Welcome to Mainely Character

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

Scholarships Awarded


Amount Awarded


Annual Adminstrative Expenses


The application period for Maine high school students expecting to graduate in 2023 is now closed. Applications received or postmarked after March 1, 2023 will not be considered.

Scholarship Sponsors

Mainely Character Scholarships are funded by organizations and individuals committed to recognizing and rewarding character.

Awarding Scholarships

Our scholarships are awarded based on an applicant’s character. We do not consider academic achievement, athletic prowess, musical ability, artistic talent or financial need.

Four aspects of student’s character are considered when making an award.

Courage: Taking risks and following your 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.

Our Most Recent Scholars

Lucille Utgard

$5000 Partners Bank/Anne Spaulding
2022 Sanford High School
I took on the biggest responsibility a high school student can have.

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Alice Skiff

$5000 Kathy and David Harrison
2022 Lincoln Academy
It is often thought that adversity develops character. I can support that with my own experience.

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Thank you to our in-kind contributors.



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