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MARCH

MAINELY CHARACTER SCHOLARSHIP – You could win a $2500 or $5000 scholarship based on character, integrity, responsibility and concern for others. Applications for this year’s scholarships are due March 1st.Students can learn more and apply by visiting www.mainelycharacter.org.

MAINE SPORTS HALL OF FAME 2019 $5000 SCHOLARSHIP – Five $5000 scholarships will be awarded to five of Maine’s most outstanding high school senior Scholar Athletes.Scholarship award recipients will be selected based on outstanding athletic ability and performance, academic aptitude and achievements, and school leadership and community service.The scholarship application is now available online at www.mshof.com/scholarship.Scholarship applications and all supporting materials are due by March 8, 2019.

UNITIL SCHOLARSHIP - $25,000 worth of scholarships are available to students who demonstrate outstanding potential for careers in engineering, technology, math or science. Scholarship committee will select recipients based on academic merit, extracurricular activities, need and additional financial support received, among other criteria.Visit www.unitil.com/scholarship for a copy of their application.The deadline to submit the completed application is on or before March15, 2019.

NATIONAL ASSOC. OF WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION SCHOLARSHIP – This scholarship is for students who are planning to further their education in a Construction-Related field.Application is available at www.nawicmaine.org.Application deadline is March 15, 2019.

 

APRIL

2019 MITCHELL SCHOLARSHIP – Scholarship awards have been increased to $10,000 this year for each 2019 Mitchell Scholarship recipient.This scholarship will be awarded to student who will be attending two and four year degree programs at colleges both in and out-of-state.The strongest applicants must demonstrate financial need, academic promise, and community impact.The online application is available at www.mitchellinstitute.org/scholarship/.The completed online application, transcript, recommendation letter, and Student Aid Report will be due by April 1, 2019.Copies of the college acceptance and financial aid award letters will be due by May 1, 2019

POWERING EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP – This scholarship was established to assist people with disabilities who wish to pursue post-secondary education.The scholarship will provide up to $2000 each to 3 selected candidates.Applicants must have a documented disability, B average or equivalent GPA and an acceptance letter from a post-secondary institution.Visit www.alphaonenow.org for an application.Application is due on April 1, 2019.

PEOPLES CHOICE 2019 SCHOLARSHIP – Peoples Choice Credit Union wants to help you Strengthen Maine’s Future by rewarding qualities and values that they as an organization strive to cultivate in their member community.All applicants must be a PCU member at the time of their submission.Submit applications by mail, email or at any PCU Branch by April 1, 2019.Full details and applications are available on our website – www.peopleschoicecreditunion.com/scholarships.

RUFFED GROUSE SOCIETY – GEORGE V. SOULE SCHOLARSHIP – A $4000 scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student who will be starting his/her education in one of the following areas of study:Wildlife Conservation, Conservation Law Enforcement, Forest Management or a related field.Visit www.rgsmaine.org for more information and application forms.Applications must be received by April 5, 2019.

ROTARY SCHOLARSHIP – A $2,500 scholarship will be awarded this year to a graduating senior from Sanford High School or the Technical Center.If funds allow they may issue more.The scholarship committee will consider scholarship, financial need, intended course of study, citizenship, extra-curricular and outside interests, and other pertinent data with no particular weight assessed to any one area.Application can be found at www.ssrotary.org on the right hand side of the website, about halfway down.Applications must be returned to Mrs. Cormier in the School Counseling Office no later than April 8th.

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

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

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.

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.


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES


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.