Scholarships

Scholarship Directories:

Cappex - Assorted scholarships with various deadlines and requirements. 

Scholar Snapp Solution - Fill out applications once and submit to many scholarship websites.

School Soup - Scholarship directory.

Scholarship Library - Create scholarship search terms based on your culture, skills, talents, where you live, financial background, schools you want to attend, degrees or careers you want to pursue, abilities, disabilities or academic achievements to find a scholarship that applies to your situation and needs.

Scholarship PointsMonthly Free College Scholarship drawings, quarterly $10,000 scholarship drawings, and a variety of contests. 

FAME: Start your scholarship search with FAME's online scholarship search.  This search allows you to look for Maine-based scholarships that match your selected criteria. 

FastWeb - Find your dream school and a way to pay for it.

PossibilityU: Search the data-base for the perfect college.

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College Specific Scholarships:

SMCC: Southern Maine Community College has 100 scholarships for students who are pursuing college classes while in High School.

Maine Community College System - Early College for ME provides scholarships of up to $2,000 to a Maine community college


Scholarships:
Hood Sportsmanship Scholarship Program -  awards 18 high school student athletes with a $5,000 scholarship toward furthering their education at a 2- or 4-year accredited college or university.  

AXA Achievement Community Scholarship - offers up to twelve $2,000 scholarships to high school seniors who live and attend high school in their area - deadline February 1, 2014

American Physical Society Minority Scholarship - Awarding $2000 to minority students majoring in Physics.  Deadline: February 7, 2014.

Davidson Fellows Scholarship - Applicants must have completed a significant piece of work that falls into the category of science, technology, engineering, math, literature music, philosophy, or outside the box.  Scholarships of $10,000, $25,000 and $50,000 may be applied to any accredited college or university. Deadline: February 12, 2014. 


Governor James B. Longley Scholarships - Awarded to students who were born in Maine or graduated from a Maine high school and who demonstrate persistence, determination, compassion and respect for others.  Service to family, school (excluding athletic ability or participation), community and academic performance are also to be considered.  Recipients are to be known as Governor Longley Scholars.  Preference given to students majoring in special education.


ChairScholars Scholarships - The student must have a serious physical challenge and may be “chair-confined” but does not have to be. The physical challenge must be significant. No minor disability will be considered.  Deadline: April 15.

Illinois College of Optometry - Hilda L. Rand Scholarship - $2000 for a deserving resident of Maine with financial need.

C.O.P.S. Scholarship Programs provide financial assistance to surviving children and to surviving spouses of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty, according to Federal government criteria, who wish to pursue a course of study beyond high school.

Buick Achievers Scholarship ProgramPlan to major in a course of study that focuses on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math). Select Design, Marketing, Accounting, Finance and Business majors are also eligible. See the list of eligible majors. Scholarship recipients will demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in the automotive or related industries using these areas of study. Awards are 1,000 Buick Achievers Scholarships of $2,000 available for up to 5 years, and 100 Buick Achievers National Scholarships of up to $25,000 per year for up to 5 years.  Deadline is expected to be February 28, 2014.

Lee Agger Memorial Scholarship: Maine Media Women provides financial assistance to women in Maine who are interested in preparing for a career in communications.  Awarded $1000.  Deadline is March 31, 2014.

Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund - The Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship (pdf) Fund has been established to honor Mrs. Scott who was among the 125 individuals who perished in Pentagon during the attacks by terrorists on the morning of September 11, 2001. Deadline: March 31.  Award may be up to $2500.  High school seniors are eligible.

College Prowler - A $2,000 "No Essay" Scholarship is awarded every month, open to all high school and college students enrolling in the next 12 months.  

Maine Metal Products Association Education Fund: This scholarship is restricted to the study of precision machining technology, manufacturing technology, welding and engineering and will be used to pay for tuition costs and textbooks only. Deadline April 30, 2014

American Indian College Fund - Applicant must be registered as a member of a federal or state recognized tribe, or a descendant of at least one grandparent or parent who is an enrolled tribal member. 

Links above here have been double checked for updated deadlines and active links as of January 2014.  Check the ones below out yourself.  They may not be valid, but a check of the website will tell you!  I'll be continuing to update, so check back for more!
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Maine Sports Legends Scholarship - Applicants shall demonstrate athletic ability plus scholarship, leadership, character and community service.  $500 will be awarded to each of the eight finalists for the second semester of the first college year. Must attend the Sunday, October 13, 2013, Sports Legends Annual Meeting and Dinner to accept.  Deadline: May 20, 2013. 


Discus Awards -  The Discus Awards provides recognition and college scholarships to high school students who succeed in pursuing their passions.  $2000 scholarship.  Deadline is May 31, 2013.


The Mitchell Institute - The Mitchell Scholarships were established in 1994 by U.S. Senator George J. Mitchell to expand and improve opportunities for the education of young people in Maine. The Mitchell Institute awards a scholarship to a graduating senior from every public high school in Maine. Each scholarship award is in the amount of up to $6,000 (i.e., $1,500 for each year of college).  Applications are not available at this time, but keep checking in with it!

To build a charitable organization to generate capital through various fund-raising activities and investments to promote and grant monetary support in the following areas:
  • To provide financial support to families of Maine law enforcement personnel, who have experienced a work-related injury, illness or death in the line of duty.
  • To provide donations to Maine law enforcement agencies for safety training and/or to provide the purchase of safety-related equipment.
For more information email: info@jeffreysparolafoundation.org 


Maine Police Emerald Society: The scholarship will go to a student currently in a post-secondary education program who aspires to join the field of Law Enforcement upon graduation, or a high school senior who plans to move on to the next level of education in a Law Enforcement related program of study.  Eligibility criteria will be based on academic records, leadership responsibilities in both community and school activities, and a clearly written essay of academic and career goals.  The scholarship will be given in the amount of $500 before the start of the fall semester. Deadline May 1, 2013

$2000 No Essay College Scholarship - The $2,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students and those planning on enrolling within 12 months. The monthly winner will be determined by random drawing and then contacted directly and announced on our Facebook page. One entry per person, but you can come back each month to try again.

NextGen Field of Dreams Scholarship: June 15th, 2012  In conjunction with the NextGen Most Improved Student Program, the Portland Sea Dogs are proud to announce the fourth annual "NextGen Field of Dreams Scholarship" for three deserving students.

LaVerdiere's Super Drug Stores Scholarship - Maine:  Awarded to residents of Maine enrolled in the pharmacology program at the University of Connecticut.  Find out more at SchoolSoup!

Joseph D. Aiken Scholarships - MaineScholarships cover all expenses at Citadel-The Military College of South Carolina, as outlined in the catalogue for the first three years. Limited to applicants from Maine, with some preference to Rhode Island and Connecticut residents.

Early College for ME:  Maine community college scholarships (up to $2,000 over 2 years). College courses in the senior year of high school.  Help with college admissions and the financial aid process. Support and advising throughout your Early College for ME program.

Yankee Heritage Tole Chapter of New England awards The Dolly Lancaster Art Award to an outstanding artistic achievement by a graduating senior of a New England High Schools who will be majoring in the visual arts.  Award is for $500.  Deadline April 1, 2013.


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Alpha One Scholarships - established to assist people with disabilities in Maine, providing awards of 
$2000 each to 3 selected candidates for post-secondary school education. Deadline: April 1, 2013.  


Elks National Foundation Scholarships All applications must go through a local Elks Lodge before reaching the Elks National Foundation office. Legacy Awards - $4,000 ($1,000/yr. for four years) merit-based scholarships for children and grandchildren of Elks who are members in good standing. Deadline: Feb. 1, 2013.

Clyde Russell Scholarship Fund: The awarded funds are given to advance cultural and educational opportunities for Maine people in order to more fully develop their creative capacities in the arts, letters and sciences.
(1) Graduating High School Seniors who will attend a 4-year college
(2) Graduating High School Seniors who will Attend a Maine Community College
In all categories the awards will be major in nature, not to exceed $10,000. The award for Community College students will not exceed $2,000.
Runner-up finalists will receive $500 in recognition of their outstanding achievement and/or cultural contribution. Deadline for application is February 1, 2013.

Eleventh Annual National Co-Op Scholarship Program - for the following colleges only:
Clarkson University, Drexel University, Johnson and Wales University, State University of New York-Oswego, University of Cincinnati, University of Massachusetts-Lowell, University of Toledo, and Wentworth Institute of Technology.  Online application due February 15, 2013

2013 Hamilton Award due March 6!!!  $500 cash scholarship awarded.

Mainely Character -  You could win a $5,000.00 scholarship based on character, integrity, responsibility, and concern for others. March 15, 2013.

SAMMY Scholarship - Graduating high school senior who is a scholarly athlete.  Deadline is March 19, 2013.  Scholarship link will be up soon.


Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program: To be eligible you must be a legal resident of the United States (except Hawaii), and be between the ages of 6 and 18 as of March 15, 2013, and not yet a high school graduate. Each Student must be nominated by someone age 21 years or older. Parents may nominate their own children.  Each store winner will receive a $50 Kohl’s Gift Card. Over two hundred $1,000 regional scholarship awards for higher education are planned, half to each age group. Ten $9,000 national scholarships for higher education will be awarded, five to each age group.  Application is at Kohlskids.com.  Deadline: March 15. 

Coca-Cola Scholars FoundationInitial Applications are accepted through Oct 31 of the senior year in high school.  High school senior attending school in the US, and who plan to pursue a degree at an accredited US postsecondary institution. Seniors need a 3.0 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school. Students may not be related to anyone who is employed by, is an officer, or owner of Coca-Cola bottling companies. 

Fast Web Refer-a-Friend -  The opportunity to receive $500.  Open to registered Fastweb members who are legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, and who are at least thirteen (13) years of age.  Deadline October 31, 2012.

The Horatio Alger Association is accepting applications from high school seniors for the 2013 Horatio Alger Scholarships.  Applications are due October 25, 2012.  You will need to upload your or email your high school transcript.  See the website for more information.

College Week LiveRegister for CollegeWeekLive, visit 3 colleges of your choice when you’re logged in, and you’re automatically entered to win a $1000 scholarship.  Deadline Oct. 31, 2012.

Emory University - Scholarship Program nomination form and application due November 15, 2012.

Voice of Democracy Scholarship - Amount $30,000. The Voice of Democracy Program is open to students in grades 9-12, who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States and its territories.  Deadline is November 1, 2012.  The 2012-2013 theme is: “Is Our Constitution Still Relevant?”   Students should record their reading of the draft to a CD, no shorter than 3 minutes and no longer than 5 minutes (plus or minus 5 seconds).

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards -  If you've made a difference by volunteering in your community over the past year, you could win $1,000 and a fabulous trip to Washington, D.C.  Apply online by November 6, 2012!

Ron Brown Scholar Program - The Ron Brown Scholar Program seeks to identify African-American high school seniors who will make significant contributions to society. Applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need. The applicant must be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card. Current college students are not eligible to apply. November 1st - application will be considered for the Ron Brown Scholar Program AND forwarded to a select and limited number of additional scholarship providers.  January 9th - final postmarked deadline in order to be considered for only the Ron Brown Scholar Program ONLY.

Amable A. and Vivian Caron Scholarship - $500 scholarships through the Atlantic Regional Federal Credit Union, for members only.  Information for this year will be available through their website on October 15.

Elks National Foundation Scholarships All applications must go through a local Elks Lodge before reaching the Elks National Foundation office. 
  • Most Valuable Student Scholarships - Four-year scholarships, ranging from $1,000 per year to $15,000 per year, for graduating high school seniors based on financial need, leadership and scholarship. Deadline: December 7, 2012
  • Legacy Awards - $4,000 ($1,000/yr. for four years) merit-based scholarships for children and grandchildren of Elks who are members in good standing. Deadline: Feb. 1, 2013.
  • Emergency Educational Grants - One-year educational grants available to children of deceased or totally disabled Elks.  Applications should be filed between July 1 and December 31.
College Isn't Cheap - Lighten the Load - $1000 to the colllege student who can best answer the question by December 10, 2012:  "Do you think traditional or online schooling is better and why?"

UMaine Pulp and Paper Foundation - Orono, Maine -The Pulp and Paper Foundation is offering  scholarships to  students entering the University of Maine next fall.  Recipients will receive either full tuition or $7000/yr.  Application and brochure are available online.  
Deadline for submissions is Dec. 31, 2012.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society/Greater New England Chapter - To be eligible a student must have MS or have a parent with MS, plan to attend a post-secondary school for the first time, plan to enroll in at least 6 credit hours per semester in coursework leading to a degree,  license or certificate, and reside in ME, MA, NH or VT.   Applications will be accepted October 1, 2012 to January 15, 2013. 

Washington Crossing Foundation -  requires a one-page essay stating why the student plans a career in government service including any inspiration to be derived from the leadership of George Washington in his famous crossing of the Delaware. This essay must be accompanied by a recommendation from the high school principal or guidance counselor evaluating the student's achievements, along with transcripts, national testing scores, and other supporting information of the applicant's choice as described in the Official Rules.  Deadline is January 15, 2013.

Union Plus Scholarship Program is offered through the Union Plus Education Foundation, sponsored by Union Privilege.  Scholarship awards range from $500 to $4000. Applications are due by January 31, 2013.