Mainely Character is Now Accepting Applications for 2017 Scholarships

Applications are now being accepted for 2017 Mainely Character Scholarships to be awarded this spring. 

Scholarships will be awarded to Maine high school seniors who will pursue post high school education and who demonstrate key attributes of character - responsibility, courage, integrity and concern for others.  Scholastic achievement, athletic achievement or financial need are not considered in awarding the scholarships. 

Past scholarship winners demonstrated attributes of character in a number of ways, for example - by organizing an effort for Haitian relief,  by providing free childcare for strangers, by volunteering at the humane society and by assisting the disabled. 

Three scholarships are available in 2017, one $5000 scholarship sponsored by R. M Davis Inc. of Portland and two $2500 scholarships, one sponsored by Market Decisions of Portland and one from individual contributions to Mainely Character.

Information on the scholarships and an application can be downloaded from www.mainelycharacter.org.  The deadline is March 1, 2017.