Maine Island Higher Education Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$2,625

Awarded

Application Deadline

March 7

Thursday
Awarded By:

Island Institute

Number of Awards & Eligibility: There is no set limit on the number of scholarships to be given under this program. Awards are provided based on the number of eligible students.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a resident of Maine's year-round unbridged island communities. Those islands are as follows: Chebeague, Cliff, Frenchboro, Great Cranberry, Isle au Haut, Islesboro, Islesford, Long, Matinicus, Monhegan, North Haven, Peaks, Swan's and Vinalhaven.
  3. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  4. Must be a high school senior or current undergraduate student at the time of application.

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

Description: This scholarship is available for undergraduate students who are residents of Maine's year-round unbridged island communities. Those islands are as follows: Chebeague, Cliff, Frenchboro, Great Cranberry, Isle au Haut, Islesboro, Islesford, Long, Matinicus, Monhegan, North Haven, Peaks, Swan's and Vinalhaven.

Application requirements for the Maine Island Higher Education Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Recommendation letters (2)
  • Personal statement
  • Official Transcript
  • Photo
Additional Information: Award decisions will be based on academic achievement, employment and extracurricular activities, the personal statement, and special circumstances. The Island Institute reserves the right to determine how best to balance these criteria when evaluating applications. Students applying under this award program may be considered for any of the following named awards: the Louis W. Cabot Academic and Community Leadership Scholarship; the S. Parkman Shaw Scholarship; the Sweet Scholarship; Otter Island Fund; and the Seth Jordan Memorial Fund Scholarship. Award winners will be notified by May 31.

Award Amount: $250 to $5,000 annually, non-renewable. Students may reapply each year.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $2,625.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Thursday, March 7

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Thursday, March 7

The application deadline date has not yet been finalized for this year, but is expected to remain the same as last year. The deadline date shown here is tentative based on last year's date. Please check back in November for a refreshed application deadline date. Applications for the Island Institute scholarship are available at the Maine Community Foundation and must be accessed online after creating a profile for the scholarship management system. In addition to the completed application, the student must submit the following: two recommendation letters from school faculty or staff members that exemplify leadership in projects and high academic standards; a personal statement of 750 words or less answering one of the three questions listed on the application; a copy of his/her most recent transcript; and a photo of him/herself (to be used in publicizing winners). The application and all supporting materials must be completed online by the deadline.
Contact: Ruth Kermish-Allen
Address: 245 Main St. Ellsworth, Maine 04605

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