Kids’ Chance of Maine is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides scholarships for children of workers that have been seriously injured or killed in a compensable work-related accident or occupational disease. Scholarships are awarded once a year and students may apply every year for which they are eligible. Current annual scholarship amounts range from $1,000 to $5,000 and are determined based on the student’s financial need. Applicants must be between 16-22 years old at the time of the application and must be a dependent of a worker seriously injured or killed in a compensable work-related accident or occupational disease with an employer over whom the Maine Workers’ Compensation Board has jurisdiction.
Demonstrated financial need to pay for post-secondary education is required. Must be accepted or already enrolled at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or technical school. (Graduate-level students are not eligible.) Applicant must be pursuing a degree as a full or part-time student. For students attending an accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university – Completion of the FAFSA – the Free *Application for Federal Student Aid is required. The Scholarship Committee and Board of Directors reserve the right to exercise their discretion in awarding scholarships. All scholarship awards are made on the basis of available funding per year. Continuation of a scholarship is not guaranteed from year to year. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.