Scholarship Information for Seniors


Scholarship information for the Class of 2021 will be presented in late 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.  The following scholarships are currently accepting applications :

Hispanic Scholarship Fund American Indian Graduate Center APIA Scholars Clyde Russell Scholarship Fund
Elks National Foundation Legacy Awards
American Society of Civil Engineers
American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program
US JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship
Scottish Rite Masonry Scholarship
Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship
Richard H. Pierce Memorial Scholarship
WTS Maine Chapter Advancing Women Scholarship
Jackie Robinson Foundation


Hispanic Scholarship Fund -- The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) Scholar Program is designed to empower courageous young leaders of Hispanic heritage. The program helps ensure students achieve their higher education and career goals.  Every year, 10,000 outstanding students are selected as HSF Scholars. While only some will receive HSF scholarships, due to funding limitations, all Scholars have access to HSF’s full range of invaluable Scholar Support Services. HSF Scholar Support Services include mentorship, leadership development, career services, knowledge building, and wellness training. Career services include, but aren't limited to, access to internships and job opportunities with HSF corporate partners.  Scholarship awards are based on merit; amounts range from $500 to $5,000, based on relative need, among the Scholars selected.  To learn more about this scholarship opportunity, please visit This application closes February 15.

American Indian Graduate Center
American Indian Graduate Center provides up to $30,000 in scholarships per student per year and supports Native students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in the United States. It offers more than 20 scholarship opportunities, plus a comprehensive array of academic and support services for students to utilize throughout their entire academic journey. From completing financial aid applications to creating a study plan to thriving on campus, students can rely on American Indian Graduate Center as a guide every step of the way.  Check out the center's scholarships as well as its student resource page to learn more. Have questions? Contact an academic adviser by calling 505-881-4584 or by emailing

APIA Scholars -- Based in Washington, D.C., APIA Scholars is the nation's largest 501(c)(3) nonprofit provider of college scholarships for Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) students. APIA Scholars provides scholarships to APIA students pursuing an undergraduate degree at a U.S. accredited college or university. The scholarship application will close on January 14 at 5 p.m. ET.  For more information on the APIA Scholarship, including eligibility requirements, visit  If you have any questions, please contact APIA Scholars at

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 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.

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. 

Scottish Rite Masonry Scholarship -- The Valley of Rockland, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, is now accepting scholarship applications from students who are or have a relationship to Scottish Rite Masonry (child, grandchild, niece, or nephew).  Scottish Rite is an adjunct of Masonry; to be a Scottish Rite Mason, one must first be a member of the fraternity known as Ancient Free and Accepted Masons.  Applications are now available online at

Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship --  The Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund offers renewable, four-year scholarships to students from New England with financial need who display academic achievement, a commitment to serving others (in school, their community, or at home), a strong work ethic, and leadership qualities.  Applications for the 2021-2022 academic year will be available in December at

Richard H. Pierce Memorial Scholarship -- Established in honor of MES founder, Dick Pierce, who passed away in 2011, these scholarships are awarded based on merit and financial need.  The goal is to provide support for students who might not otherwise continue their post-secondary education without financial assistance.  Visit and complete the online application by April 1st.

WTS Maine Chapter Advancing Women Scholarship -- It is the mission of WTS to build the future of transportation through the global advancement of women.  The Maine Chapter of WTS is pleased to provide up to three scholarships for an outstanding female high school senior in the State of Maine who demonstrates interest in science, technology, engineering, and math.  Applicants must be female Maine residents.  The application must be submitted by February 15th.  Contact Amanda Taylor at 626-4915 or for more information.


Jackie Robinson Foundation -- The online application for the Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) Scholarship will be available through February 1, 2021, at More than 4,000 talented young minority high school students apply to become JRF Scholars and carry on the civic-minded legacy of JRF’s namesake, Jackie Robinson. The deadline to submit the application for a JRF Scholarship is 5 p.m. ET, February 1, 2021.  To see a listing of the queries JRF most often receives, view their frequently asked questions.  To learn more about JRF, please visit their website at

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