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: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Mainely Character makes character count. 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 of post-secondary education at a Title IV eligible institution, are eligible. Scholarships are awarded based on character through an assessment process including a written essay. A [...] More

NEEBC Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2021
  • Amount: $3,000
  • NEEBC's Scholarship Program was established 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; work and family issues; and careers [...] 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: 3/9/2021
  • 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: 4/1/2021
  • 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

Rainbow Business & Professional Association Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/20/2021
  • 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. Applicants must be enrolled at least part-time in an undergraduate program at an eligible institution. Because this is a need-based grant, the applicant's expected family contribution (EFC) must not exceed the maximum EFC set in any given year. Applicants must attend an eligible college/university in Maine; [...] More

Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 5/2/2020
  • Amount: $18,000
  • The Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund offers renewable, 4-year scholarships to students with financial need who display academic achievement, a commitment to serving others (in school, in the community or at home), a strong work ethic, and leadership qualities. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider'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
  • Applicants of the Timothy S. and Palmer W. Bigelow, Jr. Scholarship must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate landscape/horticulture program or related discipline at a two or four-year institution. The student must currently be enrolled in good standing and carry a full-time complement of courses at the time of application and during the semesters that the scholarship is [...] More

U.S. Army Loan Repayment Program

  • Application Deadline: 6/23/2020
  • Amount: $1,500
  • U.S Army Loan Repayment Program helps servicemen repay qualified student loans. Out of all the service branches, the Army’s CLRP benefits package is typically regarded as the best, since it provides up to $65,000 in lifetime student loan forgiveness. The benefit is doled out on an annual basis, beginning as soon as a Soldier completes his first year of qualifying service, and provided at a rate [...] More

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, colleges and universities quickly transitioned from in-person instruction to online learning, inadvertently overlooking the needs of students with disabilities and "placing them on the backburner 'en masse.'" While eductors have been transferring two months' worth of lesson plans to digital format, disabled students have been left without adequate digital accessibility to succeed in the unprecedented and current remote learning environment. [...]

Coronavirus Puts Higher Education in Perilous Position

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by Izzy Hall

Higher education has long been seen as a pillar in American life, as an essential element of our economic system and society. But the coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the underlying health conditions of this cultural institution. Many colleges and universities have been struggling to meet the needs of students while also keeping themselves above water financially. While we hope that our lives will return to normal when this crisis is over, it is hard to imagine that higher education will ever be the same. [...]

Scholarship Deadlines Extended Due to COVID-19

April 2, 2020

by Izzy Hall

Just as schools have closed their doors due to coronavirus, charities and non-profit organizations have had to shutter down. While they might suspend board meetings, community fundraisers or award ceremonies, chances are they haven't shut down their scholarship offerings - in fact, many non-profits have extended their scholarship application windows from mid- or late March into April, May or even June. If you've been applying for scholarships this spring and missed out on some March or early April deadlines, check your account - you may find that some scholarships have had their due dates pushed back, giving you more time to submit an application. [...]

Last Reviewed: April 2020