Grants and Scholarships

Women’s group

sponsors scholarship

HANCOCK COUNTY — Downeast Business and Professional Women are now accepting applications for a scholarship to a graduating high school senior who is pursuing a post-secondary education.

The local organization is also accepting applications for a scholarship to an area college student who is continuing her post-secondary education by taking at least three classes per semester.

Jeri White, Scholarship Chair of the local organization, said that each scholarship, available to women in the area, is in the amount of $500.

Business and Professional Women is a nationwide organization of people interested in achieving equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education and information.

Information and applications may be picked up at area high schools or from Jeri White at Bangor Saving Bank, 59 Foster St, Ellsworth; she may also be reached by phone at 667-4626 days and 667-5429 evenings. Deadline for receipt of completed application packages is April 30.



Scholarship targets

technical center students

BAR HARBOR — Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is announcing a $1,500 scholarship for high school graduating seniors who are going on to college. The scholarship is for income-eligible applicants who have attended a technical career program as part of their high school curriculum. There is the potential for 15 awards of $1,500 each.

From qualified applicants, one student may be chosen per technical center. The eligible technical centers include Hancock County Technical Center, Sumner Pathways Career Program and Waldo Tech Center.

The deadline to apply is May 1. Applications are available at any branch of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust and can also be found online at

“Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is pleased to offer these scholarships,” said Jack Frost, of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust.

“We recognize that education is one of the surest ways for each person to have a fulfilling and successful career,” said Jack Frost of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. “These awards can truly make a difference in helping students and families pay for the cost of a college education.”

Application requirements include a personal statement describing career aspirations and college choice, explanation of leadership and community service, high school transcript and one-page scholarship application.

Contact Frost at 667-7100 extension 10986.


Mission scholarship

applications available

BAR HARBOR — Applications and re-applications for the five scholarships offered by the Maine Seacoast Mission are now available online.

Terri Rodick, program manager for scholarships and outreach, said the 2019 scholarships include “big changes” and increases in scholarship amounts.

“We have added the Patsy Elliot Fogarty scholarship, awarded to a student enrolled and attending a full-time nursing program,” Rodick said. “The Fogarty scholarship recipient is annually awarded $2,000 plus a one-time $500 check, made payable to the scholarship recipient, for other unforeseen costs.”

In addition, the Mission’s Sunbeam Scholarship’s renewable total has been increased to $8,000 from $6,500. The EdGE Scholarship renewable total is now $10,000, up from $8,000. And the Theodosia Gray Scholarship annual award is now $2,000.

Current Mission Scholars are reminded to reapply. The deadline for both applications and reapplications is May 1.

Contact [email protected], or visit



Scholarship supports

artistic, athletic passions

ELLSWORTH — The Maine Community Foundation announces $20,140 in awards from the Daniel Cardillo Charitable Fund, which supports young people pursuing their artistic, academic, athletic and vocational or life’s passion outside of the traditional school environment.

The 14 students from across Maine will be attending a range of programs, from summer guitar camp at the Berklee College of Music in Boston to the West End House Girls Camp in Parsonsfield, Maine. Several awardees will be pursuing training in dance and winter sports.

Family, friends and admirers of Dan Cardillo, a compassionate young man with a love of life and its possibilities, established the fund in 1999. Cardillo was a junior Olympic skier, an avid fisherman, a serious student and a gifted artist who attacked challenges with passion and encouraged others to do their personal best and reach for their goals.

The deadline for the next round of scholarships is May 1. Applications are available at



Garden club


BAR HARBOR — The Bar Harbor Garden Club and the St. Croix District of the Garden Club Federation of Maine are offering educational scholarships in support of horticultural and environmental studies.

These scholarships are designed to financially aid students who are interested in majoring in horticulture, floriculture, landscape design, botany, forestry, agronomy, plant pathology, environmental control, city planning or other garden-related fields.

Winners of either of these scholarships will also be considered for eligibility for other Garden Club Federation of Maine, Inc. and the National Garden Clubs, Inc. scholarships. Qualifications details and application forms are available at

For more information, contact [email protected]


College scholarships

for MDIHS graduates

ELLSWORTH—Applications are currently being accepted for scholarships available to graduating seniors at Mount Desert Island High School who are college bound.

The Edith M. Daso and Llewellyn Barry Scholarship is a non-renewable scholarship traditionally awarded to MDI High School graduates who do not reside on Mount Desert Island.

The Hattie A. and Fred C. Lynam Scholarship is a renewable award restricted to graduates of MDI High School who are island residents. The Arthur George Goodrich Scholarship Trust awards nonrenewable scholarships to MDI High School graduates who live on the island and need financial support.

The Maine Community Foundation partners with Bar Harbor Trust Services to administer these scholarships.

Contact the MDI High School guidance office or visit The application deadline is May 1.


Acadia Friends

Peace Award

BAR HARBOR — Nominations are now open for the Acadia Friends (Quaker) Meeting Peace Award. Created in 2001, the award is for a graduating senior at Mount Desert Island High School or one who is home-schooled in Union 98. It comes with a $500 check, a certificate and a subscription to Yes! magazine.

The nominees need to have demonstrated one or more of the following:

Peaceful resolution of conflicts; Support for an inclusive atmosphere and respect for diversity at either the high school or in the larger community; Involvement in national or international efforts to increase greater understanding and promote peace.

Nominations may be submitted to the MDIHS office until Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Contact Carole Beal, PO Box 503, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609 or [email protected] for a nomination form.


Fund for

adult learners

ELLSWORTH — The Maine Community Foundation has launched the Adult Learner Scholarship Fund to support non-traditional students who want to change their lives for the better through education and training.

“Pursuing higher education as an adult — whether for the first time or not — can be stressful and full of challenges,” said Cherie Galyean, director of educational initiatives at MaineCF. “The Adult Learner Scholarship is intended to help relieve some of the financial burden students take on so they can focus on what is important: school.”

MaineCF offers two types of Adult Learner scholarships.

The first, a degree-seeking scholarship supports two- and four-year degree programs and certificate courses that fit into the regular calendar year. The application deadlines for these scholarships are June 15 and Dec. 15.

The second scholarship supports credential/certificate programs that last less than a full semester. These short-term scholarships will have a rolling deadline of the first of each month.

Eligible applicants must be over the age of 25, work full-time, have dependents other than a spouse and be financially independent.

Applicants also must not have received a standard high school diploma and delayed enrollment in college after high school for a reason other than a gap year activity. Complete guidelines and application forms are available at


Scholarships available

for young women in

science and engineering

ELLSWORTH — Applications are currently being accepted at the Maine Community Foundation for the Lydia R. Laurendeau Scholarship Fund.

Established in 2013, the Laurendeau Fund provides renewable scholarship support to young women who are graduating seniors from high schools in Maine pursuing post-secondary education in science or engineering at a four-year university.

There is a preference for applicants demonstrating an interest and/or actively participating in their Franco-American heritage.

The deadline for applications is June 1. Applications are available at


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