Lydia R. Laurendeau Scholarship Fund

Application Information





Application Deadline

June 1

Awarded By:

Maine Community Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: One award offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must attend a high school in Maine.
  2. Must be a high school senior at the time of application.
  3. Must be female.
  4. Must be planning to major in science or engineering.
  5. This award is for U.S. students.
  6. Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship is available for female high school seniors attending High School in Maine. Applicants must plan to major in science or engineering, and preference will be given to applicants of French descent.

Application requirements for the Lydia R. Laurendeau Scholarship Fund are:

  • Application form
Additional Information: Established in 2013, the Lydia R. Laurendeau Scholarship Fund provides scholarship support to young women who are pursuing post-secondary education in either science or engineering at a four-year university. Eligible applicants will be female graduating seniors from a Maine High School. There is a preference for applicants demonstrating a connection to their Franco-American heritage.

Award Amount: Award amounts vary based on the funds available, the number of recipients selected, and individual financial need.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $2,500.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, June 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, June 1

Applications and additional information about this award can be found online at the Maine Community Foundation website using the link provided. To be considered for this award, students must submit a completed application form, as well as the following supporting documents: a personal statement, written as a letter addressed to the scholarship committee, that introduces the applicant and his/her goals; a recent letter of recommendation from a teacher or employer who can speak to the candidate's academic and professional potential; and financial information in the form of a FAFSA documentation such as a Student Aid Report. The Student Aid Report (SAR) is obtained by filing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA is available online at, at high school guidance offices, and at college financial aid offices. Applications and supporting documents must be submitted online no later than the deadline date.
About Maine Community Foundation:
Contact Information: Jean Warren, Scholarship Coordinator
Address: 245 Main St. Ellsworth, Maine 04605

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