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    Top 70 Maine Scholarships in June 2024

    Written by Kayla Korzekwinski

    Kayla Korzekwinski is a Scholarships360 content writer. She earned her BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she studied Advertising/PR, Rhetorical Communication, and Anthropology. Kayla has worked on communications for non-profits and student organizations. She loves to write and come up with new ways to express ideas.

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    Updated: June 3rd, 2024

    When you think about Maine, you probably think of lobster. But, did you know that Maine offers a vast range of scholarship opportunities? Residents of Maine have access to many scholarships for different programs and areas of study. Continue reading to learn more about Maine scholarships and resources!

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    The Scholarships360 Research Team reviews all scholarships individually and strives to exclude any scholarship where any of the below applies:

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    * There are certain exceptions to this, for example if the sponsoring organization is a major corporation or nonprofit with its own scholarship application system.
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    Maine State Grant Program

    Offered by Finance Authority of Maine

    Multiple awards worth up to $2,500
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level College Students

    Offered by Finance Authority of Maine

    Are you a Maine resident enrolled at least half-time at a Maine public or private university, college, or technical school that administers federal financial aid?…Show More

    Are you a Maine resident enrolled at least half-time at a Maine public or private university, college, or technical school that administers federal financial aid?…Show More

    Are you a Maine resident enrolled at least half-time at a Maine public or private university, college, or technical school that administers federal financial aid? If so, you may be eligible for the Maine State Grant Program! Each year, the program awards up to $2,500 to Maine undergraduate students, with applicants enrolled in more credits being eligible to earn more scholarship money. While the program tends to be limited to Maine residents enrolled in an in-state program, those attending school in another state may qualify if they are enrolled in NEBHE’s Tuition Break Program or the New England Regional Student Program. To be considered for the program, interested students must simply complete their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth up to $2,500
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level College Students
    Get Started

    $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Scholarships360

    Exclusive
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Scholarships360

    Exclusive

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high school student who hopes to go to college, a graduate student who’s in a master’s program, or an adult learner who wants to return to school, you are eligible for our no essay scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to students who get the most out of Scholarships360 scholarships and content. You will be a strong applicant if you apply to scholarships with the Scholarships360 platform. Finalists for this scholarship will be interviewed about their process for funding their education.Show Less

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    $2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Sallie Mae

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students

    Offered by Sallie Mae

    Easy Application

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for school.

    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
    Apply

    Adult Learner Long-term Scholarship Award

    Offered by Maine Community Foundation, Inc.

    Mulitple awards worth $1,500 - $5,000
    Deadline Jun 15, 2024
    Grade Level College Students

    Offered by Maine Community Foundation, Inc.

    The Adult Learner Long-term Scholarship Award is perfect for those seeking a postsecondary program that lasts more than a full semester and results in a…Show More

    The Adult Learner Long-term Scholarship Award is perfect for those seeking a postsecondary program that lasts more than a full semester and results in a…Show More

    The Adult Learner Long-term Scholarship Award is perfect for those seeking a postsecondary program that lasts more than a full semester and results in a one- or two-year certificate or a two- or four-year degree. Renewals of the scholarship may be necessary to maintain it over the course of your program, so be sure to apply by June 15 or November 15 to be considered. Don't miss out on this opportunity!Show Less

    Mulitple awards worth $1,500 - $5,000
    Deadline Jun 15, 2024
    Grade Level College Students
    Get Started

    $40,000 Build a College List Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by The College Board

    Easy Application
    Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level High School Junior

    Offered by The College Board

    Easy Application

    Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

    Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

    Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

    Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level High School Junior
    Apply

    Brooksville Education Foundation Scholarship

    Offered by Brooksville Education Foundation

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Deadline Jun 15, 2024
    Grade Level College Students

    Offered by Brooksville Education Foundation

    The Brooksville Education Foundation Scholarship is available to all residents of Brooksville, Maine, regardless of age, who are currently pursuing post-secondary education programs leading to…Show More

    The Brooksville Education Foundation Scholarship is available to all residents of Brooksville, Maine, regardless of age, who are currently pursuing post-secondary education programs leading to…Show More

    The Brooksville Education Foundation Scholarship is available to all residents of Brooksville, Maine, regardless of age, who are currently pursuing post-secondary education programs leading to 2 or 4-year degrees, professional certificates, or licenses. Don't miss out on this opportunity to receive aid from the Foundation, and keep on reading to learn more!Show Less

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Deadline Jun 15, 2024
    Grade Level College Students
    Get Started

    $10,000 CollegeXpress Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by CollegeXpress

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline May 1, 2025
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

    Offered by CollegeXpress

    Easy Application

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline May 1, 2025
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
    Apply

    Isabel Grindle Condon Scholarship Fund

    Offered by Brooksville Education Foundation

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Deadline Jun 15, 2024
    Grade Level College Students

    Offered by Brooksville Education Foundation

    The Isabel Grindle Condon Scholarship Fund is dedicated to supporting the next generation of educators. Aspiring teachers are given priority consideration for these awards. Apply…Show More

    The Isabel Grindle Condon Scholarship Fund is dedicated to supporting the next generation of educators. Aspiring teachers are given priority consideration for these awards. Apply…Show More

    The Isabel Grindle Condon Scholarship Fund is dedicated to supporting the next generation of educators. Aspiring teachers are given priority consideration for these awards. Apply to pursue your passion for teaching and make a difference in the lives of future generations. Keep on reading to learn more!Show Less

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Deadline Jun 15, 2024
    Grade Level College Students
    Get Started

    Phyllis Ames Cox Scholarship Fund

    Offered by Brooksville Education Foundation

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Deadline Jun 15, 2024
    Grade Level College Students

    Offered by Brooksville Education Foundation

    The Phyllis Ames Cox Scholarship Fund is seeking bright minds who are passionate about pursuing a career in veterinary medicine or international relations. This scholarship…Show More

    The Phyllis Ames Cox Scholarship Fund is seeking bright minds who are passionate about pursuing a career in veterinary medicine or international relations. This scholarship…Show More

    The Phyllis Ames Cox Scholarship Fund is seeking bright minds who are passionate about pursuing a career in veterinary medicine or international relations. This scholarship is designed to support students who are dedicated to making a difference in these fields. Apply for the chance to receive help funding your education!Show Less

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Deadline Jun 15, 2024
    Grade Level College Students
    Get Started

    Niche $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Niche

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Niche

    Easy Application

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    Faye Austin Cosentino Scholarship Fund

    Offered by Brooksville Education Foundation

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Deadline Jun 15, 2024
    Grade Level College Students

    Offered by Brooksville Education Foundation

    The Faye Austin Cosentino Scholarship Fund is a fantastic opportunity for students pursuing nursing or history. This scholarship is designed to support and encourage students…Show More

    The Faye Austin Cosentino Scholarship Fund is a fantastic opportunity for students pursuing nursing or history. This scholarship is designed to support and encourage students…Show More

    The Faye Austin Cosentino Scholarship Fund is a fantastic opportunity for students pursuing nursing or history. This scholarship is designed to support and encourage students who are passionate about these fields. If you're looking for a way to fund your education and achieve your academic goals, the Faye Austin Cosentino Scholarship Fund is definitely worth considering. Apply and take the first step towards a brighter future!Show Less

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Deadline Jun 15, 2024
    Grade Level College Students
    Get Started

    Elwin and Evelyn Dyer Family Memorial Fund

    Offered by Brooksville Education Foundation

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Deadline Jun 15, 2024
    Grade Level College Students

    Offered by Brooksville Education Foundation

    The Elwin and Evelyn Dyer Family Memorial Fund is a scholarship opportunity that prioritizes students who are passionate about pursuing education in the trades or…Show More

    The Elwin and Evelyn Dyer Family Memorial Fund is a scholarship opportunity that prioritizes students who are passionate about pursuing education in the trades or…Show More

    The Elwin and Evelyn Dyer Family Memorial Fund is a scholarship opportunity that prioritizes students who are passionate about pursuing education in the trades or professions. Apply for a chance to receive an award that can help you achieve your academic and career goals!Show Less

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Deadline Jun 15, 2024
    Grade Level College Students
    Get Started

    $25k “Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Bold.org

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline Jul 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Bold.org

    Easy Application

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline Jul 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    Michael McMillen, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund

    Offered by Brooksville Education Foundation

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Deadline Jun 15, 2024
    Grade Level College Students

    Offered by Brooksville Education Foundation

    The Michael McMillen, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund is dedicated to supporting students who are passionate about pursuing careers in the caring professions. This scholarship is…Show More

    The Michael McMillen, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund is dedicated to supporting students who are passionate about pursuing careers in the caring professions. This scholarship is…Show More

    The Michael McMillen, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund is dedicated to supporting students who are passionate about pursuing careers in the caring professions. This scholarship is specifically designed for those who are interested in fields such as health, counseling, social work, early childhood education, or eldercare. Applicants must be residents of Brooksville, Maine, whether because they live full-time in Brooksville, or if they are under the age of 26 and have family still living full-time in Brooksville. If you are a Maine resident committed to making a difference in the lives of others, this scholarship could be a great opportunity to help you achieve your goals. Apply and take the first step towards a rewarding career in the caring professions.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Deadline Jun 15, 2024
    Grade Level College Students
    Get Started

    First Generation Fund

    Offered by Brooksville Education Foundation

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Deadline Jun 15, 2024
    Grade Level College Students

    Offered by Brooksville Education Foundation

    The First Generation Fund is dedicated to supporting students who are the first in their families to pursue post-secondary education. This scholarship is designed to…Show More

    The First Generation Fund is dedicated to supporting students who are the first in their families to pursue post-secondary education. This scholarship is designed to…Show More

    The First Generation Fund is dedicated to supporting students who are the first in their families to pursue post-secondary education. This scholarship is designed to enhance any other scholarships the applicant may receive from the Foundation. Apply for a chance to receive help funding your postsecondary education!Show Less

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Deadline Jun 15, 2024
    Grade Level College Students
    Get Started

    $1,000 Appily Easy College Money Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Appily

    Easy Application
    Monthly awards worth $1,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level HS Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors, College Underclassmen

    Offered by Appily

    Easy Application

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be awarded each month.Show Less

    Monthly awards worth $1,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level HS Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors, College Underclassmen
    Apply

    Adult Learner Long-term Scholarship Award

    Offered by Maine Community Foundation

    Multiple awards worth $1,500 - $2,500
    Deadline Jun 15, 2024
    Grade Level College Students

    Offered by Maine Community Foundation

    Are you a non-traditional student from Maine who is enrolled in a post-secondary program that will last more than one semester? If so, you may…Show More

    Are you a non-traditional student from Maine who is enrolled in a post-secondary program that will last more than one semester? If so, you may…Show More

    Are you a non-traditional student from Maine who is enrolled in a post-secondary program that will last more than one semester? If so, you may be eligible for the Adult Learner Long-term Scholarship Award! Each year, the program awards roughly between $1,500 and $2,500 to multiple nontraditional students from Maine who will earn a one- or two-year certificate or a two- or four-year degree by the end of their post-secondary program. To be considered a nontraditional student, applicants must meet at least one of the following criteria: (1) be over the age of 25, (2) work full time (35 hours/week or more) while enrolled, (3) have dependents other than a spouse, (4) be financially independent from parents and/or considered independent for FAFSA purposes, (5) have not received a standard high school diploma (completed with a GED, HiSET, or certificate of completion), or (6) have delayed enrollment in college after high school for a reason other than a gap-year activity. If you're from Maine, meet at least one of these criteria, and are enrolled in a post-secondary program that lasts at least two semesters, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $1,500 - $2,500
    Deadline Jun 15, 2024
    Grade Level College Students
    Get Started

    Maine Osteopathic Association Scholarship

    Offered by Maine Osteopathic Association

    Multiple awards worth $1,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level College Students

    Offered by Maine Osteopathic Association

    The Maine Osteopathic Association Scholarship is a fantastic opportunity for Maine residents enrolled in an approved osteopathic medical school. With awards of $1,000 each, this…Show More

    The Maine Osteopathic Association Scholarship is a fantastic opportunity for Maine residents enrolled in an approved osteopathic medical school. With awards of $1,000 each, this…Show More

    The Maine Osteopathic Association Scholarship is a fantastic opportunity for Maine residents enrolled in an approved osteopathic medical school. With awards of $1,000 each, this scholarship is a great way to support your education and future career in the medical field. Don't miss out on this chance to take your studies to the next level!Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $1,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level College Students
    Get Started

    $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Christian Connector

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $5,000
    Deadline May 31, 2025
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

    Offered by Christian Connector

    Easy Application

    Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

    Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

    Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian university or college.

    1 award worth $5,000
    Deadline May 31, 2025
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
    Apply

    Casey Family Services Alumni Scholarship

    Offered by Foster Care To Success

    Multiple awards worth up to $10,000
    Deadline Rolling
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students

    Offered by Foster Care To Success

    Have you been in foster care through Casey Family Services? If so, consider applying for the Casey Family Services Alumni Scholarship! The Casey Family Services…Show More

    Have you been in foster care through Casey Family Services? If so, consider applying for the Casey Family Services Alumni Scholarship! The Casey Family Services…Show More

    Have you been in foster care through Casey Family Services? If so, consider applying for the Casey Family Services Alumni Scholarship! The Casey Family Services Alumni Scholarship is open to 16-49-year-old current and incoming university students pursuing any degree or professional degree who were in foster care through Casey Family Services in the states of Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, or Vermont. The scholarship is offered by Foster Care To Success, the oldest and largest national non-profit organization working solely with college-bound foster youth to help provide them with tuition grants, books, living stipends, and emergency funding. On a rolling basis, the scholarship grants up to $10,000 to help former foster youth pay for their postsecondary educational expenses. If you're a former foster youth looking for help funding your schooling, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

    Multiple awards worth up to $10,000
    Deadline Rolling
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
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    How to win Maine scholarships

    Maine is known as “Vacationland” because every day spent there is like a vacation! From the green pine trees to the blue Atlantic Ocean, there is something for everyone to enjoy in Maine. 

    In order to win Maine scholarships, you will need to respond to specific scholarship essays about your passions and goals. While responding to these essay prompts, you should be connecting back to Maine as a state and how it has helped you to realize and reach your goals. 

    For example, perhaps you enjoy fishing at the local lake which inspired you to study wildlife conservation in college. Or perhaps you love to go hiking in Acadia National Park which has led you to think about becoming a park ranger. 

    Whatever your passion is, be sure to connect it back to Maine! Doing so, will reveal how much Maine means to you and demonstrate that you are a great candidate for a Maine scholarship. 

    Writing resources for writing Maine scholarship essays

    Many Maine scholarships may require you to write an essay about yourself which can range anywhere from a 250 word essay to a 500 word essay. Therefore, read over our Scholarships360 guide to finding and winning scholarships. Additionally, check out how to start and how to end a scholarship essay to ensure your scholarship essay will be perfect from beginning to end! 

    Maine student debt snapshot

    According to the Department of Education, in total, Maine residents owe $6.2 billion in federal student loan debt. Student borrowers owe an average of $33,137 each (those numbers do not include private loans). Around 55.5% of loan borrowers are under the age of 35. As you are starting your higher education journey, remember that scholarships allow students to take fewer loans. Make sure that you apply to as many scholarships as you qualify for! Keep on reading to learn more about merit scholarships at Maine universities!

    Merit scholarships at Maine colleges and universities

    University of Maine

    • Eligibility: First year UMaine applicants who demonstrate high academic performance
    • Amount: Varies
    • Deadline: Admission to the University of Maine

    University of Maine at Augusta

    • Eligibility: First year students who have completed the FAFSA and have a strong academic application
    • Amount: Varies
    • Deadline: Admission to the University of Maine at Augusta

    University of Southern Maine

    • Eligibility: Incoming freshmen who have high academic achievement and demonstrate leadership skills
    • Amount: $1,000 up to $11,000
    • Deadline: Admission to the University of Southern Maine

    Husson University

    • Eligibility: Undergraduate freshmen who have a strong admission record
    • Amount: $500 up to $6,500
    • Deadline: January 1

    College of the Atlantic

    • Eligibility: Incoming freshmen based on academic achievement and citizenship qualities 
    • Amount: Up to $15,000
    • Deadline: Admission to the College of the Atlantic

    Maine Maritime Academy

    • Eligibility: First year students who have competitive testing scores 
    • Amount: Varies
    • Deadline: Admission to the Maine Maritime Academy

    Consider in-state tuition and tuition reciprocity 

    In-state tuition allows residents of a state to receive cheaper tuition for a college or university in their state. Additionally, many universities and colleges reserve scholarships and financial aid for in-state students, which helps reduce the cost of attending college for those who live there.

    Here are a few well-known Maine universities and their in-state vs out-of-state tuition costs:

    University of Maine

    • In-state tuition: $12,000
    • Out-of-state tuition: $34,740

    University of Southern Maine

    • In-state tuition: $8,910
    • Out-of-state tuition: $26,250

    How do you get in-state tuition?

    Having Maine residency status can greatly reduce the cost of tuition. In order to gain Maine residency for tuition purposes, you will need to live in Maine for one year prior to enrolling to a campus for purposes other than education. Additionally, you will need to establish a domicile which could include obtaining a Maine driver’s license, employment in Maine, or registering your vehicle in Maine. Maine institutions may have slightly different requirements for establishing residency. Therefore, make sure you are reaching out to your intended Maine institution to ensure you are meeting all necessary requirements to obtain in-state tuition status.

    Does Maine offer tuition reciprocity? 

    Yes, Maine has a tuition reciprocity agreement between Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Through this agreement, eligible students are charged a tuition rate that is significantly less than the regular out-of-state tuition rate. Be sure to double check if you are eligible to participate in this agreement and which institutions are available for you to study at. 

    Maine scholarship spotlight

    Clyde Russell Scholarship Fund

    • Eligibility: Maine residents attending either a 4 year college or a Maine community college
    • Amount: $10,000 for a 4-year college and $2,000 for a Maine community college
    • Deadline: February 1

    Maine Island Scholarships

    • Eligibility: Residents of Maine’s fifteen year-round unbridged island communities who are currently enrolled in or have graduated from the highest grade level available at their island school. (Chebeague, Cliff, Great Diamond, Long, Peaks, Frenchboro, Great Cranberry, Islesford, Swan’s, Isle au Haut, Islesboro, Matinicus, Monhegan, North Haven, Vinalhaven.) 
    • Amount: Varies
    • Deadline: End of February

    A Leigh Phillips Scholarship

    • Eligibility: Graduating high school senior with an identified disability with special consideration given to applicants with exceptional achievement in extra-curriculars, core-curriculars, volunteerism, academics, and/or leadership.
    • Amount: $1,000
    • Deadline: Early March

    Mainely Character

    • Eligibility: Maine resident graduating from a Maine high school who demonstrates concern. Responsibility, integrity and courage
    • Amount: $2,500 up to $5,000
    • Deadline: March 1

    PROSPER Scholarship

    • Eligibility: For immigrant/asylum-seeking students who live in the state of Maine with a 2.5+ GPA
    • Amount: $10,000
    • Deadline: March 1

    Barowsky Scholars

    • Eligibility: Students residing in the state of Maine who are planning to complete an economics course plus either an accounting, finance, history or psychology course
    • Amount: $5,000 up to $25,000
    • Deadline: March 15

    The Richard H. Pierce Memorial Scholarship

    • Eligibility: Maine resident entering their first year of post-secondary education who demonstrates academic excellence and contributions to school, community and/or work environment.
    • Amount: $5,000
    • Deadline: April 1

    Jeanne L. Hammond Memorial Scholarship

    • Eligibility: Women who are residents of Maine and are pursuing an undergraduate degree or certification on at least a half time basis. 
    • Amount: $1,500
    • Deadline: Mid-April

    Lemieux-Lovejoy Youth Scholarship

    • Eligibility: Women who are residents of Maine who will enroll as a first-year in an accredited college or post-secondary education who demonstrate financial need 
    • Amount: $1,500
    • Deadline: Mid-April

    Adult Learner Scholarship Fund

    • Eligibility: Scholarship for nontraditional students in Maine
    • Amount: Short term: $1,500; Long term: $1,500 up to $5,000
    • Short term deadline: Rolling
    • Long term deadline: June 15 and November 15

    Additional Maine resources

    Maine Community Foundation scholarships

    The Maine Community Foundation offers several additional scholarships that can be applied for online with an account.

    Maine Department of Education

    The Maine Department of Education has an abundance of resources for higher education pursuit in Maine. Make sure to bookmark this website to help you during your college search! 

    Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) scholarship database

    Finance Authority of Maine has an extensive list of Maine scholarships that can be searched with filters. Be sure to apply to any scholarships that you fit the eligibility criteria for! 

    FAFSA guide

    On October 1st of every year, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens nationwide. Maine students should complete the FAFSA to be eligible for federal student aid as well as some scholarships.

    Frequently asked questions about Maine scholarships

    What GPA do I need in order to win Maine scholarships?

    Typically, scholarships require a 3.0+ GPA in order to win. However, every scholarship is different and has different requirements. Therefore double check the eligibility requirements of a scholarship to determine if your GPA falls into the necessary range to win the scholarship.

    What type of scholarships does Maine offer?

    Maine offers a lot of different types of scholarships for both Maine residents and out-of-state students. These scholarships may include need-based scholarships, merit-based scholarships, and scholarships specific to a certain demographic.

    Do I need to be a Maine resident to receive Maine scholarships?

    Not necessarily! Many Maine scholarships require applicants to be residents; however, there are also many scholarships that are open to non-Maine residents. Ultimately, make sure you are researching scholarships that you fit the eligibility criteria for!

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