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; Child who is 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; and Accepted or already enrolled at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or technical school. (Graduate-level students are not eligible.) Applicants must be pursuing a degree as a full or part-time student.