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Maine Legislative Memorial Scholarship Fund

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

Congratulations to the 2019 Legislative Memorial Scholarship Recipients
(Recipients selected from applications submitted by May 1, 2018 deadline)

ANDROSCOGGIN: Angela Daigle of Turner
AROOSTOOK: Isabelle Wright of Blaine
CUMBERLAND: Mulki Hagi of Portland
FRANKLIN: Mason Shink of Jay
HANCOCK: Samantha Bagley of Sullivan
KENNEBEC: Hajna Nagy of Hallowell
KNOX: Sawyer King of Appleton
LINCOLN: Basel White of Jefferson
OXFORD: Jarrod Taylor of South Paris
PENOBSCOT: Cole LaPointe of Hampden
PISCATAQUIS: Connor DiAngelo of Greenville Junction
SAGADAHOC: Ethan Gagnon of Bath
SOMERSET: Lauren Hay of Athens
WALDO: Kristen Raven of Thorndike
WASHINGTON: Gena Maloney of Calais
YORK: Brady Lamontagne of Kennebunk

Scholarship Amount: $1,000; one per county; 16 total.

How is this 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:

Only complete applications will be considered. A complete application consists of:

  • Completed Maine Legislative Memorial Scholarship application
  • Essay (make sure applicant’s name appears on all pages)
  • Submission of transcripts, recommendations, and Student Aid Report (SAR)*
    • College students should include both college and high school transcripts
  • Copy of high school diploma or equivalent or expected graduation date
  • Recipients selected from applications submitted by the June 1, 2020 deadline will be selected and notified in the Spring of 2021.  Notifications are not sent to those applicants not selected.

The 2020-2021 application is now available.

*It is imperative that students submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in time to receive the Student Aid Report (SAR) back from the federal government. The SAR with Expected Family Contribution (EFC), income information, and number of family members must be sent to FAME and postmarked by June 1 during the application period.

Direct any questions concerning this scholarship to FAME by calling 800-228-3734 or by emailing Education@FAMEmaine.com.

Completed applications (including all supporting documents) should be postmarked by June 1 during the annual application period and mailed to:

Finance Authority of Maine (FAME)
Attn: Maine Legislative Memorial Scholarship
PO Box 949
Augusta, ME 04332-0949

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

When Can I Apply: February 1 of the award year.

Deadline Description: June 1, 2020 (2020 deadline moved to June 1 due to COVID-19)

Deadline Date: June 1

Eligibility Codes:
Enrolled in College
High School
Returning to School

Nonspecific to course of study