Scholarships

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The Maine Community Foundation established its first scholarship fund in 1984. Now, through the generosity of individuals, community organizations, and businesses that believe in the importance of education, the community foundation awards more than $2 million each year from more than 525 scholarship funds.  Sep 29, 2017, 12:18 PM Katie Yeatts
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The Bettie H. MacRae Scholarship Fund supports residents of Islesboro who are adult learners (age 23 and over) going to school to pursue career-related education.  Oct 5, 2017, 10:48 AM Katie Yeatts
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Support to current and past graduates of Islesboro Central School seeking to pursue post-secondary education at an accredited college, university, or community college.Contact: Islesboro Central School guidance office  Oct 5, 2017, 10:52 AM Katie Yeatts
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30 Hours Voluntary Service to the library during junior & senior years, attending 2 or 4 year college.  Aug 22, 2017, 10:01 AM Katie Yeatts
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Students are eligible for one Geiger Scholarship award during middle school, one during high school, one during college, and one as a gap year. Scholarships support the following groups of students: Middle School students attending off-island enrichment or travel programs, including summer camp High School students attending a semester enrichment program (such as a semester school) or attending an off-island summer camp, travel, or enrichment program College Students participating in a semester or summer study abroad program Students enrolled in a gap year program between high school and post-secondary education Eligibility Requirements: Island residency on one of Maine’s 15 year-round, un-bridged islands Current enrollment in the 6th grade or above Current enrollment in, or prior graduation from the highest grade available at your island school Extenuating circumstances regarding island residency and education considered on a case-by-case basis There are two application deadlines per year: November 30th and March 31st. Awards will be given for programs whose start date is up to one year after the application deadline. Awards cannot be deferred or postponed.  Oct 5, 2017, 11:01 AM Katie Yeatts
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Deadline: 1st Wednesday in July.  Sep 21, 2017, 10:36 AM Katie Yeatts
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$1000 to a high school senior planning to attend a post-secondary institution beginning fall semester after graduation. Deadline: April 1   Sep 21, 2017, 10:40 AM Katie Yeatts
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The Islesboro Teachers’ Association Scholarship Fund was established in the 1994-95 school year. The fund supports graduates of or graduating seniors of Islesboro Central School who wish to further their education by pursuing post-secondary courses of study. Applicants must be permanent residents of Islesboro. Magnet students must have attended three consecutive years at and graduated from Islesboro Central School.Contact: Islesboro Central School guidance office  Oct 5, 2017, 10:47 AM Katie Yeatts
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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.  Oct 12, 2017, 11:48 AM Katie Yeatts
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Eligibility Requirements: Island residency on one of Maine’s 15 year-round, un-bridged islands Currently enrolled in or have graduated from the highest grade level available at your island school Pursuing an undergraduate program at an accredited post-secondary (2-year, 4-year, vocational, technical) institute Fully matriculated in a full-time program Expected Family Contribution (from the FAFSA Student Aid Report) of $15,000 or less Extenuating circumstances considered on a case-by-case basis  Oct 5, 2017, 10:55 AM Katie Yeatts
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The Otter Island Scholarship is awarded to an island student of good academic standing who is attending a specific college around the country. Students attending the following colleges are eligible to apply for the Otter Island Scholarship: Colorado College Connecticut College Duke University Texas Christian University University of Utah Vanderbilt  Oct 5, 2017, 10:56 AM Katie Yeatts
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The Ruth P. Field Scholarship Fund was established in 1997 to provide scholarship support to graduates of Islesboro Central School who are either graduating seniors and residents of Islesboro requiring financial assistance to pursue full-time technical or vocational education or graduates who require financial assistance for their second, third, or fourth years of technical or vocational education.Contact: Islesboro Central School guidance office  Oct 5, 2017, 10:43 AM Katie Yeatts
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For residents of Islesboro with a demonstrated talent for and interest in making visual art.  Oct 12, 2017, 11:44 AM Katie Yeatts
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Residents of Waldo County pursuing further education in a healthcare-related field may be eligible for scholarships awarded by Waldo County General Hospital. Awards are made to graduating high school seniors, college undergraduates, and employees pursuing careers in healthcare- related fields, including but not limited to, nursing, laboratory technician, surgical technician, radiology, pharmacy, therapy services, and medical records coding/transcription. For further information about the scholarship program and/or to have an application mailed to you, contact Lauri McLean, Scholarship Coordinator, at 338-9302, or email execsec@wchi.com.  Sep 27, 2017, 12:49 PM Katie Yeatts
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Applicants must have a documented disability, be currently attending or have attended a Maine high school, have a B average or equivalent GPA, and be accepted or enrolled at a post-secondary institution.  Sep 29, 2017, 12:47 PM Katie Yeatts
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To assist young men and women in continuing their education beyond high school.  Oct 12, 2017, 10:43 AM Katie Yeatts
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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.  Oct 5, 2017, 10:52 AM Katie Yeatts
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Deadline: Dec. 31, 2017 Cobe Connects is a partnership with eligible students to support school-sponsored, curriculum-based, educational opportunities during the academic year for which funding is not otherwise available. Maximum award is $500 and $250 for class trips, and each applicant is expected to share the cost of the opportunity.  Oct 5, 2017, 10:42 AM Katie Yeatts
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The GCFM Horticulture Scholarship is awarded to college juniors and seniors or graduate students who are legal residents of the State of Maine and not related to a GCFM Board Member. Deadline: February 1, 2018.  Sep 28, 2017, 10:08 AM Katie Yeatts
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Open to any Maine student (any age) pursuing a career in the lodging or foodservice field or any family members of Lodging or Allied members or their employees or their families pursuing a non-hospitality career. Applicants may be graduates of accredited high schools, high school students, post secondary students, or children of employees of the Maine Innkeepers Association member properties, including allied members. Preference will be given to applicants who are employees or family members of active or allied member properties.  Sep 28, 2017, 12:50 PM Katie Yeatts
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Every year, approximately 35 new scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need and academic promise.  Sep 29, 2017, 12:58 PM Katie Yeatts
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Completed applications, including all attachments, must be received on or before March 9, 2018. Scholarship award recipients will be selected based on outstanding athletic ability and performance, academic aptitude and achievements, and school leadership and community service.  Sep 27, 2017, 12:35 PM Katie Yeatts
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The Maine State Chamber of Commerce Scholarship program recognizes two Maine high school seniors planning to pursue an education at a two- or four-year, degree-granting college. Preference may be given to a student attending a Maine college and seeking a degree in a business or education-related field.  Sep 28, 2017, 12:51 PM Katie Yeatts
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Applications for the annual scholarships will be considered only from students who have one of the following relationships with a dues-paying MSEA/SEIU member; son or daughter of an MSEA member; stepchild of an MSEA member who resides with the MSEA member; son or daughter of the MSEA member’s significant other who resides with the MSEA member in accordance with the sick leave article of the Executive Branch contract; student who is under legal guardianship of an MSEA member; and/or grandchild of an MSEA member who resides with the grandparent.  Sep 29, 2017, 12:24 PM Katie Yeatts
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Every school year the Library administers the Margaret Chase Smith Essay Contest. It is open to Maine high school seniors and invites them to write on a theme related either to a historical milestone or a current event. Thanks to the generous support from the Margaret Chase Smith Foundation, prizes are $1000 for first place, $500 for second place, $250 for third place, and five $50 honorable mention prizes.  Sep 27, 2017, 12:52 PM Katie Yeatts
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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.  Oct 12, 2017, 12:05 PM Katie Yeatts
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The Mitchell Institute awards scholarships each year to graduating seniors from Maine’s public high schools as they pursue higher education. Each recipient must be a legal resident of Maine and must plan to attend a four-year or two-year degree program at an accredited college or university and must be a graduating senior from a public high school in Maine; applicants must be planning to enter their first year of college during the coming September. Deadline: April 1, 2018  Sep 28, 2017, 10:26 AM Katie Yeatts
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The Rice Scholarship Fund was established in 1996 to provide scholarship support for students who have resided a substantial part of their formative years (K-8) on an off-shore island of Maine in the area from Seguin to Eastport who are attending accredited, degree-granting colleges or vocational training schools.  Oct 5, 2017, 11:09 AM Katie Yeatts
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Three $1,500 scholarships will be awarded each year in the following categories:• MOFGA Journeyperson Program participant• Maine High School Senior planning to study sustainable or organic farming at a college in Maine• Kennebec Valley Community College student studying sustainable agriculture.  Sep 27, 2017, 12:15 PM Katie Yeatts
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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.  Oct 12, 2017, 11:51 AM Katie Yeatts
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The State of Maine Grant program is a need-based grant program for Maine residents. You must be enrolled at least half-time in an undergraduate program at an eligible institution. Deadline May 1, 2018  Sep 28, 2017, 10:19 AM Katie Yeatts
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Questions should be directed to Colin C. Hewett, P. E. at chewett@hwengineers.com.  Sep 28, 2017, 12:27 PM Katie Yeatts
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All applicants must intend to earn a degree in engineering.  Oct 12, 2017, 10:50 AM Katie Yeatts
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Recipients must: Be a Maine resident entering 1st year of post-secondary education; Intend to enroll or be enrolled in a two (2) or four (4) year degree-granting college or university, which is accredited by the Association of Schools and Colleges; Show a strong desire to complete degree program.  Sep 29, 2017, 9:20 AM Katie Yeatts
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Each year, the U.S. Junior Chamber International (JCI) Senate Foundation grants $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools. Deadline: January 5, 2018  Oct 12, 2017, 10:46 AM Katie Yeatts
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Must be a member of a Masonic Youth Organization or Father must be Scottish Rite Mason    Sep 27, 2017, 12:35 PM Katie Yeatts
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The Hood Milk Sportsmanship Scholarship Program awards 18 New England high school student athletes with a $5,000 scholarship toward furthering their education at a two- or four- year accredited college or university. To be eligible, high school seniors must have displayed a high degree of sportsmanship while participating in a varsity high school sport. These students also must have earned a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher and performed volunteer work in the community. Deadline: March 6, 2018  Sep 28, 2017, 10:10 AM Katie Yeatts
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The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. Selected from a nationwide pool of applicants, up to 40 students will become Jack Kent Cooke Scholars and have access to funding for up to four years for undergraduate studies.  Oct 5, 2017, 11:04 AM Katie Yeatts
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Applicant must be currently enrolled in a construction-related degree program at a school in the United States and must have a least one term remaining in a course of study leading to a degree or an associate degree in a construction-related field. High school seniors and those pursuing graduate degrees are not eligible. Application and all attachments must be complete and received via email by February 28th for the next following academic year.  Sep 28, 2017, 10:04 AM Katie Yeatts
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The Shaw-Worth Memorial Scholarship honors New England high school seniors who demonstrate a humane ethic. Deadline: March 25, 2018  Sep 28, 2017, 10:06 AM Katie Yeatts
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Shell is pleased to announce two scholarship programs which focus on developing talent in the engineering and geosciences fields.  Sep 28, 2017, 12:27 PM Katie Yeatts
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The Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund offers renewable, four-year scholarships to students with financial need who display academic achievement, a commitment to serving others (in school, their community, or at home), a strong work ethic, and leadership qualities.  Oct 12, 2017, 11:34 AM Katie Yeatts
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Student should be committed to a degree tied to Solid Waste Management, Environmental Science, Engineering or a related field.  Sep 21, 2017, 12:30 PM Katie Yeatts
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The Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund offers renewable, four-year scholarships to students with financial need who display academic achievement, a commitment to serving others (in school, their community, or at home), a strong work ethic, and leadership qualities.  Sep 29, 2017, 9:23 AM Katie Yeatts
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Learning to drive is one of the coolest times for a teen. But facts have shown it can be extremely dangerous. You have the power to inspire your fellow teens, maybe better than a teacher or a parent can, because you know what messages will be the most powerful. Create a 30-60 second video for your fellow teen drivers that highlights the importance of safe teen driving and you could win a grand contest prize of $15,000, or one of many other prizes. Deadline: February 23, 2018  Sep 28, 2017, 10:25 AM Katie Yeatts
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