Meet the Scholars

Lucille Utgard

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

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Kathryn Smith

$5000 Timothy and Claire Heard
John Bapst Memorial High School
Good character is a choice we make every day.

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Alice Skiff

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

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Maxwell Mason

John Babst Memorial High School
$5000 Northern Light Health
Character is defined by everyday actions, most small and fleeting.

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Ryan Ball

$5000 Biddeford and Mechanics Savings Charitable Foundation
Westbrook High School
I transformed my silence into a powerful voice.

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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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Ava Chadbourne

2021 Fryeburg Academy
$2500 Scholarship Sponsored by an Anonymous Donor
I am not broken. I am not wrong. I am me.

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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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Khalil Kilani

2021 Waynflete School, Portland
$2500 Scholarship Sponsored by Northern Light Health
Whenever I didn’t have much, I had my character.

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Mary Lombardi

2021 Traip Academy
$2500 Scholarship Sponsored by Partners Bank
I don’t want to be in a tiny box. I want to bust out and try something new.

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Alexander Reynaud

Waterville High School
$2500 Scholarship Sponsored by David and Kathy Harrison
I confront challenges and deal with them.

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Kaitlyn Tompkins

2021 Mount Desert High School
$2500 Scholarship Sponsored by Reed and Reed
I seek to lead in kindness and work hard to make the future brighter for all.

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Magnolia VanDiver

2021 George Stevens Academy, Blue Hill
$2500 Scholarship Sponsored by Machias Savings Bank
I strive to align my actions with my convictions.

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Colby Volkernick

Colby Volkernick
2021 Mountain Valley High School, Rumford
$2500 Scholarship Sponsored by Northeast Bank
My life has been given in caring for others.

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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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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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Abigail Pomerleau

2019 Thornton Academy
$1250 Market Decisions Research Scholarship
“She learned to be resiliant in the face of adversity.”

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Madeline Williams

2019 Gould Academy
$1250 Market Decisions Research Scholarship
“She unites like-minded people to improve the environment.”

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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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Julia Hanson

2018 Casco Bay High School for Expeditionary Learning
$2500 Machias Savings Bank
“In response to the suicide of two friends, she founded a suicide prevention program, Yellow Tulip.”

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Ashleigh Cote

2018 Gardiner High School
$2500 Market Decisions Research Scholarship
“Poetry and determination helped her overcome major family challenges.”

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Habso Omani

2018 Portland High School
$2500 Biddeford Savings Bank Scholarship
“She builds bridges between Islamic and American cultures.”

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Lucas Brown

2018 South Portland High School
$1000 Mainely Character Scholarship
“He took responsibility because he had to. Now he does because he wants to.”

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David Warren

2018 Belfast Area High School
$1000 Mainely Character Scholarship “He is making his community a better place, one neighbor at a time.”

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Kyanda Mulonda

2016 Auburn Adult Education Edward Little High School
$5000 R. M. Davis, Inc. Mainely Character Scholarship

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