Maine Legislative Memorial Scholarship Fund

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 2024 Legislative Memorial Scholarship Recipients.
(Recipients selected from applications submitted by June 1, 2023 deadline.)

Androscoggin – Brianna Letourneau
Aroostook – Logan Bernier
Cumberland – Morgan Fusco
Franklin – Emma Towers
Hancock – Elaina Thomas
Kennebec – Brooke Belz
Knox – Anna Carpenter
Lincoln – Jacob Rousseau
Oxford – Wm. Vladimir McCarthy
Penobscot – Noah Tibbetts
Piscataquis – Alexa Bjork
Sagadahoc – Natalie Emmerson
Somerset – Hannah Robinson
Waldo – Audra Faulkingham
Washington – Emmalee Donahue-Ripley
York – Emily DeSimone
Scholarship Amount: $1,000; one per county; 16 total.
Application Process:

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 FAFSA Submission Summary (FSS); two letters of recommendation; and an essay of 300 words or less from the applicant explaining his or her educational goals and intentions.

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

  • Completed 2024-2025 Maine Legislative Memorial Scholarship Application
  • Essay (make sure applicant’s name appears on all pages)
  • Submission of transcripts, recommendations, and 2024-2025 FAFSA Submission Summary (FSS)*
    • College students should include both college and high school transcripts
    • All transcripts should also indicate graduation date or anticipated graduation date
  • Copy of high school diploma or equivalent or expected graduation date
  • Recipients selected from applications submitted by the June 1, 2024 deadline will be selected and notified in the Fall of 2024.  Notifications are not sent to those applicants not selected.

The 2024-2025 application cycle is now open. Due to the 2024-2025 FAFSA processing delay, the deadline to apply has been extended from May 1, 2024 to June 1, 2024.*

*Students should submit the 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in time to receive the 2024-2025 FAFSA Submission Summary (FSS) back from the federal government. The FSS with Student Aid Index (SAI) must be included with the application.

Direct any questions concerning this scholarship to FAME by calling 800-228-3734 or by emailing

Completed applications (including all supporting documents) should be postmarked by the deadline 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.

Application Opening Date: Early to mid-February of award year.
Application Deadline Date: June 1st
Eligibility Codes:
Enrolled in College
High School
Returning to School
Nonspecific to course of study