Welcome to Mainely Character

Our Mission: To recognize and reward Maine High School seniors of exceptional character



Total Awarded




Applications for Maine high school students expecting to graduate in 2020 are now closed. 2021 graduates may apply beginning January 1, 2021

Scholarship Sponsors

“We are an organization built on trust, and are proud to support these students of amazing character”

The strength of our community depends on the character tomorrow’s leaders” 

“These students of character inspire us to live lives of character”

“As a Maine company we appreciate the outstanding character of our youth” 

Awarding Scholarships

We consider four aspects of student’s character when awarding scholarships.

Courage: Taking risks and following you own conscience with fearlessness.
Integrity: Being truthful and trustworthy to oneself and others.
Responsibility: Conveying an attitude of commitment and conviction.
Concern: Demonstrating compassion and caring attitude towards others, and helping them achieve their best.

We do not consider academic achievement, athletic prowess, musical ability, artistic talent or financial need.

Our Most Recent Scholars

Sarah Low

2019 Bucksport High School
$5,000 R.M. Davis Scholarship
“Despite many obstacles, she will be the first in her family to go to college.”

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Richard Joyce

2019 Cheverus High School
$2500 Machias Savings Bank Scholarship
“He strives to be an uplifter in everything he does.”

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Madeleine Tiner

2019 Poland Regional High School
$2500 Biddeford Savings Bank Scholarship
“Facing health issues and bullying she could have given up. Instead she found her passion – helping others.”

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Sophia DeSchiffart

2018 Narraguagus Middle/High School
$5000 R.M. Davis Scholarship
“She found that true character includes the ability to change and grow.“

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Thank you to our in-kind contributors.



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