Scholarships Available For Maine Students

 ELLSWORTH and PORTLAND—The Maine Community Foundation offers nearly 520 scholarships that support students pursuing music, journalism, teaching, horticulture, technology, the arts, and many other fields. They are available for students who attend secondary, post-secondary, and graduate schools, as well as non-traditional programs. 

 A complete listing of scholarships available for the upcoming school year is now online at the Maine Community Foundation website,

 In 2014, the community foundation awarded more than $1.4 million in scholarships to 750 Maine students attending schools in the state, across the country, and around the world.

 Adult learners also can benefit from 18 scholarship funds that help them navigate the road back to school. About 180,000 Mainers who started college never completed their degrees. The Maine Community Foundation is focusing on this group as part of its goal to advance education in Maine.

 MaineCF’s scholarship funds are established for a variety of reasons, from honoring a family member to carrying on the tradition of “giving back” that helped an individual through college.

 To establish a scholarship fund at the community foundation, call Cherie Galyean, scholarship manager, at 1-877-700-6800.


 With offices in Ellsworth and Portland, the Maine Community Foundation works with donors and other partners to improve the quality of life for all Maine people. To learn more about the foundation, visit