Lawrence High School

JUNIOR – SENIOR BULLETIN

February 14, 2018

 


ACCUPLACER TEST PREPARATION

Students who wish to prepare for the Accuplacer may find Accuplacer Test Preparation at 

https://accuplacerpractice.collegeboard.org/login.

 

 

 

 

CONSIDER ENGINEERING

​​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 mainepulpaper.org.  Deadline is May 1st.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

The Maine Chapter of WTS is pleased to provide two scholarships for outstanding female high school seniors in the state of Maine who demonstrate interest in science, technology, engineering and math and is considering a career in the transportation field.  The scholarships will be in the amounts of $2,500 and $1,000.  For more information and application see guidance or go online at http://www.wtsinternational.org/maine/documents.  Deadline is February 15th.

 

The Scholarships for Military Children Program is celebrating its sixteenth year of outreach to the military community.  Each year the program supported through the military commissary system and administered by the Fisher House Foundation, awards hundreds of scholarships to qualified seniors planning to enroll in a four-year program of studies following fall, or to college students already enrolled in a four-year program.  All applications must be returned to the Portsmouth NSY NH/ME Commissary by close of business on February 16th.  See guidance for application.


Hamilton Relay Scholarship is a scholarship for graduating high school seniors in Maine who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind or have difficulty speaking to assist in their goals of continuing their education.  Hamilton Relay selects one candidate from each of the states where Hamilton is the contracted service provider.  All candidates are required to submit an application, write an essay and provide a letter of recommendation in order to qualify.  The application can be found at www.HamiltonRelay.com.  Deadline is March 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.


The Uncle Al Fund Scholarship was established to honor Alexander Scheeren, a beloved musician from Carrabassett Valley, Maine who died in 2014.  The scholarship supports further instruction or musical development of musicians who live in Franklin and Somerset Counties and are seeking to expand both their understanding of and skill level in their chosen instrument(s).  Preference will be shown to musicians who play acoustic instruments, including “voice”.  See guidance for application.  Deadline is March 1st.


Taconnet Federal Credit Union will be hosting “Taconnet’s 9th 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 28th, 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.

 

Maine Sports Hall of Fame is awarding at least five $5,000 scholarships to Maine’s most outstanding high school senior Scholar Athletes.  Scholarship award recipients will be selected based on outstanding athletic ability and performance, academic aptitude and achievements and school leadership and community service.  The scholarship is available at www.mshof.com.  Or in guidance.  Deadline is March 9th.

 

The Journalism Education Foundation of New England will award a number of $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors and college students in their six-state region who plan to pursue a career in journalism.  Interested students may download application form the New England Newspaper & Press Association website www.nenpa.com.  Deadline is March 9th.

 

Each year, the New England Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (NEACRAO) awards up to three high school graduates who will be enrolling in a NEACRAO member institution the George Coleman Scholarship for $2,000.  For more information visit:  neacrao.org.  Deadline is March 15th. 

 

The National Association of Women in Construction is accepting applications for its scholarship program from high school seniors and current college students who are or will be enrolled in a post-secondary program that leads to a career in construction.  Scholarships will be awarded in April and will be disbursed upon successful completion of the fall 2018 semester.  Please apply at http://www.nawicmaine.org/scholarships/.  Deadline is March 15th. 

 

Skowhegan Savings Bank has two $2,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors attending Cony High School, Dexter Regional High School, Lawrence High School and Maine Central Institute.  Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and plan to attend a 2 or 4 year college.  They are seeking graduating seniors with a record of volunteerism in the community in non-school sponsored activities and who make a positive contribution to their school community through participation in extracurricular school activities.  Students must submit their applications to their Guidance Counselor.  Applications are in guidance.  Deadline is March 30th. 

 

The Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund is a national scholarship in memory of Janice M. Scott who was one of the individuals that perished in the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.  There will be 3 -4 scholarships available at the national level for approximately $2,500.  Students must be a high school senior planning on attending a full-time U.S. accredited four-college or university, must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and a parents combines income of less than $50,000.  For more information visit http://jmscottmemorialfund.org.  Applications available in guidance.  Deadline is March 31st.

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 be selected from each participating county and will be awarded a $50 scholarship.  Senior must be planning on attending college for the 2018 – 2019 academic year.  See guidance for more information and application.  Deadline is April 1st. 


Alpha One is offering a “Powering Education” Scholarship to assist student with disabilities.  The 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 $9,500 (paid out in four equal installments) is open to any senior who plans to enter college in the fall in a two or four year degree program both in and out of state.  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 mitchellinstitute.org/scholarship.  Application is due April 1st.

 

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 1st.

 

Elanco Animal Health is currently accepting applications for 2018 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 April 2nd.

 

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 closely related field supported by the Ruffed Grouse Society.  Additional instructions and the application form are available on the Ruffed Grouse Society Facebook page at

http://www.facebook.com/Ruffedgrousesocietymaine/.  Applications and supporting material need to be submitting electronically by April 2nd.

 

New Dimenstions 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.

 

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 6th. 


Waterville Rotary Club has a $1,000 Mert Rowe Memorial Scholarship for one student from each of the area high schools.  Applicant needs to have been accepted to an accredited college, university of technical school, have at least a B average, participated in community service and demonstrate financial need. See guidance for application.  Deadline is April 7th.


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 16th. 

 

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 20th.

 

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 2018.  Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better and be accepted as a full-time student at college for the fall of 2018.  Deadline is April 20th.  See guidance for application.

 

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.  It can be found under “Our Union” then “Forms” in the ribbon middle of the website.  Deadline is April 20th. 

 

Maine State Grange has a $500 scholarship for one or more students who will be majoring in the agriculture field or an agriculturally related field.  See guidance for more information.  Deadline is April 27th.

 

The Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund offers renewable, four-year scholarships to students with financial need who display academic achievement, a commitment to serving others (in school, the community or at home), a strong work ethic demonstrated by part-time employment while in school, grit and passion for overcoming obstacles and/or achieving future goals, and leadership qualities.  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 Waterville Woman’s Association awards need-based scholarships to qualified women who attend Lawrence High School, Messalonskee High School, Waterville Senior High School or Winslow High School and who will attend an accredited non-profit postsecondary institution in Maine during the next academic year.  See guidance for application and guidelines.  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

www.studentscholarship