Welcome to Mainely Character

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

Scholarships Awarded

54

Amount Awarded

$176,000

Annual Operating Expenses

Less than $500

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


Scholarship Sponsors

United we amplify our impact on our community”

“Our organization is built on trust, and we 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

Collin McGarr

2020 Maranacook Community High School
Market Decisions Scholarship $2500
“I have a passion for helping people.”

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Isabel Berman

2020 Cape Elizabeth High School
Biddeford Savings Bank Character $2500
“I choose to be a positive influence for others.”

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Brady Kaelin

2020 Katahdin High School
Machias Savings Bank Scholarship $2500
“I’ve learned the importance of sticking up for myself.”

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Molly Whelan

2020 Freeport High School
R. M. Davis, Inc. Scholarship $2500
“I have discovered what it means to be authentic.”

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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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