Guidance

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Scholarship List for Seniors

AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS  

January 2018



CLYDE RUSSELL SCHOLARSHIP

Amount: up to $10,000 for seniors attending a 4-year college, up to $2000 for seniors attending a Maine Community College

Criteria: Graduating high school seniors attending a 4-year college or a Maine Community College

How to Apply: application forms can be downloaded from www.clyderussellscholarshipfund.org

Deadline: February 1, 2018



STEPHEN PHILLIPS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Amount: Varying amounts

Criteria: New England 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.

How to Apply:  visit  www.phillips-scholarship.org

Deadline: noon May 1, 2018 (Early response option noon April 3, 2018)



RICHARD H. PIERCE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Amount: 5000.00 per year, renewable up to 4 years

Criteria: A Maine resident entering 1st-year post-secondary education with the intent to enroll in a 2 or 4-year degree-granting college or university which is accredited by the Association of Schools and Colleges, academic excellence, contributions to school and community, financial need, a personal essay of 300 words or more.

How to Apply: apply online at https://mesfoundation.org

Deadline: applications accepted January 1st-April 1st 2018 (apply online)



SCHOLARSHIP FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING

Amount: Varying amounts totaling $10,000

Criteria: Seniors who plan to study Civil Engineering

How to Apply: See Ms. Mallett for paper application

Deadline: January 31, 2018



WOMEN IN TRANSPORTATION SCHOLARSHIP

Amount: $2500 and $1000

Criteria: Female senior in Maine, GPA of at least 3.0, currently planning to study math, science, or technology and considering a transportation-related field

How to Apply: See Ms. Mallett for application

Deadline: Must be postmarked by February 15th



MITCHELL SCHOLARSHIP

Amount: $9500

Criteria: Seniors who demonstrate financial need, academic promise, and community impact

How to Apply: apply online at  mitchellinstitute.org

Deadline: April 1st (supporting documents due by May 1st)



ASPIRING NURSE SCHOLARSHIP

Amount: $1000

Criteria: Must have a track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics, and a passion for the nursing profession and overall field of healthcare

How to Apply:  https://www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com   Click on the banner on on the right hand side of the home page

Deadline: August 31, 2018



HAMILTON RELAY SCHOLARSHIP

Amount: $500

Criteria: Students who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, or have difficulty speaking

How to Apply: download materials at    www.hamiltonrelay.com

Deadline: March 1, 2018



MAINELY CHARACTER SCHOLARSHIP

Amount: $2500 and $5000

Criteria: Seniors who demonstrate courage, integrity, responsibility, and concern for others.

How to Apply:  www.mainelycharacter.org

Deadline: March 1, 2017



MAINE INNKEEPER SCHOLARSHIP

Amount: TBD

Criteria:  Maine students must be accepted into a culinary or hospitality program

How to Apply:  See Ms. Mallett for paper application

Deadline:  May 11, 2018



**THIS LIST WILL BE UPDATED AS MORE SCHOLARSHIPS BECOME AVAILABLE**

Guidance Staff

Laura Mallett
Counselor 
Grades 9 - 12 
lmallett@msad41.us 
943-7346 ext 107

Pam Smith
Counselor 
Grades 5 - 8 
psmith@msad41.us 
943-7346 ext 106
 

Janet Richards 
Administrative Assistant 
jrichards@msad41.us 
943-7346
943-5317 FAX
 
    

Guidance Plan for Seniors

Guidance Plan for Juniors




Career
Career Key - self-assessment and career exploration

http://www.careerkey.org/english/

Occupational Outlook Handbook describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training, and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a large number of occupations.
http://www.bls.gov/oco/

Ten Steps to choosing a career.
http://topten.org/content/tt.AB6.htm

College
College information / search.

http://www.allaboutcollege.com/

http://www.princetonreview.com/

http://www.petersons.com/

College info, SAT info. Register online for SAT.
http://www.collegeboard.com/splash

Links to US 4 yr. colleges 
http://www.allaboutcollege.com/colleges/united_states/usa.htm

Links to Maine's 4 yr. colleges. 
http://www.allaboutcollege.com/colleges/united_states/maine.htm

Links to Canadian 4 yr. colleges 
http://www.allaboutcollege.com/colleges/canada/canada.htm

Maine Community College System includes links to each Maine system community college (formerly technical college).
http://www.mtcs.net/

Virtual college tours.
http://www.campustours.com/

Common application (supplements may be required by individual schools)
http://www.commonapp.org/

Financial Aid
http://www.finaid.org/
Includes both financial aid info, links to Maine's colleges and more.
http://www.maine.gov/education/highered/SiteMap/SiteMap.htm

Calculator to estimate Expected Family Contribution (EFC). 
http://www.finaid.org/calculators/finaidestimate.phtml

Fill out FAFSA online. 
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/

Homework Help

All grades
http://homeworkspot.com/

College info and college search

4-year colleges by state 

2-year community and technical colleges by state

Petersons College Guide

University of Maine System (links to 7 UM schools and 9 outreach centers)

Maine Community Colleges

Find a college (College Board site)

College Navigator (valuable information on each US college)

Fair Test page (Schools That Do Not Use SAT Scores for Admitting Substantial Numbers of Students)

Common Application (Accepted by 400 colleges)

Financial Aid

FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (Required by colleges)

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (Required by some colleges)

Financial aid calculators  (Use to estimate Expected Family Contribution)

Finaid - Financial aid guide 

FAME - Financial Authority of Maine (Maine-based financial aid and scholarship info.)

Career

Occupational Outlook Handbook (Education/training required, pay, what workers do, job prospects and working conditions for hundreds of jobs)

Career Zone (Go from mini self-assessment to occupations, to colleges that can prepare one for the occupation.)

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