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 2022 is now closed. Applications received or postmarked after March 1, 2022 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 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.

Our Most Recent Scholars

Serena Lufkin

2021 Hodgon Middle/High School, Houlton
$5000 Scholarship Sponsored by 100+WomenWhoCare, Southern Maine
My character is a reflection of everything I have successfully gotten through.

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Maggie Amann

2021 Scarborough High School
$2500 Scholarship Sponsored by Biddeford Mechanics Savings Bank Charitable Foundation
I find joy in making people smile

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Keegan Butler

2021 George Stevens Academy, Blue Hill
$2500 Scholarship Sponsored by Market Decisions Research
I know what it’s like to be on the other side of hatefulness

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Traci Francis

2021 South Portland High School
$2500 Scholarship Sponsored by Androscoggin Savings Bank, Purdy Powers & Co and the Mainely Character Board Scholarship
I have the strength to get through difficult things, and that gives me hope.

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Suzanne Hanvey

2021 Thornton Academy/ Old Orchard Beach Alternative Education and Youth Program
$2500 Scholarship Sponsored by Saco Biddeford Savings Institution, Paquin & Carroll Insurance and the Mainely Character Board.
I will help lead my generation towards a kind, healthy, and environmentally friendly future.

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Thank you to our in-kind contributors.



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