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American Legion:  “Need A Lift?” the American Legion handbook to scholarships, grants and loans, is available online at www.needalift.org.  FASFA access and additional resources are available at www.legion.org/needalift. Or:  Contact the American Legion, Department of Maine, PO Box 900, Waterville, ME 04903-0900, Ph: (207) 873-3229, E-mail: legionme@wtvl.net for information

 

District 15 American Legion Scholarship Program:  The Legion has five separate scholarships available.  Minimum award amount for each scholarship fund is $500.  For details see the Guidance Office.  Deadline varies.

 

The Gallery Collection Annual Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship Contest:  Open to high school and college students age fourteen and older at the time of entry.   The entrant that creates the best greeting card will be awarded a $10,000 scholarship and have their design made into a greeting card.  Competitions begin and end year round.  Click here for the application.

Horatio Alger Scholarship:  Students pursuing a bachelors degree in the US and meet critical financial need (50,000 or less adjusted gross family income), involved in co-curricular and community activities, demonstrates integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity with a GPA of at least 2.0. For more information: www.horatioalger.org 

 

Maine Community FoundationClick here for a listing of Washington County specific scholarships. Many great local scholarships are listed on this site!!!

Marshall Education Achievement Award:  Established by the Marshall Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Marshall Care Center and Marshalls Assisted Living Center for students who will attend Washington County Community College. Contact: WCCC Financial Aid Office.

Nancy Andrews Morse Alumni Scholarship:  Provides support to students of Washington County, preferably Lubec enrolled in a technical program (other than boat building) enrolled at WCCC. Contact: WCCC Financial Aid Office

NELNET Million-Scholarship Giveaway:  Random drawings throughout the year. Dates vary. Click here tp visit their free scholarship search site.

The University of Maine (UMO) ROTC Scholarship:  Eight full tuition awards with a book allowance of $1200.  Students attending other instate schools may also be eligible.  Go to www.ArmyROTC.com.

WyzAnt Tutoring is offering an essay contest scholarship to college-bound students, as well as current college students up to the junior level.  This year, the contest features $6,000 in total scholarship awards. WyzAnt is a nationwide tutoring service with tutors all across the country, including over 15 in the East Machias area. You can find additional information about the scholarship contest at www.wyzant.com/Scholarships/.


October Deadline:

COCA-COLA SCHOLARS:  50 awards of $20,000 and 200 awards of 10,000.  Applicants will be evaluated for their leadership, commitment to community, academic achievement and part-time employment.  Apply online at www.coca-colascholars.org. Guidelines are available in the Guidance office.  Deadline: October 31 each year

Horatio Alger Scholarship:  Selection criteria include critical financial need and involvement in co-curricular and community service activities.  Apply online at www.horatioalger.com/scholarships/apply.cfm.   Deadline: October

November Deadline:

Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE): Deadline: November 5

December Deadline:

Gates Millennium Scholars:  Awards are determined by financial need and cost of school to be attended.  Eligibility requirements:  African American, American Indian, Asian American or Hispanic American, GPA of 3.3 or higher, must meet federal Pell Grant requirements and have demonstrated leadership through community service or extracurricular activities.  See Guidance for more details or apply online at www.gmsp.org. Deadline:  December for paper apps and January for online apps 

Maine State Nurses Association Scholarship:  Three awards in the amount of $1000 for Maine residents accepted into an accredited nursing program in Maine.  GPA of 3.0 or higher required.  Please see Guidance for an application or call 1-800-207-8611. Awarded twice:  Fall semester deadline:  July 1; Spring semester deadline:  December 1

SAE Engineering Scholarship:  Multiple institutional scholarships varying from awards of $400 to full tuition.  For information and an application go to www.sae.org/students/engschlr.htmDeadline: December 1

The University of Maine Academic Scholarship Program:  All applicants to UMO are automatically considered for merit scholarships awarded by the Office of Admissions.  Priority Deadline:  December 15th each year. (Early Action application deadline.).  Regular admission applicants will only be considered on a funds-available basis. To meet this deadline, please have your application materials into the Guidance Office by December 1.

Young Entrepreneur Foundation Award:  Offering awards of $1000 to students who own their own business.  Apply online between October 31st and December 31st at www.NFIB.com/YEA. Deadline:  December 31st of any given year.

 

AXA Achievement Scholarships:  Download applications and criteria at www.axa-achievement.comDeadline: December 15

The University of Maine Pulp and Paper Foundation Scholarships
:  Students who will attend UMO to study engineering, engineering technology, forestry management or forest operations can compete for up to 25 full-tuition, renewable awards.  Both Maine resident and non-resident awards are available.  Download an application at  www.mainepulpaper.org.  Scholarships are considered in the order in which they are received.  Deadline:  December 31

 

January Deadline:

American Society of Civil Engineers (Maine Section):  Two $2000 scholarships for outstanding ME seniors planning a career in civil engineering.  See Guidance for an application or contact Leslie.Corrow@KleinschmidtUSA.com / 487-3328.  Deadline:  January 31

Discover Card Tribute Award Scholarship for Juniors:  Access an application at www.discoverfinancial.com/community/scholarship.shtml. Deadline:  January 31

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship:  500 awards in the amount of $4000 or more will be granted on the basis of scholarship, leadership and financial need.  Access an application online at www.elks.org/enf/scholars/ourscholarships.cfm or see the Guidance Office to obtain a copy.  All applications must be hand delivered or mailed to the Ellsworth Elks Lodge by the deadline:  January.

McKelvey Foundation Entrepreneurial Scholarship Award:  If you own and operate your own business and have at least one employee, even if only part time, you can apply.  Non-profits are eligible.  Academic achievement and financial need are not considered.  Award of up to $10,000 per year for four years.   Apply online at www.mckelveyfoundation.orgDeadline:  January

Ron Brown Scholarship Program:  Open to U.S. citizens of African-American descent.  Applications are available at www.ronbrown.orgDeadline:  January

Sam Walton Community Scholarship:  Go to www.walmartfoundation.org and click on “scholarships”.  Several awards are listed, including the Community Scholarship for a one-time award of $1000. Use the access code SWCS to access the application. Award amount is $1000.  Deadline:  January

 

The University of Maine Visual Arts Awards:  Renewable, merit based awards in the amounts of $1000 and $2000 dollars are available to students accepted into the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with a major in Studio Art, Art Education or Art History.  See Guidance for information and an application. Call 581-3245 to set up an interview. Interview and portfolio review dates:  1/29, 1/30, 2/5, and 2/6, by appointment only. Deadline:  January 26


Gates Millennium Scholars
:  Awards are determined by financial need and cost of school to be attended.  Eligibility requirements:  African American, American Indian, Asian American or Hispanic American, GPA of 3.3 or higher, must meet federal Pell Grant requirements and have demonstrated leadership through community service or extracurricular activities.  See Guidance for more details or apply online at www.gmsp.org. Deadline:  January 11

February Deadline:

 

AXA Achievement Scholarships:  Download applications and criteria at www.axa-achievement.comDeadlines vary from December 15 to February 15

Best Buy Scholarship Program:  Awards in the amount of $1500 or more for high school seniors with good grades and a record of community service/work experience. Deadline:  February 15

Buick Achievers Scholarship: See Guidance for more info.  Deadline: February 29

Burger King Scholars Program
:  700 awards of $1000 are available.  To see the eligibility criteria and to fill out the online application, go to www.haveityourwayfoundation.org/burger_king_scholars_program.htmlYou may apply between October 15 and February 1.

 

Clyde Russell Scholarship Fund:  Community College Award of up to $2000.  Four-year College Award of up to $5,000.  Runner-up finalists will be granted $500.  Considers personal qualities, academic achievement, extra curricular activities and community service.  For Maine residents only.  Apply online at www.clyderussellscholarshipfund.org between November 1st and January 31st..
Deadline:  February 1st of any given year. 

Coast Guard Exchange System (CGES) Scholarship:  Two awards, one of $1500 and one of $750, will be made to winning applicants based on academic standing, leadership, community service and documented interests.  Applicants must be the dependent of a Coast Guard active duty, reserve or military retired service person, or of a current civilian employee or a Coast Guard Auxiliarist.  Application available online at www.uscg.mil/mwr/hqrec/CGESScholarshipProgram.asp. Deadline:  February

KFC Colonel’s Scholars:  Awards of up to $5,000 per year for students planning to enroll in a Bachelor’s degree program at a college or university in their state of legal residence.   Minimum GPA of 2.75 and financial need considered.    Call 1-866-KFC-7240 or go online at www.kfcscholars.org.  The application will be available online December 1st each year.  Deadline:  February

Maine Fishermen’s Forum Scholarship:  Undergraduates attending a two or four year college who are in at least the second year of their program will be eligible. Deadline:  February

National Co-op Scholarship:  Merit scholarships are offered through 10 partnering universities. For more information, an application and the list of participating schools go to www.co-op.edu.  A GPA of 3.5 or higher and an essay are required.  Deadline:  In February, but it is strongly recommended to apply early. 

 

Proton Energy Scholarship:  Four-year scholarship awards covering the full cost of tuition, room and board, fees, and books and additional $500 honorable mentions to outstanding students pursuing a degree in the field of science and technology.  Apply online at www.ProtonEnergyScholarship.org.   Deadline:  February 10

The University of Maine Pulp and Paper Foundation Scholarships:  Students who will attend UMO to study engineering, engineering technology, forestry management or forest operations can compete for up to 30 full-tuition, renewable awards.  Both Maine resident and non-resident awards are available.  See Guidance or download an application at www.mainepulpaper.org.  Scholarships are considered in the order in which they are received.  Deadline:  February 1

 

National Co-op Scholarship:  Merit scholarships are offered through 10 partnering universities. For more information, an application and the list of participating schools go to www.co-op.edu.  A GPA of 3.5 or higher and an essay are required.  Deadline: February 15.  It is strongly recommended to apply early.

KFC Colonel’s Scholars
:  Awards of up to $5,000 per year for students planning to enroll in a Bachelor’s degree program at a college or university in their state of legal residence.   Minimum GPA of 2.75 and financial need considered.    Call 1-866-KFC-7240 of go online at www.kfcscholars.org.  The application will be available online December 1st each year.  Deadline:  February 10

University of Southern Maine:  Creating Maine’s Future Presidential Scholarship is offered to students who are nominated by their Guidance Counselor that are interested in a first-rate USM education. This program awards up to $5,000 per year, renewable for the next 3 years. Nominations received by February 1, 2011 and the students will also have to provide their FAFSA information no later than February 1, 2011.

USM Pioneer Program: This is a new science, technology, engineering, and math honors program that will be offered to Maine High School graduates admitted into one of the following USM "STEM" (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math majors). Students considered for Pioneers will have a Math SAT score of 650 or higher, and a B+ or better average grade in science and math coursework during high school. Students who are accepted into the Pioneers program will receive: a four-year scholarship package covering tuition and fees, a laptop computer, undergraduate research opportunities, paid internships with exciting opportunities and companies, select housing in a learning community environment, and faculty mentors. Deadline: February 1, 2011

 

March Deadline:

 

American Chemical Society:  Awards to African-American, Hispanic and Native American graduating seniors and undergraduates pursuing a degree in the chemical sciences or technology.  Apply online at www.acs.org/scholars or see Guidance for details and an application.    Deadline:  March 1

American Lung Association Golf Scholarship:  Two $500 awards are offered to graduating seniors who are pursuing a degree in a health, medical or environmentally related field and who participate in the game of golf.  See Guidance for an application and guidelines, contact Regina Ketcheson at 1-888-241-6566, ext. 112 or by e-mail at rketcheson@lungme.org.Deadline:  March 16

The Association of General Contractors (AGC) of Maine Education Foundation Scholarship Program:  Maine residents enrolling in a construction-related field of study at any accredited post-secondary institution may apply.  Criteria include financial need and reasonable academic standing.  Awards are renewable.  See Guidance for an application. Deadline:  March 31

Lawrence Alan Spiegel Remembrance Scholarship:  Awarded by The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine in the amount of $1000.  Based only on the quality of the applicant’s essay. Deadline:  March 31

Maine Administrators of Services for Children with Disabilities (MADSEC):
Access applications online at www.madsec.org or call 626-3380 if the application is not yet updated. The following scholarships are available:
Leigh Phillips Scholarship:  Award of $700 to a graduating senior with an identified disability.  First consideration: For exceptional achievement in extra/co-curricular activities, volunteerism, academics or leadership.   Deadline:  March 1
Lou Fontana Scholarship:  Awarded to a student planning to major in Special Education.  First consideration for:  Academic quality and experience (paid or unpaid) working with disabled individuals.  Deadline:  April

Maine Media Women Scholarship:  A $500 scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior planning to attend college and pursue a career in communication media.    She must be a Maine resident.  Criteria:  Merit award.  Go to http://www.mainemediawomen.org/scholarships.html. Deadline:  March

The Maine Society of Professional Engineers:  One scholarship in the amount of $1500 for a Maine resident applying to an accredited Engineering program.  See Guidance for an application.  Deadline:  March 3

Mainely Character Scholarship:  Two scholarships, one in the amount of $2,500 and one in the amount of $5000, will be awarded to Maine graduating seniors who demonstrate courage, integrity, responsibility and concern for others.   Financial need and academic/ athletic achievement are not considered.  Apply online at www.mainelycharacter.orgDeadline:  March 1

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America New England Chapter 2009 Scholarships Contest
:  Criteria include history of asthma and allergies, academic/extra-curricular excellence & quality of essay.  See Guidance for an application or download it at www.asthmaandallergies.orgDeadline:  March 6

 

April Deadline:

AEMP Foundation Legacy Scholarship:  Multiple, renewable awards of up to $2000 for students attending a two-year accredited program in diesel/heavy equipment maintenance/management. Deadline:  April 1

Alpha One “Powering Education” Scholarship:  Three awards of $2000 to support post-secondary education for students with disabilities.  Application available online at www.alphaonenow.org or in the Guidance Office.  Deadline:  April 1

AMVETS National Scholarship Program:  Six scholarships of $1000/year for up to four years, awarded nationally to children and grandchildren of veterans.  Criteria are academic promise, financial need and merit.  See Guidance for an application and guidelines.  Deadline:  April

Downeast Energy & Building Supply Scholarships:  Awards in the amount of $1000 for students enrolled in technical programs for the heating or building trades.  For more information and to download an application form, go to www.downeastenergy.com or see Guidance for assistance.  Deadline:  April 1


Down East Electrical Associates John Spearen Memorial Scholarship:  One or more awards of up to $500 for community college applicants in the area of electrical installation or control.  See Guidance for an application.  Deadline:  April 1

 

Downeast Scholarship Fund:  A minimum of ten renewable scholarships in amounts meeting a major portion of a student’s financial need for graduating seniors planning to attend The University of Maine at Orono, The University of Maine at Machias, Maine Maritime Academy, or Washington County Community College as full time students. Criteria include GPA of 2.5, financial need, and demonstration of academic and personal initiative and potential to succeed in college.  See Guidance for an application. Deadline:  April 15

 

Eastport Health Care, Inc. Scholarship Fund:  Awards vary, but average $1,000.  Students must be admitted into a health or medical related program of study and have a high school GPA of 3.00 or higher.  See Guidance for an application. 
Deadline:  April 15

GFWC/MFWC Maude MacKenzie Scholarship:  Award in the amount for $1000.  Criteria are academic merit, leadership, service and financial need.  See Guidance for an application Deadline:   Must arrive at the District President’s location by April 1

 

Hood “Good Sport” Scholarship:  Three awards in the amount of $5000 to students in each of the six New England states.  Apply online at www.Hood.com. Deadline for applications is March 19 by 3:00 p.m.  Once applications are closed, the entire community may vote for the candidate of their choice.  Judges will interview the top 15 from each state.  Online voting will occur between March 29th and April 30th.

 

The Julio Society Julio Helping Wing Scholarship:  Offers one $500 scholarship for graduating seniors who have demonstrated high scholastic standing and a commitment to community service and who also qualify under state and federal requirements for low-income.  See Guidance for an application.  This is a local scholarship with a limited number of applicants competing for the award.   Deadline:  April 1

 

Keppra Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program:  The award is a one-time scholarship in the amount of $5000. Twenty scholarships will be awarded to people living with epilepsy, and 10 scholarships will be awarded to family members or caregivers of people living with epilepsy, for use toward tuition at any post-secondary institution in the U.S. Go to www.ucbepilepsyscholarship.com, create an account and apply online. Deadline:  April

 

Liberty Graphics High School Art Scholarship:  Award in the amount of $1000.  See Guidance for art submission details or contact Jay Sproul at 589-4596 or jay@lgtees.com.  Deadline:  April

Machias Savings Bank Scholarship:  Award of $1000 to any graduating senior pursuing a college degree in any major.  Criteria include financial need and senior-level B average.  See Guidance for the application and the Statement of Guidance Counselor support.  Deadline:  April 16

Maine Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society George V. Soule Scholarship:
Two $2000 awards to students who will be starting or continuing their education in the fields of Wildlife Conservation, Conservation Law Enforcement or Forest Management. See Guidance for an application.  Deadline:  April

Maine Driver Education Association Scholarship (MEDEA):  Two awards of $500 for students applying to any post-secondary program.  One scholarship is for a full-time, freshman, resident of Maine with a clean driving record.  The second must go to a MEDEA member’s family only.  See Guidance for an application. 
Deadline:  April 15

 

Maine Educational Service (MES) Foundation:  Apply online at www.mesfoundation.com for any of the following, Deadline: April 16:

Maine Legislative Memorial Fund:  One $1000 award per county.  Any major.

Maine Masonic Aid for Continuing Education:  12 awards, for adult learners only.

Maine Metal Products Association:  Awards vary for Machine Trades or Metal Working.

Maine State Chamber of Commerce:  2 awards of $1,500 for Business or Technical programs.

Maine Educational Secretaries Scholarship:  MESA offers at least four awards of $500 to graduating seniors accepted to a two or four-year post-secondary educational program.  You must be referred by a member of MESA and demonstrate financial need.  See Guidance for an application.  Deadline:  April 23


Maine Innkeepers Association:  Awards for students accepted into accredited programs in the field of lodging or food service.  Please see Guidance for an application.  Deadline:  April 9


Maine Potato Board Scholarship
:  Awards in the amount of $500.00 to students pursuing a career in Agriculture/Agri-Business or Natural Resources.  See Guidance for an application.  Deadline:  April 9

 
Maine State Employees Association Scholarships (MSEA):  Applicants must have a legal/family relationship with a dues paying member.  Dependents of schoolteachers are not eligible.  For more information on specific scholarships in amounts of $750 to  $1500, go to www.mseaseiu.org and look under “Forms and Applications.”  Deadline:  April 16

Maine State Golf Association Scholarship:  Renewable awards in the amount of $500 for active participants in golf.  Go to www.mesga.org for an application and guidelines or see Guidance.  Deadline:  April 1

The Maine State Grange Agricultural Scholarship:  One or more awards of $500 to students pursuing a career in agriculture or a related field.  See Guidance for an application and a complete list of qualifying majors.  Deadline:  April

 

Margaret Chase Smith Essay Contest: This essay must demonstrate quality of evidence and argumentation while relaying personal opinions with historical context and cited facts. There is no length requirement. First place will receive $500, second place will receive $250 and third place will receive $125 and there will be five honorable mentions that will receive $25. Deadline: April 1

Mitchell Scholarship:  Renewable awards of $5000 will be granted based on academic performance/potential, community service and financial need to students pursuing two and four-year degrees.  A limited number of scholarships are available for students attending colleges out of state. The focus continues to be on Maine students attending Maine colleges and universities.  See Guidance for an application or download one at www.mitchellinstitute.orgDeadlines:  Applications must be postmarked by April 1At least one WA student will be awarded a scholarship!  Don’t miss this scholarship opportunity!

Mr. Bernard’s School of Cosmetology:  Five $2000 scholarships for students enrolling for July or September 2009.  See Guidance for details or call Tina St. Louis at 945-4222.  Deadline:  April


Ricker Scholarship:  Renewable awards in the amount of $1,500, offered to four-year college applicants in the top quarter of their graduating class.  See Guidance for an application or go online to http://rickerscholarship.com/forms/application.pdf.   Deadline:  No later than the fourth Friday in April (Remember to plan around spring break if it coincides with this deadline!) 

 

The Ruffed Grouse Society:  The George V. Soule Scholarship offers two awards in the amount of $2000 each to students who will be starting or continuing their education in the fields of Wildlife Conservation, Conservation Law Enforcement, or Forest Management.  See Guidance for an application. Deadline:  April 9


Sons of the American Legion Scholarship:  One scholarship in the amount of $500 for a Washington Academy graduate.  See Guidance for an application. Deadline:  April 23

 

The Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship: Offers renewable, 4-year scholarships to students with financial need who display academic excellence , a commitment to serving others in school, the community or at home, and a strong work ethic. Applicant must live in New England. Visit www.phillips-scholarship.org and download application by choosing the "Prospective Applicants" option. Deadline: April 30

Thomas J. Landers Scholarship:  Three awards of $500 will be offered for any two or four-year Law Enforcement degree program.  See Guidance for an application or apply online at www.mainechiefs.com and click on “Scholarship Application.” Deadline:  April

The Trooper Jeffery S. Parola Foundation Award:  Awards beginning at $200 for students pursuing post-secondary education in the field of Law Enforcement.  See Guidance for an application or online at www.jeffreysparolafoundation.org. Deadline:  April 1

 

Lund (The Marilla W. and Harold A.) Scholarship:   Renewable support to graduating seniors of Washington County high schools who demonstrate a level of academic achievement suitable for predicting success in college, strong character and family values, and financial need. There is a preference for first-generation college students.  See Guidance for an application. Deadline: April 15

 

May Deadline:

AEMP Foundation Legacy Scholarship:  Multiple, renewable awards of up to $2000 for students attending a two-year accredited program in diesel/heavy equipment maintenance/management. For an application see Guidance. Deadline:  May 1

 

AFS Study Abroad Scholarships:  To access scholarship information and applications for high school Study Abroad experiences, visit www.afsusa.org/scholarships . Awards granted every week.  Deadline:  May 1 for study the following fall.

(Mary) Beal College Scholarships:  Five awards in the amount of $500 to students planning on attending Beal College for the summer or fall of semester of the following school year.  See Guidance for an application.  Deadline:  May 1

Delia Houghton Scholarship:  The DECH Auxiliary is offering two scholarships of $500 each to students seeking a career in the field of health, science and medicine.  See Guidance for details.  Deadline:  May

Donald and Sherrie Sprangers Natural Resource Conservation Scholarship
: $500.00 scholarship. See the WA Guidance Office for an application. Deadline: May 1

(Emily) Trussell Stupak Scholarship:  Scholarships for seniors from high schools in the Penobscot Valley Conference, based on demonstrated, passionate dedication to and excellence in a chosen athletic pursuit which the student plans to continue at the college level.  Awards vary.  See Guidance for an application or go to www.mainecf.org Deadline:  May 1

 

GFWC/Maine Federation of Women’s Clubs Interest Free Loan:  Amount of $600.  Can be renewed three times.  See Guidance for an application. Deadline:  Must be received by the Chairman of the GFWC Educational Loan Committee no later than May 1


The Humane Society Shaw-Worth Memorial Scholarship:  One New England student is selected each year for a $2000 award.  The applicant must document a meaningful contribution to animal protection over a significant period of time through direct work, inspiring leadership or heroic rescue.  See Guidance for information on how to prepare an application portfolio. There is no standardized application form.  
Deadline:  May


 Machias Rotary Scholarship:  Selection criteria are financial need, academic achievement and potential, recommendations and essay.  See Guidance for an application.  This is a local scholarship.  Do not miss this opportunity offered by members of your own community!  Deadline:  May 5

Maine Graphic Arts Association (MGAA) Scholarship:  Awarded to Maine secondary school students wishing to pursue a career in the Graphic Arts industry. See Guidance for an application. Deadline:  May

Maine School Food Service Association Scholarship:  For full-time students seeking careers in food.   See Guidance for an application.
Deadline:  May 1


Maine Sea Coast Mission Scholarship Program
:  Renewable awards to graduates planning to attend a two-year or four-year college. Criteria include financial need, academic promise and character.  See Guidance for an application or go on-line to www.seacoastmission.org.  
Deadline:  May 1


Maine Oil Dealers Association (MODA) Education Foundation Scholarships:  Two to three full scholarships will be offered for graduating seniors to attend The ME Oil Dealers 200 Hour Oil Heat Technician Basic Training course at their state-of-the-art training facility in Brunswick, ME.  See Guidance. Deadline:  May


National Association of Women in Construction:  One $500 award to a high school senior, male or female, pursuing a career in construction, architecture or civil, mechanical, structural or electrical engineering.  See Guidance for an application.  Deadline: May 1

Rice Scholarship Fund:  Award available for students who have spent a substantial part of their childhood (K-8) on an offshore island of Maine from Seguin to Eastport.  Residents of offshore islands are preferred, but eligible residents of bridged island fo Maine are also invited to apply.  Criteria:  financial need and community service.  See Guidance for an application or visit www.mainecf.orgDeadline:  May 1

Robert C. Byrd Scholarship:  Renewable award of $1500 annually.  Criteria are Maine residency, GPA of 3.0, community-service and essay. See Guidance. Deadline:  May 1

Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund:  Renewable, four-year scholarships in amounts that vary.   Criteria include financial need, academic excellent, part-time work, service in the students’ own home or community and strength of written essays.  The application will be available online as of January 1st, at www.phillips-scholarship.org. Deadline:  May 1

The Maine Difference Scholarship:  One renewable scholarship in the amount of $1000, for students studying at a Maine college or university, with a major that focuses on the ecology and economics of Maine. Deadline:  May 30

Tony Tammaro Athletic Scholarship:  Two awards in the amount of $550 for Washington County student athletes who will be attending college and participating in a sport in the fall.  See Guidance for an application.  Deadline:  May 1

Vincent & Margaret Matturro Memorial Scholarship: Requirements:  Student majoring in Education.  Essay on "Why do I want to be a teacher?". See Guidance for an application. Deadline: May 15

Washington Academy Senior Scholarships:  Awards and criteria vary.  All graduating seniors will be provided with the official application after the April 1 college acceptance letter deadline has passed.  Students must have college financial award information to complete the application.  Deadline:  May 1



June Deadline:

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program:  Open to high school juniors, seniors and college students.  To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on one of the two topics available online at www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm. Your submissions must be sent by email at scholarships@abbottandfenner.com.   Deadline:  June

Delta Tau Delta Committed to Lives of Excellence Scholarship:  Five, one-time book scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded to high school seniors. Deadline:  June 1

 

Portland Sea Dogs “NextGen Field of Dreams Scholarship”:  Three scholarships in the amount of $!000, one to each of the following grade level groups:  K-5, 6-8, and 9-12.  The scholarship funds will remain in a NextGen College Investing Plan Account until the winning student is enrolled in college.  Selection based on essay quality.  Go to www.portlandseadogs.com.  Click on “Community”, then on “Field of Dreams Scholarship.”  Deadline:  June 18

 

July Deadline:    

Balanced Man Scholarship:  The Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity at UMO offers three awards in the amount of $500 each to incoming male students to the University of Maine who exemplify the qualities of a balanced man. Deadline:  July 15

Maine Educational Loan Authority (MELA) Scholarships:  Eight awards in the amount of $2500.  To apply for these random drawings, go to www.mela.net.  Four entries will be selected in January and four will be selected in July.

Maine State Nurses Association Scholarship:  Three awards in the amount of $1000 for Maine residents accepted into an accredited nursing program in Maine.  GPA of 3.0 or higher required.  Please see Guidance for an application or call 1-800-207-8611. Awarded twice:  Fall semester deadline:  July 1;  Spring semester deadline:  December 1