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Mainely Character Scholarship

Offered by Mainely Character

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Dec 18, 2023
Multiple awards worth

$2,500 - $5,000

Grade level

High School Senior

Application deadline:

March 1, 2024

Scholarship Overview

Are you a college-bound high school senior from Maine who demonstrates exemplary character? If so, consider applying for the Mainely Character Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards between $2,500 and $5,000 to multiple high school seniors from Maine who demonstrate amazing “concern for others”, responsibility, integrity, and courage. If you’re attending a high school in Maine and will be attending college in the school year immediately following your high school graduation, and you demonstrate an amazing character, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

About Mainely Character

Mainely Character was conceived by Arnold Bushner, a local businessman, along with his business partner George Spino and several friends, including Annalee Rosenblatt and Judy Katzel, in the early 2000's. His daughter’s high school featured a character based curriculum and he appreciated its importance and effectiveness. It also inspired him personally to be a better father and member of his community. As his daughter contemplated a post-secondary education, he noticed that there were no scholarships available based on a student’s character. There were scholarships for academics, sports, music, the arts and financial need, but none solely based on character. He, along with two friends, Annalee Rosenblat and Judy Katzel, decided to remedy that and first Mainely Character Scholarship was awarded in 2001.

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

Grade Level

High School Senior



Application information

To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.


Letter of Recommendation

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For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Mainely Character at [email protected].

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