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Maine State, Regional and Outside Scholarships

The scholarships listed below are overseen by other organizations (not CHRHS). Links will be updated with current (2018-2019) applications as they become available.  Please do not use 2017-2018 applications. Please follow the directions on the applications:

  • You are responsible for gathering all of the materials you need for these applications, and you must mail these applications to the organizations yourself.
  • If a scholarship requires a copy of your confidential counselor recommendation letter, please bring your application and all the required materials to the school counseling office in a pre-addressed envelope with postage affixed so it may be mailed from CHRHS. We cannot give you a copy of your confidential counselor recommendation.  The same holds true for your teacher recoomendations.
  • You will need to follow the same procedure if your scholarship requires an official (signed and sealed) transcript. Please be sure to bring this to the Counseling Office at least three days prior to the deadline.
  • Follow the deadline on the actual application, not the deadline listed here as most are just estimates.

PLEASE NOTE:  As additional scholarships become available, they will be added. 



Click here to visit the Worthington Scholarship Foundation website


The 2019 Abbott Scholarship is available to Masons and the children of Masons.  Those meeting any of the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  •  A Scottish Rite Mason of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction
  •   A student directly related to a Scottish Rite Mason  or a member of a youth organization sponsored by the Masonic fraternity who is:
    • A igh school senior currently accepted at an accredited trade school who has attained a minimum gpa of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
    • A high school senior, or undergraduate, or graduate student currently enrolled at a college or university

          The application is available online at or you may click Download the application

          Follow the instructions for more information.  The due date is April 1.


The Guy P. Gannett Scholarship Fund was established in 2000 by the Guy P. Gannett Foundation to provide renewable support for students majoring in journalism or a field reasonably related, including all forms of print, broadcast or electronic media. Recipients must be graduates of Maine high schools or home-schooled in a Maine community during their last year of secondary education. Students will be chosen based on demonstrated interest in journalism, financial need and academic achievement. The Guy P. Gannett Scholarship recognizes students who will become journalists. Their dedication to this profession is evident in their choice of coursework and extracurricular activities. Recipients are encouraged to apply for renewal consideration throughout their post-secondary and graduate education. As recipients progress through school, the Selection Committee expects to see a significant increase in demonstrated intent to pursue a career in journalism.

FMI, apply online:

Alpha One Powering Education Scholarship

Who: Any student who has a documented disability, at least a “B” average, who is pursuing a higher education. This scholarship will provide up to $2000 per candidatewho is accepted into post-secondary school education (e.g., after high school), including undergraduate college education as well as graduate programs.


Deadline:  April 1

American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship

Who:  Must be a resident of Knox County

Application: Click  here or visit the Counseling Office

Deadline:  Must be post-marked by April 15

American Legion Winslow-Holbrook-Merritt Scholarship

Who:  Maine resident entering the first year of post secondary education; believe in the American way of life; financial need; preference given to students whose parents/grandparents are members of the WHM Post #1 or it’s auxiliaries or veterans of any US Armed Services

Application:  Click  here or visit the Counseling Office

Deadline:  April 30

American Legion Children and Youth Scholarship

Who:  Any Maine resident who is a high school senior or higher

Application:  Visit to fill out an online version of the application

or click  here to download a copy of the application

DeadlineMay 1

American Legion: Daniel E. Lambert Memorial Scholarship

Who:  Student who shows good character, enrolled in college or vocational technical school, financial need; parent or grandparent must be a veteran

Application:  Visit to fill out an online version of the application

or click  here to download a copy of the applciation

DeadlineMay 1

American Legion: James V. Day Scholarship

Who: Student who shows good character, enrolled in college or vocational technical school, financial need; parent or grandparent must be a veteran

Application:  Visit to fill out an online version of the application

or click  here to download a copy of the application

Deadline:  May 1

Amity Lodge Neal Peabody Memorial Scholarship

St. Paul's Masonic Lodge Scholarship

Who:  Student who has shown academic achievement, participation in school activities, community service; demonstrates financial need; current senior or alumni of CHRHS

Application:  Click here to download the Federal Lodge 6 Neal Peabody Memorial Scholarship Application

Deadline:  April 1 (Please return applications to the CHRHS School Counseling Office).

Belfast Garden Club Scholarship

Who: A Waldo County resident pursuing a degree in horticulture, botany, forestry, ecology, conservation biology, sustainable agriculture or a related field

Application:  Click here to download the 2018 Belfast Garden Club Scholarship Application

Deadline: April 15


Camden Civic Theater Scholarship

Who:  Students pursuing a higher education in the Performing or Broadcasting Arts

Application:  Contact CCT directly (Tia Messing)

Camden Garden Club Scholarship

Who:  Resident of any of the five towns or Islesboro; majoring in the fields of conservation, environmental science, horticulture, landscape architecture, forestry, botany, crop and soil science, agricultural engineering, environmental and/or conservation issues of geology or other earth science, conservation law enforcement (game warden).

ApplicationCamden Garden Club Application 2018

Deadline:  April 30 (Please return applications to the school Counseling Office)

Camden Rotary Foundation Scholarship

Who:   Current members of the CHRHS Class of 2019 who plan to pursue post-secondary education in colleges, universities, nursing schools or vocational/technical schools. The following criteria will be considered: academic effort, character & participation in extra-curricular activities; financial need **Applicants will need to provide a copy of their FAFSA Summary with their application and participate in an interview in May. At that time, students will also need to provide a copy of their financial award letter to the scholarship committee.

Click here to download the Camden Rotary Scholarship Application for 2018

Deadline: May 1 (Please turn in the the CHRHS School Counseling Office)


Dr. Keith R. Crockett Memorial Scholarship

Who:  Student pursuing an education in the field of music or education

Application:  Available in the School Counseling Office or by clicking here

Deadline:  May 1


Educators for Maine

Who:  For those who intend to pursue a career in education; must have a 3.0 or higher GPA.  This is a forgivable loan.

Application:  visit the Maine Grants and Loans section of for more information.

Elks Rockland Lodge No. 1008 Scholarship

Who:  There are no established criteria for successful candidates.  Grades, sports, need and involvement are all factors.  Young people, who are committed to their education, are involved in their community, display character and Elks values and who have the likelihood of success

Application:  Click  here to download the 2018 Rockland Elks Application

Deadline:  April 13

Warren T. Greely Memorial,

Megunticook Teachers Association Scholarship

Who:  Student going into education who demonstrates character, leadership and personality

Application:  Use the Class of 2018 CHRHS Scholarship Application AND you must also include a separate essay:  What teacher influenced you the most and why?*

*Applications not including this essay topic will be disqualified.

Deadline: April 2


The Horch Roofing Scholarship

Who:  This scholarship is open to students graduating from high school in 2018 to pursue a degree or certificate at a college/trade school OR current college/trade school students who are focusing on a trade-related field. Students must be a resident of Maine.

ApplicationClick here

Deadline:  Applications are due by May 1, 2019.


Knox County Fish & Game Association Scholarship

Who:  Student continuing education in the areas of conservation, marine sciences/biology, forest management, game warden services

Application: Visit

Deadline:  May 1

Knox County Nurses Guild Scholarship

Who:  Student going into nursing education; financial need

Application:  Available in the School Counseling Office or by clicking here

Deadline:  May 1

Thomas J. Landers Scholarship

Who:  Student attending a 2 or 4-year law enforcement scholastic program

Application:  Available online at

Deadline:  April 12

Lest We Forget

Maine Vietnam Veterans’ Scholarship

Who:  Descendant of a veteran who served in Vietnam or children of veteran of the United States Armed Services

Application:  Visit

Deadline:  May 1

M. Alton French Trust

Who:  This renewable scholarship assists deserving young people who are residents of Lincolnville, Camden, Hope, Appleton, Rockport, Northport, and Islesboro (in that order of priority)  pursuing post-secondary education at a college or university or other post-secondary course of study that is determined to be the equivalent. The grants shall be made on the basis of financial need, record of scholarship and promise of leadership. 

Application Deadline: June 1

To Apply: Link to online application

Maine Legislature Memorial Scholarship Fund

Who:  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. Applications can be found online at Finance Authority of Maine

Deadline:  May 1


Maine Nutritioncouncil Scholarship

To be eligible for consideration for this award you must be: (Fulfill one 1-4):

  1. A full time Sophomore or Junior student in Food Science/ Human Nutrition/ Food Studies attending a Maine college or university.
  2. A full time First or Second Year student in a Maine Dietetic Technician Program.
  3. A full time First of Second Year student in a Maine Culinary Arts Program.
  4. A master’s degree or PhD candidate in Food Science/ Human Nutrition attending a Maine college or university. 

To be eligible for consideration for this award you must also:

  1. Have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  2. Submit one letter of recommendation from a faculty member with this application.

Application: Visit


Michael Libby Memorial Scholarship

Who:  Graduates of CHRHS and MCST who are enrolling in a 2-year or 4-year college, vocational or technical school.  Click here to learn more.

Application:   Click here to download the MLMS Student Application 2018

Deadline:  April 12

Maine Chapter of NAWIC Scholarship

Who:  High school seniors enrolled in a post-secondary program in a construction related course. 

Application:  Visit

Deadline:  March 15

Maine Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society

George V. Soule Scholarship

Who: The Ruffed Grouse Society of Maine is pleased to offer a $4,000 scholarship to a deserving student who will be starting their education in one of the following areas of study: Wildlife Conservation, Conservation Law Enforcement, Forest Management or a closely related field that is supportive of the broad goals of the Ruffed Grouse Society at both the regional and national level. It is imperative that applications be focused on the aforementioned areas of study. If an applicant’s career goals do not reflect Ruffed Grouse Society goals the application will not be considered. Applicants must intend to become a practitioner in one of the above-mentioned fields, preferably in the state of Maine.

• Must be a resident of Maine or attending high school in Maine.
• Must have successfully completed a high school diploma.
• Must enroll in an approved undergraduate program for the 2018 fall semester.

This scholarship is available to students who have successfully completed a high school diploma.

Application: Click  here to download

Deadline: April 1


Maine Innkeepers’ Association Scholarship

Who:  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.

Application:   Click here todownload the Maine Inkeepers Association Scholarship Application

Deadline: April 1

Rice Scholarship Fund

Who:  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. While there is a preference for residents of off-shore islands, eligible residents of bridged islands of Maine are also invited to submit an application. Recipients will be selected based on financial need and their ongoing, demonstrated commitment to community service. Applicants must have graduated from a non-sectarian high school.

Application: Visit

Deadline: May 1

Maine State Golf Association Scholarship Fund

Who:  Student with an active interest in golf as a player, caddie, MEGA golf course employee; financial need; character, integrity, leadership; active in extra curricular, civic and/or community activities

Application: Visit

Deadline:  April 1

Maine State Grange Scholarship

Who: High school senior pursuing a career in agriculture or agriculturally related field (more detailed information is listed on the applkication).

Application:  Click  here to download the  Maine State Grange Scholarship 2018

Deadline:  April 30

Maine Society of Professional Engineers

Who:  Students intending to earn a degree in engineering; academic achievement

Application: Visit

Deadline:  March 16

Maine State Employee Association Scholarship

Who:  Student must be a child, stepchild, or grandchild living with a MSEA member

Application: Visit

Deadline:  April 2

Maine State Nurses Association Scholarship

Who:  Maine residents attending an accredited nursing program in Maine

Application:  Available in the Counseling Office or by clicking here

Deadline: July 1 or December 1

Mainely Character

Who: Maine high school senior who demonstrates courage, integrity, responsibility and concern for others

Application: Available in the Counseling Office or visit

Deadline: March 1 (hurry)

Marshall Point Lighthouse & Museum Scholarship

Who: High School Seniors who are residents of St. George

Application:  Click here

Deadline: April 27


Mid-Coast Wrestling Club Gibby Bryant Memorial Scholarship

Who: Two full years as a team member including senior year

Application:  Click here

Deadline:  April 1

George Mitchell Scholarship

Who: Academic performance and achievement, community service, financial need: all seniors planning to attend college should apply.  Preference is given to students attending a Maine college, community college or university, however some awards are given to students who are attending out of state schools as well.

Application:  Online application only is available at:

Deadline:  April 1

Nu Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Scholarship

Who: Nu Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, an honor society of women educators, is offering a grant of $500 to a high school senior who is planning to attend college and pursue a career in education.

Application: Click  here  for more information

Deadline: April 30





The Odd Fellows and Rebekahs

Who:  Student pursuing education in Nursing

Application:  Available in the Counseling Office or click here

Deadline:  April 1

Our Lady of Good Hope Women’s Club Scholarship

Who: Furthering education: member and regular worshipper at Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church

Application: Please see the Church Secretary

Deadline:  Usually May 1

Pen Bay Nursing Student Scholarship

Who: Student entering a qualified nursing program

Application: Please contact the Nursing Department at PBMC

Deadline:  March 31

A. Leigh Phillips Scholarship Fund

Who:  Student with an identified learning disability going on to post-secondary education

Application: Available in the Counseling Office or by visiting

*Please note:  this scholarship has many steps; do not wait until the last minute to apply

Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship

Who:  Students with financial need who display academic achievement, a commitment to serving others, a strong work ethic, grit and passion for overcoming obstacles and/or achieving future goals, and leadership qualities

Application:  Visit

Deadline: April 3

Richard Pierce Memorial Scholarship

Who:  Student entering an accredited 2-year or 4-year college for the first time; finanacial need

Application:  Visit

Deadline:  April 1


 Rockport High School Alumni Scholarship

Who:  Student whose parent or grandparent attended Rockport High School (this is the old school house next to the Rockport Post Office).  You must indicate the name and year of graduation of you relative.

Application: Click here

Deadline: April 2 (return to the High School Counseling Office)

Rockland Professional Firefighters Scholarship

Who: Student entering a 2 or 4-year degree program in one of the following fields: Fire Science, Paramedics, Nursing, Physician or Physician Assistant; preference to children of Rockland Firefighters

Application Download  from the School Counseling website

Deadline: June 1


Rockland Kiwanis Scholarship

Who:  High school senior who is a resident of Knox County

Application:  Online application available at

Deadline:  April 1

 George Stewart Fund

Who:  The George Stewart Trust Fund was established in 2012 to support residents of (in order of priority): Town of Lincolnville, Waldo County, Knox County, who are pursuing secondary education, with preference for students in the field of horticulture. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need and a record of scholarship adequate for the educational program they have undertaken.

Application:  Available in the Counseling Office or by clicking here

Deadline: April 30

Douglas Thom Memorial Fund

Who:  Camden resident who displays academic effort, character, extra-curricular participation.  This is a no interest loan.

Application:  Available in the Counseling Office or by clicking Download Thom Loan Application

Deadline:  May 30

Union Lodge of Masons Scholarship

Who:  High school senior who is a child of a Union Mason or has some other family connection.  If none, then open to any CHRHS Senior who resides in the towns of Appleton or Union; scholastic achievement, must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA and attend college for at least two year.

Click to download the Union Lodge of Masons 2017 Application

Please return to the CHRHS Counseling Office by May 1



Waldo County General Hospital Scholarship

Who: Resident of Waldo County pursuing a career in a health care related program

Application:  Available in the Counseling Office or by clicking here

Deadline:  March 3 (Hurry)

Waldo County Humane Society Scholarship

Who: Residents of Waldo County who are furthering their education in the fields of Veterinary Science, Animal Husbandry or a related field

Application: Pending

Deadline: Pending


Waldo County Extension Association Scholarship

Who: student who is intending to serve the community in the fields associated with the mission of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension such as agriculture, horticulture, nutrition, preventative health,health education, youth development, early childhood education and adult education

Application: Click here to Download Maine-4-H-Foundation-Waldo-County-Extension-Association-Scholarship-Application.pdf

Deadline: April 30


Waldo County Extension Homemakers Scholarship

Who: Waldo County Resident

Application: Click here to Download 2018 Waldo-County-Extension-Homemakers-Council-Scholarship-Application.pdf

Deadline: April 15


Marion T. Weidman Memorial Scholarship

Who:  Must be a Rockport resident; financial need

Application:  Click here

Note:  If you are a post-graduate who received this schoalrship as a senior, it is renewable by submitting this application again

Deadline: April 4 (return to the High School Counseling Office).

Barbara T. Wiggin Memorial Memorial Scholarship

Who:  Female graduate of Knox County school (or resident of Knox County); entering the field of teaching or medical-related career

Application:  Available in the Counseling Office or by clicking here

Deadline: June 30

Worthington Scholarship

1. Eligible applicants must:

  1. Have a cumulative GPA of 85 or greater and be attending any campus of the University of Maine system, Maine Maritime Academy, Husson University, Thomas College or an option in 1b below
  2. Have a cumulative GPA of 78 or better and plan to attend any campus of the Maine Community College system or University College at Rockland
  3. Have completed the FAFSA

2. Students must be enrolled in a full-time course of   study


Application:  Available in the school counseling office, on the Worthington Scholarship foundation website or by clicking  here

Deadline: April 6

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