Scholarships offered

Numerous scholarships are available to area students through the Maine Community Foundation and other institutions. They are listed below by type in order of application deadline.


The Hancock County Retired Teachers Association is offering a $2,000 scholarship to a college student from Hancock County enrolled in the field of education. This award is available to a college student who is entering his or her junior or senior year in 2015.

The application deadline is May 31.

For an application, contact Fran Trefts at 422-2259 or at 40 Harbor View Drive, Hancock, ME 04640.

‘Road less Traveled’

Residents over the age of 18 who are on a “road less traveled” and are seeking educational experiences that will change their lives and the lives of people around them are invited to apply for a James and Marilyn Rockefeller Transition Scholarship.

The selection committee is looking for applicants who have exhibited uncommon tenacity, focus, hope and humor in the face of adversity, and/or who are pursuing a meaningful life change that requires additional education, traditional or nontraditional. Applicants should be determined to succeed, be serious about learning and have an academic and financial plan to achieve their goal.

Eligible applicants must have completed a College Transitions program through one of the state’s adult education programs within the last year and be undertaking a post-secondary educational opportunity.

The application deadline is June 1. Complete guidelines and application forms are available at


Applications currently are being accepted for the Maine Community Foundation’s Patriot Education Scholarship Fund.

This renewable scholarship supports graduating seniors of Maine high schools, or graduates within four years of the date of application, who are currently enrolled in a college or university in Maine pursuing a degree in business as a part-time (minimum nine credit hours per semester) or full-time student. Preference is given to applicants who have a demonstrated interest in personal and commercial insurance professions.

The deadline for applications is June 1. Applications for the Patriot Education Scholarship Fund are available at


Including some of those listed above, 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

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

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