Scholarship Information for Seniors


Scholarship information for the Class of 2021 will be presented in mid-February.  There are many opportunities available from lots of different organizations -- CHRHS, local, state, regional and national. 

Stay tuned for your "White Folder" coming in February!

Occasionally, CHRHS is informed of scholarship opportunities that do not fall into the timeline of the White Folder scholarship offerings.  Please see below for the following:

Clyde Russell Scholarship Fund Elks National Foundation MVP Contest
Elks National Foundation Legacy Awards
American Society of Civil Engineers
American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program
Hagan Scholarship
US JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship

Clyde Russell Scholarship Fund -- The Clyde Russell Scholarship Fund was created by the Maine Education Association through a trust established by the late Audrey Lewis.  It was the intent of the donor that the Fund "be used to advance cultural and educational opportunities for Maine people . . . in order to more fully develop their creative capacities in the arts, letters and sciences. . ."  The trustees have designated two different categories of awards:  graduating seniors who will attend a four-year college and graduating seniors who will attend a Maine community college.  Application forms must be obtained from the website:  The application deadline is February 1, 2021.

Elks Most Valuable Student (MVS) Contest -- 
The 2021 MVS application is now open. Applications can be found online at The application deadline is November 15th.   The Elks National Foundation (ENF) awards 500 four-year scholarships based on academics, leadership, and financial need. National awards range from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year. The national awards will announced in April 2021.

MVS scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), at a U.S. college or university next school year. Some important applicant details include:

«  Current high school seniors (or equivalent) who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.

«  Applicants do not have to be related to a member of the Elks.

«  Male and female students compete separately. 

Applicants select from a list of the Lodges closest to their home address zip code. Please have your students choose Rockland BPOE #1008 as their sponsoring Lodge. Complete details can be found at

Elks Legacy Awards
-- The Legacy Awards program begins on September 1st.  Legacy Awards provide $4,000 scholarships for children and grandchildren of dues-paying Elk members. The ENF offers a total of 350 national awards. The application deadline is February 5, 2021 at 11:59 a.m., Central Time.  Please visit for more details and the application link.

Scholarship for Civil Engineering -- 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.  The scholarship can be held up to two years if necessary until a civil engineering major is declared.  Ask your school counselor for an application or contact Ms. Leslie L. Corrow, P.E., at 207-416-1243 or   Application deadline:  January 31, 2021

American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program -- This program is a constitutional speech contest providing winners with scholarships.  The primary purpose of the contest is to instill in our students a better knowledge and appreciation of the United States Constitution.   There are two portions of this contest:  Prepared Oration and Assigned Topic Discourse.  The State Oratorical Contest will be held on February 13, 2021.  More information can be obtained by visiting, your local American Legion Post, or The American Legion, Department of Maine Headquarters at 207-873-3229.

Hagan Scholarship -- The Hagan Scholarship is a nationwide need-based merit scholarship, designed to help high-achieving students graduate college debt free.  To qualify for a Hagan Scholarship, recipients must:  1.) graduate from a public high school located in a county having fewer than 50,000 residents, or 2.) graduate from a remote rural public high school located in a county having more than 50,000 residents.  Recipients must have achieved a 3.75 CGPA.  Applicants must show a potential for future distinction and have a substantial financial need in order to attend college.  For more information and to access the Hagan Scholarship Application, visit

US JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship -- Maine High School seniors are eligible to apply through the Maine JCI Senate representative on the application form.  Applications must be postmarked no later than January 22, 2021.  The Maine JCI Senate will select two candidates for the next level of judging by the US JCI Senate Foundation.  This year, the US JCI Senate Foundation will award scholarships of $1,000 each to 30 students from the United States.  The Maine JCI Senate will award a small scholarship of $250 each to the two Maine finalists. 
This link, the link to a web page for downloading an application form for the US JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship.                                                           

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