scholarships-in-maineAre you searching for all of the best college scholarships in Maine? If you are returning to school or you are currently enrolled, scholarships can help you cover educational and living expenses so that you can focus more on your studies and less on a part-time job.

The cost of earning a degree is on the rise, and many students are intimidated by the tuition fees, the cost of books, and the cost to live on campus. They might wonder about how to afford college.  Thankfully, for residents of Maine or scholars wishing to study in the state, there are some great scholarships to help make college dreams a reality.  Here are 25 of them.

1. Educators For Maine Program

Deadline: May 1

The Educators For Maine Program that is offered by the state of Maine is a merit-based and competitive loan forgiveness program for students majoring in education and child development. If you are graduating from high school, you are an undergraduate student, or you are enrolling in a graduate degree program and you do not currently hold your state certification, you may qualify for this program. If you are selected by the committee based on your academic performance, awards, activities, and essay, you can apply for a $3000 loan, up to $12,000 total. Once you earn your certification, you must perform eligible work teaching or or providing child care at an eligible school for your loan to be forgiven. Graduates who do not meet this criteria must repay their loans.

Contact

Educators for Maine Program
Finance Authority of Maine
5 Community Drive
P.O. Box 949
Augusta, ME 04332-0949
P: 800-228-3734
Email: [email protected]

2. Guy P. Gannett Scholarship Fund

Deadline: May 1

The Guy P. Gannett Scholarship Fund was established to provide high school graduates in the state of Maine who are committed to studying journalism with financial assistance. To qualify for the scholarship, you must have attended a Maine high school in the last year of your education and you must be planning on attending an accredited school anywhere in the United States. When you submit your application for consideration, the committee will select students based on excellent academic performance, a commitment to journalism, and evidence of financial need.

Contact

Guy P. Gannett Scholarship Fund
Maine Community Foundation
Scholarship Coordinator
245 Main Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605-1613
P: 207-667-9735
Email: [email protected]

3. Hickey Scholarship

Deadline: Open

The Hickey Scholarship is provided by the Maine Community Foundation to students attending a post-secondary school majority in Baptist Studies or in a church-related position. Recipients of the scholarship will receive an annual non-renewable award, which varies based on financial need. To be considered, you must be a member of the American Baptist Churches of Maine or the Millinocket Baptist Church.

Contact

Hickey Scholarship
Maine Community Foundation
245 Main St.
Ellsworth, ME 04605
P: 877 700-6800
Email: [email protected]

4. Kevin McCabe Memorial Scholarship Fund

Deadline: May 3

The Kevin McCabe Memorial Scholarship is designed to be used for Young Artists Workshops, and is awarded to student photographers from Central New State region If you are a film or digital photographer from this region, you may receive full tuition assistance, lodging and meals assistance, and assistance for all lab fees. Applications will be reviewed and judged based on need and merit. Students who are awarded will be notified later in May.

Contact

Kevin McCabe Memorial Scholarship Fund
Maine Media
P.O. Box 200
70 Camden Street
Rockport, ME 04856
P: 877-577-7700
Email: [email protected]

5. Maine Metal Products Association Scholarship Program

Deadline: April 19

The Maine Metal Products Association Scholarship is designed to provide community service by helping qualified applicants who plan to pursue a career in metal working with financial assistance. Students who are majoring in Mechanical Engineering, Welding, Sheet Metal Fabrication, Machine Tool, or CADCAM may be selected for the opportunity. The award can be used to pay for tuition and books only. To qualify, you must be a resident of Maine, maintain a full-time enrollment status, and maintain a C average or better. Award amounts vary from applicant to applicant.

Contact

Maine Metal Products Association Scholarship Program
MES
131 Presumpscot Street
Portland, Maine 04103
P: 207 791-3600
Email: [email protected]

6. Maine Society of Professional Engineers Scholarships

Deadline: March 1

The Maine Society of Professional Engineers Scholarship is awarded to two graduating high school seniors in the state of Maine who are planning on earning a degree in engineering. If your goal to study engineering and you will be entering the field upon graduation of college, this could be a great scholarship opportunity for you. If you are selected, the minimum amount that you will receive is $2500.

Contact

Maine Society of Professional Engineers Scholarships
Colin C. Hewett, P. E.
Chairman, Scholarship Committee
Maine Society of Professional Engineers
PO Box 318
Winthrop, Maine 04364
Email: [email protected]

7. Maine State Chamber of Commerce Scholarship

Deadline: April 19

The Maine State Chamber of Commerce Scholarship is administered by the MES and is designed to recognize two high school seniors in the state of Maine who plan on attending college. You can be attending any college in the US, but priority is given to students who will remain in Maine. One scholarship will be given to a student pursuing an Associates degree and other will be awarded to a student earning a Bachelor’s degree. You must be considered an independent student to receive on of the $1500 awards.

Contact

MES
Attn: Maine State Chamber of Commerce Scholarship
131 Presumpscot Street
Portland, ME 04103
P: 207-791-3600
Email: [email protected]

8. MASSGrant Program

Deadline: May 1

The MASSGrant is funded by the Massachusetts Legislature and provides needs-based assistance to students who reside in the state and who are enrolled in an approved program of higher education. To be eligible for this scholarship award, you must have a Financial Aide application on file, be a resident of Massachusetts, be enrolled in school full-time, and be able to demonstrate financial need. Your Expected Family Contribution cannot exceed $5081 to qualify. Depending on your EFC, you can receive eligibility for between 2 and 10 semesters.

Contact

MASSGrant Program
Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Assistance
454 Broadway, Suite 200
Revere, MA 02151
P: (617) 391-6070
Email: [email protected]

9. Maureen D. Keller Undergraduate Scholarship

Deadline: May 23

The Maureen D. Keller Undergraduate Scholarship is awarded by the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences to students in Maine who are pursuing a B.S degree in Biological or Earth Sciences. Students selected for the scholarship will receive a $1000 award as long as they meet all of the selection criteria. Be sure that you are a high school senior or college freshman at the time of application and that you have a minimum GPA of 3.0 before applying. You may not apply if you are already a Keller Scholar.

Contact

The Maureen D. Keller Undergraduate Scholarship
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
P.O. Box 380
East Boothbay, Maine 04544
P: 207.315.2567 ext.107
[email protected]

10. NEDMA (NE Direct Mktg Assoc) Foundation

Deadline: January 20

If you are interested in a career in the field of Direct Marketing, the NEDMA Foundation offers a 4 part scholarship that can help cover the cost of tuition and other educational expenses up to $3000. In addition to the monetary award, recipients will also get the opportunity to attend a Nationally Sponsored Seminar and will also complete a Paid Internship in New England. You must have completed your sophomore or junior year to be considered for selection by the committee.

Contact

NEDMA Foundation
396 Washington Street, Suite 387
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
P: 781-237-1366
email: [email protected]

11. Nell Goff Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: March 1

The Nell Goof Memoral Scholarship is awarded to students who receive Federal Financial Aide and who are majoring in an agricultural related major. Some of the eligible majors include: horticulture, landscape design, conservation, botany, forestry, city planning, and environmental control. To be considered by the council, you must be a resident of Maine and a sophomore in college. You can receive priority consideration if you are a resident of St. Croix. All recipients will receive $1000 that an be applied to cover education-related expenses.

Contact

Nell Goff Memorial Scholarship
Bar Harbor Garden Club
Scholarship Chairman
Lindy Stretch
95 Fox Fields Farm Rd.
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
P: 207-288-4411
E-MAIL: [email protected]

12. NiSource Charitable Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: October 14

The NiSource Charitable Foundation Scholarship is a renewable award that is available to students to who are residents of Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. You must be an undergraduate student attending a UNCF member, demonstrate financial need, and also maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Those who are selected for the scholarship may be able to renew the award if they qualify.

Contact

NiSource Charitable Foundation Scholarship
P: 207-753-6618
[email protected]
website: http://www.nisource.com/

13. Quality Child Care Education Scholarship

Deadline: Varies

If your goal is to be a child care professional and you are pursuing a degree in Child Development or a related area, you may qualify for the Quality Child Care Education Scholarship. To qualify for this scholarship, you must be a resident of Maine and either be working as a child care professional or have an intent to work in the field following graduation. Applicants must also be able to demonstrate financial need by submitting their Federal Income Tax form. Those who are selected for the award will receive $2000 per year, and up to $500 per eligible course taken in child care.

Contact

Quality Child Care Education Scholarship
Finance Authority Of Maine
5 Community Drive
P.O. Box 949
Augusta, Maine 04332
P: 800-228-3734

14. Rachel Butterworth Dietz Scholarship

Deadline: September 30

If you are pursuing or intending to pursue a degree or enroll in a higher education program majoring in horiculture, the Rachel Butterworth Dietz Scholarship could be the right opportunity for you. The award is open to students who are already enrolled in an eligible program full time and also to graduating high school seniors who have been accepted into the program. Students must live in the New England region to receive the award of $5000 for the year but the award is not college specific.

Contact

Rachel Butterworth Dietz Scholarship
Boston Flower Exchange
540 Albany St
Boston, MA
P: 617-426-6700 ext 101
Email: [email protected]

15. Ross-Fahey Scholarships

Deadline: October 1

The Ross-Fahey Scholarships are offered by the NACA New England Region to offer graduate students who are leaders financial assistance. To qualify for this scholarship, you must meet the criteria set by the selection committee. In addition to being a graduate student or employee at a NACA member school, you must be able to demonstrate leadership and show that you have been involved in community service. High school students are not eligible for this award, and two students receive the award annually.

Contact

Ross-Fahey Scholarships
NACA
13 Harbison Way
Columbia, SC 29212
P: 803 732-6222
[email protected]

16. Russ Casey Scholarship

Deadline: Varies

The Russ Casey Scholarship is a culinary scholarship awarded to residents of Maine. If you are in the process of enrolling in a higher education program that is clearly associated with culinary arts, hotel management, or hospitality, you may be eligible for selection to receive one of 3 $1000 awards that are given on an annual basis. Students who are focused on pursuing a career in food service and who plan to attend a school in Maine will receive priority over other applicants. Awards will be based on academic achievement, work experience, career goals, and financial need.

Contact

Russ Casey Scholarship
Scholarship Committee
Maine Restaurant Association
P.O. Box 5060
5 Wade Street
Augusta, Maine 04332
P: 207) 623-2178

17. Ruth Milan-Altrusa Scholarship Fund

Deadline: Varies

The Ruth Milan-Altrusa Scholarship Fund awards a single scholarship in varying amounts each year to a student who is a resident of the Bangor area in Maine and who is enrolled in the Nursing Program at Eastern Maine Medical Center. You must be pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing to submit your application to the Financial Aide Office. You should also have a Financial Aide Application on file before submitting your application.

Contact

Ruth Milan-Altrusa Scholarship Fund
Maine Community Foundation
245 Main Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605
P: 877-700-6800
Email: [email protected]

18. Saint Joseph Scholarship

Deadline: March 1

If you are applying to be a full-time student in a degree program at the St. Joseph’s College of Maine, you may qualify for a college specific scholarship and a tuition waiver. These scholarships can be renewed for up to 8 semesters as long as students maintain satisfactory academic progress in their degree program of choice. The awards can range between $1,000 and $20,000, depending on financial need and performance. You may also need to show that you are involved in the parish to be consider for some of the merit-based and competitive awards.

Contact

Saint Joseph Scholarship
278 Whites Bridge Road
Standish Maine 04084
P: 800-338-7057
website: http://www.sjcme.edu/finaid/scholarships

19. Senator George J. Mitchell Scholarship Research Institute

Deadline: April 1

Mitchell Scholarships were established in 1994 and is available to help young people in Maine who are pursuing a higher education. You can receive the award of up to $6000 if you are a graduating senior from any high school in the state and if you are pursuing a 2 to 4-year college degree. You can attend a college in Maine or outside of the state to be considered for a Mitchell Scholarship. Recipients of this annual award will be selected based on academic potential, financial need, and community service.

Contact

Mitchell Scholarship Institute
22 Monument Square, Suite 200
Portland, ME 04101
P: 207-773-7700
Email: [email protected]

20. Shaw Worth Scholarship Award

Deadline: March 25

If you are involved with the Humane Society of the United States and you are a resident of the New England region, you may want to see if you are eligible for the Shaw Worth Scholarship. Candidates must demonstrate a deep respect for animals and who are committed to the service of animals. You must be a New England senior who can show participation in animal protection to be selected as the one recipient of a $2500 award used to cover tuition fees.

Contact

Shaw-Worth Memorial Scholarship
Humane Society University
2100 L St, NW
Washington, DC 20037
website: http://www.humanesociety.org/parents_educators/teens/shaw_worth_scholarship.html

21. St. Mary’s Parish of Houlton Scholarship Fund

Deadline: April 15

Residents of Aroostook County who are members of St. Mary’s Parish of Houlton may be eligible for this scholarship award if they are enrolled in their third or fourth year of a 4-year degree program. There is no specific degree program requirement and the amount of awards and the number of the awards given to applicants will vary from year to year. The scholarship fund is administered by the Maine Community Foundation, where the selection committee will review applications.

Contact

St. Mary’s Parish of Houlton Scholarship Fund
Maine Community Foundation
245 Main Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605
P: 877-700-6800
Email: [email protected]

22. Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund

Deadline: January 15

The Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund is a renewable and available to permanent residents of New England states who have demonstrated a history of academic excellence and good citizenship. You must also be able to show you have a strong work ethic by maintaining a GPA between 3.0 and 4.0 on the grading scale. Your financial situation will also be reviewed to see if you will qualify for the needs-based criteria.

Contact

The Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund
P.O. Box 870
Salem, MA 01970
Phone: 978-744-2111
Email: [email protected]

23. Steven Cutter Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Student

Deadline: Feb 1

The Steven Cutter Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Student is awarded to a student who is a resident of one of the nine towns in Maine and New Hampshire and who is also pursuing a degree in a health-related field. If you reside in one of the nine towns in the Foundation area and you can prove academic achievement in your pursuits of earning a degree in a health field, you may be awarded an annual $5000 award.

Contact

100 Campus Dr., Suite 1
Portsmouth (3801)
P: 603-422-8200
Email: [email protected]

24. Timothy Bigelow and Palmer W Bigelow Jr Scholarships

Deadline: May 31

This opportunity is available to students residing in one of the six New England region states and who is enrolled in an accredited landscape or horiculture program in any state. The program can be either a 2-year or 4-year program but the student must be enrolled at a full-time status to be considered. Two year students must be seniors and 4-year students must be a junior to be considered. Preference is given to students with a financial need.

Contact

Timothy Bigelow and Palmer W Bigelow Jr Scholarships
Horticultural Research Institute
1200 G Street NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-789-2900
Email: [email protected]

25. Tuition Waiver Program for Children & Spouses of Emergency Medical Services Personnel

Deadline: Varies

The Tuition Waive Program is available for Maine residents who are children or even married to emergency medical services personnel who were killed in the line of duty. You can be a graduate or undergraduate student enrolled at an eligible Academy or and eligible university to be considered. The award amounts vary based on your tuition fees.

Contact

Finance Authority of Maine (FAME)
5 Community Drive PO Box 949
Augusta, ME 04332-0949
P: (207) 623-3263 or 1-800-228-3734

Filed Under: Scholarships in Maine