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 & Veague Scholarship are 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; or 
A student directly related to a Scottish Rite Mason  in the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction; or
A member of a youth organization sponsored by the Masonic fraternity.

Additionally, the qualifying student must be one of the following:
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; or 
A high school senior, or undergraduate, or graduate student currently enrolled at a college or university.

Applicants are considered for both scholarships even though there is one form to be completed.  Completed applications and required documentation should be submitted to the Scottish Rite Valley to which the sponsor belongs.

Deadline:  Valley of Rockland, 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 Post #30 Veterans Memorial Scholarship (Camden American Legion)

Applicants must:
1. Be a citizen of the United States and a resident of the State of Maine. 2. Be entering the first year of higher or post-secondary education.  3. Have demonstrated, by past behavior, that you believe in the American way of life. 4. Include a High School transcript. 5. Applicant should include a personal letter as to why they would like to receive this scholarship. 6. Applicant should include at least two, (2), letters of recommendation from other than family members. Incomplete applications will not be considered by the Scholarship Committee, and they will automatically be eliminated. 

Deadline:  May 1

American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship

Applicants must be a resident of Knox County. Mail to:  American Legion Auxiliary, Attn: Scholarship Committee, PO Box 184, Rockland, ME 04841

Deadline:  Postmarked by April 15

American Legion (Sons of) Winslow-Holbrook-Merritt Scholarship

For a Maine resident entering the first year of post-secondary 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.

Please return your completed application to the CHRHS Counseling Office

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

Federal Masonic Lodge ~ Neal M. Peabody Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is open to any student who has shown academic achievement, participation in school activities, community service; demonstrates financial need; current senior or alumni of CHRHS.

Use the Federal Lodge #6 application; please return your completed application to the CHRHS counseling office.

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


Annie's Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship

For undergraduate or graduate students studying organic and/or regenerative agriculture, we’d love to hear more about who you are, the work you’re doing, and the vision you have for a better future. Recipients will be notified if they’re chosen for a scholarship by July 15. Find our application here

Deadline:  March 15

ALS Family Charitable Foundation Scholarship

In order to be eligible for the ALS Family Charitable Foundation, Inc. Scholarship, the applicant must be a child (biological/adopted/step) of an A.L.S. patient (either living or deceased), a recent high school graduate with a 3.0 average, a matriculated student taking at least 9 credit hours with a full-time course load preferred, and have at least a 3.0 average at the end of first semester to receive the second installment of the scholarship. Applicant must be a legal resident of Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut or Rhode Island and attending an accredited higher educational institution. 
BPW/Futurama Foundation 

Through the Futurama Foundation, several scholarships are awarded annually to Maine women with financial need. The Scholarship Period opens January 1st of each year. Scholarship awards this year are $1500 each.

Deadline:  April 13

Blue Seal Feeds Inc. Scholarship

Resident of Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont or Virginia pursuing a four-year degree in animal science or marketing at Cornell University, Penn State University or Virginia Tech.  Two scholarships at $1,000 each, non-renewable.

Deadline:  February 15
B. Davis Scholarship
The B. Davis Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution.  apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the following topic:  Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most. Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual.  This is not an academic scholarship but the organization would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are.  Email submissions to: Deadline: May 22

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).

Return completed applications to the CHRHS School Counseling Office.

Deadline:  April 30

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.

The 2019-2020 application will be posted when it is available.  Completed applications must be submitted to the CHRHS Counseling Office.

Deadline: Pending

Camden Rotary Scholarship for the Class of 2020

Current members of the CHRHS Class of 2020 who plan to pursue post-secondary education in colleges, universities, nursing schools or vocational/technical schools. The following criteria will be considered: financial need, academic effort, character & participation in extra-curricular activities 

**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

Please return completed application to the CHRHS School Counseling Office

Deadline: May 1



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
Dearborn Foundation 

For Maine resident who will be majoring in physics; chemistry; engineering. 

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:  April 10, 2020

Foster Care to Success Scholarship

Applicants must:
  • Have been in public or private foster care for the 12 consecutive months leading up to and including their 18th birthday; OR have been adopted or placed into legal guardianship after their 16th birthday; OR have been orphaned for at least one year at the time of their 18th birthday and not subsequently adopted.
  • Be under the age of 25 on March 31 of the year in which they apply if they have not previously received scholarship funding from Foster Care to Success.
  • Have been in foster care or orphaned while living in the United States.  U.S. citizenship is not required.
  • Have been accepted into or expect to be accepted into an accredited, Pell-eligible college or other postsecondary school.
  • NOTE: This is an undergraduate scholarship only.  This scholarship is renewable. 
Deadline:  March 31
Garden Club Federation of Maine 

The GCFM Horticulture Scholarship is awarded to college juniors and seniors or graduate students who are legal residents of the State of Maine majoring in: Horticulture, Floriculture, Landscape Design, Conservation, Forestry, Botany, Agronomy, Plant Pathology, Environmental Concerns, Ecology, Land Management and other/or other garden fields, and not related to a GCFM Board Member. (College sophomores are eligible as they will be entering their junior year the following fall).

Deadline:  February 1
Grandmaster Moo Yong Lee
In memory of the late Grandmaster Moo Yong Lee, US Cup Tae Kwon Do is offering two $1,000 college scholarships for students who also practice Tae Kwon Do. This scholarship honors the life and legacy of Grandmaster Moo Yong Lee. 

To be eligible for this scholarship, students must currently be participating in a belt promoting program at a dedicated Tae Kwon Do school and enrolled in a degree-granting non profit
 college or university during the upcoming academic year. Eligible students must be graduating from high school or currently enrolled in a degree-granting college. Students living in the greater New England region and who can demonstrate financial need are preferred.

Deadline:  June 30

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

Hannaford Charitable Foundation Scholarship 

Open to currently employed full-time or part-time associates of Hannaford or dependent children of associates with a minimum of six months continuous service as of the application deadline date, and who are high school seniors or graduates planning to enroll, or students already enrolled in a full-time course of study leading to a baccalaureate or master's degree at an accredited college or university, an associate's degree at a junior or community college, or a certificate at an approved vocational technical institute.  Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, a statement of educational and career goals, an outside appraisal, and financial need. Financial need as calculated by Scholarship America must be demonstrated for the student to receive an award between $2,000 and $5,000.

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

Jean Hammond Memorial Scholarship 

$1,500 awarded to a Maine resident women with demonstrated financial need in their first year of study working toward an undergraduate degree or certification on at least a half-time basis. May be recent high school graduates or career person intent on continuing her education.

Deadline:  April 13

Kids Chance of Maine Scholarship 

Kids’ Chance of Maine is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides scholarships for children of workers who have been killed or seriously injured in a compensable work-related accident or occupational disease. Scholarships are awarded once a year and students may apply every year for which they are eligible. Current annual scholarship amounts range from $1,000 – $5,000 and are determined based on the student’s financial need.

Student Eligibility:

  • Between 16-22 years old at the time of the application.
  • Child who is a dependent of a worker killed or seriously injured in a compensable work-related accident or occupational disease covered by a Maine employer.
  • Demonstrated financial need to pay for post-secondary education.
  • Accepted or already enrolled at a university, college or technical school. (Graduate-level students are not eligible.)
  • Pursuing a degree as a FULL OR PART-TIME student.
  • For students attending a 2-year or 4-year college or university – Completion of the FAFSA – the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Deadline:  April 15

Knox County Educators Association Educational Scholarship

Open to students going into the field of education.

Mail completed applications to:
Mary Marston, PO box 385, Rockland, ME 04841

Deadline: April 25

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.

Mail completed applications should be mailed to:  PO Box 341, Owls Head, ME 04854

April 20
Lamey Wellehan Maine Difference Scholarship

The Maine Difference Scholarship, a program funded by Lamey-Wellehan, is intended to aid in the cost of attaining education for a Maine young person studying at a Maine college or university.

To be eligible to receive The Maine Difference Scholarship, the applicant must be either:

  • A Maine high school senior who will graduate in the spring and who will enter a Maine college in the fall; or
  • A graduate of a Maine high school in one of the four years preceding the current year who will be enrolled in a Maine college in the fall.

The focus of the student's studies should be on the ecology and economics of Maine. The emphasis on these aspects with Maine as an intense background is structured to ensure that both the student and the State of Maine benefit from the scholarship and careers that result from the student's education.

The award is a renewable $1,000 scholarship for undergraduate study at any college or university in Maine.

Deadline:  May 30

Lawrence Alan Spiegel Remembrance Scholarship

The Spiegel Scholarship ($1000) is awarded annually to the graduating high school senior who authors the prize-winning original essay on the following question:

Why is it important that the remembrance, history, and lessons of the Holocaust be passed to a new generation? 

Deadline:  April 8

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

Mattress Nerd's Sustainability Scholarship

Mattress Nerd has been paying attention to the many voices of students across the globe who have recently been calling for a change in our living habits and the way we consume and recycle.  Despite the push in awareness regarding needed changes in how we dispose of our waste, we don’t believe there is enough information out there on the different ways of reusing and recycling our products when they are no longer of value to us. 


  • All applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled, as a full-time student at an accredited US college or university for the semester that they are applying to receive the scholarship. 
  • Applicants are not required to have a minimum GPA. 
  • Applicants are not required to have a specific Major.
  • Domestic, international, and undocumented students may apply.
  • Students attending online universities are welcome to apply.
  • Applicant must be someone who is promoting positive environmental change.

Essay:  Please write a 500-1,000-word essay answering the following questions:

    • What choices can we make as consumers to better our carbon footprints? 
    • What reuse and recycle innovations do you think are leading the change in business environmental conscientiousness?
    • What have you altered about your own day-to-day life to reduce your own environmental impact?

Deadline:  April 1

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. 

Deadline: June 1
Maine Association of Public Housing Directors

Applicants must be residents of Public Housing / Section 8 / Low Income / Subsidized Housing and 
a graduating high school senior or a current student attending an accredited institution of higher education.

Deadline:  June 14

Maine Restaurant Associates Educational Foundation (MRAEF)

Awards are granted yearly to college-bound youth seeking entry into Maine's hospitality industry. Entrants can submit the required application, transcript, 300-word goals essay, and two recommendation letters to the Board of Directors in Augusta.  

√    Attend Maine higher education institutions full-time
√    Select relevant majors like culinary arts, hospitality, or restaurant management.
Demonstrate work experience in food service.
Have good academic standing with a minimum 2.0 GPA

Complete the Scholarship Application and submit to via email to:

Deadline:  April 30
Maine Blue Collar Scholarship

The Maine Blue Collar Scholarship aims to break down barriers and reinvigorate the trades by providing assistance to motivated individuals pursuing a career in the trades.

Deadline:  May 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 4-H Foundation Post Secondary Scholarship

Qualified candidates must be: 1) a current member of 4-H who currently active in 4-H activities; and 2) a graduating senior or an individual who has graduated from high school but has delayed post-secondary school for no more than one year.

High school applicants must submit an application, a high school transcript, essay “How has 4-H shaped my life” and 4-H resume, and a letter of recommendation from a 4-H leader or educator.  $1000 award.

Deadline:  March 4

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

MGFPA Scholarship
For children of employees or owners of member companies, or student employees of member companies who are also Maine residents and high school graduates accepted to a college or university.  



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 extracurricular, 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.  

Deadline:  April 24

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 15

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
Maine Sports Hall of Fame 

Scholarship award recipients will be selected based on outstanding athletic ability and performance, academic aptitude and achievements, and school leadership and community service.

Deadline:  March 8

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.  

Deadline: Third Week in April
Microsoft disAbility Scholarship

To be considered for the Microsoft disAbility Scholarship, you must:

  • Be a current high school senior living with a disability (as defined by WHO), whether that be visual, hearing, mobility, cognitive, speech or other disability.
  • Plan to attend an undergraduate program in a 2 or 4-year University/College or Technical College in the fall of the academic year following high-school graduation. Schools must be in the USA or have a USA-Affiliate for financial transactions (contact Seattle Foundation to verify non-USA school’s eligibility).
  • Declare an approved major in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, law, business, or a related field (e.g. paralegal, pre-law, finance, business administration, or marketing).
  • Demonstrate a passion for technology.
  • Demonstrate leadership at school and/or in the community.
  • Have a high school cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Require financial assistance to attend college.
  • Enrollment status must be full-time or half-time.

Applications must include:
√  Resume
√  Transcript
√  2 Letters of Recommendation 
√  3 Essays (See Scholarship page for details)
√  Complete Application Form

Deadline:  March 1

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

Mitchell Scholarships are awarded to students who attend two- and four-year degree programs at colleges both in- and out-of-state.  The strongest applicants demonstrate financial need, academic promise, and community impact.

In addition to scholarship support, there are numerous resources and programs for Mitchell Scholars: 

  • Signature leadership and career development events.
  • Access to a wide array of professional and community networks.  
  • Customized advising and support through Mitchell Institute staff
  • Fellowship Awards: grants of up to $1,500 to support internships and personal/professional growth opportunities.
  • Promise Fund: one-time emergency financial assistance for unexpected financial barriers in attaining college degrees.

Applicants are required to submit the following by April 1:
√  Online Application (Open January 1)
√  Transcript
√  Letter of Recommendation
√  Student Aid Report
√  College Acceptance (by May 1)
√  Financial Aid Award Letters (by May 1) 

Deadline:  April 1

New England Board of Higher Education Tuition Break Program

NEBHE's Tuition Break program enables thousands of New England residents to enroll at out-of-state New England public colleges & universities at a discount, when they enroll in an approved major or program.  

Deadline:  Variable

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: May 1


1. The student has an overall grade point average of "C" or better in current program.
2. The student is accepted in a Maine accredited BSN or MSN nursing program.
3. The student must be a Maine resident. 

Deadline:  May 1


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

PB&J Scholarship

Open to all college bound seniors, planning to attend a 2 or 4 year accredited college in the fall of 2020, who have experienced challenges in their life and who have the drive to succeed.    

Deadline:  May 31

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.  *Please note: this is a multi step application.


Pulp & Paper Foundation Scholarship 

For entering first year UMaine engineering students (current high school seniors).  Complete an online application form, submit high school transcripts and college admissions test scores (SAT preferred). In addition students write a letter to the Foundation’s Scholarship Committee describing how they have become familiar with the technology and careers in the pulp and paper industry and how they will continue to pursue these opportunities during their course of study at UMaine.

Deadline:  December 31
Rainbow Business & Professional Scholarship

The Rainbow Business & Professional Association Scholarship Fund, Inc. was to award is students who have worked to foster diversity, end bullying and discrimination or otherwise advocated on behalf of LGBT issues in their schools and communities. $3,000 award.

Deadline:  March 19
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.

Return completed applications to the CHRHS School Counseling Office.

Deadline: April 1 

Rockland Kiwanis Scholarship

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

Deadline:  April 1

The Rossini Club holds an annual scholarship competition in the areas of vocal, instrumental and piano for students who are Maine residents and registered as music majors at any accredited music school, college or university for the fall semester of the year they are applying for the scholarship.  

Deadline:  May 14

Red Sox Foundation Scholarship

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

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
Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest 

Duck Brand's Stuck at Prom will have two $10,000 grand prize winners. Use your imagination to create Duck Tape prom fashions in either the "dress" or "tux" category for a chance to win. By allowing contestants to enter as individuals rather than a couple, we hope to see even more creative styles. Applicants must be legal residents of the United States, who are at least fourteen years of age or older at the time of entry. 

Deadline:  June 3

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.

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

Deadline: April 29

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.

WTS - Maine Scholarship

WTS fosters the development of women and girls in the transportation field by encouraging bright new professionals and students to undertake technical careers in the area of transportation. One way this is accomplished is by awarding the WTS – Maine High School Scholarship to young women pursuing undergraduate studies in science, technology, engineering, or math.   $2,500 scholarship awarded to applicants who meet the following criteria:

a. Must be a female high school senior in the State of Maine or must have graduated from a high school in the State of Maine within the last year.
b. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
c. Currently studying math, science, and technology.
d. Considering a career in a transportation-related field. 

Deadline:  February 15
WBRC Centennial Scholarship

WBRC’s annual Centennial Scholarship for high school seniors was initiated in our 100th year and has been honoring outstanding students ever since. Two $500 scholarships, one each for architecture and engineering, are awarded annually to two graduating seniors who are attending a Maine high school.

Deadline:  May 1

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.

Waldo County Humane Society Scholarship

This scholarship is available to Waldo county residents entering the field of veterinary medicine or related fields in animal sciences/husbandry.

Please return your application to the Waldo County Humane Society, PO Box 479, Belfast, ME 04915 by May 1


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.

For more information, please visit the Worthington Foundation website.  Qualifying students may apply using the CHRHS Class of 2020 Scholarship application.  The application and supporting documents must be submitted to the CHRHS Counseling Office by April 1.

Questions? See your school counselor.


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