You may apply using the online form below, by downloading, completing and mailing or emailing the completed printable form, or by providing the information requested in the printable form on a piece of paper and mailing it in. We will accept an application in either typed or handwritten format so long as it includes all the information requested in the application form. If you email your application please provide your attachment as a PDF document. We will not accept and will not open applications in any other document format.
Applications must be submitted (or postmarked if mailed) by March 1.
You qualify for the scholarship if,
- You live in Maine.
- You are graduating from high school in the year of your application.
- Your high school is located in Maine. We do not accept applications from students attending high school out of state.
- You will be going onto an accredited post-secondary institution after graduation from high school. If you are considering a “gap year” between high school and post-secondary education, you must apply during your senior year of high school, and you must have already committed to a post-secondary institution.
If you do not meet all the eligibility criteria, your application will not be accepted.
Mainely Character Scholarships are awarded to the individuals who best demonstrate these four core principles of exemplary character:
- Concern: Communicating compassion and a caring attitude toward others.
- Responsibility: Demonstrating commitment and conviction through your actions.
- Integrity: Acting ethically and remaining true to your personal values.
- Courage: Taking risks and following your conscience with fearlessness.
The application is YOUR opportunity to tell us about YOUR character in YOUR own words.