A.J. DAVIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – Available to any SHS graduate.Must attend graduation or awards banquet. Application can be picked up in the School Counseling Office. Application deadline is May 31, 2019.
SANFORD FIRE FIGHTERS ASSOC. SCHOLARSHIP – Applicants must attend a two or four year college program in either Fire Science or Paramedicine to qualify for this $1,000 scholarship.Scholarship recipients will be chosen on the basis of scholastic achievement, school and community participation, and the students’ career aspirations.Application is available in the School Counseling Office.Applications must be returned no later than May 31, 2019.
SANFORD HOUSING 2019 SCHOLARSHIP – One $1500 and two $750 scholarships will be awarded to any student who is a resident of Public Housing, Section 8 or Rural Development.Applications are in the School Counseling Office.Applications must be submitted no later than June 14, 2019.
HORATIO ALGER NATIONAL CAREER & TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM – These scholarships of up to $2500 are available to students who will pursue and complete a career or technical certificate/degree. This program provides assistance to students who have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity.Apply online at www.horatioalger.org. First priority deadline is June 15, 2019.
ARRIVE ALIVE CREATIVE CONTEST – This contest is open to graduating seniors who wish to send a message to their peers about the dangers of drinking and driving and the dangers of distracted driving.Submit essays, poems, paintings, videos, original songs, public service announcements, t-shirt designs, board games, drawings and more to qualify for prizes.First place winners receive a new laptop, second and third place winners receive a new iPad and all entrants receive fun prizes. This contest is sponsored by the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein.For a set of rules, go to www.arrivealivecreativecontest.com.The deadline for the contest is May 10, 2019.
STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP.ORG – The following link will bring you to available scholarships being offered to Maine students.Visit www.studentscholarships.org for a list of scholarships.Newsletter is available for download at https://www.studentscholarships.org/newsletter.php.
MAINE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS – Create an account and have access to many different scholarships.Log in and sign up at https://mcfscholarships.fluidreview.com.
Tuition Break gets you in-state tuition in another New England state if the major you want isn't offered at a Maine State University.
The Maine Community Foundation's Financial Aid Resource Page
loan calculator that will bring you in touch with the reality of what loans will cost over time
Early College for ME is for Maine students who are undecided about college, yet who have the potential to succeed in college. They also provide scholarships of up to $2,000 to a Maine community college—nearly half the cost of tuition. Scholarship recipients receive $500 for each semester of college. Our rep is Ms. McGurty who visits SHS regularly to assist students.
FAFSA - Where financial aid begins--CRUCIAL for all types of aid. Create your account and get your PIN number before January 1st and then file on or after January 1st. The resulting report is necessary for many scholarships including any local offerings.
Profile - Some private and/or competitive colleges require you to fill out the Profile, a more detailed financial aid form.
Fame - Provides free information on planning and paying for college (including info on special Maine-only programs), career preparation and financial education, including responsible borrowing.
MES - Provides products and services to Maine students and families who need assistance in financing their higher education. MES is an administrator and servicer of student loans and scholarships.
Pell Grants - Unlike a loan, it does not have to be repaid. Awarded usually only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or a professional degree.
US Gov - Uncle Sam has grants to apply for too. Don't miss out.
College Board- Big Future has got some good ideas about paying for college.