THOMAS COLLEGE – FUTURE TEACHERS ACADEMY
Open to Maine high school juniors (class of 2018) the Future Teachers Academy will take place on June 19th on the Thomas College campus. Students who are interested in exploring the field of education will be able to participate in a daylong, hands-on and experimental teaching environment within a STEAM based curriculum taught by talented Thomas College Education faculty. The academy is free, and includes morning snacks and lunch. Student will get a chance to participate in workshops, create projects, and will be able to take a tour of the College after the day concludes. Thomas College’s education program is unique in that all students have exposure to STEAM curriculum. This academy will give students an insight into this – and by attending, they will receive a $1,000 visit scholarship toward their first semester if they apply, are accepted and decide to attend Thomas College upon high school graduation. Students can register online at www.thomas.edu/future-teacher-academy.
ACCUPLACER TEST PREPARATION
Students who wish to prepare for the Accuplacer may find Accuplacer Test Preparation at http://accuprep.pccc.edu.
The University of Maine in Orono offers a four day program in the summer for High School Juniors who excel in Math and Science that are interested in the Engineering field. Admissions will be offered on a competitive basis to students who have completed a three-year college prep level program in both mathematics and science. Successful applicants should also demonstrate a well-rounded high school experience as well as very good leadership and communication skills. For more information you can visit the website at www.mainepulpaper.org Deadline is May 1st.
Mainely Character has scholarships for $2,500 and $5,000 to graduating seniors who demonstrate courage, integrity, responsibility and concern for others. They don’t look at grades, athletics or extracurricular activities, just a student’s character. For more information and to apply go to www.mainelycharacter.org. Deadline is March 1st.
Maine Society of Professional Engineers will be awarding two scholarships (Vernon T. Swain, P.E./Robert Chute, P.E. Scholarship) for graduating high school seniors who intend to earn a degree in engineering and to enter the practice of engineering after graduation. To be eligible for an MeSPE Scholarship, applicant must attend an engineering program at a university/college that has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABETEAC). See guidance for application. Deadline is March 1st.
The Journalism Education Foundation of New England will award a number of $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors and college students in the six state region who plan to pursue a career in journalism. For more information go to nenpa.com or see guidance Deadline is March 3rd.
Taconnet Federal Credit Union will be hosting “Taconnet’s 8th Annual Trek to Success”. This is a physical and mental challenge race for High School seniors going on to college or a secondary school. They will be choosing 16 seniors from High Schools in Kennebec and Somerset County. This will be held on three consecutive Saturdays starting on April 29th, eliminating students each week. Scholarships will be $5,000 for first place, $2,500 for second place, $1,000 for third place and $500 for fourth place. Applications are available in the High School Guidance Office. Deadline is March 3rd.
Hood Milk is pleased to announce the annual Hood “Sportsmanship Scholarship” presented by Hood Milk, which will award three $5,000 scholarships to students in each of the six New England states for a total of eighteen $5,000 scholarships. They are looking for high school seniors who participated in a varsity sport and who will be attending a two of four year accredited college or university next year. Students must have earned a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher and performed volunteer work in the community to be eligible. To apply students will be asked to write a short essay explaining how they display sportsmanship and integrity on and off the field. Students must apply online at Hood.com by March 6th.
National Association of Women in Construction Chapter 276 has scholarships for high school seniors or current college students who will be enrolling in a post-secondary program in a construction related course. Application may be downloaded at http://www.nawicmaine.org/scholarships/. Deadline is March 15th.
Elanco Animal Health is currently accepting applications for 2017 scholarships. They will award a total of $2,000 in scholarships to Maine high school seniors pursuing a post-secondary education in a science related field. Student must be a high school senior currently enrolled at Cony, Erskine, Gardiner, Lawrence, Madison, Messalonskee, Skowhegan, Waterville or Winslow High School. Student must have a GPA of 3.0 weighted or higher and demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in a science-related field. Information and applications are in guidance Deadline is March 31st.
New Dimensions Federal Credit Union is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior who is planning on attending a two or four year college or a vocational or technical school. Student must be an active member of New Dimensions Federal Credit Union for one year prior to the scholarship application deadline. Application is in guidance. Deadline is April 1st.
General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) Maine and the Maine Council for Elder Abuse Prevention (MCEAP) are pleased to announce a Scholarship Essay Contest. First place is $1,000 and also a winner will also be selected from each participating county and will be awarded a $50 scholarship. Senior must be planning on attending college for 2017 – 2018 academic year. See guidance for more information and application. Deadline is April 1st.
Alpha One is offering a “Powering Education” Scholarship to assist students with disabilities. This scholarship will provide awards of $2,000 each to 3 selected candidates for post-secondary school education including both undergraduate college education and graduate programs. Deadline is April 1st. See guidance for application.
The Senator George Mitchell Scholarship for $9,000 (paid out in four equal installments of $2,250) is open to any senior who plans to enter college in the fall in a two or four year degree program. The criteria are financial need, academic promise and community impact. The Mitchell Scholarship Program awards a scholarship to a graduating senior from every public high school in Maine each year. Application is available on line at http://mitchellinstitute.org/scholarship. Application is due April 1st.
The Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund offers renewable, 4 year scholarships to students from New England 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. Early application option is due April 3rd and the regular deadline is May 1st. Complete information and eligibility requirements can be found at www.phillips-scholarship.org.
The Ruffed Grouse Society of Maine is pleased to offer the George V. Soule Scholarship in the amount of $4,000 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 related field supported by the Ruffed Grouse Society. Additional instructions and the application form are available on website at www.ruffedgrousemaine.org. Deadline is April 3rd.
Maine State Credit Union is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a few commendable students pursuing post-secondary education. Applicant must be a primary member of the Maine State Credit Union. See guidance for application. Deadline is April 6th.
Skowhegan Savings Bank has a $1,000 scholarship for a graduating senior who will pursue a two or four year business degree program (accounting, business management, economics, financial management, hospitality and tourism management, marketing, real estate, retail or sports management). See guidance for application. Deadline is April 7th.
Maine Innkeepers Association has a scholarship available for students who have been accepted to fully accredited schools and are pursuing a career in hotel administration or the culinary sciences. See guidance for application. Deadline is April 7th.
The family of Richard McGee is offering a $500 scholarship in his memory for a senior girl and boy from Lawrence High School that will be awarded the second semester of freshman year. The candidate must have financial need, active in community service, have participated in the PAL program or have worked in the PAL program, participated in high school sports and have an 80 or higher GPA in high school. Essay is required. For more information see guidance. Deadline is April 10th.
MES Foundation has the Richard H. Pierce Scholarship available for $5,000 (renewable up to four years) for students who might not otherwise continue their post-secondary education without financial assistance. Student must be a Maine resident entering 1st year post-secondary education for a two or four year degree granting college or university which is accredited by the Association of Schools and Colleges. Student must show academic excellence, demonstrate financial need and have contributed to school, community and/or work environment. A personal essay of 300 words is required. For more information go to www.mesfoundation.org. Deadline is April 15th.
Maine Association of Educational Office Professionals (MAEOP) is offering two scholarships at $250 each for any student that has been accepted to a two or four year post-secondary education program. Student must be referred by a MAEOP member in his/her school district (Mrs. Thomas in the High School Maine Office). See guidance for application. Deadline is April 15th.
Rosary Sodality is sponsoring a $1,000 Grant through the legacy of Rita Lamarre for a graduating senior who is pursuing their education. Senior must be an active member of Corpus Christi Parish. Application is in guidance. Deadline is April 15th.
Maine State Employees Association has scholarships for students that are related to a dues paying MSEA member. Dependents of school teachers are not eligible. Applications are available in guidance or may be downloaded at www.mseaseiu.org. Deadline is April 15th.
The Maine Sports Legends is offering a $750 scholarship to a male and female in each of the four geographic areas of the state. Student must be graduating in 2017 and shall demonstrate athletic ability plus scholarship, leadership, character and community service. See guidance for application and information. Deadline is April 20th.
The Joseph B. Ezhaya Memorial Scholarship for $750 (renewable for four years) is being sponsored by the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce. Applicants should share Joe’s interest in citizenship, community service and exemplify his spirit. Student must maintain a C average or better and complete an essay on citizenship. Application is in guidance. Deadline is April 21st.
Waterville Sunrise Rotary Club has a $1,000 scholarship for one student from one of the four area high schools. Lawrence will submit one finalist and a panel will choose the winner from one of the four schools. Essay topic is “Rotary Serving Humanity”. See guidance for more information. Deadline is April 21st.
Post 6924 Fairfield VFW will be awarding scholarships up to $5,000 (not to exceed tuition) to Lawrence High School seniors. 50% of the scholarship money will be awarded upon proof of enrollment in a Community College, College, University, Technical School or Military Academy in the United States and all its territories. The scholarship will be based upon financial need with preference given to students related to veterans. The awarded amount may vary. Students must have a B average in high school to apply. This is a one-time award for Lawrence High School seniors only. See guidance for application. Deadline is April 25th.
Kennebec Federal Savings is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students who reside within the KFS service area (generally a 20 mile radius of Waterville or a customer of KFS as of the scholarship program launch date) and will be graduating in 2017. Applicant must also be a student at MMTC and a have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or better at MMTC and be accepted as a full-time student in the field in which they studied at MMTC. Deadline is April 28th.
The Waterville Woman’s Association has scholarships for women who are residents of the Waterville, Fairfield, Winslow or Oakland areas and plan to pursue post-secondary education in Maine for the academic year 2017 – 2018. See guidance for application. Deadline is May 1st.
WRBC Architects – Engineers has two $500 Centennial Scholarships available (one for architecture, one for engineering) for a high school senior who plans on majoring in architecture or engineering. The school that the student will be attending must be recognized as an accredited college by the appropriate licensing group. See guidance for application. Deadline is May 1st.
Lawrence High School Band Boosters are awarding two $250 scholarships to students who have been members of the LHS Band (concert, marching, color guard or pit crew). Student must be attending a full-time post-secondary program in 2017 – 2018. See guidance for application. Deadline is May 1st.
Listed below are some websites to search for scholarships:
Fastweb - www.fastweb.com
Collegeboard - https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search
Finance Authority of Maine - www.famemaine.com
Maine Community Foundation - www.mainecf.org/scholarships.aspx