National & State Scholarships 2018
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Alliance for Young Artist and Writers--The Maine Region of The Scholastic Writing Awards --(National Writing Contest-Southern ME Writing Project.)This National Writing Contest could lead to state or even national recognition. You will have the opportunity to win medals and the chance to earn scholarships from a network of universities. Visit for more information and submission guidelines.12/?/2018
ACT Student Champion AwardThis award goes to one student in the state who is tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and plan in place. This $500 scholarship is open to Maine students who have taken the ACT and follow specific criteria. For more information go to
AlphaOne Powering Education ScholarshipThis scholarship was established to assist people with disabilities who wish to pursue post-secondary education. The scholarships are up to $2,000 each with 3 selected candidates. For more information go to www. 4/1/2018
American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship ProgramThe procedure is for contestants to compete in a local Legion Post contest, progress to a district contest, and the winner of each district advances to the state finals. The subject in the prepared oration must be about some phase of the Constitution of the United States, emphasizing the duties and obligtions of a citizen to the United States government. The Assigned Topic Discourse will be on one of the 4 listed in the Rules and Regulations sections from the Articles and Sections of the Constitution. For more information go to your local American Legion. State Contest 2/10/2018.
American Society of Civil EngineersThe ASCE is offering an array of scholarships totaling $4,000. Scholarships are given to someone who plans a career in civil engineering and is based on academic performance, participation in extracurricular activities and letters of recommendation. A statement of your interest in civil engineering is also required.. You must be a Maine resident and planning to enroll in a four year ABET accredited Civil Engineering program. Application forms are in the guidance office or contact Leslie Corrow at:
Athnet Sports Recruiting ScholarshipThis $1,000 scholarship is available to future college students who played sports at the high school level. Go to An essay is required.6/?/2018
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services-Georgia Properties ScholarshipThis $1,000 scholarship is an essay contest regarding how the american dream of home ownership has influenced you. Go to for contest rules.5/?/2018
Buick Achievers Scholarship Program: There are 50 scholarships nationwide, each up to $25,000. It is for those who plan to major in a field of study that focuses on engineering, technology or design, with an interest in the automotive industry with an interest in the automotive industry. Visit their
Clyde Russell Scholarship FundApplication forms can be downloaded from: starting Nov. 1st. Brochures are available in the Guidance Office after 11/1. There are two categories-one for high school seniors attending a four year college, and one for high school seniors attending a Maine Community College.This award will not exceed $10,000 for the 4 year and $2,000 for the 2 year.. The Maine Education Association grants these awards to recipients who meet a multifaceted and diverse criteria.02/01/2018
College Board ScholarshipsSearch this database of scholarships at
Defense Commissary Agency Scholarship
This scholarship is for Military Children only and is a $2,000 scholarship from each commissary. The Commissary Agency awards scholarships to qualified seniors planning to enroll in a four-year program of studies or college students already enrolled in a four-year program. Web site at or through the link at Applications are available on Naviance2/16/2018
Elks National Foundation-ENF Legacy AwardsApplications available to download after September 1st. The Elks award 250 $4000 scholarship to the children and grandchildren of Elks members. You are judged on knowledge, charity , community service and integrity. For more information go to
Elks National Foundation-Most Valuable Student ScholarshipElks donate 500 Four-year awards from $50000 to $4000. Applications are available September 1st at and are judged on scholarship, leadership and financial need. Pay close attention to the details of submission. Application is online at
Empire Beauty, Barber & Esthetic Schools$1000 to be used toward tuition at the Empire Beauty School is available. Talk to your guidance counselor
Federal Employee & Education Assistance Fund Scholarship ProgramThese scholarships are available to current civilian federal employees and their dependent family members. For eligibility and applications, visit
Fisher House-Scholarships for Military ChildrenPick up your application at your local commissary or download at This program is open to sons and daughters of active duty, reserve/guard, or retired military commissary customers. Minimum GPA is 3.0 and you must be planning to enroll in a four year college or university.2/?/2018
Fistal Family Nursing ScholarshipThis scholarship will be presented annually to a Jewish high school senior who plans to become a Registered Nurse and is accepted to a secondary school that awards and Associate's or Bachelor's Degree in Nursing. 4/?/2018
Foundation for Seacoast Health Scholarship ProgramMultiple scholarships up to $5000 are available for students pursuing a health-related field of study. Applications may be obtained at the Foundation
GE-Reagan Foundation ScholarshipThis $10,000 renewable (Up to $40,000 per scholar) scholarship is awarded to 20 students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship. Online applications available at
Hood Sportsmanship ScholarshipWin a $5,000 scholarship from Hood Milk(3 in each N.E. state). 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. Go to for more information.3/?/2018
Horatio Alger Association Career & Technical Scholarship ProgramThis scholarship provides support for students seeking to pursue career or technical education. Students must show financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. Scholarship criteria also include high school completion by spring 2018, Pell-eligibility, enrollment by fall 2018 with a commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical certificate/degree, and US citizenship. For more information go to
Horatio Alger Association Scholarship ProgramThis scholarship program provides financial assistance to students who have critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross income) and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. They range from $5,000 to $22,000. Apply online at
Horatio Alger Association Career & Technical Scholarship ProgramThese $2,500 scholarships for a student seeking to pursue career or technical education. Criteria are financial need and must have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. Apply on line application.horatioalger.org6/15/2018
Jackie Robinson Foundation ScholarshipThis four year scholarship of up to $30,000 is offered to promising minority students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice. For eligibility requirements and applications, go to
Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship FundThis national scholarship is based primarily ona "need" basis. Combined adjusted income of the parents cannot exceed $50,000. Academics, community service and writing skills are also considered. Application is available on Naviance. This is a one time scholarship of $2500. For instructions and application go to http://jmscottmemorialfund.org3/31/2018
John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay ContestWrite an original & creative essay of 1,000 words or less on an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1956. First-place winner receives $10,000,Second and Third place awards range fro, $500 to $1,000. Go to for guidelines.1/?/2018
LGBTQ College Scholarships GuideFor a scholarship guide for LGBTQ students, go to
Maine 4-H Foundation ScholarshipsQualified candidates must be 1)a current member of 4-H(enrolled by 12/31/2015) who is currently active in 4-H activities and 2)a graduating senior or an individual who has graduated for high school, but has delayed going to a post-secondary school for no more than one year. For an application please visit
Maine Community Foundation ScholarshipsLocal scholarships database at organization awards more than 2 million each year from more than 525 scholarship funds. Applications are now available online (1/10/2018)--you have to register and then the program will tell you what scholarships you are eligible for. The only place you should access Maine Community Foundation scholarship applications is through their site.
Maine Graphic Arts Association ScholarshipApplications can be downloaded from Must be accepted into a post-secondary Graphics Arts/Graphic Communications program.5/?/2018
Maine Innkeepers Education Foundation ScholarshipThis scholarship is for Maine students accepted to fully accredited schools with specialties in hotel administration and culinary sciences or any family members of Lodging or Allied members or their employees or their families pursuing a non-hospitality career. Application forms are in Naviance and can also be
Maine Legislative Memorial Scholarship Fund$1,000 to a student in each Maine County. Must be a Maine resident who is attending a Maine 2 or 4 year college. Go to for more information4/?/2018
Maine Metal Products Association ScholarshipAmount of awards vary-Any degree, Major is in the technical, machine trades or metal working. Open to Hight School Students or Adults. Go to for more information.4/?/2018
Maine Society of Professional Engineers Scholarships--Vernon T. Swain, P.E. & Robert E. Chute P.E. ScholarshipThe Maine Society of Professional Engineers offers 2 scholarships. All applicants must intend to earn a degree in engineering and to enter the practice of engineering after graduation. Applications are available in the guidance office or downloaded from:
Maine Sports Hall of Fame ScholarshipsThis $5,000 scholarship is given to at least five of Maine's most outstanding high school senior Scholar Athletes. Application is online at under the Nominations tab.3/9/2018
Maine State Chamber of Commerce Scholarship2($1500) Scholarships. Business or Technical Major. Open to High School Students or Adults. Go to for more information.4/?/2018
Maine State Employees Association ScholarshipsApplicants must have a relationship with a dues-paying MSEA/SEIU member. Application & requirements can be found in Naviance or go to range from $500 to $1500. Basis for awarding all scholarships are character, leadership, service to other, financial need & scholastic ability. 4/20/2018
Maine State FoundationSearch this larger database of Maine Scholarships at: Click on the scholarship link.Various Deadlines
Maine State Golf Association ScholarshipThese scholarships are for graduating seniors who are active participants in golf. Golf Participation, academic record, and financial need are considered. Download the application at Last year 10-$1500 renewable scholarships were given out in addition to two $5,000 1 year scholarships4/1/2018
Maine State Grange Agricultural ScholarshipApplicants must be pursuing a career in agriculture or an agriculturally related field. This $500 scholarship requires an application, 3 letters of reference, an essay, and a transcript. Forms may be found in the guidance office.4/?/2018
Mainely Character ScholarshipsScholarships awarded to the seniors who demonstrate courage, integrity, responsibility and concern for others. These $5,000 scholarships, focus on attributes of character and community involvement. For more info go to www.mainelycharacter.org3/1/2018
Mainely Character ScholarshipsThis $2500 or $5000 scholarships are for graduating seniors who demonstrate courage, integrity, responsibility and concern for others. They do not look at grades, athletics or extracurricular activities - just a student's character. You can learn more and apply at:www.mainely
Margaret Chase Smith Essay ContestThe award for first place is $1000, $500 for second and $250 for third. It is open to Maine high school seniors. You must write an essay of no longer than 2,000 words on how they would address the current lethat drug epidemic. For more information and essay rules go
Mitchell Institute ScholarshipOne student at Traip Academy will be awarded this $9,500 scholarship! You must be a legal resident of Maine planning on attending a 4 or 2 year degree program. Criteria: academic promise, financial need & community impact. Applications are available online at starting on January 1st..4/1/2018
MSEA Local 1989 ScholarshipAll applicants must have a relationship with a dues-paying MSEA Member. Dependents of school teachers are NOT eligible. This scholarship offers 4 scholarships ranging from $1000 to $1500. Application form can be found in the guidance office or downloaded from
National Association of Women in Construction ScholarshipThis $500 to $1500 scholarship is specifically designed for someone whose career choice is construction. This includes, but is not limited to: carpentry, civil engineering, architecture, construction management, welding, electrical plumbing, heavy equipment mechanic or operation, building, electrical or plumbing technology. Go to for further information and to download the scholarship application.3/15/2018
National YoungArts FoundationThis foundation supports and identifies the next generation of artists. Go to Awards of up to $10,000 per student are available for actors, dancers, filmmakers, musicians, photographers, singers, visual artist & writers.10/?/2018
Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC)Email or go to Full tuition and other financial benefits at over 160 colleges and universities. There are eligibility requirements and military service requirements. There are two options: Navy or Nurse Corps.
New England Association for College Admission Counseling (NEACAC)Annual Essay Contest. High School Jrs. and Srs. are invited to submit a 500-word essay. For mor information go to:
Northeast Credit Union ScholarshipsThe applicant must be an NECU member for at least one year prior to application. $40,000 available to students. Go to for more information and to apply.3/16/2018
Pet Play ScholarshipThis $1000 scholarship is available for a student who volunteers with animals. An essay with 2 - 3 photos of their volunteer effors to help animals in need and how that involvement has changed their lives or shaped their perceptions on the importance of animal welfare. Go to for application and instructions.12/?/2018
Prudential Spirit of Community AwardGo to or to access the online application. This $1000 award comes with an all expense paid trip with a parent to Washington,DC. They are looking for America's top youth volunteers of the year.11/?/2018
Richard H. Pierce Memorial Scholarship- MES FoundationA renewable $5,000 scholarship is given 10 Maine residents. Requirements are academic excellence, contributions to school & community, demonstrated financial need and a 300 word essay. Apply online at
Ruffed Grouse Society Scholarship- Maine Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse SocietyThis $4000 Scholarship is available to the applicant who is interested in careers related to: wildlife conservation, conservation law enforcement, forest management or a related field supported by the Ruffed Grouse Society's goals. Applications available online at or on Naviance.4/2/2018
Rural Rehabilitation Fund ScholarshipApplications are now available online at: id/139/index.htm. or go to the homepage of This scholarship is awarded to a senior who is pursuing an agricultural degree. Any questions email Melissa Ricker at
Seacoast Artist Association Annual Scholarship AwardSubmit three original works of art in any medium and include a one page statement of career plans, including art schools or college art programs to which the student is applying or has been accepted. See the guidance bulletin board, Ms. Bousquet, or go to
Shaw-Worth Memorial ScholarshipThis scholarship, of up to $3,500, is given to the student who, in the course of working in the service of animals, demonstrates a deep respect for animals and people. For more infomation, go to this website of the Humane Society of the United States: 3/?/2018
Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity- Balanced Man ScholarshipGiven to a male who is attending the University of Maine this fall. This scholarship consists of 2-$1,000 and 4-$400 awards and is set up for men who exemplify the qualities of a Sound Mind and a Sound Body, two ideals essential to leading a balanced life. Applications can be found on Naviance or apply online at:
Simon Youth Foundation Community ScholarshipThis $1500 scholarship is available in Kittery because we host a Simon Premium Outlet shopping center. Only the first 3000 applications received will be processed. Those students who are the first in their family to pursue a post-secondary education will be given close consideration. Applicants will be evaluated based on academic promise, financial need, essay response, letter of recommendation, work experience and community/extracurricular involvement.For more information go to: 3/1/2018
Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund, Inc.This renewable 4 year scholarship is available to students with financial need who display academic achievement, service to others, good character, leadership qualities, and a willingness to work to contribute to college, personal and/or family expenses. Applicants must be permanent residents of New England and must have a 3.0 GPA or above. Awards range from $3,000 to $18,000. For more information go to: Applications are available by early January.Early Application Option-4/?/17 or Regular Deadline 5/?/2018
Transportation Scholarship for WomenThe Maine Chapter of WTS donates a $2500 and a $1,000 scholarship to an outstanding female senior who demonstrates an interest in science, technology, engineering and math and who is considering a career in the transportation industry. This will be selected based on academic performance, participation in extracurricular activities, letters of recommendation and personal statement. Applications are in the guidance office online at Find on Facebook at: WTS-MAINE.2/?/2018
U.S. Navy - Surface Navy Families Scholarships are available to depedent children or spouses of Surface Navy qualified service memebers, Officer and Enlisted, active duty, retired or honorably discharged who meet the eligibility criteria.3/?/2018
Unitil Scholarship Fund This $5000 scholarship is for students who demonstrate outstanding potential for careers in engineering, technology, math, or science. There will be five students selected in the Unitil service territories. This scholarship is based on academic merit, extracurricular activities, need and additional financial support received, among other criteria. Copies of the application packet can be found in the guidance office or
University of Maine Pulp & Paper FoundationThis scholarship is for high school seniors who will attend UMaine to study engineering or engineering technology. Up to 4 full-tuition ($9,000) and 20/ $8,500 per year scholarships are available. You must be able to accept employment in the United States and must achieve a minimum GPA of 3.0. Scholarship recipients must also demonstrate that they have an active interest in pursuing a career in the pulp and paper and supplier industries. Go to for more information12/31/2018
University of Southern Maine Pioneers ProgramPioneer students are the next generation of leaders in the STEM fields at USM ONLY. Qualified applicants will be a student admitted into these majors: Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Planning & Policy, Environmental Science, General Science, Geosciences, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Natural & Applied Science, Physics or Technology Management. Pioneers are selected on the basis of their academic achievement, particularly in the areas of math and science. Must have a math score 650 or higher and a 3.5 GPA. Go to the Pioneers Program Website:
US JCI Senate Foundation ScholarshipDownload the application form at This scholarship of $1000 will be awarded to 20 students in the US. The Maine JCI Senate will award a scholarship of $100 to 2 Maine finalists. The criteria is financial need, leadership,memberships, honors, employment, references, GPA and your personal statement.1/5/2018
Washington Crossing FoundationIf you are planning a career in government service and show particular interest in moral courage, character, and duty to state and country you may want to check out They give scholarships from $1,000 to $5,000.1/?/2018
WBRC Architects Engineers Centennial Scholarship AwardThis $500 scholarship is offered to students entering an accredited architecture and engineering programs. The recipient should have displayed good citizenship through participation in school and community activities. A GPA of 2.5 is required at the end of your first semester at college. An application form is on Naviance, or go to
Wendy's High School HeismanDo you excel in athletics, academics and community leadership? Then go to to apply for these $1,000 to $10,000 scholarships.This national scholarship gives out $150,000 in scholarships annually to students in all 50 states. Must have a GPA of 3.0 or better. Applicants need to be proven leaders and role models within their school & community. Early due date10/2/2018
WTS FoundationThis $2,500 and $1,000 scholarships are for an outstanding female high school senior in the State of Maine who demonstrates interest in science, technology, engineering and math. You must have a GPA 3.0 or higher and be considering a career in a transportation related field. Applications are available on Naviance or download from
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