Scholarships

Students have to hunt for scholarships as though they are seeking a part time job. The majority of scholarships available to graduating seniors are available online. More and more scholarships are available right through the spring semester of your senior year.
 Here are a few steps students can take to search for scholarships:
  1. STATE-WIDE SEARCHES
    There are several state-wide organizations that are very helpful in the scholarship search process.  Try any of the following to look for Maine-specific scholarships: 
    FINANCE AUTHORITY OF MAINE
    MAINE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
    MES FOUNDATION
  2. NATIONAL SEARCHES
    there are many, many different scholarships and scholarship searches available.  Please remember, NEVER PAY TO SEARCH FOR A SCHOLARSHIP! There are some scams that usually require a fee for service.  Never pay to submit or search for a scholarship!
     Some credible national search sites are:
    www.fastweb.com
    www.finaid.org
    the College Board scholarship search
    Chegg
  3. THINK LOCAL
Many area organizations such as banks, employers, churches, and other associations offer scholarships to students in the Winslow and Central Maine area.  
The key is that students have to search, obtain applications (many of them are online), complete them, send with required documents by the deadline, and then continue searching.
The following is a listing of scholarships organized by the month of their deadline.
 October
  AES Engineers (on-line app) (www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm)
 
 Coca Cola (on-line app) (www.coca-colascholars.org) on-line app only
 
 Horatio Alger Association Scholarship (on-line app only www.horatioalger.org)
 
 John C. “Chips” Quinn Scholarship (www.chipsquinn.org/apply) for current college
 
students
 
 LendEDU Scholarship (lendedu.com/blog/scholarship-application/)
 
 Scholarships 4 students on-line app (www.scholarships4students.com)
 
November
 
 American Legion Oratorical Contest
 
 Elks National Foundation Scholarship www.elks.org on line applications
 
 Elks “Most Valuable Student” Legacy Award www.elks.org on line app.
 
 Susan G. Komen College Scholarship (www.komen.org/scholarship)
 
 VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship Contest www.vfw.org
 
December
 
 AXA Achievement Scholarship Program(on-line app.) www.axa-achievement.com
 
 Burger King Scholars www.haveityourwayfoundation.org/bksp_
 
scholarship_eligibility.html on-line only
 
 Cumberland Farms Believe & Achieve Scholarship Program (on-line app. only)
 
https://.cumberlandfarms.scholarshipamerica.org
 
 Maine State Nurses Association Scholarship
 
 National Free Enterprise Scholars Award www.nfib.com/yea
 
 University of Maine Pulp & Paper Foundation scholarship
 
January
 
 GE Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program online www.reaganfoundation.org
 
 Gates Millennium Scholars (www.gmsp.org) on-line application
 
 Maine High School Hockey Invitational Scholarship (must play in tournament)
 
 Maine Section American Society of Civil Engineers
 
 ME JCI Senate Scholarship Program www.usjcisenate.org
 
 MENSA Scholarships (Essay Contest) www.mensafoundation.org (online only)
 
 National MS Society Scholarship www.nationalmssociety.org
 
 National Wild Turkey Federation Academic Scholarship Program
 
www.nwtf.org/jakes/xtreme/scholarships
 
 Plum Creek Community Scholarship(www.sms.scholarshipamerica.org/plumcreek)
 
 Washington Crossing Foundation (www.gwcf.org ) on-line application
 
 LendEDU Scholarship
 
February
 
 Al Neuharth Free Spirit Scholarship www.freedomforum.org/freespirit
 
 Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship www.afateens.org online only
 
 Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America www.asthmaandallergies.org
 
 Buick Achievers Scholarship Program (www.buickachievers.com) online only
 
 Clyde Russell www.clyderussellscholarshipfund.org
 
 Commitment to Agriculture Scholarship Program (Monsanto)
 
on-line only (www.ffa.org)
 
 D.A.R.
 
 Hood Good Sports Scholarship on-line only www.hood.com (Rec’d by Mar. 1 st )
 
 KFC Colonel’s Scholars Program (www.kfcscholars.org) online app.
 
 Ladies Auxilliary VFW continuing education scholarship
 
 Maine Chapter of Women in Transportation
 
 Russell Libby Agricultural Scholarship (www.mofga.org) online only
 
March
 
 A. Leigh Phillips
 
 American Chemical Society (on-line app.) www.acs.org/scholars
 
 Associated General Contractors of Maine (http://agcmaine.org/AGCFoundation.aspx
 
 Bob Elliot – Channel 8 Journalism (www.wmtw.com)
 
 Cecilia Club of Augusta
 
 Delta Tau Delta Fraternity (www.delts.org) (apply on-line)
 
 Elanco Animal Hospital Scholarship
 
 George Coleman Scholarship
 
 Gilbraitti Scholarship
 
 Golf Scholarship – American Lung Association www.lungusa.org
 
 Hamilton Relay Scholarship www.hamiltonrelay.com
 
 Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship
 
 Ladies Auxiliary VFW Frances Booth Medical
 
 Ladies Auxiliary VFW Young American Creative Patriotic Art
 
 Lawrence Alan Spiegel Remembrance
 
 Lighthouse Guild Scholarship (on line www.lighthouseguild.org/scholarships)
 
 Lou Fontana Scholarship
 
 Maine Chapter of Women in Construction (www.nawiamaine.org) Chapter 276
 
 Maine Society of Professional Engineers
 
 Maine State Florists & Growers Association
 
 NEACRAO New England Association of Collegiate Registrars
 
 Pacesetter Scholarship UMO
 
 Plum Creek Scholarship
 
 RBPA (www.rbpa.org) online only
 
 Ronald P. Guerrette FFA (on-line app www.mainecf.org)
 
 Sammy (Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year) www.bodybymilk.com on line only
 
 Shaw Worth Memorial – Humane Society
 
 Taconnet’s Trek to Success Scholarship
 
 Through the Looking Glass Scholarship
 
 UCB Family RA Scholarship www.ucbepilesyscholarship.com
 
 VFW MaCrillis Rousseau Post #8835
 
April
 
 Arthritis Foundation Scholarship
 
 Big Dig Scholarship
 
 Business Education Association of Maine
 
 Central Maine Fire Chief’s Scholarship
 
 Downeast Energy & Building Supply (on-line appl) www.downeastenergy.com
 
 Downeast Maine ISA (see instructions in directory)
 
 GFWC & MCEAP General Federation of Women’s Club & Me. Council for Elder
 
Abuse Prevention
 
 George J. Mitchell www.mitchellinstitute.org (appl. on-line)
 
 Joe Poulin Memorial Youth Hockey Association
 
 Kennebec Retired Teachers Association
 
 Kennebec Valley Garden Club
 
 Knights Templar Educational Foundation
 
 Larry Blouin (www.mainecf.org)
 
 Liberty Graphics (www.lgtees.com)
 
 Maine Chiefs of Police Memorial Scholarship
 
 Maine Community Foundation (Discovery Fund) (www.mainecf.org) on-line only
 
 Maine Drivers Education Association
 
 Maine Educational Secretaries Association
 
 MaineGeneral Medical Center
 
 Maine Federation of Business &  Professional Women’s Club
 
 Maine Innkeepers Association
 
 Maine Legislature Memorial (apply on-line www.mesfoundation.com)
 
 Maine Metal Products Association (on-line app) www.mesfoundation.com
 
 Maine Savings Federal Credit Union Scholarship
 
 Maine Section of Society of Women Engineers Scholarship www.swe.org on-line
 
 Maine State Chamber of Commerce (on-line app)(www.mesfoundation.com)
 
 Maine State Credit Union Scholarship (on-line app)(www.mainestatecu.org)
 
 Maine State Employees Association (on-line app) (www.mseaseiu.org)
 
 Maine State Golf Association (www.mesga.org)
 
 Maine State Grange Agricultural (www.mainestategrange.org)
 
 New Dimensions Credit Union “Take Charge” Program (get application form from Credit Union)
 
 Robbie Foundation Scholarship
 
 Sappi Somerset Community Connection Scholarship
 
 Student-View Scholarship Program (www.student-view.com)
 
 Teachers for Maine Loan Program
 
 Youth Volunteer Scholarship
 
 Vassalboro Business Association
 
 WBRC Architects-Engineer Centennial Scholarship (must be rec’d by April 15)
 
 Waterville Rotary Club
 
 Waterville Sunrise Rotary Club
 
 “Will to Win” Asthma Athlete (apply by calling 1-800- 558-7305)
 
May
 
 American Legion Boynton-Webber Post #179
 
 American Legion Children & Youth www.mainelegion.org
 
 Association of Equipment Management Professionals Foundation Scholarship
 
www.aemp.org/scholarship
 
 B. Davis Scholarship (www.studentawardsearch.com)
 
 Central Maine Fire Attack School
 
 CMP Group (on-line app) (www.mainecf.org) on-line only
 
 Daniel Cardillo (www.mainecf.org )(on-line only)
 
 Daniel E. Lambert Memorial
 
 Doris L. Young
 
 Educators for Maine Forgivable Loan Program www.famemaine.com
 
 Gardiner Federal Credit Union
 
 Grand Royal Arch Masonic
 
 Guy Gannett (on-line app www.mainecf.org) on-line only
 
 Healthy Lifestyles Scholarship
 
 Holly “Parks” Siviski Memorial Scholarship
 
 James V. Day American Legion
 
 John Bourassa Memorial
 
 John W. Austin Memorial Scholarship (formerly Maine Motor Transport) www.mmta.com
 
 Joseph W. Mayo ALS Scholarship
 
 Joyce Smiley Smith
 
 Kennebec Federal Savings Maine College Scholarship
 
 Kennebec Federal Credit Union Scholarship
 
 Lincoln Morin Memorial Scholarship
 
 Lisa Cassidy Memorial
 
 Maine Difference by Lamey Wellehan
 
 Maine Graphic Arts Association
 
 Maine Oil Dealers Association Education Foundation
 
 Maine Rural Rehabilitation Fund Scholarship
 
 Maine School Food Service Association
 
 Maine Sports Legend
 
 Maine Vietnam Veterans Scholarship (www.mainecf.org on-line only)
 
 Maureen D. Keller Undergraduate (www.bigelow.org/keller_schol.html)
 
 National Association of Legal Secretaries
 
 National Scholarship Fund
 
 Rodney Harmon Memorial Scholarship
 
 Russ Casey/Maine Restaurant Association Scholarship
 
 Sertoma International www.sertoma.org (appl. on-line)
 
 Sgt. Brett Pelotte & Murphy Scholarship
 
 St. Theresa’s Guild Scholarship
 
 Sumner K. Wiley(www.asq-pinetree.org)
 
 Tylenol (on-line app) (www.tylenol.com)
 
 Waterville Area Art Society Scholarship
 
 Waterville Woman’s Association
 
 Winslow Community Federal Credit Union (deadline see credit union)
 
 Winslow Fire Department
 
June
 
 A & F Scholarships (see essay on website www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm
 
 Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship
 
 Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship
 
 Aspiring Nurse Scholarship
 
 Big Sun Scholarship essay submitted to athleticawards@bigsunathletics.com
 
 NetCo-Scholarship for Windsor Residents
 
 
July
 
 Colleges Sports Recruiting Scholarship
 
 Forest Ecology Network
 
 Maine State Nurses Association Scholarship
 
 
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