Helpful Scholarship Websites:
Federal Student Aid FAFSA4Caster If you want to begin exploring your financial aid options and get an early start on the financial aid process, FAFSA4caster is for you! By using FAFSA4caster, you and your family will receive an early estimate of eligibility for federal student aid. This Web site provides you with an opportunity to increase your knowledge of the financial aid process; become familiar with the various types of federal student aid that are available; and investigate other sources of aid, such as grants and scholarships. FMI go to: www.fafsa4caster.ed.gov/
Need A Lift is a publication put out by the American Legion containing scholarships, grants, and loans for which students may qualify. It contains extensive information on scholarships for veteran’s dependents. Go to: www.needalift.org
Post Graduate Scholarship Packet is still Pending; Check back tomorrow please
Scholarships available to the Class of 2016: As scholarship information becomes available, I will add it to this website. In February, a packet of local, state and regional scholarships will be distributed in senior homerooms. Please be sure to pay CLOSE attention to deadlines. If you have questions or need help, please ask!
Additional scholarship information may be available on the bulletin board across from the School Counseling Office.
Waldo County General Hospital Scholarship
Residents of Waldo County pursuing their education in a health care field may be eligible for
scholarships awarded by Waldo County General Hospital. Awards are made to graduating high
school seniors and college undergraduates pursuing careers in health care related fields
including but not limited to the following:
• Laboratory Technician
• Therapy Services
• Medical Records Coding/Transcription
The Waldo County General Hospital scholarship application is now available online.
Click on this link to visit the site where the application may be downloaded. The deadline to apply is March 4, 2016
2016 Mitchell Scholarship Application- Visit their website to apply online by clicking here after January 1, 2016
Deadline: April 01, 2016 at 11:59 PM EDT
Description: The Mitchell Scholarships were established in 1994 by U.S. Senator George J. Mitchell. One of Senator Mitchell’s highest priorities is to expand and improve opportunities for the education of young people in Maine. The Mitchell Institute awards a scholarship each year to a graduating senior from every public high school in Maine. The scholarship award is for $8,000 with the award paid out in four equal installments of $2,000. Students pursuing a two-year degree are eligible for up to four years of scholarship support if they continue their education beyond the initial two years. With this scholarship comes an array of personal, academic and professional support programs along with a network of over 2,000 Mitchell Scholars, Alumni, and partners. The focus of the Mitchell Institute has always been, and continues to be, Maine students attending Maine colleges and universities. In an effort to help as many Maine students as possible obtain a higher education, the Mitchell Institute also has scholarships available for Maine students planning to attend college out of state.
Requirements: To be eligible, 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 also be planning to enter their first year of college by the Fall of 2016
Number of Awards: 140 Award Amount: $8,000
SCHOLARSHIP FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING
The Maine Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers will award two $2,000 scholarships for two outstanding high school seniors who plan a career in civil engineering. The recipients will be selected based on academic performance, participation in extracurricular activities, letters of recommendation, and a statement of interest in civil engineering. Applicants must be Maine residents. Application deadline is January 31. Click Maine Civil Engineering Scholarship to download the application.
CAMDEN GARDEN CLUB SCHOLARSHIP
The Camden Garden Club Scholarship is open to current seniors and post-graduates who are residents of the towns of Camden, Rockport, Hope, Appleton, Lincolnville or Islesboro who are studying any of the following: botany, crop & soil science, environmental studies, forestry, horticulture, agricultural engineering or landscape architecture. Click here to download the application. The deadline to apply is April 30.
Each year this program awards three scholarships to Maine High School students who demonstrate courage, integrity, responsibility and concern for others; in other words, a students with character. Visit www.mainelycharacter.org for more information. Deadline is March 1.
MAINE AMERICAN LEGION SCHOLARSHIPS To assist young men and women in continuing their education beyond high school.
Children and Youth Scholarships - seven, $500 scholarships. Criteria: must demonstrate financial need. Deadline May 1 of each year. Click here for a printable application.
Daniel E. Lambert Memorial Scholarship - $1000. (two scholarships may be awarded contingent upon the availability of funds) Criteria: must demonstrate financial need, must be a resident of the State of Maine, U.S. Citizen, parent or grandparent must be a veteran. Deadline May 1 of each year. Click here for a printable application.
James V. Day Scholarship - $500. (two scholarships may be awarded contingent upon the availability of funds) Criteria: must demonstrate financial need, must be a resident of the State of Maine, U.S. Citizen, parent or grandparent must be a member of the Maine American Legion. Deadline May 1 of each year. Click here for a printable application.
NATIONAL AMERICAN LEGION SCHOLARSHIPS
THE STEPHEN PHILLIPS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund 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. Awards are limited to residents of the New England states.
To apply: Beginning November 1, visit the website www.phillips-scholarship.org
Applications should be sent no later than May 1
NAWIC National Association of Women in Construction Any high school senior enrolled in a post-secondary program construction related course. To apply, visit nawicmaine.org or pick up an application in the school counseling office. The application deadline is May 1.
WTS Foundation Scholarship Visit www.wtsinternational.org/maine/documents for more information regarding the Maine Chapter of Women in Transportation's annual $2,500 scholarship for an outstanding female high school senior who demonstrates interest in science, technology, engineering & math. Deadline is February 15.
Waldo County Extension Homemakers Council Scholarship High School senior who is a resident of Waldo County. Applications may be picked up in the counseling office or downloaded by clicking here The deadline is April 30.
Waldo County Extension Scholarship has two scholarships available. One is available to a graduating Waldo County high school senior. The other is to any UMaine, KVCC or Unity College student studying Sustainable Agriculture or a related field of study. Applications are available by visiting umaine.edu/waldo or pick up a copy in the counseling office. The deadline is April 30.
The Greater New England Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society has a scholarship available to a student living with MS or has a parent with MS and will be attending an accredited postsecondary school full time. For more information, please visit nationalmssociety.org Applications are available online and will be accepted from October 1, 2015 to January 15, 2016.
The Clyde Russell Scholarship Fund has two categories of awards:
Graduating High School Seniors Who Will Attend a Four-Year College
Graduating High School Seniors Who Will Attend a Maine Community College
Awards are limited to citizens of Maine. To apply, visit the Clyde Russell Scholarship Fund website by clicking here. Applications may be downloaded between November 1 and January 31. Deadlines for applications will be February 1 of any given year.
New England Red Sox Service Scholarships
The New England Red Sox Service Scholarships Program honors academically-talented public high school seniors who have demonstrated a commitment to community service. Each year, the Red Sox Foundation selects high school seniors as winners of their state’s Red Sox Service Scholarship, honoring them with a $1,000 college scholarship during a special pregame ceremony at Fenway Park. Applications are available in the school counseling office or by clicking here. The deadline to apply is January 29.
ALZHEIMER’S FOUNDATION OF AMERICA
TEENS COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY CONTEST
AFA is pleased to offer the AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship. Scholarship awards to deserving college-bound students will be a $5,000 scholarship to the winner; and $2,500 and $1,000 scholarships to the first and second runners-up, respectively. Additionally, seven $500 scholarships will be awarded for Honorable Mention. For more information, click here to visit the website.
Applications must be postmarked no later than February 15th. Winners will be announced in April.
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.
For more than 160 years, Hood® Milk has been at the heart of families and communities across New England. Hood is proud to be able to give 18 student athletes an opportunity to win a $5,000 college scholarship.
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.
Students will be asked to write an essay explaining how they display sportsmanship and integrity on and off the field.
Each student who meets the standards in the official rules and completes the essay will be featured on an online voting site. The 10 students from each New England state who receive the most votes will be interviewed by a select panel of judges.
The panel of judges will then select three students from each of the six New England states (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont) as the scholarship winners. Winners will be honored at an awards ceremony and inducted into the Hood Sportsmanship Scholarship Hall of Fame.
Applicants must enter by 3PM EST on March 11, 2016. Voting begins 9AM EDT on April 1, 2016, and ends at 3PM EDT on April 22, 2016. For more information, click here or visit Hood.com
The Maine JCI Senate Scholarship
Maine High School seniors are eligible to apply through the Maine JCI Senate Scholarship Program. Applications must be postmarked by January 15, 2016. Applications postmarked after January 15, 2016 will not be judged. The Maine JCI Senate will select two candidates for the next level of judging by the US JCI Senate Foundation. Last year, the US JCI Senate Foundation awarded scholarships of $1,000 each to 21 students from the United States (including Maine’s two finalists: Megan Hooper from Skowhegan Area High School and Sarra Bridges from Bucksport High School).
This link http://www.usjcisenate.org/index.php/scholarship-program is the link to download the application form for the US JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship. The application should be printed, signed and dated by the applicant, and mailed with attachments to the address below:
Dana E. Hall, Maine JCI Senate Scholarship Chairman
174 Bearce Road
Winthrop, ME 04364
NFIB YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR AWARD
Graduating High School Seniors who operate their own small business are eligible to receive a 2016 NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award from the NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation. Visit www.NFIB.com/YEA for more information and to apply between October 1 and December 18.
ELKS MOST VALUABLE STUDENT AWARD
Applications for the Elks National Foundation's 2014 Most Valuable Student contest are available online, at your local Elks Lodge, or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the Foundation.
2014 Most Valuable Student Scholarship applications must be submitted to the Lodge nearest the applicant’s permanent address by December 1
The Rockland Elks Lodge #1008 contact person is Mr. Bill Bachofner and he may be reached at 207-594-8954
Who should apply:
- Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.
- Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
- College students are not eligible to apply.
- Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; resident alien status does not qualify.
- Male and female students compete separately.
Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. To download an application, visit www.elks.org/enf/scholars
All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university.
2015 Scholarship information is still here simply so that you can see what may be available to you again this year; deadlines and criteria may be different than what is posted below. Please make sure you visit the organizations' website to download the current applications when they become available for 2015-2016.