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.
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
About the Scholarship:
The Worthington Scholarship Foundation awards scholarships annually to recent Maine graduates of our partner high schools who plan to attend full-time at our partner colleges.
Scholarships are awarded based on merit and financial need and are renewable up to eight (8) semesters. Award amounts are up to $16,500 to attend a 4-year college and up to $14,250 to attend both community college and the option of continuing to a 4-year college.
Students from nearly 60 eligible partner high schools across 11 counties in Knox, Waldo, Lincoln, Hancock, Washington, Oxford, Somerset, Piscataquis, Penobscot, Franklin, and Sagadahoc are encouraged to apply.
Must be a graduating senior from a partner high school
High School Grade Point Average (GPA): If planning to attend a 4-year college, high school GPA must be 3.0 or higher; If planning to attend a community college, high school GPA must be 2.2 or higher
Have an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) of $15,000 or less as stated in the Student Aid Report of FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Be accepted and plan to attend full-time one of our Maine college partners in the Fall following your high school graduation
Meet our ongoing semester-by-semester requirements
April 15th for 4-year college applicants. July 1st for community college applicants.
For additional information, visit the Worthington Scholarship Foundation website.
LA Tutors awards a monthly $500 Innovation Scholarship to high school and college students who showcase their creativity and make a positive impact.
MusicAuthority recognizes the positive impact that music can have on a student’s learning experience. Studies have shown how music can enhance learning- from improving memory performance to relieving anxiety, music can be a great component to aid a student’s college experience.
We are proud to offer our $1,000 scholarship to one current or prospective student. We will be offering this scholarship on a continual basis and we are excited to promote a passion for music and higher education.
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)
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.
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: email@example.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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Scholarships only applicable for specific counties within this state
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