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Maine Scholarships

by Mary Brito | Last Updated: April 8, 2022

Important Note: The purpose of this detailed listing is to help you plan your scholarship search throughout the year. Please find information below about scholarships for Maine students. Some of the deadlines may be from prior years. Scholarship deadlines are cyclical, so even if a deadline has passed, the website will likely be updated for the 2021-22 cycle. Be sure to reach out to the sponsor or check sponsor websites for the most recent details.

January

These are for $2,000. This is for current college undergraduates from Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. These students must be licensed as amateur radio operator technicians, hold U.S. citizenship with New England residency, and study electronics, communications, or related fields. The deadline to apply is January 31st. Learn more here.

This  is for $2,500. Applicants must be pursuing a degree in the field of agriculture and reside in one of the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia or West Virginia. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required as well as participation in community service, financial need and leadership ability. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application. The deadline to apply is January 14th. More info. Here.

 

This is a $2,000 scholarship awarded to incoming students and is renewable on a three-year basis. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and be nominated by January 7th to be eligible. Apply here.

This is for $2,500 and is available to undergraduate students. The deadline to apply is January 1st. Read more here.

This is for $1,250 and the deadline to apply is January 1st. Read more here.



This is for $1,000. Applicants must have a completed application for undergraduate admission, completed FAFSA, be a Maine Resident, and be enrolled in the School of Business. The deadline to apply is January 1st. Learn more here.

February

This gives two $1,000 scholarships to students pursuing a four-year degree in animal science or marketing at Cornell University, Penn State University or Virginia Tech. You must be a resident of Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont or Virginia to be eligible. The deadline is February 15th. More details here.

This offers financial assistance to newly enrolled students pursuing their degree or workforce credential. Students may receive a maximum of $1,000 per semester. This is a renewable scholarship supporting adult and independent students attending one of the campuses of the University of Maine System in pursuit of higher education. The deadline to apply is February 1st. Apply here.

This is for $1,000. Applicants must demonstrate commitment to voluntary public service, be currently enrolled as an undergraduate degree candidate at USM, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and be of second year standing or higher. The deadline is February 1st. Read more here.

This will award scholarships to honor the late Russell Libby. For a Maine High School Senior planning to study sustainable or organic farming at a college in Maine. This is for $1500 and the deadline is February 29th.  Apply online

This is for up to $10,000 and given to seniors attending a 4 year college or Maine Community College. The deadline to apply is February 1st.  Application found here. 

Students must be first year students entering the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor for the upcoming fall semester. Applicants must be from one of the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington or Wyoming. The amount varies and the deadline to apply is February 4th. Website found here.

This offers a four year, full-tuition scholarship to one member of the incoming class that has an affiliation with a Boston area services organization. Preference is given to applicants who have an affiliation to Camp Harbor View as a counselor or camper. To be eligible you must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and apply for admission as a first-year student no later than February 1st. Learn more here.

This is a four year, full-tuition undergraduate scholarship available to one member of the incoming first-year class entering into Regis College’s Sloane School of Business and Communication. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and apply for admission as a first-year student no later than February 1st. More details here.

Applicants must be a music major with a minimum 2.67 GPA. They must also be enrolled in applied music and appropriate ensembles. The deadline to apply is February 28th. Read more here.

March

This scholarship is available for Maine and New Hampshire 4-H members who are active in 4-H activities. The scholarship is awarded to New Hampshire and Maine residents. Students must be graduating high school seniors or have previously graduated from high school but delayed going to college for no more than one year. The deadline is March 1st. Website found here.

This award ranges from $350 to $7,000. To be eligible, you must be a current and newly admitted student in a School of Forest Resources (SFR) program and have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. The deadline to apply is March 1st. SCHOOL OF FOREST RESOURCES SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION.pdf

This is proud to offer three $1000 awards; one OMEGA scholarship will be awarded in each of the following categories: Transportation and Community; Technology; and Social Connectivity. To be considered, applicants must be current high school juniors or seniors attending school in one of the six New England states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, or Vermont. Applicants must also be planning to pursue a degree at an accredited US post-secondary institution. The deadline to apply is March 20th. More details and application here.

This is offering one $500 scholarship to a graduating senior. The minimum height for females is 5’10”, males 6’2″. You must be under the age of 21 and live and attend high school Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine or Connecticut. Applicants must demonstrate academic and personal achievement, involvement in clubs and activities in the school community, and involvement in clubs and activities outside the school community. The deadline to apply is March 1st. Read more here.

This will be awarded to five high school seniors from our service territories in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts who are pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, or math will each receive $5,000 for the first year of undergraduate study. To be eligible, the applicant must reside (primary address) and attend a school located in one of the cities/towns in our Unitil service territories. The deadline to apply is March 14th. Read more here.

This makes character count. This award is for $5,000. To be eligible for this award, applicants must be a Maine resident. High school seniors, or anyone who has received a high school diploma and is entering the first year of post-secondary education at a Title IV eligible institution, are eligible. Scholarships are awarded based on character through an assessment process including a written essay. A personal interview is also required. The deadline to apply is March 1st. Learn more here.

This is for students of ages 16-22. These applicants must be a dependent child of an injured or killed work related accident or occupational disease. This is based on financial need. The amount varies and the deadline to apply is March 31st. More details here.




Applicants must be a high school graduate, a resident of Waldo County, and be an employee of Waldo County General Hospital or a child/spouse of an employee. Applicants must also be accepted to a school of higher learning and accepted into an accredited health care related program. The deadline to apply is March 31st. Learn more here. 

April

This is worth $5,000. This is reserved for students residing and studying in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. Applicants must pursue an ABET-accredited degree in civil engineering and have unmet financial need and academic merit. You must also be a part of NEWWA members building careers in water works practice. The deadline is April 1st. Read more here.

This is up to $10,000. Available to applicants who demonstrate activism in the struggle to achieve civil rights, economic justice, international solidarity, and/or other progressive. This is due April 1st. More details here.

This is a merit based scholarship ranging from $3,000 to $10,000. Applicants must have a 3.0 – 3.49 GPA on a 4.0 scale. The deadline to apply is April 1st. Read more here.

This is for this company’s associates and their children who plan to pursue a postsecondary education in college and vocational programs. The amount varies and the deadline to apply is April 1st.  More info. here.

Thiswas established to advance the knowledge and education of individuals in the employee benefits field, or those aspiring to careers in employee benefits. Applicants could be part-time or full-time undergraduate students and graduate students studying in an accredited academic program residing either in New England or enrolled in an institution in New England. The amount varies and the deadline to apply is April 1st. Application found here. 

This will provide up to $2000 per candidate who is accepted into post-secondary school education (after high school), including undergraduate college education as well as graduate programs. Applicants must also have a documented disability, be attending/attended high school within the state of Maine and have a B average or equivalent GPA, and be accepted into a post-secondary institution. Applicants must include an essay reflecting on how their disability has helped shape their view of the world. The deadline to apply is April 1st. Apply here.

Applicants must be a Mt. Blue High school senior in good standing who is going on to a two or four year college or technical school. This is for $1,000 and due April 14th. Apply here.

This will be given as an outright grant. The Scholarship will be based on financial need. To be eligible, candidates must be a resident of Sidney at the time of graduation. Preference will also  be given to students pursuing a teaching degree. The deadline to apply is April 1st. Learn more here.

This is given to those who plan on pursuing a business degree, or plan to attend a community college, or plan to attend a four-year college. They must also be a graduating senior from the Town of Sidney with community service experience. The deadline is April 1st. Rules found here.

This will be given as an outright grant. This will be based on financial need. To be eligible, applicants must be a graduate of Messalonskee High, and a resident of Sidney at the time of graduation. The deadline is April 1st. Application found here.

This will be given to a graduating senior from the Town of Sidney and be accepted for admission to a post secondary Institution. The recipient of this scholarship should also have financial need and a demonstrated work ethic. The deadline to apply is April 1st. Read more here.

This is a $250 scholarship award given to a Maine student (a Senior who is on track to graduate) who has a cleft lip and palate or another type of craniofacial condition.  The deadline for submission is April 15th. Apply here. 




This is available to Maine Residents. You must be a high school senior pursuing a career in agriculture or an agriculturally related field to apply. The deadline for submission is April 23rdApply here.

This awards three $500 awards to graduating seniors who plan to enter the law enforcement profession. The deadline to apply is April 10th.  Apply here.

This will be awarded to a resident planning to attend—or currently attending—an accredited, post-secondary school. This includes prospective high school graduates, current full-time college students, or other residents returning to school. a high school equivalency test (ged) is acceptable. Scholarships are open to residents of franklin county who have resided in the county for at least the prior twelve months.  The deadline is April 30th. More details here. 

This is giving two $1,000 scholarships. This is for a student going to a Maine technical school. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 to apply. The deadline for the application is April 30th. Learn more here.




This is for $1,000. This will go to a Science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) first-year student. Applicants must be a  prior or current FIRST Robotics participant during high school. Website found here.

May

This is for $1,000 and given to college-bound high school seniors. It’s reserved for New England residents in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Maine who actively skate at FMC arenas from East Boston to Worcester. To be eligible, you must be accepted at accredited two- or four-year U.S. colleges, have participated in ice hockey, figure skating, recreational ice sports, and exhibit financial need for higher education costs. The deadline is May 1st. Application here.

This is for $1,000. Applicants must be a  member with an account in good standing. Primary account ownership is required. The deadline to apply is May 1st. More details here.

This is for $500. To be eligible, your parent or grandparent must be a current member of a Maine American Legion Post. The deadline to apply is May 1st. Details and information found here.







This is for $500. This is given to individuals that are enrolled in administrative assistant or related healthcare roles of study in community colleges, colleges, and universities.  This is also based on academic performance, leadership potential, participation in extracurricular activities and overall good citizenship, as well as consideration of volunteer and work experience. The deadline to apply is May 1st. Apply here. 




To be eligible, you must be graduating from a high school in Knox, Lincoln, Hancock, Waldo, or Washington county. This is for $2,062.50 per semester and is renewable for up to 8 semesters. The deadline to apply is May 1st. More info. here.

This is for any senior pursuing a postsecondary education at one of the University of Maine system schools and is the primary owner of a University Credit Union account. This is due May 1st. Apply here.

This is for $1,000. Must be attending college in Maine with emphasis on the economics and ecology of Maine. The deadline is May 30th. Click here for the application.

A candidate shall have shown an active interest in golf (i.e. participating as a player, as a caddie, and/or employed by a golf course pro shop or maintenance crew). Candidates must establish their need for financial assistance to attend college. Candidates must also be graduates or prospective graduates of an accredited secondary school, and legal residents of the state of Maine. Candidates must even be outstanding in character, integrity, and leadership as provided by participation in extra-curricular, civic and/or community activities. The application deadline is on May 15th. Apply here.

This offers a $500 scholarship to an individual who is currently enrolled in a law enforcement secondary program or is headed for one in the fall. Eligibility will be based on academic records, leadership in the community and school in an essay of academic and career goals. The deadline to apply is May 1st. Read more here

June

This is offering high school seniors the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship.  This will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. The deadline is June 1st. Apply here.

This is a $1,000 award that will be given to students that are interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college. The deadline to apply is June 1st. More info. here.

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August

This is a $1,000 scholarship awarded to a future nurse who best demonstrates a track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics. They must also show a passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare. The deadline to apply is August 31st. Learn more here. 

September

This will award up to $5,000 in scholarships to Maine residents pursuing a Pharmacy career. The deadline to apply is September 30th. Learn more here.

 

To be considered, applicants must have completed one year of college and be a member in good standing of a Grange in Maine. The deadline to apply is September 15th. Download information and application here.

 

Applicants must have completed one year of college and be a member in good standing of a Grange in Maine. The amount varies and the deadline to apply is September 15th.  Apply here.

 

This is up to $3000.  Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate landscape/horticulture program or related discipline at a two- or four-year institution. They must also be enrolled in good standing, carry a full-time complement of courses, and be a resident of one of the six New England states. The deadline to apply is September 10th. Read more here.

October

November

December

This is for $2,000. Applicants must major in Biochemistry, Biology, or Engineering (Electrical of Mechanical). Applicants must also be enrolled part-time or full-time and have a minimum 2.50 GPA. The deadline to apply is December 1st. Learn more here.

To be eligible, applicants must enroll in one of UMaine’s art majors (Studio Art, Art Education, History of Art). This application requires submission of a digital portfolio of 10 – 15  JPEG images of the student’s work for portfolio review. This also requires a statement discussing the student’s work and interest in the Visual Arts. The amount varies and the deadline to apply is December 1st. Website found here.

To be considered, applicants must participate in at least one dance ensemble and in at least one main stage dance concert each year. Students must also audition in person or via digital recording for this and pursue a Dance minor.  The deadline to apply is December 1st. More details here.

Students must be nominated for this scholarship to the Music Department by a music teacher or music director or be observed in performance by a Music Department faculty member. Scholarship students must participate each semester in an ensemble that is approved by the Chair of the Division of Music. The deadline to apply is December 1st. Read more here.

Students must be nominated to the Theatre department by a drama instructor or audition in person or via digital recording. Scholarship students must also enroll as a Theatre major as their major or one of their double majors. Scholarship performers must audition for all theater productions produced by the department. Scholarship technicians must take on one tech role in a production each academic year. The deadline to apply is December 1st. More info. here.

This is based on academic performance in high school, including GPA and rigor of coursework. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA in order to qualify for admissions-based scholarships. The amount varies and the deadline to apply is December 1st. Read more here.

This is for high-achieving students from Maine. Recipients are selected based on the following considerations: GPA, academic rigor, program of interest, demonstrated leadership/community service. This covers 100% Tuition and fees, up to 15 credits per semester and is renewable for four years with a maintained 3.3 GPA. Additionally, students are given the opportunity to participate in scholarly activity/research in their field and are invited to join the Honors College. The deadline to apply is  December 1st. For additional information click here.

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This enables thousands of New England residents to enroll at out-of-state New England public colleges and universities at a discount. Students are eligible for the RSP Tuition Break when they enroll in an approved major or program. Read more here.

This awards students who have worked to foster diversity, end bullying and discrimination or otherwise advocated on behalf of LGBT issues in their schools and communities. To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must reside in New England, and be entering an accredited institution of higher learning no later than the following fall semester from the award year. Scholarships are not limited to first year college students or undergraduates. Learn more here.

This gives $75,000 in student scholarships for secondary education, certificate programs, and tools. The deadline to apply varies. Read more here.




This is for $2,000 and given to Lewiston-Auburn college students who express an interest in Franco-American studies. Apply here.




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Mary Brito is enrolled at the prestigious Macaulay Honors College at City University of New York Queens College. She is studying urban studies and political science and aspires to one day work in the nonprofit sector for a social justice organization. Knowing the difficulties, hardships, and struggles that students face on their journey to college, Mary offers insight on the ins and outs of college admissions, what colleges look for in personal statements and supplemental essays, and navigating the scholarship and paying for the college process. For fun, Mary likes to paint, travel, and explore the city with friends. She will also be a programming and residential life assistant for high school students in Building Community at Columbia University.