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Maine may be known for the lucrative business of lobsters, but did you also know that it has several ways for students to earn money for school, too? With these Maine scholarships, residents have the chance to win money to help pay for tuition, books, room and board, fees and more. If you don’t currently live in Maine but plan to attend one of its schools, such as: the University of Maine (UMaine), Colby College, Bowdoin College, or Maine Maritime Academy, be sure to check out this directory of scholarships for Maine students to add to your college savings fund. For even more scholarships, fill out a free ScholarshipExperts profile to discover your personalized list of possible awards.

Maine Innkeepers Association Scholarship

This scholarship is available for Maine undergraduate and graduate students who plan to pursue a career in the lodging or foodservice fields, or are family members, employees, or family members of an employee of a member of the Maine Innkeepers Association.

Total: $800

Awards: 10

Deadline: April 12

Annual Signet Classic Student Scholarship Essay Contest

This writing contest is open to high school juniors and seniors and home-schooled students who are 16 to 18 years of age. To enter, students must write a two- to three-page essay on one of the topics listed on the Penguin Group (USA) Inc. website regarding the current contest’s book.

Total: $1000

Awards: 5

Deadline: April 15

Lawrence Alan Spiegel Remembrance Scholarship

Maine high school seniors are eligible to enter this essay contest. Students must submit an essay about remembrance of the Holocaust to enter.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: April 15

Joseph D. Thomas Memorial Scholarship

Maine residents pursuing a major in the performing arts are eligible for this scholarship. Applicants must participate in an audition (or interview if majoring in a technical field).

Total: $500

Awards: 3

Deadline: April 15

OMNE/Nursing Leaders of Maine Scholarship

This award is given to Maine residents planning to pursue or currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree or higher in a nursing program in Maine.

Total: $500

Awards: 2

Deadline: May 01

Maine State Grant Program

This award is available to Maine resident undergraduate students who are enrolled at an eligible college or university. The student must demonstrate financial need and have an EFC of $3,000 or less.

Total: $1000

Awards: 15000

Deadline: May 01

Educators for Maine Program

This forgivable loan program is available to Maine graduating high school seniors, undergraduate students, and graduate students who are pursuing initial certification as a teacher, including speech pathology or child care provider qualifications. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $2886

Awards: 83

Deadline: May 01

Rover College Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. Students must submit an essay on the current year’s topic.

Total: $2500

Awards: 1

Deadline: May 01

Children and Youth Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who are Maine residents.

Total: $500

Awards: 7

Deadline: May 01

Rodney C. Harmon Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is available for Maine undergraduate and graduate students who have achieved a grade point average of 2.7 or higher for the semester immediately preceding the distribution of any award.

Total: $500

Awards: 2

Deadline: May 03

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