Scholarship Information for Seniors


Scholarship information for the Class of 2023 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 Advisory 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 :

Maine Municipal Association (MMA) Scholarship
  Mainely Character Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship Contest
UMaine Pulp+Paper Foundation   Lisa Eid Scholarship
Clyde Russell Scholarship Fund American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program
Maine Section of MSCE Scholarship for Civil Engineering

Maine Municipal Association  -- The MMA scholarship program is open to any Maine resident, who is a high school senior, and plans to further their education at a community college, trade school, or university, located in Maine, with the intent of pursuing a career in municipal government or public service.  To apply, a student must complete and submit an application form along with an essay, video, OR a creative presentation about “What Public Service Means to Me”, and one letter of reference from a person not related to the applicant.   Application packets and instructions can be found on the website here. Completed application packets can be dropped off at the business office located at 60 Community Drive, Augusta, or emailed to [email protected].  The application deadline is March 31st, 2023.

Mainely Character -- Mainely Character awards scholarships to graduating seniors who demonstrate courage, integrity, responsibility, and concern for others.  Visit for more information.  The deadline to apply is March 1st.

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship
 -- The Elks National Foundation awards $2.44 million in college scholarships to a total of 500 high school seniors nationwide through its Most Valuable Student scholarship contest.  Visit for complete details.

UMaine Pulp+Paper Foundation
-- UMaine Pulp + Paper Foundation (UMPPF) will award nearly $900,000 in full and partial tuition scholarships this year to students enrolled in the UMaine College of Engineering.  High school students planning to enroll at UMaine and study chemical, mechanical, computer/electrical, or civil engineering, as well as mechanical and electrical engineering technology or forestry, are eligible for these scholarships.  The application deadline for current seniors is December 31st, 2022.  More information can be found at

Lisa Eid Scholarship
-- The Lisa Eid Scholarship Endowment was established in 2022 at the Catholic Foundation of Maine, by David Eid in memory of his wife, Lisa.  The fund’s purpose is to provide tuition support for a student or students pursuing high education in the field of science, medicine, the helping sciences, and/or cancer research.  The deadline for applications is February 1st, 2023.  Click here for the Lisa Eid Scholarship Endowment application.

Clyde Russell Scholarship Fund -- The Clyde Russell Scholarship Fund (CRSF) offers financial awards to Maine graduating high school seniors to attend a 4-year college or a Maine community college.  The CRSF was created by the Maine Education Association through a trust established by the late Audrey Lewis, who served as president in 1958.  The fund was named after Clyde Russell who served as Executive Director from 1945-1966.  Application forms for the scholarship must be downloaded from  The application deadline is February 1st, 2023.

American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program -- The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program -- "A Constitutional Speech Contest" -- is to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution of the United States among high school students.  Other objectives of the contest include the development of leadership qualities, the ability to think and speak clearly and intelligently, and the preparation for acceptance of the duties and responsibilities, rights, and privileges of American citizenship.  The State Oratorical Contest will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2023.  For additional questions and information, visit

Maine Section ASCE 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. We will hold the scholarship for up to two years if necessary until a Civil Engineering major is declared.  Click here for the application.  The deadline is March 1st, 2023.

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