Maine State, Regional and Outside Scholarships

The scholarships listed below are overseen by outside organizations (not CHRHS). Links will be updated with current (2019-2020) applications as they become available.  Please do not use 2018-2019 applications. 

Please note:

  • You are responsible for gathering all of the materials you need for these applications, and you must mail these applications to the organizations yourself.
  • If a scholarship requires a copy of your confidential counselor recommendation letter, please bring your application and all the required materials to the school counseling office in a pre-addressed envelope with postage affixed so it may be mailed from CHRHS. We cannot give you a copy of your confidential counselor recommendation.  The same holds true for your teacher recommendations.
  • You will need to follow the same procedure if your scholarship requires an official (signed and sealed) transcript. Please be sure to bring this to the Counseling Office at least three days prior to the deadline.
  • Follow the deadline and instructions on the actual application, not the deadline listed here as most are just estimates.

PLEASE NOTE:  As additional scholarships become available, they will be added to this website.


Click here to visit the Worthington Scholarship Foundation website

Click here to visit the Maine Community Foundation website.


Associated General Contractors of Maine Scholarship

AGC Maine Education Foundation awards scholarships to deserving students studying engineering and/or construction management. Must be a Maine resident. To apply, you should preferably be entering or enrolling in an undergraduate, construction-related field of study at an accredited Maine post-secondary institute; financial need preferred, but not necessary; meet reasonable academic standards; knowledge of the construction industry preferred, but not necessary.

Deadline:  February 28

Abbott Scholarship is available to Masons and the children of Masons.  Those meeting any of the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  •  A Scottish Rite Mason of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction
  •   A student directly related to a Scottish Rite Mason  or a member of a youth organization sponsored by the Masonic fraternity who is:
    • A high school senior currently accepted at an accredited trade school who has attained a minimum gpa of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
    • A high school senior, or undergraduate, or graduate student currently enrolled at a college or university.

Deadline:  Check with local Valley.  Generally April 1.


Open to any student who has a documented disability, at least a “B” average, who is pursuing a higher education. This scholarship will provide up to $2000 per candidate who is accepted into post-secondary school education (e.g., after high school), including undergraduate college education as well as graduate programs.

Deadline:  April 1

American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship

Applicants must be a resident of Knox County.  The application is available in the Counseling Office.  Mail to:  American Legion Auxiliary, Attn: Scholarship Committee, PO Box 184, Rockland, ME 04841

Deadline:  Postmarked by April 15

American Legion Winslow-Holbrook-Merritt Scholarship

For a Maine resident entering the first year of postsecondary education; who believes in the American way of life; has financial need; preference given to students whose parents/grandparents are members of the WHM Post #1 or it’s auxiliaries or veterans of any US Armed Services.

Applications are available in the Counseling office.  Mail to:  American Legion, Attn: Scholarship Committee, PO Box 184, Rockland, ME 04841

Deadline:  April 30

American Legion Children and Youth Scholarship

For any Maine resident who is a high school senior or higher.

Deadline:  May 1

American Legion: Daniel E. Lambert Memorial Scholarship

Open to students who shows good character, enrolled in college or vocational technical school, financial need; parent or grandparent must be a veteran.

Deadline:  May 1

American Legion: James V. Day Scholarship

Open to a student who shows good character, enrolled in college or vocational technical school, financial need.  Parent or grandparent must be a veteran.

Deadline:  May 1

"Amity Lodge Neal Peabody Memorial Scholarship"
"St. Paul's Masonic Lodge Scholarship"

(This scholarship is in the CHRHS scholarship packet under "Rockport Masonic Lodge Scholarship" as the two lodges have combined their scholarship offerings).

For a student who has shown academic achievement, participation in school activities, community service; demonstrates financial need; current senior or alumni of CHRHS.

Please visit the Counseling Office to obtain and return completed applications.

Deadline:  April 1 
The Maine Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers is
pleased to announce one $2,000 scholarship for an outstanding high
school senior who plans to have a career in civil engineering.

The recipient will be selected based on: academic performance in high
school, participation in extracurricular activities, letters of
recommendation, and statement of interest in civil engineering. The
recipient may use the scholarship to defray the cost of his or her first
year of study at the University of choice. Applicants must be Maine
residents. The Student must show proof of enrollment in a four year
ABET accredited Civil Engineering program before the check is issued.
We will hold the scholarship up to two years if necessary until a Civil
Engineering major is declared.  Application available here.

Deadline:  January 31

Camden Civic Theater Scholarship

For students pursuing a higher education in the Performing or Broadcasting Arts.

Contact CCT directly at for more information or for an application.

Camden Garden Club Scholarship 

Open to residents of any of the five towns or Islesboro; majoring in the fields of conservation, environmental science, horticulture, landscape architecture, forestry, botany, crop and soil science, agricultural engineering, environmental and/or conservation issues of geology or other earth science, conservation law enforcement (game warden).

Deadline:  April 30
Return completed applications to the CHRHS School Counseling Office.

Camden Lions Club Scholarship

This scholarship is available to  members of the senior class as well as Alumni of CHRHS (or C-RHS). Students must be enrolled in a two-year or four-year program.  Also considered are financial need and community service. Please note: the Camden Lions Club encourages applications from students attending Trade Schools on an equal basis as those attending colleges and universities.

Deadline: April 15 
Completed applications must be submitted to the CHRHS Counseling Office.

Camden Rotary Foundation Scholarship

Current members of the CHRHS senior class who plan to pursue post-secondary education in colleges, universities, nursing schools or vocational/technical schools. The following criteria will be considered: academic effort, character & participation in extra-curricular activities; financial need.
**Applicants will need to provide a copy of their FAFSA Summary with their application and participate in an interview in May. At that time, students will also need to provide a copy of their financial award letter to the scholarship committee.

Deadline: May 1
Please return completed application to the CHRHS School Counseling Office.
Clyde Russell 4-Year Scholarship

The Clyde Russell Scholarship Fund was created by the Maine Education Association through a trust established by the late Audrey Lewis.  Any award granted for Graduating High School Seniors Who Will Attend a Four-Year College will be used to cover tuition, room, board, books and fees, not to exceed $10,000. The award will be made directly to the recipient. One-half will be paid upon presentation of evidence of successful completion of the first semester of school and one-half upon presentation of successful completion of the second semester of school. Runner-up finalists will receive $500. Awards are limited to residents of Maine.

Deadline:  February 1
Clyde Russell 2-Year Scholarship

The Clyde Russell Scholarship Fund was created by the Maine Education Association through a trust established by the late Audrey Lewis.

Any award granted for Graduating High School Seniors Who Will Attend a Maine Community College will be to cover tuition, room, board, books and fees, not to exceed $2,000. The award will be made directly to the recipient upon receipt of proof of enrollment. Runner-up finalists will receive $500.
Awards are limited to residents of Maine.

Deadline:  February 1
Daughters of the American Revolution 

Each year the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) awards multiple scholarships to students showing dedication to the pursuit of higher education in diverse areas of study including history, economics, law, political science, medicine, nursing, occupational and physical therapy, elementary and secondary education, chemistry, math, science and English. 

Deadline:  February 15
The Dream.US National Scholarship

TheDream.US scholarships are for highly motivated DREAMers who want nothing more than to get a college education but are unable to afford the cost. They have no access to federal aid, limited access to state aid, and they sometimes face paying out-of-state tuition.

Deadline:  February 27, 2020

Dr. Keith R. Crockett Memorial Scholarship

Open to a student pursuing an education in the field of music or education.  Applications are available in the School Counseling Office.

Deadline:  May 1

Educators for Maine

For those who intend to pursue a career in education; must have a 3.0 or higher GPA.  This is a forgivable loan.


Elks Rockland Lodge No. 1008 Scholarship

There are no established criteria for successful candidates.  Grades, sports, need and involvement are all factors.  Young people, who are committed to their education, are involved in their community, display character and Elks values and who have the likelihood of success.

Deadline:  Variable

Warren T. Greely Memorial, Megunticook Teachers Association Scholarship

For a student going into education who demonstrates character, leadership and personality.

*Use the Senior Class Scholarship Application AND include a separate essay:  "What teacher influenced you the most and why?"
*Applications not including this essay topic will be disqualified.

Deadline: April 1

The Guy P. Gannett Scholarship Fund  was established in 2000 by the Guy P. Gannett Foundation to provide renewable support for students majoring in journalism or a field reasonably related, including all forms of print, broadcast or electronic media. Recipients must be graduates of Maine high schools or home-schooled in a Maine community during their last year of secondary education. Students will be chosen based on demonstrated interest in journalism, financial need and academic achievement. The Guy P. Gannett Scholarship recognizes students who will become journalists. Their dedication to this profession is evident in their choice of coursework and extracurricular activities. Recipients are encouraged to apply for renewal consideration throughout their post-secondary and graduate education. As recipients progress through school, the Selection Committee expects to see a significant increase in demonstrated intent to pursue a career in journalism. 

Deadline: April 1

Horch Roofing Scholarship

This scholarship is open to graduating seniors going on to pursue a degree or certificate at a college/trade school OR current college/trade school students who are focusing on a trade-related field.  Students who wish to apply for this scholarship must be a Maine resident.

Deadline:  May 1

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides a multi-faceted experience designed to not only address the financial needs of minority students who aspire to attend college but also to guide them through the process of higher education.

Deadline:  February 1

Knox County Educators Association Educational Scholarship

Open to students going into education.

Deadline: April 29
Applications mailed to: 
Nancy Eugley, 8 Primrose Lane, Owls Head, ME 04854

Knox County Fish & Game Association Scholarship

For a student continuing education in the areas of conservation, marine sciences/biology, forest management, game warden services.

Deadline:  May 1 

Knox County Nurses Guild Scholarship

The Knox County Nurses Guild is a small group founded in September 1954 for the purpose of encouraging area graduates to enter the nursing profession.  This scholarship is open to any full-time student attending an accredited nursing program; applicants must be residents of Knox County.

April 20
Applications should be mailed to:  PO Box 341, Owls Head, ME 04854

Lest We Forget Maine Vietnam Veterans’ Scholarship

For a descendant of a veteran who served in Vietnam or children of veteran of the United States Armed Services.

Deadline:  May 1
MSODAR American History Teacher Education Scholarship Fund

Established by the Maine State Organization of Daughters of the American Revolution, this scholarship provides scholarship assistance to full-time junior and senior students at the University of Maine (Orono) who have declared a major in education, with a clear preference for those who also are minoring or concentrating in American History.

Contact:  University of Maine, Orono

Mattress Advisor’s Sleep Science Scholarship*

Many students struggle with sleep problems during their college years. Students are faced with challenges that interrupt their sleep including increased stress and anxiety from the pressures to succeed, dealing with the difficulty of balancing a social life, and troubles managing their own time.  

Scholarships are available for students interested in studying or pursuing a degree in sleep science; who feel passionately about their dreams, or who are dedicated to living a healthy lifestyle, which starts by improving sleep quality.
*Other scholarships available as well.

Deadline:  March 20

The Michael Libby Memorial Scholarship

The Michael Libby Memorial Scholarship was established to grant financial assistance to selected graduates and post graduates of Camden Hills Regional High School; providing opportunities for enriching, educational life experiences that contribute to the development of responsible young adults.

The Michael Libby Memorial Scholarship is open to graduates and post graduates of Camden Hills Regional High School who have been accepted to or are currently enrolled in a continuing education program, university, vocational or technical school.  Special consideration is given to those who also attended Mid-Coast School of Technology and plan to pursue a career in technical fields such as automotive technology or auto collision repair; who participated in Special Education programs; or who participated in a high school wrestling program.

Deadline: April 1

M. Alton French Trust

This renewable scholarship assists deserving young people who are residents of Lincolnville, Camden, Hope, Appleton, Rockport, Northport, and Islesboro (in that order of priority)  pursuing post-secondary education at a college or university or other post-secondary course of study that is determined to be the equivalent. The grants shall be made on the basis of financial need, record of scholarship and promise of leadership. 

Application Deadline: June 1

Maine Chiefs of Police Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is given honor of Thomas J Landers & Charles H. Jackson to a student attending a 2 or 4-year law enforcement scholastic program.

Mail completed applications to:  Maine Chiefs of Police Association, PO Box 2431, South Portland, Maine 04116

Maine Legislature Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Maine Legislature annually recognizes one student from each county who is currently pursuing or planning to pursue education at a two- or four-year degree-granting Maine college or technical school. Awards are given to Maine resident high school seniors or full- or part-time postsecondary students accepted to or enrolled in accredited Maine colleges for graduate or undergraduate degrees. 

Deadline:  May 1

Maine Nutrition Council Scholarship

To be eligible for consideration for this award candidates must be: 

  1. A full time Sophomore or Junior student in Food Science/ Human Nutrition/ Food Studies attending a Maine college or university; OR
  2. A full time First or Second Year student in a Maine Dietetic Technician Program; OR
  3. A full time First of Second Year student in a Maine Culinary Arts Program; OR
  4. A master’s degree or PhD candidate in Food Science/ Human Nutrition attending a Maine college or university. 

To be eligible for consideration candidates must also:

  1. Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and
  2. Submit one letter of recommendation from a faculty member with this application.

Deadline:  February 15

Maine Chapter of NAWIC Scholarship

For high school seniors or graduates who are or will be enrolled in a post-secondary program that leads to a career in construction.

Deadline:  March 15

Maine Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society 
George V. Soule Scholarship

The Ruffed Grouse Society of Maine is pleased to offer a $4,000 scholarship 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 that is supportive of the broad goals of the Ruffed Grouse Society at both the regional and national level. It is imperative that applications be focused on the aforementioned areas of study. If an applicant’s career goals do not reflect Ruffed Grouse Society goals the application will not be considered. Applicants must intend to become a practitioner in one of the above-mentioned fields, preferably in the state of Maine.

• Must be a resident of Maine or attending high school in Maine. 
• Must have successfully completed a high school diploma.
• Must enroll in an approved undergraduate program for the upcoming fall semester.

Deadline: April 5

Maine State Golf Association Scholarship Fund

Student with an active interest in golf as a player, caddie, MEGA golf course employee; financial need; character, integrity, leadership; active in extra curricular, civic and/or community activities.

Deadline:  April 1

Maine State Grange Scholarship

Open to a high school senior pursuing a career in agriculture or agriculturally related field.  For more information, click to download the Maine State Grange Ag Scholarship description and rules and the Maine State Grange Ag Scholarship Application.

Deadline:  April 30

Maine Society of Professional Engineers

For students intending to earn a degree in engineering.

Deadline:  March 15

Maine State Employee Association Scholarship

Student must be a child, stepchild, or grandchild living with a MSEA member.

Deadline:  April 19

Maine State Nurses Association Scholarship

For Maine residents attending an accredited nursing program in Maine.  Applications are available in the Counseling Office.

Deadline: July 1 or December 1

Mainely Character

For a Maine high school senior who demonstrates courage, integrity, responsibility and concern for others.

Deadline: March 1 

Marshall Point Lighthouse & Museum Scholarship

For high school seniors who are residents of St. George.


Mid-Coast Wrestling Club Gibby Bryant Memorial Scholarship

For student who spent two full years as a team member, including their senior year.

Deadline:  April 1

George Mitchell Scholarship

Based on academic performance and achievement, community service, financial need: all seniors planning to attend college should apply.  Preference is given to students attending a Maine college, community college or university, however some awards are given to students who are attending out of state schools as well.

Deadline:  April 1

Nu Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Scholarship

Nu Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, an honor society of women educators, is offering a grant of $500 to a high school senior who is planning to attend college and pursue a career in education.

Deadline: April 30

Our Lady of Good Hope Women’s Club Scholarship

To further the education of a member and regular worshipper at Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church.  Please see the Church Secretary for an application.

Deadline:  May 1

Pen Bay Nursing Student Scholarship

For a student entering a qualified nursing program.  

Deadline:  April 26

A. Leigh Phillips Scholarship Fund

For a student with an identified learning disability going on to post-secondary education.  Applications are available in the CHRHS Counseling Office.  *Please note: this is a multi step application.


Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship

For students with financial need who display academic achievement, a commitment to serving others, a strong work ethic, grit and passion for overcoming obstacles and/or achieving future goals, and leadership qualities.

Deadline: May 1

Richard Pierce Memorial Scholarship

For a student entering an accredited 2-year or 4-year college for the first time demonstrative of financial need.

Deadline:  April 1

Rockport High School Alumni Scholarship

Open to a student whose parent or grandparent attended Rockport High School (this is the old school house next to the Rockport Post Office).  Application must indicate the name and year of graduation of the relative. Please attach essay, transcript and one letter of recommendation to the application.

Deadline: April 1 
Return completed applications to the CHRHS School Counseling Office.

Rockland Professional Firefighters Scholarship

Open to students entering a 2 or 4-year degree program in one of the following fields: Fire Science, Paramedics, Nursing, Physician or Physician Assistant; preference given to children of Rockland Firefighters.

Please contact the Rockland Fire Department directly for an application.

Rockland Kiwanis Scholarship

Open to a high school senior who is a resident of Knox County.

Deadline:  April 1

Red Sox Foundation Scholarship

Thank you for your interest in the Maine Red Sox Service Scholarships Program. This scholarship is open only to graduating seniors attending one of the 56 public high schools in Maine. Recipients of the Service Scholarships will be chosen from applications based on 1) Academic performance, 2) Demonstrated community service and 3) Eligibility for financial aid. One student in each of the 56 public high schools will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Red Sox Foundation. 

Deadline:  January 17

Rice Scholarship Fund

The Rice Scholarship Fund was established in 1996 to provide scholarship support for students who have resided a substantial part of their formative years (K-8) on an off-shore island of Maine in the area from Seguin to Eastport who are attending accredited, degree-granting colleges or vocational training schools. While there is a preference for residents of off-shore islands, eligible residents of bridged islands of Maine are also invited to submit an application. Recipients will be selected based on financial need and their ongoing, demonstrated commitment to community service. Applicants must have graduated from a non-sectarian high school.

Deadline: May 1

Rockland Professional Firefighters Association Scholarship

Click here for more information:  
Rockland ProfessionalFirefighters Scholarship letter 2019.pdf

Download 2019 Rockland Firefighters Scholarship Application

Deadline: June 1

George Stewart Fund

The George Stewart Trust Fund was established in 2012 to support residents of (in order of priority): Town of Lincolnville, Waldo County, Knox County, who are pursuing secondary education, with preference for students in the field of horticulture. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need and a record of scholarship adequate for the educational program they have undertaken.

Deadline: April 30

Douglas Thom Memorial Fund

Open to a Camden resident who displays academic effort, character, extra-curricular participation.  This is a no interest loan.

Deadline:  June 1

Thomas B. Armitage Scholarship

The Thomas B. Armitage Scholarship Fund was created in the summer of 2017 to provide a scholarship for St. George students in memory of Thomas Armitage.

Scholarships are awarded to individuals meeting the following criteria:
     1. Must be a resident of the town of St. George
    2. Must attend a technical school, college, or university in the United States or Canada.
     3. Must submit a letter stating what their career goals are, and how this scholarship will help them achieve those goals.
     4. Must submit a most recent transcript, and have a GPA of 3.0 or better.
    5. Post-graduates may apply if all criteria described herein have been met, be taking a minimum of two classes per term, and must have a post-graduate institution GPA of 3.0 or better.
   6. Must demonstrate the sense of civic and community spirit which animated Thomas Armitage.

Deadline: April 29
Please return completed applications to: Thomas B Armitage Scholarship, c/o Trekkers, 58 Park St, Suite 202, Rockland, ME 04841

United States JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship

Each year $1,000 grants will be awarded to graduating high
school seniors in the United States, who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools. The number of grants awarded annually will be at the discretion of the United States JCI Senate Foundation.  Open to graduating high school seniors in the United States, who reside in State of Maine and are U.S. citizens.

Deadline:  January 24

Union Lodge of Masons Scholarship

Open to a high school senior who is a child of a Union Mason or has some other family connection.  If none, then open to any CHRHS Senior who resides in the towns of Appleton or Union; scholastic achievement, must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA and attend college for at least two year.

*Please check with the Union Lodge of Masons for an application if funds are available for this year.

Waldo County General Hospital Scholarship

Open to residents of Waldo County pursuing a career in a health care related program.

Deadline:  March 5

Waldo County Humane Society Scholarship

Open to residents of Waldo County who are furthering their education in the fields of Veterinary Science, Animal Husbandry or a related field.


Waldo County Extension Association Scholarships 

Open to students intending to serve the community in the fields associated with the mission of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension such as agriculture, horticulture, nutrition, preventative health,health education, youth development, early childhood education and adult education.

*Multiple scholarships available.

Marion T. Weidman Memorial Scholarship

Open to a Rockport resident demonstrating financial need.

Please return applications to the CHRHS School Counseling Office.  Attach an essay, transcript and one letter of recommendation.

Note:  Post-graduates who received this scholarship as a senior, are eligible to renew by submitting the application again.

Deadline: April 1 

Barbara T. Wiggin Memorial Memorial Scholarship

Open to female residents/graduates of Knox County entering the field of teaching or medical-related career.

Deadline: June 30

Worthington Scholarship

Worthington scholarships are intended to make higher education more affordable to Maine students. To this end, WSF negotiates with Maine colleges and universities to mitigate student debt. Worthington scholars are invited to multiple foundation sponsored free events during the year. The foundation staff are available to scholars throughout their college years to provide advice and support.


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