Scholarships

Mt. Ararat Scholarship List

Updated 5/17/2016

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Scholarship

Criteria

DEADLINE

Amount

How to apply

A. Leigh Phillips Student with a disability identified under IDEA and Chapter 101
March 4
$700 Info and application available here
Animal Related Scholarships List of 25 scholarships available to students studying various topics in Animal care Varies Varies Follow this link to the list
Abbot & Fenner Scholarship Email your 500-1000 word essay on this topic:
Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include you degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.

6/10/2016
$1,000 Details online. Email essay to scholarships@abbottandfenner.com
AES Engineers Awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluating the essay. Topic: When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?

October 7, 2015
$500.00 Details available online. No application packet - essay only.
AFA Teens
Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship
How has Alzheimer’s disease changed or impacted your life?
What have you learned about yourself, your family and/or your community in the face of coping with Alzheimer’s disease?

February
15, OF EACH YEAR
$500 - $5,000 Details available
Agricultural Scholar Award Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association 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. February 29 $1,500 Apply online
AJM Memorial Scholarship Male seniors going to UMO May 25th $1,000
(renewable)
Click here for application
Alpha One Scholarship list that assists students with disabilities Varies due to multiple scholarships up to $2,000 Information online
American Chefs Career goal of becoming a chef or pastry chef, GPA of 2.5 or higher Varies due to multiple scholarships Varies Details online
AFSA Scholarships Open to high school seniors who are U.S. citizens or legal residents attending 2 or 4 year college in the fall April 6 $2,000 Details and application information available online.
American Legion - National Several scholarships to choose from Varies due to multiple scholarships Varies List of scholarships here
American Legion - Maine Parent or grandparent must be a veteran DUE May 1 every year
Address listed on forms
$500 - $1,000 Forms available for each scholarship on the site
American Legion Oratorical Scholarship Constitutional speech contest February 13, 2016 Awards for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place w/ additional awards for participants. Details available online
American Legion - Topsham Post 202 Open to any MTA senior - 750 word essay on Why citizenship is the most problematic political concept. May 13 $500 Pick up an application in Guidance
American Legion - The Sons of the American Legion Open to any MTA senior. Write a statement about plans after HS and field of study May 13 $500 Pick up an application in Guidance
American Society of
Civil Engineers
Must be Maine resident, must have proof of enrollment in a 4 year Civil Engineering program Scholarship available in October. Deadline in January. $2,000 Contact scholarships@maineasce.org
AMVETS Child or grandchild of US Veteran, GPA of 3.0 or higher April 30 $1,000 - $4,000 Click here for details
Arrive Alive Creative Contest Joe Bornstein scholarship program for seniors to send a message to peers about drinking and driving. May 20, 2016 1st place - laptop, 2nd place - iPad, 3rd place - iPod Details online
Aspiring Nurse Scholarship Students pursuing a college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. Essay of 500 words or less about interest in Nursing profession. June 30 $1,000 Apply online
Associated General Contractors of America
Workforce Development Scholarship

Students enrolled in construction management or construction related engineering program Applications open April 1; deadline to apply June 1 $1,000
(renewable)
Apply online
Athnet Sports Scholarship Write a 400-500 word essay describing how the lessons you have learned through playing sports have positively impacted you as you pursue your college education. June 1, 2015 $1,000 Apply by submitting your essay and brief personal bio to: scholarships@athleticscholarships.net
Atlantic Regional
Credit Union
Student must be primary account member with an open checking account with Atlantic Regional CU May 23 $500 Applications available online
April 1st

Automotive Scholarship (Peter Groves)
Mt. Ararat Student intenting to pursue an education in Automotive Technology
Essay explaining passion for field of interest and goals for the future
MAY 5 $1,000 Detailed information in Guidance
AXA Achievement Ambition and drive,
Determination to set and reach goals,
Respect for self, family and community,

ability to succeed in college


December 15
$10,000 Details and application information
BIW Local S6 Applicants must be the child of an active member of Local S6 Bath Iron Works employee. March 31 Five $1,000.00 scholarships available Application in Guidance
BDN Maine Create a film based on the question: How has substance abuse affected your life or the lives of people around you? For more information about the contest, please contact Natalie Feulner at nfeulner@bangordailynews.com or call at (207) 990-8066. $100 - $500 Information available online
B. Davis Scholarship Must write an essay in under 1000
words: Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most. Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that are developed in an individual.
May 23 $1,000 Details online. Submit essay to awards@studentawardsearch.com.

Bessie D. Brooks Trust
Students living in Bowdoin, Bowdoinham and Topsham. July 15 Need based/provide copy of FAFSA Application and information here
BigSun Athletic Scholarship Helps athletes succeed in academics; must write an essay: How did your participation in sports during your high school years influence you? Has your participation influenced your career goals?
Has your participation influenced how you relate to your family?
June 17 $500 Application guidelines and instructions online.
Boston Beanstalks/Tall Clubs International Male students 6'2" or female students 5'10" tall! March 1 every year $500/$1,000 Application available here
Boston Red Sox Service Foundation

The Red Sox Scholars is an award-winning program run by the Red Sox Foundation, the official team charity of the Boston Red Sox. Award is redeemable upon enrollment in an accredited college and on the condition of good citizenship

JANUARY 29, 2016 $1,000 Applications online or in Guidance
Bowdoinham Community School For students who attended Bowdoinham Community School
3 brief essays about BCS
May 6, 2016 $1,000 Application available here or in Guidance
Brant Williams Memorial Supporting Harpswell residents pursuing post secondary education. Preference given to tech students. April 30 $1,000 Application available here
Bruce Lee Foundation Students who understand, appreciate and exemplify Bruce Lee’s passion for education as well as his qualities of honest expression, forward thought, self-exploration, and assertiveness. June 13 $1,000.00 Application available online (pending current year application - keep checking)
Buick Achievers Plan to major in a course of study that focuses on Engineering/Technology or select Design and Business related programs of study. February 27,
5:00PM EST
Up to $25,000 Program information here
Burger King GPA of 2.5 or higher,
plan to enroll full-time in 2 yr or 4 yr program
December 15 $1,000 - $50,000 Guidelines and information here
Brunswick Area Student Aid Fund
BASAF
Application & completed FAFSA required March 15
Amounts vary-worth the 5 minutes to apply! Application must be turned in with a copy of your FAFSA
Children & Youth Based on financial need May 1 $500 Application
Christian College Scholarship information Request information for Christian Colleges and be automatically entered for a scholarship drawing. May 31 $2,500 Check out the scholarship opportunities online
Clyde Russell Fund Seniors attending a 4 year college or Maine Community College February 1 up to $10,000
See website for details
Download application between Nov. 1 and January 31
Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship Official Rules January 15 $10,000 Download the application here
College Sports Scholarship Essay - Write about a time you were the leader in an important moment on the field or in your community. Describe what you did and what you learned from that experience. The essay needs to be written in 1,000 words or less. July 1 $1,000 Email your essay along with
your name, college or university,
year of graduation and contact
information (so we can notify the winner) to leadership@collegesportsscholarships.com
Culinary Arts Major? For students planning a career in the Food Service Industry Varies Varies Read through the information on this link
Daniel E. Lambert Memorial Parent or grandparent must be a veteran May 1 $1,000 Application online
Daughters of Isabella Parent or grandparent must be a member (alive or deceased)

Applications in Guidance
DeMolay & Pine Tree Youth Foundation The application process is straight-forward requiring a short essay and proof of educational and civic achievement. Pending current year application. Check website for updates. Amounts are determined annually and may differ from fund to fund and from year to year Application available online
Duck Brand Tape
Stuck At Prom!
Make your Prom outfit out of Duck Tape! Official Rules coming soon. July 15 $5,000 Submit your entry info here
Elder Abuse Prevention Essay Contest 500 word essay based on the topic "What is elder abuse and why does it matter to you"? April 1 1st place = $1,000
2nd place =
$500
Information and application here
Elijah Kellogg Church
Harpswell
Graduation Seniors who are residents of Harpswell April 15 up to $3,000 Application available here
Elks National Foundation Nationwide HS Students and US Citizens. Criteria are leadership and financial need. Essay about impact/experience of your leadership role.

December 4.
Varies Application available online
fastweb.com Set up an account and start your search!
Varies Register your email address and receive personalized scholarship information.
FHC Based on academic standing and financial need as well as content and presentation of the required essays. January 1 $1,000 Follow this link to the application. Read carefully and request necessary documents from Guidance if needed.
finaid.com

In addition to the
primary sources of financial aid (loans and scholarships), other kinds of aid are available to many students.




Financial Aid Finder Grants & Scholarships Varies Varies Worth the time to research for grants or scholarships for any major
Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) Tuition Waiver Program Free tuition to certain foster children, adopted children/wards subsidized by DHS, and children of firefighters, law enforcement, or EMT persons killed in the line of duty; student must attend a ME public institution. First come, first served Cost of tuition Applications online.
FIRE - Foundation for Individual Rights in Education Juniors & Seniors can apply. Submit an essay between 800 - 1,000 words on the following topic: Why is free speech important at our nation’s colleges and universities? January 1 $500 - $10,000 Apply online
Fistal Family Nursing Scholarship

Jewish high school senior who plans to become a Registered Nurse and is accepted to a secondary school that awards an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.

April 17 Varies Details available in Guidance
Fleet Reserve Association Write an essay of 350 words or less on

"What the United States Flag Stands For"

Open to all students.
December 1 $5,000 (Grand Prize)
$2,500 1st
$1,500 2nd
$1,000 3rd
Applications in Guidance or apply online
Use the FRA Branch 156 as Sponsor
Gates Millennium Scholarship Provides outstanding, African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with significant financial need an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest. January 13 Support for the cost of education by covering unmet need and self-help Apply online
George Coleman New England Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers Students who will be attending a NEACRAO College/University in the fall (Click here for a list of schools) March 15 $2,000 Application available here
Global Lift Equipment Planning to attend post-secondary school in US or Canada. Submit short story. GPA of 2.5 or greater

JUNE 15


$500 Apply online
Good360 Sustainability Interest in sustainability and the environment. What do you do to live sustainably? Post a photo on Instagram with your 200-300-word essay explaining what sustainability means to you. November 30 $1,000 Apply online
Greater Brunswick Physical Therapy Supporting the aspirations of a student pursuing a career in physical therapy April 10

Guy P. Gannett Scholarship Fund Students pursuing a major in journalism or related field May 1 Award based on available funds Application available here
Hamilton Relay Seniors who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind or have difficulty speaking March 1 $500 Application available here
Hannaford Charitable Foundation Hannaford associates and their children who plan to pursue a postsecondary education in college and vocational programs. April 1 Based on financial need Application available here
Harpswell Islands School Any student that attended Harpswell Islands School
May 1
Varies See Mrs. Anderson in Guidance
Health Career Scholarship (Mid Coast Hospital) Applicants must pursue an education at an accredited institution and major in a program that will lead to a health-care career. April 15 Varies Applications in Guidance or print out a copy here
Hood Sportsmanship Display a high degree of sportsmanship while participating in a varsity high school sport. Also must have earned a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher and performed volunteer work in the community. March 6 $5,000 Information online
Horatio Alger Association Students pursuing a Career & Technical program. Integrity, determination, courage. Involvement in community service activities. Minimum GPA of 2.0 See website for details. Deadline June 1

Varies from $5,000 to $20,000 Apply online
James V. Day Maine American Legion Scholarship Parent or grandparent must be a current member of a Maine American Legion Post May 1 $500 Details and information online
JCI Senate Foundation Seniors with academic promise, leadership qualities, and extra-curricular involvement January 9 $1,000 Click here for the application
King's Daughters The King's Daughters of Harpswell Educational Grant is available to residents of Harpswell Return application to Guidance before
April 1
Varies Click here for the application
Knights of Columbus Son or daughter of K of C member or deceased member April 30 Varies Click here for the application
Knights Templar Educational Foundation Applicant must be a graduating senior pursuing a 2 or 4-year college degree program, must be a United States citizen & a resident of Maine. April 1 Award based on financial need Click here for the application
Lamey-Wellehan Maine Difference Must be attending college in Maine with emphasis on the economics and ecology of Maine May 30 $1,000 Click here for the application
Learning Commons Computer Scholarship To aid graduating Seniors in purchasing a new computer. May 18 3 Monetary Awards TBD Applications available in May in Guidance
Lemieux-Lovejoy Youth Scholarship Senior girl who has been accepted into an accredited college or university. Demonstrate financial need. Have realistic goal relating to educational plans. April 13 $1200 Click here for the application
LendEDU Essay 750 words or less: How do you plan to responsibly use scholarships, financial aid, student loans or other things to pay for college? April 15 $1,000 Apply online
Lisbon Community Federal Credit Union You must be a member of the Lisbon Credit Union or the child of a member. GPA 2.5 or higher May 2 $1,000 Applications in Guidance
Maine Community Foundation Multiple scholarships available to students in Maine - MANY TO CHOOSE FROM! Varies Varies Each scholarship has its own criteria.
Maine Dairy Princess Scholarship Pageant Enrolled in college or going to college
Ages 14-17 and 18-23
July 15 $500 - $1,000 Call or email for packet information
270-1182 or 426-8589
sarrah.simpson@gmail.com send
Name, address, phone and DOB
Maine Education Services Multiple scholarships available to students in Maine Varies Varies Each scholarship has its own criteria. Research them here
Maine Innkeepers Association

Student attending institutions with fully accredited programs in hotel administration or culinary arts.

April 4 $500 - $2,500 Applications available in Guidance
Maine Rural Rehabilitation Fund Seniors who have been accepted to attend a college offering an agricultural degree March 1 Varies based on financial need.

An electronic FILLABLE version is available at:

http://www.maine.gov/dacf/ard/grants/rural_rehabilitation_trust_fund.shtml

Maine Schools of Nursing Enrolled in an accredited nursing program, GPA 3.0 or higher. Fall-July 1
Spring-December 1
$1,000 Application available online
Maine Society of Professional Engineers Applicants must intend to earn a degree in engineering and enter the practice of engineering after graduation March 1 $2,500 Application & Instructions
Maine Sports Hall of Fame Award recipients will be selected based on outstanding athletic ability and performance, academic aptitude and achievements, and school leadership and community service March 1 $5,000 Click here to apply
Maine State Employees Association Applicants must have a relationship to a dues-paying MSEA member April 18 $500 - $1500 Click here to apply.
Maine State Grange Students pursuing a career in an agriculture related field Postmarked by April 30 $500 Application available in Guidance
Majoring in Music? Check out this list of Music specific Scholarships Varies Varies Information online
Mainely Character Reward Maine students who have demonstrated a continuing commitment to character and self-development. March 15 $5,000 Instructions and applications
Margaret Chase Smith Library Write an essay (no longer than 2000 words) on what qualities Maine high school seniors expect a presidential candidate to possess. April 1 $50 - $1,000
Applications details in Guidance
Open to all students regardless of which college you are attending.
The Margarian Scholarship Answer 3 questions in essay format, provide a personal statement about yourself. Scholarship will not be based solely on GPA or financial hardship. Postmarked by May 30 $1,000 Application available here
Mechanic Savings Banking on the Future Based on accomplishments in and out of the classroom and his/her service to others. The recipient should be a well-rounded individual and not necessarily the top-performing academic student. May 1st $1,000 Application available here
Mensa Foundation Write an essay of no more than 550 words explaining career, academic and/or vocational goals and how you plan to achieve those goals.
January 15
Varies Apply online

Merrymeeting Teacher's Association
Awards two students who are interested in pursuing a career as a teacher. May 15 $500 Submit an essay describing your passion for teaching and an official transcript. See Mrs. Anderson for details.
Midcoast Federal Credit Union Must be a member of Midcoast FCU, minumum GPA of 2.5, submit essay May 1 $500 Application online
The Mitchell Institute Resident of Maine and must plan to attend a four-year or two-year degree program April 1, 9AM $6,000 Application online
National Association of Women in Construction Any student (male or female) who is enrolled in a program leading to a construction related field. March 15 Varies depending on application
National School Plant Management Association Any graduating high school senior pursuing an Associate or Bachelor degree - 300 word essay February 1 $500 - $1,500 Pending update for 2016
Navy ROTC Scholarship For students interested in a bachelor's degree and becoming an officer in the Navy or Navy Nurse Corps. Ongoing Worth up to $180,000 Must apply online or email Scott.m.bingham1@navy.mil for more information.
New England Board of Higher Education Regional Student Program (RSP) Tuition Break

Not a scholarship, but a discount on out-of-state tuition at state colleges/universities in other New England states.

N/A Varies Information online.
Odenza Marketing Group Volunteer Award GPA of 2.5 or higher. Student has to have contributed at least 50 hours of volunteer service in the last 12 months. March 30 $500 Apply online
Patricia K. Hennin Scholarship Students interested in the fields of construction, engineering or architecture May 24 Enrollment in UMaine Augusta course worth 3 credits
Patriot Education Scholarship Fund Pursuing a degree in business as a full- or part-time student. Part-time students must be carrying a minimum of nine credit hours to apply Postmarked by June 1 Up to $5,000 Application online
Pioneer Chapter #11 Order of the Eastern Star Lisbon, Bowdoin or Bowdoinham Seniors admitted to 2 or 4 year college May 3 Based on financial need Applications in Guidance
Peter Pasula Study Habits Scholarship Essay question 1000 words or less about study habits. April 1 $500 Application online
PeopleSmart Scholarship An essay contest on the subject of privacy in the 21st century and what it means to the current generation of high school seniors. April 30 $500 - $2,500 Apply online
Police Athletic League Open to Harpswell students or any student living in Cumberland County. Athletic requirement. April 8 $1,000 Information and application online
Profile In Courage 1,000 word essay describing an act of political courage by an elected official during or after 1956. January 5 $10,000 1st place
$5,000 2nd
$500 finalists
Registration and submission info
Ray Labbe Memorial Scholarship Academic accomplishments, character and leadership. Essay April 22 Varies - based on financial need To apply for this scholarship, visit the Associated Contractors of Maine website at www.agcmaine.org and complete and submit the common scholarship application. These applications can be found under the “Training and Education” section. As stated above, to be eligible you must be a Maine student pursuing an undergraduate degree in a construction-related field at a Maine post-secondary institution.
Regan Foundation Rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education. January 8 $10,000 Apply online
Robert E. Walsh Law Enforcement Scholarship Student from Cumberland County interested in a law enforcement education April 3 $1,000 See Mrs. Anderson in Guidance for an application
Ronald McDonald House Charities Students in financial need who have demonstrated academic achievement, leadership and community involvement. January 20 $1,000 Apply online
Scholarships 4 Students Comprehensive list of scholarships for high school students.
Varies
Shaw-Worth Memorial Scholarship/Humane Society of the United States New England seniors who demonstrate a humane ethic/future plans of working in the service of animals March 25 $2,500 Applications available in Guidance
Skaters Scholarship
FMC Ice Sports
Based on academics, extracurricular and community activities and leadership on the ice May 15 Varies Details and application online
Southern Maine Women's Golf Association For female students involved in golf, academic achievements and extra-curricular activities and live in southern Maine area July 15 $750 Applications online
Stephen Phillips Memorial Fund Resident of New England, GPA 3.0 or higher to apply
Early deadline April 10
Regular May 1
$3,000 - $15,000 Information online
Student Award Search Aid
Ongoing Varies Information online
Student Scholarships.org Free resource for student scholarship search


Review the updated list!
Student-View Scholarship Program Log on to www.student-view.com and complete a 15-20 min. survey about colleges in your area April 20 $500-$4,000 Information online
Topsham Fire/Rescue Association Senior pursuing future education in the field of EMS or Firefighting Due to Topsham FD by May 1 Amount determined by FD
committee
Applications available in Guidance or print it out from here
United Lodge #8 AF & FM Educational Grant GPA of B- or higher,
Write a letter describing civic involvement, service to community, and life aspirations.
March 17 to MTA Guidance Office $1,000 Details available in Guidance.
University of Maine Army ROTC Scholarship Must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or better and score at least a 920 or higher on SATs. Covers tuition, fees, and books and provides a $350 monthly stipend. None 100% of tuition and fees; $1,200 annually for books. Contact Major Darryl Lyon at 581-1125 or darryl.lyon@us.army.mil; information also online.
University of Maine at Farmington merit scholarships Renewable for up to 8 semesters provided renewal requirements are met. Ongoing $3,000 per year Information online.
University of Maine Native American Waiver and Room and Board Scholarship Program Tuition and fee waivers for any NA Indian enrolled in a federally recognized tribe or who has a parent/grandparent on the tribal census. Residency requirements may apply. Room and board charges also subsidized for eligible students residing in college dormitories. Ongoing Varies Information online.
University of New England scholarships Various scholarships available to full-time incoming students. Varies Varies (renewable) Information online.
U S Bank A high school senior planning to enroll in or a current undergraduate college student at an eligible two- or four-year college or university. Pending update for 2016 $5,000 Information online
Veterans' Dependents Educational Benefits For spouses or children (natural, legally adopted, and resident stepchildren) of veterans who were killed in action, died from a service-related disability, or are living totally and permanently disabled as a result of service. Others qualify with specific criteria. None Tuition waived Call 626-4464 for application and program information. Information also online.
VFW Voice of Democracy Audio Essay Contest Open to students in grades 9-12. Essay topic: “My Vision For America" NOVEMBER 1 $20,000 Information online
Village Lodge #26/Len Bishop Students from Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Topsham or Richmond - GPA 2.5 or better, good moral character & citizenship Postmark April 29 $1,000 Applications available in Guidance
Washington Crossing Foundation For students planning to attend a military academy and plan a career in government service Must be received by January 25 $500 - $5,000 Details and application information online
Wendy's Heisman Award Academics, Athletics, Leadership October 3
Apply online
WBRC Architects & Engineers Must be accepted to and attending a 2 or 4 year college with a major in architecture or engineering May 1 $500 Applications available online
WTS Foundation Female student demonstrating interest in science, technology, engineering & math pursuing career in transportation
February 15
$2,500 Application available online

Do you own/operate your own small business? Check out the details of this scholarship! December 18 $1,000 - $10,000 Apply online
Youth Volunteer Award Complete a minimum of 50 hrs volunteer work, GPA of 3.5 or greater. November 29, 2015 $500 Apply online

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