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Maine Scholarships

The capital of the state of Maine is Augusta while the largest city is Portland. It became the 23rd state of the Union in 1820. Its population in the 2012 census was just over 1.3 million people. Nearly 25% of the state residents claim to have French or French Canadian ancestry. Thus it is likely that one night, when we're not looking, the entire state may hitchhike to Montreal.

The state of Maine features a diverse economy. One segment of the economy is its agricultural exports. These include poultry, eggs, dairy products, cattle, fruits, maple syrup and maple sugar. Commercial fishing, while not as big as it once was, is still an economic force in the state. Also contributing to the state's industrial portrait are the industries of paper, lumber, biotechnology and naval shipbuilding.

The state features over 30 colleges and universities offering a range of academic programs and degree options. Scholarships can be found in a diverse range of fields including broadcasting, agricultural science, accounting, healthcare, education and much more.

To learn more about the scholarship offerings in the state of Maine, click on the links below. 

Ruth O. Dority Fund

The Ruth O. Dority Fund provides scholarships to residents of Sedgwick pursuing post-secondary education. Contact: George Stevens Academy or Deer Isle-Stonington High School guidance offices

MSGA Scholarship

There is no nomination process for the MSGA Scholarship. All interested students are invited to apply, bearing in mind the criteria of good character, golf participation, academic performance, and financial need. Please be aware that the application requires verification of your golf participation. Both male and female students may apply. The general eligibility requirements are as follows: 1. Applicant must demonstrate an active interest in golf: participation in golf at the school or club level, caddieing regularly, golf shop or course maintenance employment. 2. Applicant must demonstrate financial need. 3. Applicant must be a graduate or prospective graduate of an accredited Maine secondary school. 4. Applicant must be outstanding in character, integrity, and leadership as demonstrated by participation in extra-curricular, civic or community activities. Students already in college may apply. The MSGA Scholarship Committee reviews its criteria on a regular basis to ensure that the selection process is as objective as possible. The current criteria for the MSGA Scholarship are as follows: A candidate shall have shown an active interest in golf (i.e. participating as a player, as a caddie, and/or employed by a golf course pro shop or maintenance crew). Candidates must establish their need for financial assistance to attend college. Candidates must be graduates or prospective graduates of an accredited secondary school, and legal residents of the state of Maine. Candidates must be outstanding in character, integrity, and leadership as provided by participation in extra-curricular, civic and/or community activities.

Innovation in Education Scholarship

LA Tutors awards a monthly $500 Innovation Scholarship to high school and college students who showcase their creativity and make a positive impact.

Edwina Foye Award for Outstanding Graduate Student

The Edwina Foye scholarship was established in 1985 by colleagues, friends, and family to honor the memory of Edwina Foye, RN, a nurse who dedicated twenty-five years of service to Portsmouth Hospital (1952-1978). This scholarship is awarded at the Foundation's Annual Meeting in April to a graduate student who is a resident in one of the nine towns in the Foundation area. The individual selected for this award must be pursuing a career in health and demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and personal accomplishmentsEligibility:To be eligible for award consideration, applicants continuously must have been and continue to be a resident of one (or more) of the following communities (Portsmouth, North Hampton, Greenland, Rye, Newington, New Castle, New Hampshire; or, Kittery, Eliot, or York, Maine for a minimum of two (2) years prior to the academic year of the Scholarship Program.Applicants must be pursuing a health-related field of study as a graduate student in an accredited institution of learning. Greatest consideration will be given to academic achievement as exemplified by class rank, GPA, and test scores; also considered are course difficulty, work shortage areas of need in Seacoast, job experience, community service, evidence of dedication to chosen field of study, and financial need.Required Test Scores for Graduate Students: * Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Graduate Medical Aptitude Test (GMAT) * Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) * Dental Admission Test (DAT) * National League of Nursing Admissions Test (NLN)

Blue Seal Feeds Inc. Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a four-year degree in animal science or marketing at Cornell University, Penn State University or Virginia Tech. Resident of Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont or Virginia required.AWARD: Two scholarships at $1,000 each, non-renewable.

Clubs of America

Eligible students will: Write an essay of no fewer than 600 words about their career aspirations and how their current course load will help them achieve success in their careers. Where do you see yourself 10 years from now? Thinking outside the box is encouraged! Email their essay as a .doc or .pdf attachment to: scholarship@greatclubs.com YouTube submissions are optional, although not required. Video should be no longer than 5 minutes. (Essays submitted via YouTube must also be submitted in writing.)

Louis W. Cabot Academic and Community Leadership Scholarship

One $10,000 scholarship will be given to a graduating high-school senior (year-round un-bridged island resident) to be applied to his or her first year of college tuition. The winner of the scholarship will be a graduate who exemplifies academic excellence; and who is recognized by his or her peers, teachers and community as exemplifying the true spirit of leadership in service to others. Available to one graduating high-school senior only. This scholarship also requires a second essay, a third recommendation letter, and finalist interviews if necessary.

Sweet Scholarship

This scholarship awards $5,000 to a graduating high-school senior (year-round un-bridged island resident) who exemplifies a combination of academic excellence and leadership. Each recipient will be considered for a renewal Sweet Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 for each of two succeeding academic years, based on demonstrated academic success in the previous year (maintaining a 3.5 GPA). Available to graduating high-school seniors only.

Otter Island Scholarships

Any year-round unbridged island resident who attends one of the following secondary or post-secondary schools is eligible to receive this special scholarship, which is renewable for each year that the student attends the eligible schools. Schools included in this fund are: Pomfret, Groton, St. George’s, Northfield-Mt. Hermon, Connecticut College, Vanderbilt University, Colorado College, Texas Christian University, Duke University, University of Utah, or Harvard Business School. Available to first-time and renewal applicants.

Otter Island Fund

Any year-round un-bridged island resident who attends one of the following secondary or post-secondary schools is eligible to receive this special scholarship, which is renewable for each year that the student attends the eligible schools. Schools included in this fund are: Pomfret, Groton, St. George’s, Northfield-Mt. Hermon, Connecticut College, Vanderbilt, Colorado College, Texas Christian University, Duke University, University of Utah, or Harvard Business School. Available to first-time and renewal applicants.

Shaw Fund for Mariners’ Children

This scholarship is available to un-bridged year-round island residents attending post-secondary educational institutions and whose parents make his or her living out on the water in a vessel. Scholarships range from $250 to $3,000. Available to first-time and renewal applicants.

Seth Jordan Memorial Fund

An additional award of $2,000 will be given to supplement the scholarship received by the graduating high-school senior residing in Casco Bay who has the highest GPA. Available to graduating high-school senior applicants only.

Miss Hall’s School for Girls

The Miss Hall's School/Island Institute Scholarship was established in 1997 by an anonymous donor who is a longtime friend of Miss Hall's School. The scholarship is in the amount of $20,000 per year and is given to a girl from one of Maine's 14 year-round, un-bridged islands. Recipients must have an outstanding academic record and show significant extracurricular achievement. The scholarship is awarded to qualified applicants of any grade level.

Westover School Maine Scholarship Program

The Maine Scholarship was established by a Westover alumna who is a longtime resident of Maine. The alumna, who wishes to remain anonymous, said she decided to establish the scholarship at Westover because, “I wanted to make a difference for both the school and the young women of Maine. The Maine Scholarship Fund will provide young women from Maine a secondary education that will serve as an opportunity to diversify their lives and provide them with everlasting friendships.” The Westover School Maine Scholarship program will provide funds for up to two recipients a year to meet their needs for the cost of tuition, room, and board while they are at Westover. Students at all grade levels are eligible for entrance and are selected on the basis of personal qualities, academic merit, and financial need as determined by the School and Student Services for Financial Aid guidelines.

The Maine Community Foundation, Inc. Scholarship

Giving limited to ME.

The MBNA Foundation Scholarship

The MBNA Foundation’s competitive scholarship programs are intended to assist students who have demonstrated an ability and a desire to succeed. Giving primarily in areas of company operations, with emphasis on DE, ME, and OH. The foundation provides scholarships to students in DE, ME and Cleveland to: 1. Increase the availability of high-quality education and help ensure the successful completion of that education, primarily for students who demonstrate financial need 2. Enhance the quality of students’ educational experiences and help improve academic performance

Howard F. Greene Memorial Scholarship

For college accounting majors Amount: $1,000 each Requirements: 1) Must be an accounting major with cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, demonstrate writing skills and show community service; 2) criteria based on academic achievement, writing skills, extra-curricular activities, work experience, career goals, and financial need.

Advantage Payroll Scholarship

For college accounting majors Amount: $1,000 each Requirements: 1) Must be an accounting major with cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, demonstrate writing skills and show community service; 2) criteria based on academic achievement, writing skills, extra-curricular activities, work experience, career goals, and financial need.

Catharine Wilder Guiles Scholarship

This scholarship encourages Maine-based professionals in the mental health field to obtain the best graduate level training possible. The Catharine Wilder Guiles Scholarship will provide assistance to Maine residents with demonstrated financial need who are pursuing graduate education in the mental health field at the University of Maine at Orono or the University of Southern Maine. Preference will be given to second-year graduate students with demonstrated commitment and potential; students who plan to work in the public sector (community mental health) rather than the private sector in Maine; and to students participating in classroom setting rather than distance learning. Contact: UMaine or USM financial aid offices

PGM'S SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

PGM’s Scholarship Program is now open to receive applications. There will be two (2) $1,500 scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year. The first scholarship is open to undergraduate students pursuing a career in computer science and who demonstrate an interest in the health care industry. The second scholarship is open to graduate students entering into medical school or currently within their medical school program. The scholarship program here at PGM is competitive and will be based upon leadership, academics and achievements.

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