natural Environment

High School, Fine and performing arts, Graphic arts
  • Who is Eligible to apply? The applicant must be a high school senior who is a legal resident of the State of Maine.
  • Scholarship amount: $1,000
  • How are the scholarships awarded? A juried art contest. Student must submit original work in traditional two-dimensional media. Art will be returned by the first week in May.
  • Application process:

    Art submission entry forms are available from your local high school art teacher or online via our FAQ page at www.lgtees.com. You can also contact the Scholarship Coordinator, Liberty Graphics, P.O. Box 5, Liberty, Maine 04949.  Multiple submissions are allowed.  Attach an entry form to each.  

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? On or after February 10 of the award year.
  • What is the application deadline? Postmark by the third Monday in March of the award year.

Lou Fontana Scholarship Fund

Returning to School, Enrolled in College, High School, Open to postgrads, Education, Other
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Undergraduate and graduate students from the University of Maine System who are matriculating toward a degree in teaching Special Education, preferably in the area of Severe Disabilities. Preference may be given to applicants following a non-traditional path to the profession.
  • Scholarship amount: $750
  • How are the scholarships awarded? The following will be considered: GPA, work experience with people with disabilities (paid and/or volunteer), resume, and "statement of commitment" to working with students with disabilities.
  • Application process:

    The application is available online at www.madsec.org. Completed application folders (application and required materials) must be sent to MADSEC, 50 Industrial Drive, Augusta, ME  04330 by March 3, 2015 to be considered for academic year 2014-2015 funding. Applicants will be reviewed by the Selection Committee and notified of decisions by April 4, 2015.

  • What is the application deadline? Applications must be received by March 3 of the award year.

MAEA Senior Art Scholarship

High School, Fine and performing arts, Graphic arts
  • Who is Eligible to apply? 1. A high school senior attending a school in Maine 2. Currently enrolled in a visual arts class 3. Nominated by a teacher who is a current member of the Maine Art Education Association 4. Pursuing a degree in Fine Arts or Design fields
  • Scholarship amount: $1,500 - non-renewable
  • How are the scholarships awarded? It will be awarded directly to the student upon receipt of proof of the successful completion of the first semester of post-secondary school. The scholarship shall be forfeited if the above criteria are not met within the first year after graduating from his or her Maine High School.
  • Application process:

    The full application and process can be found at: http://www.mainearted.org/MAEA/Recognitions.html (bottom of the page)
     
    The application must be downloaded and completed. The student must also include ten images of personal work (at least two from observation), an artist statement that addresses the student's artwork and why s/he wishes to pursue a degree in art, and a letter of recommendation from her/his nominator (a current MAEA member).

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? February
  • What is the application deadline? Application materials should be emailed to: holly_houston@yarmouthschools.org no later than May 1st (with MAEA Scholarship in the subject line).

Maine 4-H Foundation Post Secondary Scholarships

High School, Nonspecific to course of study
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Qualified candidates must be: 1) a current member of 4-H who currently active in 4-H activities; and 2) a graduating senior or an individual who has graduated from high school but has delayed post-secondary school for no more than one year.
  • Scholarship amount: $1,000
  • How are the scholarships awarded? A committee of the 4-H Foundation reviews applications and selects recipients. Awards to graduating high school seniors are based primarily on academic achievement and 4-H activities. The scholarships are not renewable.
  • Application process:

    High school applicants must submit an application, a high school transcript, essay "How has 4-H shaped my life" and 4-H resume, and a letter of recommendation from a 4-H leader or educator.

     

    Applications may be downloaded from the Maine 4-H Foundation webpageApplications are also available from high school Guidance Offices, county extension offices, and:

     

    Maine 4-H Foundation

    University of Maine

    5717 Corbett Hall, Room 310

    Orono, Maine 04469-5717

     

    Tel: (207) 353-5550

    Fax: (207) 581-3212

     

     

    NOTE: There is one application for 5 different scholarships.

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? On or after December 1 of the award year.
  • What is the application deadline? Completed application must be received by March 4 of the award year.

Maine Association of Agricultural Fairs Scholarship

High School, Agriculture
  • Who is Eligible to apply? The Maine Association of Agricultural Fairs (MAAF) will be granting at least two (2) $1000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors to give recognition and financial assistance to the recipient in their quest in pursuing a post-secondary education in an Agricultural related field.
  • Scholarship amount: $1,000
  • How are the scholarships awarded? The MAAF scholarship committee will choose the recipients of these scholarships. The committee will make a decision based on the information provided on the application. The recipients will be announced in June. The monetary awards will be given after successful completion of the first semester of post-secondary education and proof of enrollment in a second semester.
  • Application process:

    Please provide the Scholarship Committee with the following information:

    1. Briefly describe your post-secondary educational plans.
    2. List all School, Community and Work Activities.
    3. Briefly describe your connection or affiliation with a Maine Agricultural Fair.

    Attach your answers to the application cover page and send to:

    MAAF Scholarship Application

    Maine Assoc. of Agricultural Fairs

    PO Box 786, Augusta, Maine 04332-0786

     

    For more information, contact:

    Hope Ricker

    207-582-4969

    hersec96@aol.com

     

  • What is the application deadline? 4/30/2015

Maine Business & Prof. Women's Club - Career Advancement Scholarship

Returning to School, Nonspecific to course of study
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Woman at least 30 years of age who is enrolled in or returning to an accredited college or training program of study, either full time or part time. Applicants must be Maine residents and state financial need.
  • Scholarship amount: $1,200
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Awarded for full-time or part-time programs of study, may cover academic or vocational/paraprofessional business training. The scholarship payment will be made directly to the school upon notification of the student’s enrollment. Recipients will be submitted to the BPW State Federation for consideration of additional scholarships.
  • Application process:

    Use only the new forms linked to the BPW Maine Futurama Foundation page: bpwmefoundation.org/scholarshipsDo not use old forms. The correct forms have the foundation logo on them.

     

    You should download both the scholarship application and instructions. All incomplete applications will be discarded. Forward your completed application and required materials to the BPW listed below, which is closest to your home area for consideration. 

     

    Local Organizations:

     

    Waterville

    Attn: Myra Chaloult

    35 South Gage Road

    Oakland, ME 04963

     

    Ellsworth (DownEast BPW)

    Attn: Jeri White

    343 Shore Road

    Ellsworth, ME 04605

     

    Caribou

    Attn: Nancy Solman

    PO Box 1188

    Caribou, ME 04736

     

    Fort Kent

    Attn: Venette King

    22 Page Street

    Fort Kent, ME 04743

     

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? After January 1.
  • What is the application deadline? April 13

Maine Business & Prof. Women's Club - Futurama Continuing Education Scholarship

Enrolled in College, Nonspecific to course of study
  • Who is Eligible to apply? This $1,200 scholarship is offered to women now enrolled in college. Applicants must be Maine residents.
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Applicants should be sure to state their financial needs.
  • Application process:

    Use only the new forms linked to the BPW Maine Futurama Foundation page: bpwmefoundation.org/scholarships. Do not use old forms. The correct forms have the foundation logo on them.

     

    You should download both the scholarship application and instructions. All incomplete applications will be discarded. Forward your completed application and required materials to the BPW listed below, which is closest to your home area for consideration. 

     

    Local Organizations:

     

    Waterville

    Attn: Myra Chaloult

    35 South Gage Road

    Oakland, ME 04963

     

    Ellsworth (DownEast BPW)

    Attn: Jeri White

    343 Shore Road

    Ellsworth, ME 04605

     

    Caribou

    Attn: Nancy Solman

    PO Box 1188

    Caribou, ME 04736

     

    Fort Kent

    Attn: Venette King

    22 Page Street

    Fort Kent, ME 04743

     

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? After January 1.
  • What is the application deadline? April 13

Maine Business & Prof. Women's Club – Jean Hammond Memorial Scholarship

Returning to School, High School, Communications (journalism, advertising, etc.), Nonspecific to course of study
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Maine resident women with demonstrated financial need in their first year of study working toward an undergraduate degree or certification on at least a half-time basis. May be recent high school graduates or career person intent on continuing her education.
  • Scholarship amount: $1,200
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Awarded for the first year of post-secondary study. The scholarship payment will be made directly to the school to be applied to the second academic term, upon notification of the student’s enrollment during that term. Applicants should be sure to state their financial needs. Primary Consideration will be given to those with dedicated school and/or community involvement in order to honor Jeanne’s life and accomplishments. Secondary preference will be given to those women seeking a journalism
  • Application process:

    Use only the new forms linked to the BPW Maine Futurama Foundation page: bpwmefoundation.org/scholarships. Do not use old forms. The correct forms have the foundation logo on them.

     

    You should download both the scholarship application and instructions. All incomplete applications will be discarded. Forward your completed application and required materials to the BPW listed below, which is closest to your home area for consideration. 

     

    Local Organizations:

     

    Waterville 

    Attn: Myra Chaloult

    35 South Gage Road

    Oakland, ME 04963

     

    Ellsworth (DownEast BPW)

    Attn: Jeri White

    343 Shore Road

    Ellsworth, ME 04605

     

    Caribou

    Attn: Nancy Solman

    PO Box 1188

    Caribou, ME 04736

     

    Fort Kent

    Attn: Venette King

    22 Page Street

    Fort Kent, ME 04743

     

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? After January 1.
  • What is the application deadline? April 13

Maine Business & Prof. Women's Club - Lemieux Youth Scholarship

Enrolled in College, High School, Nonspecific to course of study
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Women enrolled in their first year of post-secondary study at an accredited college or training program of more than one year in length. Applicants must be Maine residents and state financial need.
  • Scholarship amount: $1,200
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Applicants should be sure to state their financial needs.
  • Application process:

    Use only the new forms linked to the BPW Maine Futurama Foundation page: bpwmefoundation.org/scholarships. Do not use old forms. The correct forms have the foundation logo on them.

     

    You should download both the scholarship application and instructions. All incomplete applications will be discarded. Forward your completed application and required materials to the BPW listed below, which is closest to your home area for consideration. 

     

    Local Organizations:

     

    Waterville

    Attn: Myra Chaloult

    35 South Gage Road

    Oakland, ME 04963

     

    Ellsworth (DownEast BPW)

    Attn: Jeri White

    343 Shore Road

    Ellsworth, ME 04605

     

    Caribou

    Attn: Nancy Solman

    PO Box 1188

    Caribou, ME 04736

     

    Fort Kent

    Attn: Venette King

    22 Page Street

    Fort Kent, ME 04743

     

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? After January 1.
  • What is the application deadline? April 13

Maine Campground Owners Association Scholarship

Returning to School, Enrolled in College, Other
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Scholarships are for Maine students studying for a career in outdoor recreation.
  • Scholarship amount: $500
  • How are the scholarships awarded? The scholarship is based on financial need, academic criteria, employment, and extracurricular activities. Students must have completed at least one year of study in a program leading to a career in outdoor recreation. Grade point average must be at least 2.5. The scholarship is renewable by reapplying and is awarded in April of each year.
  • Application process:

    Applications are available from: Maine Campground Owners Association 10 Falcon Road, Suite 1 Lewiston, Maine 04240 Tel: (207) 782-5874 Fax: (207) 782-4497 E-mail:  mailto:info@campmaine.com URL: www.campmaine.com

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? On or after January 1 of the award year.
  • What is the application deadline? Completed application must be received by April 1 of the award year.

Maine Community Foundation's Scholarship Program

Returning to School, Enrolled in College, High School, Open to postgrads, Other
  • Who is Eligible to apply? The Maine Community Foundation is one of the largest sources of scholarship support in the State of Maine. We have over 400 funds that benefit Maine residents.
  • Scholarship amount: Scholarship funds are available for students of all ages attending secondary, post-secondary and graduate education programs. We also have several scholarships that are for individuals to attend aspirational or non-traditional programs.
  • Application process:

    Please note that each scholarship has its own application requirements, review process, and application deadline and that many scholarships are limited to residents of specific counties or graduates of specific high schools. Some applications must use our online application. Please visit our website to determine what scholarships you would be eligible to apply for. Scholarships are arranged according to the geographic areas from which applicants may apply. Our online application system is also linked from this website. Visit us at: URL: www.mainecf.org or call toll free at (877) 700-6800.

  • What is the application deadline? Maine Community Foundation scholarship deadlines are typically March-June.

Maine Innkeepers Association (MIA)

Returning to School, Enrolled in College, High School, Personal and miscellaneous services (cosmetology, culinary arts, massage, etc.)
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Maine students currently enrolled in or have graduated from an accredited high school, post-secondary students, or children of employees of the Maine Innkeepers Association member properties, including allied members. Preference will be given to applicants who are employees or family members of active or allied member properties.
  • Scholarship amount: Awards range from $500 to $2,500. While awards are not automatically renewable, students may apply for an award more than once.
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Awards are made based on scholastic record, financial need, employment history, extracurricular activities, and desire for a career in the hotel or foodservice industry. This scholarship is provided for one time use only. No continued scholarship support for the student is stated or implied. Applications should be submitted by the student annually, if appropriate. The scholarship may be used for tuition and/or room & board. It will be issued jointly to the institution and the student.
  • Application process:

    Maine residents applying for a scholarship must submit an official high school transcript, three letters of reference:  current school teacher, current place of employment (preferably hospitality), personal reference, plus a typed, double-spaced letter of not more than 500 words describing career goals, why you feel qualified for this scholarship, anything further you wish to share with the Scholarship Committee, and explain your connection, if any, to the Maine Innkeepers Association.

     

    Applications may be downloaded from the Maine Innkeepers Association website maineinns.com/ScholarshipApplication and are available from high school guidance offices, institutions of higher education, and active-allied members of the MIA.  

     

    Note: Incomplete applications will be rejected.

     

    Submit applications to:

    Scholarship Chair

    Maine Innkeepers Education Foundation

    45 Melville Street, Augusta, ME 04330

     

    Recipients will be notified of their application status by May 10, 2015.

     

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? Early entries accepted.
  • What is the application deadline? Postmarked on or before April 10, 2015.

Maine Legislative Memorial Scholarship Fund

Returning to School, Enrolled in College, High School, Nonspecific to course of study
  • Who is Eligible to apply? The Maine Legislature annually recognizes one student from each county who is currently or planning to pursue their 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.
  • Scholarship amount: $1,000; one per county; 16 total.
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Awards are made on the basis of: Academic excellence demonstrated by the content of the applicant's transcript and GPA; the applicant's activities, including employment and contributions to community; financial need demonstrated by the applicant's Student Aid Report (SAR); two letters of recommendation and an essay of 300 words or less from the applicant explaining his or her educational goals and intentions.
  • Application process:

    Applications are available online at: mesfoundation.org. Applicants may direct any questions concerning the scholarship to MES by calling 1-800-922-6352.

     

     

    Scholarships may be deferred for one year if this is to the student’s financial advantage.

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? On or after January 1 of the award year.
  • What is the application deadline? Typically early April. Refer to the MES website on or after January 1 of the award year at www.mesfoundation.org.

Maine Machine Products Company Scholarship for Machine Tool Technology at CMCC

Returning to School, Enrolled in College, High School, Vocational/technical (construction, mechanical, transportation, etc.)
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Any student or applicant who has been accepted into the Machine Tool Program at Central Maine Community College in Auburn, Maine. For more information visit www.mmpco.com
  • Scholarship amount: The scholarship will cover tuition, books and lab fees for the full program.
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Scholarships are awarded based upon acceptance and attendance at Central Maine Community College in the Machine Tool Program and a completed application including a high school transcript. Award recipient must agree to a work study program at Maine Machine Products Company during the two-year program and accept a position with Maine Machine Products Company for at least eighteen months following graduation. While at CMCC the recipient must maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.67 (B-).
  • Application process:

    Applications available from: Susan Hussey Human Resources Maine Machine Products Company P.O. Box 260 So. Paris, Maine 04281 Tel: (207) 743-6344 Fax: (207) 743-6346 E-Mail: shussey@mmpco.com

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? February 1st of the award year
  • What is the application deadline? Completed applications must be postmarked by April 15th of the award year, or call to make other arrangements.

Maine Metal Products Association Education Fund

Returning to School, Enrolled in College, High School, Engineering, Other
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Maine resident who has applied for fall enrollment into a precision machining technology, manufacturing technology, welding, engineering program or other related programs at a Maine college/university.
  • Scholarship amount: Scholarship amount varies with maximum awards up to $2,000.
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Scholarships are awarded based on the following factors: personal qualifications of positive attitude, self-motivated initiative, seriousness of intent and overall impression; proven aptitude or demonstrated ability in precision machining technology, manufacturing technology or engineering; high school and post secondary records - scholastic and extracurricular.
  • Application process:

    Application may be obtained from the MES Foundation website: mesfoundation.org. Completed application and materials must be submitted to the MES Foundation. 

     

    Click here for more information.

     

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? After January 1 of the award year.
  • What is the application deadline? Refer to the MES Foundation website on or after January 1 of the award year.

Maine Public Relations Council Scholarship

Enrolled in College, Communications (journalism, advertising, etc.)
  • Who is Eligible to apply? College students (freshmen, sophomores or juniors) attending an accredited Maine college or university and majoring in public relations, broadcasting, journalism, marketing or advertising. Students must hold at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA in major subjects at the time of application.
  • Scholarship amount: $1,000
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Applications are judged by a panel of MPRC members. Essays will be rated based on the following criteria: professional goals and aspirations; financial need; work/volunteer experience in the communications field; grammar and punctuation; and persuasive writing techniques. The MPRC Scholarship(s) will be awarded by December 22, 2014.
  • Application process:

    To download an application, or for more information, visit www.meprcouncil.org or contact Cynthia Faulkner at mprcscholarship@gmail.com. In addition to completing the application, the submission requires two faculty references, two faculty letters of recommendations and an essay of no more than 500 words. 

     

     

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? Applications are being accepted from Monday, October 20, 2014 through Friday, December 5, 2014.
  • What is the application deadline? December 5, 2014.

Maine Roads Scholarship Program

Returning to School, Enrolled in College, High School, Open to postgrads, Education
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Applicant must be a resident of Maine working in the early care and education field. They must enroll or become enrolled in a CDA, certificate program (081 or 282), an associate's, bachelor's, master's or doctoral program in early childhood education or a related field at a Maine college.
  • Scholarship amount: varies due to funding.
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Scholarship applications are reviewed by the Maine Roads to Quality Scholarship Award Committee. Awards are based on work experience, goal statements, and any special circumstances regarding need for scholarship and financial status.
  • Application process:

    Applications are available through: Maine Roads to Quality, University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service, PO Box 9300, Portland, Maine 04104  Tel: (888)900-0055 www.muskie.usm.maine.edu/maineroads

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? Applications taken ongoing
  • What is the application deadline? July 1, 2014 & November 1, 2014 for 2014-2015 Academic year

Maine Rural Rehabilitation Fund Scholarship

Returning to School, Enrolled in College, High School, Open to postgrads, Agriculture, Other
  • Who is Eligible to apply? The scholarship is available to Maine residents enrolled in a full-time program for agricultural education at university, college or vocational school. Agricultural education includes programs in agricultural business, sustainable agriculture, agricultural engineering, animal science, plant science or soil science, but may include other programs. Two-year, four-year and advanced degree programs may be funded. Eligible students must be enrolled full-time at an institution of higher education, including vocational schools, and must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.7 or greater for the current semester or quarter.
  • Scholarship amount: Varies
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Selection is based on academic performance in high school and college (if a student is applying as a college student), financial need.
  • Application process:

    The application requests personal information, an autobiography, and student financial aid information, which must be provided by the school financial aid office. Applications are available from high school Guidance Offices, colleges, universities, or by writing to:

     

    Maine Rural Rehabilitation Fund Scholarship Selection Committee

    28 State House Station

    Augusta, Maine 04333-0028

    Tel: (207) 287-7628

    E-mail: melissa.a.hall@maine.gov

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? On or after January 1 of the award year.
  • What is the application deadline? Completed application must be postmarked by April 15, 2013.

Maine School Food Service Association (MSFSA) Continuing Education Scholarship

Returning to School, Enrolled in College, High School, Health professions (except nursing)
  • Who is Eligible to apply? High school & college students, school foodservice workers, pursuing a nutrition, food management, or culinary major.
  • Scholarship amount: $150 - $500 Changes annually.
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Team evaluates the applications.
  • Application process:

    Applications are available from high school guidance counselors or from the Maine School Foodservice Association website www.mainesfsa.org.

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? March 1
  • What is the application deadline? Completed application must be received by May 1 of the award year.

The Maine State Chamber of Commerce Scholarship

Returning to School, Enrolled in College, High School, Business management and administrative services (marketing, management, bookkeeping, accounting, etc.)
  • Who is Eligible to apply? The Maine State Chamber of Commerce Scholarship program recognizes two Maine high school seniors planning to pursue education at a two or four year degree-granting college. Preference may be given to a student attending a Maine college. One scholarship is for a student pursuing an Associates Degree in a technical program and one scholarship is for a student pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in a business related area. One scholarship is given to an adult learner planning to pursue an education at a two year degree granting college. Preference may be given to a student attending a Maine college seeking a degree in a business or education related field.
  • Scholarship amount: $1,500
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Awards are based on academic excellence, activities, contribution to the community, financial need, letters of recommendation from school and an essay.
  • Application process:

    Applications are available online at: mesfoundation.org. Applicants may direct questions regarding the scholarship to Maine Education Service by calling (800) 922-6352.

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? On or after January 1 of the award year.
  • What is the application deadline? Refer to the MES website on or after January 1 of the award year at www.mesfoundation.org.

Maine State Credit Union Scholarship

High School, Nonspecific to course of study
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Students must be a primary member of the Maine State Credit Union and must be pursuing post secondary education.
  • Scholarship amount: $1,000
  • How are the scholarships awarded? This scholarship will be awarded to twenty graduating high school students. Recipients will be notified by phone.
  • Application process:

    Applicants must submit a completed scholarship application, essay and letter of recommendation. Applications are available online at www.mainestatecu.org or by calling 800-540-8707.

  • What is the application deadline? Application and corresponding material must be submitted together and received in any Maine State Credit Union branch no later than the deadline.

Maine State Employees Association

High School, Nonspecific to course of study
  • Who is Eligible to apply? High school senior attending college for the first time as a freshman who are dependents of dues paying members of the Maine State Employees Association or who are members themselves attending college full or part-time. Criteria for awarding scholarships is based on financial need, scholastic ability, leadership, service to others and character.
  • Scholarship amount: 3 - $500 to MSEA members; 4 - $1000 to $1,500 to dependents of dues paying members, 3 - $750 to Maine Community College students.
  • How are the scholarships awarded? A Committee of MSEA members is appointed each year to screen applications and make awards based on financial need, scholastic ability, leadership, service to others and character.
  • Application process:

    FULL-TIME ENROLLMENT: Four (4) scholarships will be awarded as follows: The Richard McDonough Scholarship in the amount of $1,500, the Dr. Howard L. Bowen Scholarship in the amount of $1,000, the Murray L. Brown Scholarship in the amount of $1,000, and the George A. Davala Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. Additionally, one Maine Community College Scholarship (MCCS) in the amount of $750 will be awarded in each of the three (3) MSEA Areas to a student attending a Maine Community College provided there is an applicant. If there is no applicant from an Area, that scholarship may be awarded to a qualified applicant from another Area. The MCCS applicants will first be considered along with the other applicants for the four (4) scholarships mentioned above. If not selected to receive one of these scholarships, they will then be considered for the MCCS Scholarship. 

     

    PART-TIME ENROLLMENT: Three (3) $500 scholarships for MSEA/SEIU members enrolled in part-time (or full-time) educational programs. (One $500 scholarship will be awarded to a member in each of the three MSEA Areas.) Applications for the three Area part-time annual scholarships will be considered only from MSEA members who are furthering their education either on a part-time basis while employed OR on a full time basis after obtaining an educational leave of absence. Also members working to maintain certification and/or licensing in their field.

     

    Applications are available from: Maine State Employees Association - SEIU, Local 1989 website mseaseiu.org, 65 State Street PO Box 1072 Augusta, Maine 04332-1072, Tel: (207) 622-3151, Fax: (207) 623-4916, E-Mail: mseaseiu@mseaseiu.org.

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? On or after February 1 of the award year.
  • What is the application deadline? Application deadline is mid-April each year (date varies). Must be at MSEA-SEIU Local 1989 by the deadline date.

Maine State Golf Association Scholarship

Returning to School, Enrolled in College, High School, Nonspecific to course of study
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Candidate must have an active interest in golf; have need for financial assistance to attend college; be a graduate or a prospective graduate from an accredited high school; be a legal resident of Maine; and be outstanding in character, integrity, and leadership as shown by participation in extracurricular, civic, and/or community activities.
  • Scholarship amount: $1500 for one academic year of undergraduate study to a maximum of $6000 for four consecutive academic years of undergraduate study
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Maine State Golf Association (MSGA) Scholarship Committee reviews applications and selects recipients. Awarded to approximately 12 new recipients per year. Scholarship is renewable for students who maintain scholarship academic progress standards.
  • Application process:

    Application is available on the Maine State Golf Association website www.mesga.org under Applications & Forms/Scholarship.  Application in its entirety must be submitted to: Maine State Golf Association, 58 Val Halla Rd., Cumberland, ME 04021.

  • What is the application deadline? All application materials must be submitted by April 1, 2013.

The Maine State Society of Washington, D.C. Foundation, Inc.

Enrolled in College, Nonspecific to course of study
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Maine residents who are under 25 years of age, already enrolled in a Maine college, have completed at least one year of college and have a GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Scholarship amount: $1,000
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Applicant must demonstrate depth of character, leadership, patriotism, seriousness of purpose, service orientation and high academic achievement.
  • Application process:

    Essay, work sample and transcript. Recipient must attend college in Maine. Applications available after January 1 from: www.mainestatesociety.org, or: Maine State Society Foundation 3508 Wilson Street Fairfax, VA 22030 (Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your request.)

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? January 1st of the award year.
  • What is the application deadline? Completed applications must be Postmarked by April 1st of the award year.

MaineGeneral Health Scholarship

Returning to School, High School, Health professions (except nursing), Nursing
  • Who is Eligible to apply? High school seniors or adults that are residents of the Kennebec Valley area serviced by MaineGeneral Medical Center. Awarded to persons pursuing a direct-service health care degreee for a profession currently practiced at MGH.
  • Scholarship amount: Scholarships are typically around $500.
  • How are the scholarships awarded? The scholarships are based on financial need, academic achievement and community service.
  • Application process:

    Applications can be requested by calling MaineGeneral's Office of Philanthropy at 626-1809 or by emailing philanthropy@mainegeneral.org.

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? Applications are available in mid-February.
  • What is the application deadline? Completed application must be received by 2nd Wednesday in April of the award year.

Mainely Character Scholarship

Returning to School, High School, Nonspecific to course of study
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Student must be a Maine resident. High school seniors, or anyone who has received a high school diploma and is entering the first year of postsecondary education, are eligible.
  • Scholarship amount: $5,000
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Awarded based on character through an assessment process including a written essay, which demonstrates the four principles of Courage, Integrity, Responsibility, and Concern. A personal interview is also required. The scholarship is not renewable.
  • Application process:

    http://mainelycharacter.org/

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? After January 1 of the award year.
  • What is the application deadline? March 1 of the award year.

MMG Insurance Company Scholarship

High School, Nonspecific to course of study
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Must be a graduating senior from Presque Isle High School.
  • Scholarship amount: Two $1,000 scholarships awarded annually.
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Scholarships awarded based on academic achievement, extracurricular and community involvement and financial need. It is non-renewable.
  • Application process:

    Applications available from the Presque Isle High School Guidance Office.

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? As determined by the guidance office
  • What is the application deadline? As determined by the guidance office

Montello-Sawyer Memorial Scholarship

Returning to School, Enrolled in College, High School, Other
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Any Maine student who plans to attend an accredited, post-secondary educational program and is a member of the appraisal institute or whose parent or legal guardian is a member of the Maine chapter of the appraisal institute may apply.
  • Scholarship amount: $500
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Awards based on academic excellence & financial need. Applicants must submit a one page letter on why they would like to be considered for this scholarship as well as evidence of academic achievement. Applications will be reviewed and the final applicant selected by the Scholarship Committee of the Maine Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. The members of that committee will be the Past Chapter President, the Chair of the Education Committee and one member of the Sawyer Family.
  • Application process:

    Applications are available from: Maine Chapter of the Appraisal Institute 18 Vannah Avenue, Portland, Maine 04103, Tel/Fax: (207) 772-8989, email: info@maineai.com and on-line at www.maineai.com. Mail completed applications to; Maine Chapter of the Appraisal Institute, 18 Vannah Avenue, Portland, Maine 04103.

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? Any time throughout the year.
  • What is the application deadline? Completed application for each annual scholarship award must be received by June 1 of the award year.

Native American Waiver and Scholarship Program

Returning to School, Enrolled in College, High School, Nonspecific to course of study
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Students who are on the tribal census of a federally recognized North American tribe or who have a parent or grandparent on the tribal census. Some residency requirements may apply.
  • Scholarship amount: Varies - Waivers covering tuition and fees at UMaine System universities and scholarships subsidizing room and board charges at UMaine System campuses which provide housing.
  • Application process:

    Native American Scholarship Program applications may be obtained from: Wabanaki Center Dunn Hall University of Maine Orono, Maine 04469 or: Financial Aid Office of the University of Maine System where student has applied. or on-line at www.naps.umaine.edu

  • What is the application deadline? 11/15/2012

Nell Goff Memorial Scholarship

Returning to School, Enrolled in College, Open to postgrads, Agriculture, Biological sciences (biology, zoology, etc.), Wildlife, forestry, marine sciences, environmental studies, landscape horticulture, parks and recreation, etc.
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Legal Maine resident. Priority given to resident of St. Croix District (Hancock County and southern part of Washington County). Major in horticulture or related field. Graduate students must be enrolled for the fall semester following the award. If awaiting acceptance to grad school, notify the chairman of acceptance by April 25 to be considered, with all materials in by the March 1 deadline.
  • Scholarship amount: $1,000
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Decision by a committee of the St. Croix District of the Garden Club Federation of Maine
  • Application process:

    Download the application from the District scholarship page of the Maine Garden Club Foundation website: mainegardenclubs.org. The Scholarship Chairman must receive application form, personal letter by applicant, letters of reference, grade transcripts, list of activities no later than March 1. The winner will be notified no later than May 1 and will be invited to attend the annual spring meeting of the St. Croix District of the GCFM to receive the award. The student may reapply another year but must send in updated application. 

     

    All applications will be judged on 

    1. Aptitude in the field of horticulture

    2. Academic record

    3. Vocational interests and vocational potential

    4. Character

    5. Financial need

     

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? Any time.
  • What is the application deadline? Application received by March 1.

Next Step Maine Scholarship

Returning to School, Enrolled in College, Nonspecific to course of study
  • Who is Eligible to apply? The goal of the scholarship fund is to support and recognize working adults who are going to school while managing jobs, families, and other responsibilities. Scholarship recipients must be nominated by their Next Step Maine Employers Initiative employer and must also submit a personal statement.
  • Scholarship amount: Varies. There were as many as 20 $1,000-$2,000 scholarship awards available in 2014.
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Applications received by 4pm on April 14 will be considered by the Scholarship Committee. Award notifications will be made in May.
  • Application process:

    The employee must have been on staff for a minimum of one year at the time of application. The employee must be enrolled in or accepted into a degree program at an accredited institution. Scholarship funds can be applied to costs related to a bachelor’s or associate’s degree, but will not be awarded for advanced degrees. We will consider scholarship applications for employees enrolled in certificate programs as well. Scholarships will be considered for part-time or full-time employees. The employee must have no felony convictions. Scholarships will be considered for previous scholarship winners, so you may nominate a previous winner person if you choose. A new complete application is required. We will not grant scholarships to employees whose employers are already paying 100% tuition assistance. 

     

    The nominating employer must be a member of the Maine Employers’ Initiative (MEI). If you do not appear on this list on our website, you are not a member: mdf.org/mei_employers.php. Applications received from non-MEI employers will not be eligible. If you are not already an MEI member employer, you must complete two steps to join: the survey and commitment letter. It’s free and easy. To join, please go to mdf.org. Scholarship recipients must be nominated by their Next Step Employer and must also submit a personal statement. All scholarship checks will be made out directly to the educational institution in which the student is enrolled. Scholarship recipients must agree to be featured on the Next Step website with a video clip testimonial (nextstepmaine.org) or a photo and written testimonial.

     

    Next Step Maine is a program of the Maine Development Foundation. for application information visit https://mdf.wufoo.com/forms/z1wrjagg19re4xg/.

     

     

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? December
  • What is the application deadline? Applications received by 4 pm on April 14 will be considered by the Scholarship Committee. Award notifications will be made in May.

OMNE/Nursing Leaders of Maine Scholarship

Returning to School, Enrolled in College, High School, Open to postgrads, Nursing
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Any Maine individual enrolled in a Maine accredited nursing bachelors degree or a higher program.
  • Scholarship amount: Approximately $500.
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Scholarships are awarded annually by OMNE/Nursing Leaders of Maine to promote the development of professional nursing in the State of Maine. A committee established by OMNE/Nursing Leaders reviews and ranks each application, based on academic achievement and letters of recommendation.
  • Application process:

    Applications are available through OMNE Nursing Leaders approved schools of nursing with registered nursing programs. Applications are available through OMNE/Nursing Leaders by contacting the Scholarship Committee Chairperson or through the OMNE website: www.omne.org

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? On or after January 1 of the award year.
  • What is the application deadline? Completed application must be received by May 1 of the award year.

The Osher Scholarships

  • What is the application deadline? 4/10/2012

Available scholarships are as follows:

Bernard Osher Scholarship

Returning to School, Enrolled in College, High School, Liberal arts
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Each Maine community college has its own process for awarding the scholarship, including eligibility requirements and applicable program(s).
  • Scholarship amount: Up to $1,000
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Varies by college.
  • Application process:

    Applications are available through any of the seven Maine community colleges. For links to each community college visit www.mccs.me.edu.

  • What is the application deadline? 7/1/2015

Osher Scholarship for Associate in Arts Students

Returning to School, High School, Liberal arts
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Applicant must be a Maine resident, must have accumulated no more than 24 college credits at other institutions, and qualify for and be accepted into the Associate in Arts program.
  • Scholarship amount: Two free courses, a value of $408 (books and fees are not covered).
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Eligible students will be identified during the admissions process, and awarded the scholarship upon their formal acceptance on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Application process:

    Applications are available through any of the seven Maine community colleges. For more information visit http://www.mccs.me.edu/.

  • What is the application deadline? 7/1/2015

Past National President Frances Booth Medical Scholarship

Returning to School, Enrolled in College, High School, Health professions (except nursing), Nursing
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Must be a son, daughter, grandson, granddaughter, stepchild, or a foster child of a current year member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars or its Ladies Auxiliary of Maine. If family member, must be a resident of Maine but may attend the school or vocational school of their choice. Student must be enrolled at a two-year or four-year school in the medical profession.
  • Scholarship amount: $1,000
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Scholarship is awarded to college of students choice. Scholarship is renewable by reapplying.
  • Application process:

    Applications are available through: Sheila Webber P.O. Box 493 Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064 Tel: (207) 934-2405 Email: swebber2@maine.rr.com

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? After the beginning of the fall semester.
  • What is the application deadline? Completed application must be received by March 31 of the award year.

Patriot Education Scholarship

Enrolled in College, Business management and administrative services (marketing, management, bookkeeping, accounting, etc.)
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Eligible students are graduates of a Maine high school who are currently enrolled in a college or university in Maine pursuing a degree in business as a full- or part-time student. Part-time students must be carrying a minimum of nine credit hours to apply. Preference is given to applicants who have a demonstrated interest in personal and commercial insurance professions.
  • Scholarship amount: Typically a minimum of $5,000 per recipient
  • Application process:

    Please visit at URL: http://www.mainecf.org/statewidescholars.aspx for further information. You may apply directly at: https://www.gdg.do/prod1/portal/portal.jsp?c=2370087&p=2389867&g=4106158

  • What is the application deadline? Midnight, June 1

Penobscot Nation Scholarship

Returning to School, Enrolled in College, High School, Nonspecific to course of study
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Members of the Penobscot Nation enrolled in a degree-granting program.
  • Scholarship amount: Varies
  • How are the scholarships awarded? The awards are based on financial need. This scholarship is renewable by reapplying.
  • Application process:

    Applications are available from: Mark Sanborn Director of Education & Career Services Penobscot Nation 12 Wabanaki Way Indian Island, Maine 04468 Tel: (207) 827-7776 Fax: (207) 817-7369

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? On or after March 1.
  • What is the application deadline? The completed application must be postmarked by June 15, for the fall semester. The completed application must be postmarked by November 15, for the spring semester.

Portland Players' Joseph Thomas Memorial Scholarship

Returning to School, Enrolled in College, High School, Open to postgrads, Fine and performing arts
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Persons who a distinquished themselves as outstanding "players" either on-stage or backstage, and who plan to pursue that interest on the college level.
  • Scholarship amount: There my be one scholarship or as many as four, depending upon the amount we have been able to dedicate over the past season. We reserve the right to change the amount (not less than $500) and the number of winning applicants.
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Students must submit a written essay (500 words or less). Awards are based on merit and selection is made by a committee. If the student is a singer, we require a sample tape; if an actor, a tape of a monologue; if technical, committee will interview.
  • Application process:

    Applications are available from:

    Betty Longbottom, Chair

    Joseph D. Thomas Scholarship Committee

    The Portland Players

    35 Hunnewell Road Scarborough, ME  04074

     

  • What is the application deadline? April 15 of the award year.

Portland Rossini Club Scholarships

Returning to School, Enrolled in College, High School, Open to postgrads, Fine and performing arts
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Scholarship competition for College Music Majors in three categories – instrumental, piano, and vocal. Open to Maine residents (ages 17 to 25) who are registered as music majors at an accredited music school, college, or university. Previous first place winners of the scholarships may not apply.
  • Scholarship amount: Scholarship amount: Three scholarships of $1,200 to $3,600 each.
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Applicants will perform selections from at least two contrasting musical periods for a total of ten to fifteen minutes. Vocalists must perform entirely by memory; pianists and instrumentalists must perform at least one selection from memory. Applicants are expected to provide an original copy of the music to the judges.
  • Application process:

    Download application: www.rossiniclub.org/scholarship/how-to-apply

     

    Competitions take place in June. Time and place are determined annually.

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? January each year.
  • What is the application deadline? Set annually. Typically early May.

Available scholarships are as follows:

The Barbara C. Littlefield Scholarship

Returning to School, Enrolled in College, High School, Fine and performing arts
  • What is the application deadline? 5/17/2014

The Emily K. Rand Scholarship

Returning to School, Enrolled in College, High School, Fine and performing arts
  • What is the application deadline? 5/17/2014

The Lucia A. Wright Piano Scholarship

Returning to School, Enrolled in College, High School, Fine and performing arts
  • What is the application deadline? 5/17/2014

Richard H. and Scottie Pierce Family Scholarship

Returning to School, Enrolled in College, High School, Nonspecific to course of study
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Eligible recipient must be a Somerset county resident for a minimum of one year, who is accepted or enrolled to any two or four year accredited degree-granting college or university worldwide that is accredited by the Association of Schools and Colleges.
  • Scholarship amount: Multiple $1,000 scholarships
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Awards are made on the basis of academic excellence, contributions to community and employment, financial need, letters of recommendation and a 300 word or less essay.
  • Application process:
    • The following requirements may be completed by filling out an online application - available at www.mesfoundation.org
    • Applicant information
    • School/community activities
    • Work Experience
    • Essay (make sure to include your name on the top of the essay)
  • When can I apply for this scholarship? On or after January 1 of the award year.
  • What is the application deadline? Refer to the MES website on or after January 1, of the award year.

Richard H. Pierce Memorial Scholarship

Enrolled in College, Nonspecific to course of study
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Eligible recipients must be Maine residents, who are accepted at or enrolled in any two or four year degree-granting college or university that is accredited, both in-state or out-of-state. Eligible recipients must have successfully completed at least one year of study ( 2-year program) or two years 4-year or 5-year program) and show a strong desire to complete their degree.
  • Scholarship amount: (2) two $2,500 scholarships
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Awards are made on the basis of academic excellence, contributions to community and employment and financial need.
  • Application process:
    • The following requirements may be completed filling out an online application - available at www.mesfoundation.org
    • Applicant information
    • School/community activities
    • Work Experience
    • Essay (make sure to include your name on the top of the essay)
  • When can I apply for this scholarship? On or after January 1 of the award year.
  • What is the application deadline? Refer to the MES website on or after January 1, of the award year.

Risk Management Association (RMA) - Maine Chapter Scholarship Program

Returning to School, Enrolled in College, High School, Business management and administrative services (marketing, management, bookkeeping, accounting, etc.)
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Applicants must be a dependent of an individual employed full-time by an RMA member bank or dependent of an individual RMA associate. Applicant must be enrolled on a full-time basis at an accredited institution of higher learning. applications accepted for all undergraduate courses of study. However, special emphasis will be placed on individuals enrolled in abusiness or economic field of study.
  • Scholarship amount: $750
  • Application process:

    Applicant must fully complete the scholarship application. Applicant must provide an official college transcript of grades. In a personal statement of 500 words or less, the applicant must describe their personal goals and how their educational plans relate to them. Send request to: RMA c/o Bangor Savings Bank Two Canal Plaza, Suite 100 Portland, Maine 04101 Attention: Gary Quintiliani

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? After January 1 of the award year.
  • What is the application deadline? Applications must be postmarked no later than April 15 of the award year.

Rodney C. Harmon Memorial Scholarship

Returning to School, Enrolled in College, High School, Nonspecific to course of study
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Any Maine resident who is currently enrolled, or will enroll, full-time in an accredited postsecondary educational institution and is pursuing an associates or higher degree is eligible to apply.
  • Scholarship amount: $500
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of community service, academic achievement, financial need, other achievements of distinction, and participation in extra-curricular activities. Applicants must have achieved at least a 2.7 GPA for the semester immediately preceding the distribution of any award. Graduating high school seniors may apply for this scholarship, however they must successfully complete their first semester of postsecondary education prior to the distribution of the award. A copy of the most recent academic transcript is required.
  • Application process:

    Applications are available from: www.trademarkfcu.org

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? Any time after January 1st of the award year.
  • What is the application deadline? The application deadline will be determined annually.

Roger R. Berube Annual Scholarship Fund

Returning to School, Enrolled in College, High School, Nonspecific to course of study
  • Who is Eligible to apply? High school seniors, college students, adults who are current residents of the Lewiston Housing Authority either in Public Housing or Section 8 housing choice voucher holders.
  • Scholarship amount: 2 - $1,000 Public Housing 2 - $1,000 Section 8 Participants
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Scholarship is based on financial need and academic achievement.
  • Application process: Applications are available from high school guidance offices servicing Lisbon, Lewiston, Wales and Greene. Also from the University of Maine System and: Lewiston Housing Authority One College Street Lewiston, Maine 04240 or Lewiston Housing Authority Hillview Office 77 Rideout Avenue Lewiston, Maine 04240 Tel: (207) 783-8539 Fax: (207) 783-7101
  • When can I apply for this scholarship? On or after May 1 of the award year.
  • What is the application deadline? Completed application must be received by June 15 of the award year.

Senator George J. Mitchell Scholarship Fund

High School, Nonspecific to course of study
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Seniors of Maine public high schools planning to attend an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the fall may apply. Applicants must be about to begin the first year of a two-year or four-year degree program at an accredited college or university.
  • Scholarship amount: $1,750 per year for up to four years ($7,000 total) within a six year window.
  • How are the scholarships awarded? The recipients are selected on the basis of academic performance/academic potential, community impact and financial need. They are chosen by the Board of Directors of the Senator George J. Mitchell Scholarship Research Institute. The Mitchell Institute expects to make an award to a graduating senior from each of Maine's public high schools every year. The Mitchell Institute helps these scholars navigate college and beyond through a wide range of personal and professional support programs.
  • Application process:

    Applications can be completed and submitted online: http://mitchellinstitute.org/scholarship/

     

     

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? The application window is open from Jan 1 through April 1.
  • What is the application deadline? Online applications must be submitted by April 1 of the award year. All supporting materials must be postmarked by May 1 of the award year.

Society of Women Engineers - Maine Chapter

High School, Engineering
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Any female graduating high school senior who is a Maine resident and intends to study engineering.
  • Scholarship amount: $500
  • How are the scholarships awarded? The award is based on motivation in pursuing further education and a career in engineering, hardworking and well roundedness, and academic performance. The scholarship is not renewable.
  • Application process:

    Applicants must complete the application including an essay on applicant’s plans as they relate to educational and career objectives and future goals. Applications are available from high school guidance offices and by emailing the Maine Chapter of the Society of Women Engineers at: SWE.MaineChapter@gmail.com. 

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? Applications will be accepted beginning on March 1 of the award year.
  • What is the application deadline? Completed application must be received by the last Friday in April of the award year. Electronic applications are preferred but not required.

Spectrum Scholarship Program

Enrolled in College, Nonspecific to course of study
  • Who is Eligible to apply? The Spectrum Scholarship Program invites applications from Maine high school seniors on the spectrum of autism, enrolled in a degree program at an accredited college or university.
  • Scholarship amount: $1,000
  • How are the scholarships awarded? The Spectrum Scholarship is a one-time award, given to an eligible Maine high school senior.
  • Application process:

    To request an application, please send an email inquiry to: director@SpectrumScholarshipProgram.org or visit the Spectrum Scholarship Program online at www.SpectrumScholarshipProgram.org to download and print an application.  

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? Applications are welcomed from high school seniors between January 1 and May 24 of each award year.
  • What is the application deadline? May 24

Stratton Lumber, Inc.

High School, Wildlife, forestry, marine sciences, environmental studies, landscape horticulture, parks and recreation, etc.
  • Who is Eligible to apply? High school seniors, whether from public or private high schools, or home-schooled who reside in the area serviced by Mt. Abram High School.
  • Scholarship amount: 2 - $1000.00
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Selection is made in a collaborative effort between the Guidance Office (or parent in the case of home-schooled applicants) and Stratton Lumber Company. Individuals are rated on their academic achievement, likelihood to succeed, community service, extracurricular activities and financial need and commitment to long-term viable growth of the forest products industry.
  • Application process: Applications available through Mt. Abram High School Guidance Office.
  • When can I apply for this scholarship? Spring each year
  • What is the application deadline? Two weeks prior to high school graduation.

The Maine Christmas Tree Association Scholarship

High School, Other
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Applicants must have residency in Maine. You must have completed high school and have a need for financial aid. Applicant should have work experience on a Christmas tree farm or whose family is a current MCTA member in good standing. Preference is given to those who have been involved in the industry in some form and/or those interested in a career in natural resources.
  • Scholarship amount: One $600 scholarship each year and only once per person.
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Scholarship will be awarded at the Maine Christmas Tree Association winter meeting each January.
  • Application process:

    Evidence of acceptance or enrollment in a two-year or four-year college or university. Scholarship may be awarded to a high school senior who lacks such evidence. However, funds will be withheld until evidence is presented. Complete the application and write a letter of intent to the scholarship committee. The letter should explain why you are applying, your interest in the industry, your financial problems (if any), prior experience, and career goals. A letter of recommendation from a member (not a family member) of the MCTA would be helpful.

    Applications available in the guidance office or by contacting the Maine Christmas Tree Association, 644 Houlton Road,
    Easton, ME 04740, 1-207-764-6093

  • What is the application deadline? Applications must be filed by October 1st of each year.

The Mary Lou Marks Smith Scholarship

Returning to School, Enrolled in College, High School, Wildlife, forestry, marine sciences, environmental studies, landscape horticulture, parks and recreation, etc.
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Community college students who are legal residents of the State of Maine majoring in horticulture, floral design or related fields may apply.
  • Scholarship amount: $1,000
  • How are the scholarships awarded? The Scholarship will be given every other year, in odd numbered years. It will be mailed to the college at the beginning of the second semester. The Scholarship winner is invited to attend the Garden Club Federation of Maine Awards Luncheon in June.
  • Application process:

    Applicants should download the one-page MLMS application form and the financial aid form at mainegardenclubs.org, fill them out electronically and submit that material along with their letter of application (2 pages maximum) and their list of activities (2 pages maximum) to the Garden Club Federation of Maine Scholarship Chair, Lindy Green, parsnip@myfairpoint.net.

     

    Only pages requiring signatures (eg. the  application form, the financial aid form) should also be forwarded to the Chair by mail or courier. Unofficial transcripts may be submitted electronically but official transcripts should also be forwarded in paper copy. Applicants should ask their referrals to send their letters electronically to the chair and send signed paper copies by post or courier to the Chair at the following address:  

     

    Lindy Green

    28 Willow Grove Road

    Brunswick, ME 04011 

     

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? Early entries are accepted.
  • What is the application deadline? Completed application must be received by March 1 of the award year.

Thomas J. Landers/Charles L. Jackson Memorial Scholarship Fund

High School, Law (includes criminal justice)
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Any graduating high school senior who intends to pursue a career or profession related to law enforcement.
  • Scholarship amount: 2 - $500 scholarships for any two or four post High School Law Enforcement scholastic program.
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Decisions on applications are made by a scholarship committee. Selection is based primarily on scholastic achievement and financial need. The scholarships are not renewable.
  • Application process:

    Applicants must submit an application along with an official high school transcript and a letter describing their interest in law enforcement. Applications are available from high school Guidance Offices, on-line at www.mainechiefs.com, or by calling Maine Chiefs of Police Association at (207) 799-9318.

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? On or after February 15 of the award year.
  • What is the application deadline? Applications close on or about April 15 of the award year.

Town of Moscow Scholarship

High School, Nonspecific to course of study
  • Who is Eligible to apply? High school graduate (must apply no later than two years after graduating), and must be a resident of Town of Moscow.
  • Scholarship amount: $1,500 - renewable up to four years
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Scholarship payment is made to the school upon completion of the first semester.
  • Application process:

    Applications are available from the high school Guidance Office, and: Town of Moscow Selectmen's Office 110 Canada Road Moscow, Maine 04920 Tel: (207) 672-4834 Fax: (207) 672-3701

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? Up to two years following high school graduation.
  • What is the application deadline? No specific deadline - Applicants must apply within TWO years following high school graduation.

Unitil Scholarship Fund

Enrolled in College, Computer science, Engineering, Mathematics (includes statistics), Physical sciences (chemisty, physics, geology, etc.)
  • Who is Eligible to apply? The applicant must reside (primary address) and attend a school located in one of the cities/towns in Unitil service territories. Location eligibility can be verified at www.unitil.com/territory. The applicant must also be enrolled in a degree program with a declared major or concentration in science, technology, engineering, or math.
  • Scholarship amount: Six scholarships in the amount of $5,000 each will be awarded for use during the student’s upcoming academic year.
  • How are the scholarships awarded? The Unitil Scholarship Committee will base its decision for awarding scholarships on a combination of factors including academic merit, financial need, other scholarships awarded, outside student activities and other relevant factors such as the number of hours worked outside of class during the school year. Students must be pursuing a major in science, technology, engineering, or math.
  • Application process:

    Applications will be submitted to the Unitil Scholarship Committee.
    Apply to: Unitil
    Attn: Kristen Anderson/Scholarship Committee
    6 Liberty Lane West
    Hampton, NH 03842 or via email (community@unitil.com)

     

    Please visit the scholarship site for application details: http://www.unitil.com/our-community/unitil-scholarship-fund

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? http://www.unitil.com/our-community/unitil-scholarship-fund
  • What is the application deadline? All completed applications must be postmarked on or before March 14, 2014 to be eligible.

University of Maine Pulp & Paper Foundation Scholarship

Enrolled in College, High School, Engineering, Wildlife, forestry, marine sciences, environmental studies, landscape horticulture, parks and recreation, etc.
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Current UMaine students enrolled in a engineering, engineering technology, forestry management, or forest operations degree program and high school seniors who will be enrolled in one of the above programs. Students must meet academic requirements.
  • Application process:

    Students must complete and submit application and required forms by due date - High school seniors application due date is December 31 and currently enrolled student due date is March 31 of award year.  Scholarship applications are available on the University of Maine Pulp and Paper Foundation website http://www.mainepulpaper.org/scholarships/scholarship.html.

     

     

  • What is the application deadline? December 31 - First year students March 31 - Current UMaine students

University of Southern Maine

Returning to School, Enrolled in College, High School, Other
  • Who is Eligible to apply? The University of Southern Maine administers a significant number of scholarships. Each scholarship will have specific selection criteria and deadline dates. Review USM's Student Financial Aid web page at: www.usm.maine.edu/fin/ for details regarding the scholarship criteria.
  • Scholarship amount: Varies.
  • Application process:

    When a student applies for admission at USM, he/she is automatically considered for many of these scholarships. However, there are some scholarships that require an application, or a faculty nomination. Scholarships may also require demonstration of financial need, which can be determined from the submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the federal processor. Most scholarships requiring an application can be found on USM's Financial Aid Office Website (www.usm.maine.edu/fin/). Any questions may be directed to the Financial Aid Office at (207) 780-5250.

  • What is the application deadline? Scholarships have varying deadlines. Refer to USM's web site www.usm.maine.edu/fin/ for specific deadline dates.

Veterans' Dependents Educational Benefits-Maine

Enrolled in College, Nonspecific to course of study
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Children or spouses of Maine resident veterans who were killed in action or who died from a service-connected disability; or who are totally and permanently disabled as a result of service; or who are listed as missing in action, detained or interned by a foreign gov/power. Children must be high school graduates and at least 16 years of age. Spouses may not be divorced or remarried (if widowed).
  • Scholarship amount: Amount awarded is tuition waiver to any State of Maine supported institution for higher learning. Qualifying dependents are eligible for tuition waiver benefits as defined in Title 37B, Chapter 7, Section 505(2) of the State of Maine Statutes.
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Benefits under this program include waiver of tuition and related fees for qualified dependents of certain disabled or deceased veterans. Schools covered under this program include the University of Maine System, Maine Community Colleges and Maine Maritime Academy.
  • Application process:

    Student must attend a State of Maine state-supported postsecondary vocational school or institution of collegiate grade.

     

    Student must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.gov AND submit a Veterans' Dependents Educational Benefits Program Application. Download a detailed informational brochure and application from Maine Veterans Services.

     

    Note:  Students must maintain at least a 2.0 or “C” grade point average to continue receiving educational benefits. If a student’s grade point average falls below 2.0 or a “C”, the student has one semester to bring the grade point average up to at least a 2.0 or a “C”.

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? Any time
  • What is the application deadline? Children of veterans must apply prior to their 22nd birthday. There is no deadline for spouses.

VII Corps Desert Storm Veterans Association Scholarship

Returning to School, Enrolled in College, High School, Nonspecific to course of study
  • Who is Eligible to apply? The applicant must have served or be a family member of those who served with VII Corps in Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm or Provide Comfort or one of the support base activities. Scholarships are limited to students with a high school diploma or GED entering or enrolled in accredited technical institutions (trade/specialty degrees), two-year colleges (associates degrees), and four-year universities. Applications for full-time and part-time enrollment will be accepted for evaluation.
  • Scholarship amount: Up to $5,000
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Awards are given based on academic standing, extracurricular activities, and other self-development skills and abilities obtained through on-the-job training/experiences or correspondence courses.
  • Application process:

    Applications are available online at: URL: www.desertstormvets.org Or by writing to: The VII Corps Desert Storm Veterans Association Attn: Scholarship Committee 2425 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA 22201 Tel: (703) 522-7901

  • What is the application deadline? Completed application must be received by January 17 of the award year.

Wasco Products Scholarship

High School, Nonspecific to course of study
  • Who is Eligible to apply? The scholarship will be awarded to dependents of employees of Wasco who are graduating grom a Maine high school and have been accepted at an accredited institution of higher learning. Only one scholarship will be awarded per school district.
  • Scholarship amount: $250
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Applicants are selected based on academic achievement as well as displaying a positive character both individually and as a member of the school and general community. In the event of more than one applicant per school district, the Guidance Office will be asked to make the selection, based on the foregoing achievements as well as a relative need for financial assistance.
  • Application process: Parents of the applicants should notify the Wasco Human Resources office of their child's eligibility.
  • When can I apply for this scholarship? Once posted - generally after April 1st.
  • What is the application deadline? Rolling

Waterville Woman's Association Non-traditional Student Scholarship

Returning to School, Nonspecific to course of study
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Women who have experienced an interruption in their education of two or more years since completing high school OR are graduates of an adult education program, AND who reside in one of the towns served by AOS #92, MSAD #49, or RSU #18 (Albion, Belgrade, Benton, China, Clinton, Fairfield, Oakland, Rome, Sidney, Vassalboro, Waterville, and Winslow.
  • Scholarship amount: $500
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Scholarships are awarded based on need and preference is given to women entering their first year of post-secondary education.
  • Application process:

    Interested, qualified individuals must submit an application form, along with supporting documents.

     

    Application forms and instructions can be obtained by contacting the adult education offices in Waterville or Fairfield (Mid-Maine Regional Adult and Community Education 873-5754; Lawrence  Adult Education 453-4200 x3114)

    email:  terrio1@roadrunner.com

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? After March 1 of the award year
  • What is the application deadline? May 1 of the award year

Waterville Woman's Association Scholarship

High School, Nonspecific to course of study
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Graduating high school senior women from Lawrence, Messalonskee, Waterville, or Winslow High Schools who plan to attend college in Maine.
  • Scholarship amount: Variable
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Applications are reviewed by the scholarship committee of the WWA and awards are made based on need.
  • Application process:

    Applications may be obtained from the high school guidance office or by e-mailing Ann Bouchard at abouchard@aos92.org

  • What is the application deadline? All applications and supporting materials must be received by May 1, 2014.

Woodstock Student Scholarship

High School, Nonspecific to course of study
  • Who is Eligible to apply? Applicant must be a resident of the town of Woodstock, Maine.
  • Scholarship amount: $400 payable upon successful completionof first semester of college, to be applied toward second semester costs.
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Awards are based on graduating high school seniors going directly to college.
  • Application process:

    Applications are available from local high school Guidance Offices and: Woodstock Town Manager P.O. Box 317 Bryant Pond, Maine 04219-0317 Tel: (207) 665-2668 Fax: (207) 665-2667

  • When can I apply for this scholarship? Students may apply in their senior year of high school.
  • What is the application deadline? Completed application must be received by May 15 of the award year.

York County Council of REALTORS®

High School, Business management and administrative services (marketing, management, bookkeeping, accounting, etc.)
  • Who is Eligible to apply? York County High School seniors enrolling in a business major.
  • Scholarship amount: $1,500
  • How are the scholarships awarded? Review of application, high school transcript, and essay.
  • Application process:

    Applications are available through: Tanya Sirois, Director Board and Member Services, York County Council of REALTORS®, 19 Community Drive, Augusta, Maine 04330 Tel:(207)622-7501 Tel:(207)623-3590 E-mail:  tanya@mainerealtors.com URL:  http://realtorscholarship.com

  • What is the application deadline? Completed application must be received on or before April 25, 2014.
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