Maine Scholarships

Maine scholarships may not be as plentiful as California or Texas scholarships, but they are out there if you look for them. You should really consider letting us find scholarships for you, though, based upon your entire profile rather than searching specifically for scholarships based on a single criterion. Scholarships.com can help you find information about scholarships especially created for those living in Maine at the same time we look for any other scholarship opportunities for which you might qualify. The college scholarships below will give you just a small sample of the opportunities that may be found at Scholarships.com. To get the full benefit of our free services and for additional information about Maine scholarships and awards based on different search criteria, you should conduct a free college scholarship search at Scholarships.com.

Mainely Character Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Mainely Character makes character count. We reward exemplary individual behavior and make continuing education possible for deserving Maine students. Only half of Maine's high school graduates go on to post-secondary education. To be eligible for this award, applicant must be a Maine resident. High school seniors, or anyone who has received a high school diploma and is entering the first year [...] More

NEEBC Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • NEEBC's Scholarship Program was established to further the aims of the Council to advance the knowledge and education of individuals in the employee benefits field, or those aspiring to careers in employee benefits. Careers in employee benefits include but are not limited to, careers in the actuarial sciences; ERISA and legal aspects of employee benefits; careers in pension design and planning; [...] More

NEHE Tuition Break Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The New England Board of Higher Education’s Tuition Break program, the New England Regional Student Program (RSP), provides a discount on tuition to New England residents when they enroll in approved degree programs at out-of-state
    public colleges and universities in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. For more information or to apply, please visit the [...] More

NIADA Foundation Regional Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/9/2020
  • Amount: $3,500
  • The NIADA Foundation proudly sponsors four young men or women each year who have displayed outstanding abilities in education. These students will each receive a $3,500 scholarship to the college or university of their choice. The participating regions are found at the scholarship provider's website. An essay will also be required as part of the application. For more information or to apply, [...] More

Powering Education Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2020
  • Amount: $2,000
  • This annual scholarship was established by Alpha One to assist people with disabilities who wish to pursue post-secondary education. The scholarship will provide up to per candidate who is accepted into post-secondary school education (e.g., after high school), including undergraduate college education as well as graduate programs.

    Applicants must have a documented disability, be [...] More

Presbyterian Student Opportunity Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2020
  • Amount: $4,000
  • The Student Opportunity Scholarship program serves Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) college students by providing need-based aid for sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are full-time, first-degree students attending accredited institutions in the United States. Student Opportunity Scholarship applicants will explore who God created them to be in a series of essay questions intended for students to [...] More

Rainbow Business & Professional Association Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/20/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Rainbow Business & Professional Association Scholarship Fund, Inc. was to award is students who have worked to foster diversity, end bullying and discrimination or otherwise advocated on behalf of LGBT issues in their schools and communities. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

State of Maine Grant Program

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2020
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The State of Maine Grant program is a need-based grant program for Maine residents. You must be enrolled at least half-time in an undergraduate program at an eligible institution. Because this is a need-based grant, your expected family contribution (EFC) must not exceed the maximum EFC set in any given year. You must attend an eligible college/university in Maine. Students enrolled in NEBHE's [...] More

The Maureen D. Keller Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Each year, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences awards The Maureen D. Keller Undergraduate Scholarship to a promising Maine student who intends to pursue a bachelor's degree in the biological or earth sciences. Students eligible to receive the Keller Scholarship must be a legal resident of the state of Maine, a high school senior or college freshman at the time of application; be enrolled in a [...] More

Timothy S. and Palmer W. Bigelow, Jr. Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2020
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Timothy S. and Palmer W. Bigelow, Jr. Scholarship was created in 1988 by the Bigelow family to aid students from New England who are seeking a career in horticulture. The Bigelow family considers student scholarships the most important commitment the horticultural industry can make to ensure the growth and development of the nursery and landscape industry.

    Applicants must be enrolled in an [...] More

Latest College & Financial Aid News

Get Paid to Play in College with ESA Esports Scholarships

January 21, 2020

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) announced its first Esports scholarship, expanding its 20-year-old scholarship program to include Esports competitors in college, according to Polygon. The ESA Esports scholarship program is "intended to elevate the participation of women and minorities" who currently "account for a very small percentage of Esports scholarship recipients. Therefore, in order to be eligible for the ESA Foundation Computer and Video Game Arts Scholarship, you must either be a woman or minority and pursuing a degree leading to a career in computer and video game arts and sciences. Current high school seniors, college freshman, sophomore and juniors who are U.S. citizens may apply for the ESA Esports scholarship. Applicants must also be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program at an accredited four (4) year college or university in the upcoming fall semester in order to be considered. All scholarship applications are due March 2, 2020 at 11:59 PST. Applicants will receive results by mid-June and funds will be issued to scholarship winners by end of August. [...]

Biggest / Largest Dollar Scholarships in 2020

January 16, 2020

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

When it comes to large dollar scholarships, mo' money means fewer problems in paying your college tuition bill. The average student will land between $1,000 and $5,000 in college scholarships after investing a decent amount of time and effort into applying for scholarships. Even smaller scholarships worth $500 are enough to cover books and fees, even if they aren't enough to foot an entire semester’s college tuition bill. [...]

Gap Year for National Service as a College Graduation Requirement?

January 13, 2020

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

Should students be required to and serve their nation either before or during college? Pete Buttigieg thinks so, as he has rolled out a $20-billion proposal to enlist young people in national service after high school in order to produce "civically informed and dedicated Americans." In his commentary, Why Colleges Should Require a Gap Year, Jonathan Zimmeran outlines why a gap-year would be the ideal timeline for this initiative. [...]

Last Reviewed: January 2020