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
  • Many scholarships for Maine high school seniors reward academic or athletic achievement. Few, however, focus on character development. 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. That is one of the lowest rates [...] 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: 3/16/2020
  • 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: $3,000
  • 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: 3/19/2020
  • Amount: $3,000
  • 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

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

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Female-Only Scholarships Under Fire In Higher Ed

August 20, 2019

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

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Last Reviewed: September 2019