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APRIL

APARTMENT GUIDE SCHOLARSHIP – Open to students who are over the age of 17, maintain a 2.5 GPA, and will be enrolled in an undergraduate program full-time during the Fall 2019 semester.Scholarships may be used for non-tuition costs such as school books, class fees, dormitory housing, meal plans, etc.Applications are available at www.apartmentguide.com/students/scholarship.Applications will be accepted until April 12, 2019.

MARCEL “MIKE” DRAPEAU ALUMNI BAND SCHOLARSHIP – This $1,000 scholarship is available to a student who is planning to pursue a four-year school with a major or minor in music.This student must demonstrate the following characteristics:superb musical talent, leadership as a musician and commitment to community service.Come to the School Counseling Office to pick up an application.Application must be returned by April 12, 2019.

ACTON-SHAPLEIGH HISTORICAL SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP – This scholarship is available to high school seniors who are residents of Acton or Shapleigh who will be attending a post-secondary school upon graduation.Applicants must themselves be, or have an immediate family member, that is a current member of the Acton-Shapleigh Historical Society.A grand total of $500 will be divided equally and awarded to students who qualify.Pick up your application in the School Counseling Office.Scholarship application deadline is April 15, 2019

JOHN F. SMITH 1ST AMENDMENT EDUCATIONAL TRUST SCHOLARSHIP – This scholarship requires an essay on a First Amendment topic.Scholarship requirements for written submission of essay are available in the School Counseling Office.Essays must be submitted by April 17, 2019.

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN SCHOLARSHIP – This scholarship is available to male and female Jewish students from Maine who plan to continue their education at the undergraduate level.Scholarships are awarded primarily on the basis of financial need with consideration for academic achievement, and Jewish, as well as general community involvement.A copy of the application is available at www.ncjwmaine.org.Completed applications must be received by April 19, 2019.

2019 STUDENT-VIEW SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM - $11,000 worth of scholarships are available to high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college, community/junior college or career school.Simply log on to www.student-view.com and complete a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in your area.The scholarship deadline is April 22, 2019.

YORK COUNTY RETIRED EDUCATORS’ ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP – Three scholarships in the amount of $1500 are available to students planning to pursue a degree in the field of education.Criteria for this scholarship are:strength of academics, extra-curricular activities, community involvement and financial need.A copy of the scholarship is available in the School Counseling Office.Application due date is April 25, 2019

YORK COUNTY RETIRED EDUCATORS’ ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP – One scholarship in the amount of $1500 is available to a student planning to further his/her education in a non-teaching area including, but not limited to STEM, other vocational, nursing, paralegal, plumbing, mechanics, etc.It can be a two-year program.Criteria for this scholarship are:strength of academics, extra-curricular activities, community involvement and financial need. A copy of the scholarship is available in the School Counseling Office.Application due date is April 25, 2019

SANFORD/SPRINGVALE SOCCER ASSOCIATION/CHRISTINE SOULE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – Two scholarships are available to one boy and one girl who have participated for at least two years in the Sanford Springvale Soccer Association and demonstrated a continued passion for the sport throughout high school.Please visit www.sanfordsoccer.com to download and print the application.Completed applications must be postmarked by April 26, 2019.

YORK COUNTY COUNCIL OF REALTORS SCHOLARSHIP - $2500 scholarships will be awarded both to students who will attend a 2-year community college or trade school and to students who will attend a 4-year college or university.An application form can be obtained at www.yorkcountycouncil.com.Applications must be postmarked by April 26, 2019.

 

MAY

STEPHEN PHILLIPS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND – This renewable four-year scholarship is available to students with financial need who display academic achievement, a commitment to serving others (in school, the community or at home), a consistent history of part-time work, grit and passion for overcoming obstacles and/or achieving future goals, and leadership qualities.For more information about applying, visit www.phillips-scholarship.org.Regular deadline is May 1, 2019 and early response deadline is April 3, 2019.

MAINE BLUE COLLAR SCHOLARSHIP – 38 scholarships ranging from $500 - $2500 are available to students pursuing a career in the trades.This scholarship can be utilized to purchase tools, uniforms, books or for tuition at a trade school.Applications are available online at www.mainebluecollar.com.Application deadline is May 1, 2019.

CARL J. LAMB ELEMENTARY SCHOOL “OUTSTANDING STUDENT” ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP – Two $500 scholarships are available to students who attended Carl J. Lamb School for four or more years. Applications are available in the School Counseling Office.Deadline for application is May 1, 2019.

ACTON SCHOLARSHIPS – Several scholarships are available to graduating seniors who attended Acton Schools.Pick up your scholarship packet in the School Counseling Office.Application deadline is May 1, 2019.

WBRC ARCHITECTS ENGINEERS CENTENNIAL SCHOLARSHIP – Two competitive awards of $500 each (one for engineering & one for architecture) are available to Maine high school seniors.Application may be found at www.wbrcae.com.Application forms must be received by May 1, 2019.

GIRLS WHO GRANT SCHOLARSHIP – This $1,000 scholarship is available to one Sanford High School female that exhibits the following organizational values:volunteerism, empowerment, philanthropy, collaboration and advocacy.Application forms are available in the School Counseling Office.Application deadline is May 1, 2019.

T.W. COLE POST #19 SANFORD AMERICAN LEGION SCHOLARSHIP – To be eligible for this scholarship, applicant must be sponsored by a parent, grandparent, brother or sister, who is a member of the T.W. Cole Post #19 American Legion, Ladies Auxiliary, or Sons of the American Legion. Pick up an application in the School Counseling Office.Application must be received at the T.W. Cole Post by May 3, 2019.

ROSS SCHOLARSHIP LOAN – Available to students who are seeking a further education who will recognize a moral obligation to restore the amount awarded to the loan fund with the hope that future students may receive the same benefit.This loan will be interest free to the student.Applications are available in the School Counseling Office and should be returned to Mrs. Cormier after completion by May 15, 2019.


JUNE

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.


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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.ORGThe 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.

Financial Aid

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

Here's a 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.