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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 2020 Legislative Memorial Scholarship Recipients
(Recipients selected from applications submitted by May 1, 2019 deadline)

Androscoggin – Orion Schwab
Aroostook – Abigail Dionne
Cumberland – Nathan Ingersoll
Franklin – Lilly Towers
Hancock – Meagan Eastman
Kennebec – Taylor Davis
Knox – Igli Bixhaku
Lincoln – Kayla Hodgkins
Oxford – Travis May
Penobscot – Shannon O’Roak
Piscataquis – Connor Diangelo
Sagadahoc – Andrew Goodall
Somerset – Abby Pelletier
Waldo – Kyra Branch
Washington – Evan Merchant
York – Chase Lamontagne

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 2021-2022 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
    • All transcripts should also indicate graduation date or anticipated graduation date
  • Copy of high school diploma or equivalent
  • Recipients selected from applications submitted by the June 1, 2021 deadline will be selected and notified in the Spring of 2022.  Notifications are not sent to those applicants not selected.

The 2021-2022 application cycle is now open.  Deadline is normally May 1, 2021. The 2021-2022 deadline has been extended to June 1, 2021.

*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 the deadline 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 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.

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

Deadline Description: June 1, 2021

Deadline Date: June 1

Eligibility Codes:
Enrolled in College
High School
Returning to School

Nonspecific to course of study