UNIVERSITY OF MAINE PULP & PAPER SCHOLARSHIP – Students planning on enrolling at UMaine and studying Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical, or Civil Engineering, as well as Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology or Forestry are eligible for these scholarships.More information can be found at mainepulpaper.org/scholarships/. The application deadline is December 31, 2019.
NEW ENGLAND SCHOLARSHIP (RED SOX FOUNDATION) – A $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior based on community service, academic performance and eligibility for financial aid. This scholarship award is for seniors pursuing a two-year or four-year degree at any college, university or trade school. All applicants must submit an online scholarship application at https://www.redsoxfoundation.org/servicescholarships/. The deadline for applications is January 17, 2020.
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS SCHOLARSHIP – One $2,000 scholarship is available for an outstanding high school senior who plans to have a career in civil engineering. The recipient will be selected based on: academic performance in high school, participation in extracurricular activities, letters of recommendation, and statement of interest in civil engineering. Pick up your application in the School Counseling Office. Application deadline is January 31, 2020.
MEDEA (MAINE DRIVER EDUCATION ASSOC.) SCHOLARSHIP – Two $500 scholarships are available to help encourage and assist young people of Maine to start a post-secondary education in the field of vocational, technical or academic study. One scholarship will be available for any resident of Maine and a second scholarship for MEDEA member’s family. Must have a Course Completion Certificate/Temporary Permit. Application is available in the School Counseling Office. Application & essay must be postmarked by January 31, 2020.
CLYDE RUSSELL SCHOLARSHIP FUND – Variety of eligible categories open to all graduating students.In granting the awards, they will consider personal traits and qualities, extracurricular activities, community activities, academic ability and motivation, and personal goals and objectives. There are two different award categories: seniors attending a four year college and seniors attending a Maine community college. Applications may be downloaded at www.clyderussellscholarshipfund.org.The application deadline is February 1, 2020.
DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION SCHOLARSHIP – A variety of scholarships are available to students pursuing different areas of study such as history, education, nursing, medicine, science, math and law.Visit dar.org for more scholarship information.Scholarship applications will be accepted through February 15, 2020.
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 www.mainecf.org.
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
Embark 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. Gagne 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.