Scholarships Available for Washington County Students

Applications are currently being accepted for three Maine Community Foundation’s scholarships that support Washington County students.

The Strater Downeast Scholarship Fund is available to graduating seniors who are residents of Washington County pursuing post-secondary education in a degree program at the University of Maine, University of Maine at Machias, Maine Maritime Academy, or Washington County Community College. Applicants must be enrolled full-time. Recipients who successfully complete a two-year degree program at WCCC and plan to pursue an undergraduate degree at UMaaine, UMM or Maine Maritime and meet all other requirements of the scholarship may apply for renewal consideration.

The Sally Stetson Tongren Scholarship Fund for Washington County is available to graduating seniors who are seeking post-secondary education. Eligible post-secondary education can include, but not be limited to, undergraduate education, trade and technical education and post-secondary remedial education. Graduate education may be considered for renewal candidates.

The Marilla W. and Harold A. Lund Scholarship provides renewable support to graduating seniors of Washington County high schools to pursue post-secondary education at a four-year college or university. Eligible applicants must demonstrate a level of academic achievement suitable for predicting success in college, strong character and family values, and financial need. There is a preference for first-generation college students.

Deadline for applications for these scholarships is May 15, 2018. Applications are available at

The Maine Community Foundation has worked with donors and educators since 1983 to provide Maine students access to educational opportunities. The community foundation manages more than 700 scholarship funds.

Headquartered in Ellsworth, with additional offices in Portland, Dover-Foxcroft, and Mars Hill, 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