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:
- 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:
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:
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.
Please check back often, as this page is continuously being updated. Thank you.
The Best Scholarship Search Platforms of 2017
A. Leigh Phillips Scholarship – DEADLINE 03/02/18
This scholarship is available for students with a disability(ies) identified under IDEA and Chapter 101.
A. W. Williamson Scholarship – DEADLINE
This scholarship is available to seniors who are residents of Jefferson.
Abbott and Fenner Scholarship – DEADLINE 06/14/18
This scholarship is available to all high school seniors registered at any accredited post secondary institution.
ABODO Apartments Off-To-College Scholarship Application – DEADLINE 08/31/18
Do you love your school? This scholarship asks the participant to write a brief essay (maybe 500-1000 words) about what you’re bringing with you to college and explain the significance.
AES Engineers Scholarship – DEADLINE
This scholarship is available to high school seniors attending a post secondary educational facility.
AGC Maine Education Foundation – DEADLINE
This scholarship is available for students pursuing careers in construction.
AlphaOne Powering Education Scholarship – DEADLINE 04/01/18
This scholarship was established to assist people with disabilities who wish to pursue post-secondary education.
American Legion Department of Maine Application for Children & Youth Scholarship – DEADLINE 05/01/18
This scholarship is available for any senior looking to further their education.
American Society of Civil Engineers Maine Section Scholarship – DEADLINE 01/31/18
This scholarship is for seniors who plan for a career in civil engineering.
Annie’s Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship – DEADLINE
This scholarship program assists undergraduate students pursuing studies in sustainable and organic agriculture.
Aspiring Nurse Scholarship – DEADLINE
Applicants must show a track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics and a passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare.
Augusta Elks Lodge #964 – DEADLINE
Augusta Lodge of Elks awards several merit scholarships to graduating seniors, chosen on their academic, financial need and community service.
B. Davis Scholarship – DEADLINE 05/22/18
This scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors.
Betty Glidden Scholarship Fund – DEADLINE 05/15/18
This scholarship is available to seniors who reside in Palermo and are a Palermo Consolidated School graduate.
BigSun Scholarship – DEADLINE 06/19/18
All students athletes are eligible for this scholarship regardless of which sport they participate in.
BPW/Maine – Rachel E. Lemieux & Arline Andrews Lovejoy Youth Scholarship – DEADLINE 04/13/18
This scholarship is awarded to a female who will enroll in an accredited college or training program of more than one year in length.
BPW/Maine – Jeanne L. Hammond Memorial Scholarship – DEADLINE 04/13/18
This scholarship is awarded to a female who will enroll in an accredited college or training program of more than one year in length.
Clyde Russell Scholarship Fund – DEADLINE 02/01/18
This scholarship is available to seniors graduating from high school who will attend a four-year college. This is also available to seniors graduating from high school who will attend a Maine Community College.
Create-A-Greeting Card Scholarship – DEADLINE 03/01/18
A chance to win $10,000 towards your education.
Daniel E. Lambert Memorial Scholarship – DEADLINE 05/01/18
Applicants must demonstrate financial need, must be a resident of the State of Maine, U.S. Citizen, parent or grandparent must be a veteran.
DeMolay & Pine Tree Youth Foundation – DEADLINE
If you’re a student graduating from a Maine high school, you’re eligible to apply for a scholarship.
Doris L. Young Scholarship – DEADLINE 05/01/18
This scholarship is available to China residents who have lived in the town of China for the last 7 consecutive years.
Elanco Animal Health Scholarship – DEADLINE 12/01/17
Eligible applicants are High school seniors planning to enroll in a four year science-related degree.
Elks National Foundation Legacy Scholarship – DEADLINE 02/02/18
Legacy Awards are $4,000 scholarships ($1,000 per year for four years) for children and grandchildren of Elks members.
Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship – DEADLINE 11/27/17
The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2016 competition.
Ellen F. Washburn Nurses Training Award – DEADLINE 04/15/18
ERCA Community Contribution Scholarship – DEADLINE 07/25/18
This is available to high school seniors to plan to continue your education.
FAME – Educators for Maine Program – DEADLINE
This program is a forgivable loan program for Maine students who pursue careers as teachers, child care providers or school speech pathologists.
Gardiner Federal Credit Union Scholarship – DEADLINE
Multiple scholarships are given to local area graduates who are pursuing a post-secondary education.
GeekWrapped Scholarship – DEADLINE 06/01/18
This scholarship is available one time to one (1) student and is for the amount of $1,000. It is open to Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students. It is not renewable and merit based. Students that are currently enrolled in colleges or universities are eligible to participate in the scholarship. U.S. students from all disciplines who love technology and learning should consider this scholarship.
George Coleman Scholarship – DEADLINE 03/15/18
Each year, the New England Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers awards scholarships to high school graduates who will be enrolling in a NEACRAO member institution for the fall semester of that year.
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program – DEADLINE 01/04/18
Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education.
Gertrude M. Jordan Memorial Trust Fund – DEADLINE 05/15/18
Applicants must be a senior who resides in Palermo.
Grand Royal Arch Chapter Scholarship – DEADLINE
The Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Maine will be awarding seven scholarships to students who are planning to pursue an education at a two or four year degree granting institution.
HomeSecurityList Smart Home Scholarship – DEADLINE 12/10/17
High school seniors already accepted to a college or trade school, who are interested in the smart home revolution including home automation, IoT (internet of things), home security, etc should consider this scholarship.
Horatio Alger Assoc. Career & Technical Scholarship – DEADLINE 10/25/17
High school seniors who intend to pursue postsecondary education at a community college or technical school should consider this scholarship.
How To Start A Blog Scholarship – DEADLINE Yearround
Students are asked to follow the free guides available on HowToStartABlog.com to create a blog about a passion of theirs and on that blog, post a video explaining how they think blogging will impact the future of the digital age and working in America.
James A. Veilleux Scholarship – DEADLINE
The KSW Federal Credit Union gives a $500.00 to a graduation senior from a local high school. It was established to recognize outstanding full-time students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievements.
James V. Day Scholarship – DEADLINE 05/01/18
Applicants must demonstrate financial need, be a Maine resident & US citizen, and have a parent or grandparent who is a member of the Maine American Legion.
Joe Bornstein – Arrive Alive Creative Contest – DEADLINE 05/11/18
This contest is open to graduating seniors who wish to send a message to their peers about the dangers of drinking and driving and of distracted driving.
John Bernier Memorial Scholarship – DEADLINE
This scholarship is available for all high school seniors who graduated from Chelsea School.
John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest – DEADLINE 01/04/18
The Profile in Courage Essay Contest challenges students to write an original and creative essay that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage.
John W. Austin Memorial Scholarship Fund – DEADLINE
Candidates must be a graduating high school senior seeking higher education or technical training in areas relevant to the motor transportation industry.
Joseph B. Ezhaya Memorial Scholarship – DEADLINE 04/20/18
Candidates must show evidence of community service and involvement.
Kennebec Retired Educators Association Scholarship – DEADLINE
This scholarship is available to any high school senior who will be attending a four year college or university in preparation for the teaching profession.
Kennebec Federal Savings Scholarship – DEADLINE 04/17/18
This scholarship is for seniors who reside within approx. 20 mile radius of Waterville or a customer of KFS as of the scholarship program launch date.
Kennebec Valley Garden Club – DEADLINE
This scholarship is available to students who are interested in majoring in horticulture, landscape design, conservation, forestry, botany, agronomy, plant pathology, environmental studies or other gardening related fields.
Lawrence Alan Spiegel Remembrance Scholarship – DEADLINE
The Spiegel Award recognizes students who have produced an exceptional piece of original writing, fiction or non-fiction, or an unusually expressive piece of visual or performance art relating to human rights.
Lou Fontana Scholarship Fund – DEADLINE
This scholarship is available to anyone pursuing a degree in Special Education.
Maine Art Education Association HS Scholarship – DEADLINE 05/01/18
This scholarship is available to seniors pursuing a degree in Fine Arts or Design fields.
Maine Community Foundation Scholarships – Multiple scholarships available.
Maine Dairy Princess Scholarship Pageant – DEADLINE
Clinton Lions Fair
Maine Difference by Lamey Wellehan – DEADLINE 05/30/18
This scholarship is for seniors who plan on majoring in ecology and economics of Maine.
Maine Educational Loan Authority
The Maine Loan™ is available to eligible undergraduate and graduate students to borrow funds up to the full cost of education less other financial aid. This loan program exists to bridge the gap between the full cost of college and traditional financial aid resources. The Maine Loan™ is Maine’s Alternative Student Loan™.
Maine General Health Scholarships – DEADLINE
To support the education of those pursuing careers in direct-service health care professions at MaineGeneral. Click here for scholarship brochure.
Maine Graphic Arts Association Scholarship – DEADLINE 05/15/18
This scholarship is for students who plan on continuing their education in the field of graphic arts printing technology.
Maine Innkeepers Education Foundation – DEADLINE
This scholarship is open to any Maine student pursuing a career in the hotel administration and culinary sciences.
Maine Legislative Memorial Scholarship – DEADLINE
The Maine Legislative Memorial Scholarship Fund was created to annually recognize one student from each county who is planning to pursue their education at a 2 or 4-year degree granting Maine college or technical school. This scholarship is available for full or part-time students.
Maine Manufacturers Career & Training Foundation Scholarship – DEADLINE 04/30/18
The Maine Manufacturers Career and Training Foundation Education Fund (administered at the Manufacturers Association of Maine) scholarship awards are given to individuals who have demonstrated an outstanding record and the overall potential to attend an institution of higher learning, majoring in manufacturing trade or related areas (Mechanical Engineering, Machine Tool Technology, Sheet Metal Fabrication, Welding, CADCAM, etc.).
Maine Savings Federal Credit Union Scholarship – DEADLINE
Maine Savings offers 9 total $500 scholarships to members who are college-bound graduating seniors.
Maine Society of Professional Engineers – DEADLINE
All applicants must intend to earn a degree in engineering and to enter the practice of engineering after graduation.
Maine State Credit Union Scholarship – DEADLINE
Students who are a primary member of the Maine State CU are eligible for this scholarship.
Maine State Employees Association Scholarship – DEADLINE
All applicants must have a relationship with a dues-paying MSEA member.
Maine State Golf Association Scholarship Fund – DEADLINE
This scholarship is for students who participate in golf, show good character, academic performance and are in financial need.
Mainely Character – DEADLINE 03/01/18
This scholarship is to reward Maine students who have demonstrated a continuing commitment to character and self-development.
Maureen D. Keller Undergraduate Scholarship – DEADLINE 05/20/18
This scholarship is available to a Maine student who intends to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in the biological or earth sciences.
Military Children Program, Scholarships for – DEADLINE
Only dependent unmarried children under age 23 of active duty personnel, reserve/guard and retired military members, or survivors of service members who died while on active duty or survivors of individuals who died while receiving retired pay from the military, may apply for a scholarship.
Mitchell Institute Scholarship – DEADLINE 04/01/18
To be eligible, each recipient must be a legal resident of Maine and must plan to attend a four-year or two-year degree program at an accredited college or university and must be a graduating senior from a public high school in Maine.
National Association of Women in Construction – Maine Chapter 276 – DEADLINE 03/15/18
Applicants must be enrolled in a course, which is specifically designed for construction, such as carpentry, civil engineering, architecture, welding, electrical, plumbing or construction management.
NETCo Scholarship Fund for Windsor, ME Residents – DEADLINE
This scholarship was established to encourage Windsor residents to enroll in college.
New Dimensions Federal Credit Union Scholarship – DEADLINE
This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who is an active member of the Credit Union and planning to attend an accredited educational institution.
NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award – DEADLINE
The NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards are non-renewable scholarships created to recognize young people who have demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit and initiative.
Paid Traffic Scholarship – DEADLINE 12/31/17
At Paid Traffic, we believe in supporting education and encouraging the next generation to achieve their career goals. The right candidate will be driven by technology and the role that it plays in modern marketing.
Rainbow Business & Professional Association Scholarship – DEADLINE 3/20/18
To benefit deserving students by granting scholarships to individuals enrolled in an accredited program and to enhance self-esteem; to recognize and foster diversity; and to reward and support sensitivity to human rights. To promote positive role models for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender-ed individuals in the academic environment and community at large.
Richard H. Pierce Memorial Scholarship – DEADLINE 04/15/18
This scholarship was established in honor of MES founder Dick Pierce. These scholarships are awarded based on merit and financial need. Scholarships are awarded on a renewable basis for up to 4 years (depending on the grade level of the student).
Robbie Foundation – DEADLINE 04/15/18
This scholarship is open to students with a developmental disability who are pursuing a post-secondary education.
Rodney C. Harmon Memorial Scholarship – DEADLINE
Society of Professional Journalists – DEADLINE 02/23/18
The Sigma Delta Chi Foundation of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Journalism Education Association want to increase high school students’ knowledge and understanding of the importance of independent media to our lives.
Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund – DEADLINE 05/01/18
Applicants must be a US citizen and a permanent resident of a New England State. They would be a full-time student pursuing a bachelor’s degree (BA, BS, BFA, BSN, for example) for the first time.
Sterling Law Offices Annual College Scholarship – DEADLINE 6/30/18
Sterling Law Offices, S.C. is offering students the opportunity to win a scholarship towards their academic goals. The scholarship is open to high school seniors preparing for their first year of college as well as college students already enrolled full-time.
Steve Parker Memorial Scholarship – DEADLINE
This scholarship is for current undergraduates, graduate students, or high school seniors who have been accepted into an undergraduate program committed to a degree closely tied to Solid Waste Management, Environmental Science, Engineering or a related field of study.
Taconnet Federal Credit Union “Trek to Success” – DEADLINE 03/03/18
This is a pysical and mental challenge race for high school seniors, from Kennebec and Somerset county high schools, who are going on to college or a secondary school.
Therapy Pet Scholarship – DEADLINE
Therapy Pet is a community focused organization, which aims to help connect pet owners with licensed therapists. $500 Scholarship towards education-related expenses to help young adults who have been diagnosed with any form of mental illness.
The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship – DEADLINE 12/01/17
The main purpose of the High School Oratorical Scholarship Program is to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution of the United States on the part of high school students. This contest is for the student who looks for an academic challenge and an opportunity to gain scholarship monies.
Town of Jefferson Scholarships and Merit Achievement Awards– DEADLINE
The Town of Jefferson Scholarship applicants must be a resident of Jefferson for at least 4 years. The Merit Achievement Award applicants must be a resident and graduate of Jefferson Village School.
Tyler Technologies Maine App Challenger – DEADLINE 04/02/18
This challenge is designed to provide Maine high school students with the experience of designing, developing and demonstrating an Android™ mobile app for a chance to win one of the three scholarships.
United States JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship – DEADLINE 01/05/18
This scholarship if available to graduating high school seniors in the US, where that state has an active JCI Senate program.
University of Maine – Merit Based Scholarships for Engineering Students – DEADLINE 12/31/18
High school seniors who will attend UMaine to study engineering or engineering technology will compete for up to 24 scholarship awards.
Vassalboro Business Association Scholarship – DEADLINE
Applicant must have been a resident to Vassalboro for the past 2 years and provide evidence of community service in that same two year period.
Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship – DEADLINE 02/20/18
The Vegetarian Resource Group each year will award a scholarship to graduating U.S. high school students who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities.
VII Corps Desert Storm Veterans Association Scholarship – DEADLINE 12/15/17
The VII Corps Desert Storm Veterans Association annually awards scholarships to VII Corps veterans and family members.
W. Scott Reid Nurses Scholarship Fund – DEADLINE 06/10/18
Applicants must be actively enrolled in a major field of study leading to a degree in Nursing here in Maine.
WACE National Co-Op Scholarship Application – DEADLINE 02/15/18
These merit co-op scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors and transfer students who plan to participate in college cooperative education at one of WACE’S Partner Institutions
Waldo County Extension Homemakers Scholarship – DEADLINE
For a deserving student who is intending to serve the community in the fields associated with the mission of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension such as agriculture, horticulture, nutrition, preventative health, health education, youth development, early childhood education and adult education.
Waterville Sunrise Rotary Club Scholarship – DEADLINE
WBRC Architects Engineers Annual Centennial Scholarship – DEADLINE
WBRC has assumed a leadership role in providing scholarships for youth with an interest in the architecture and engineering disciplines.
Whitefield Lions Club – DEADLINE
Applicants should be past graduates from the following grade schools: Jefferson, Somerville, Whitefield or Windsor.
Willow Grange Scholarship – DEADLINE
Applicant must be a high school senior who resides in Jefferson.
WTS – Transportation Scholarship for Women / Maine Chapter – DEADLINE 01/15/18
This scholarship is for young women pursuing undergraduate studies in science, technology, engineering or math.