College Loan Repayment Awards Available To Washington County Graduates


Washington County residents who have completed post-secondary education within the last five years and are building a professional and personal life in Washington County are eligible to apply for student loan repayment awards of up to $5,000 from the Gracie Fund at the Maine Community Foundation (MaineCF). In exchange, recipients participate in volunteer activities while working in their preferred field.

The deadline for applications is July 15, 2017. Complete guidelines and application forms are available through the Maine Community Foundation and the Sunrise County Economic Council (SCEC), which jointly administer the Gracie Fund. Visit or, or call 877-700-6800 (toll-free) for information.

The SCEC helps participants make connections with area leaders and organizations through its Washington County Leadership Institute. 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.