Located in northern New England as the 41st most populous state, Maine is inhabited by over 1.32 million people. The state has its small-town atmosphere, superb seafood, Atlantic beaches, and beautiful landmarks like Acadia National Park which are being attracted by many college students. The residents of Mainer also choose from 28 diverse schools, including Husson University, Bowdoin College, Maine College of Art, Bangor Theological Seminary, and Saint Joseph's College. 

What are Maine Scholarships?

The average tuition & fees are $7,526 for in-state and $21,952 for out-of-state students in Maine. Mainers understand the value of education and thus the state is determined to help its residents achieve their post-secondary educational goals. They hope to encourage more students to pursue a college education by offering grants, college scholarships, and loan forgiveness programs.

Administered by the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME), these programs are funded by the state. To retain talented graduates within the state’s workforce the state legislature of Maine has developed these financial aid programs to encourage more residents to attend college. However, there are many Maine’s scholarships and loan forgiveness programs that are career specific, encouraging students to pursue degrees and careers in high demand fields such as medicine and veterinary science. Also, the programs are subject to change according to new legislation and the availability of funds as with all state-supported financial aid for college students.

FAFSA- The First Step

It must be a priority for every student to fill and apply for FAFSA before applying for any grants, scholarships, or college loans. Students preparing for college, who are looking for financial aid to help pay for their education, need to fill out and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. FAFSA is used to determine the level of financial assistance for which a student is eligible for all Federal and state-supported financial aid. After the student’s FAFSA has been submitted, they will receive their Student Aid Report, which will outline the specifics of their eligibility for government-supported college financial aid programs.

 

Application Deadline

June 30, 2020

Award Amount

$2,500

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Contact Number

800 788-3368

About the Scholarship

The Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award is an initiative by the Discover Student Loans with the sole aim of supporting talented students whose potential is otherwise gone unnoticed. The sch...

Application Deadline

December 07, 2020

Award Amount

$2,500

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

comcast@applyists.com

Contact Number

855-670-4787

About the Scholarship

Comcast NBC Universal Foundation strives towards building a brighter nation by awarding the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship to bright and aspiring minds. The Foundation believes that young minds are the leaders of tomorrow. Success starts with opportunity and commitment to the young people will build better leade...

Application Deadline

March 16, 2020

Award Amount

$3,500

Awards Available

4

Website

Link

Email Address

jacinda@niada.com

Contact Number

800-682-3837

About the Scholarship

The National Independent Automobile Dealers Association, a 70-year-old trade association established the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association Foundation or the NIADA Foundation in 2006 with the mission of supporting young men or women of the United States who have displayed academic excellence, leadership sk...

Application Deadline

May 23, 2020

Award Amount

$1,000

Awards Available

3

Website

Link

Email Address

info@mgfpa.org

Contact Number

207-622-4461

About the Scholarship

The Maine Grocers and Food Producers Association provides scholarship programs to high school graduates who are pursuing higher education in the State of Maine. MGFPA Scholarship program is awarded based on the academic merit, participation in community and school activities, financial need and the career goals ...

Application Deadline

March 01, 2020

Award Amount

$5,000

Awards Available

2

Website

Link

Email Address

mainelycharacter@gmail.com

Contact Number

207-623-3263

About the Scholarship

Mainely Character Scholarship is awarded by the organization to those students who have exceptional character. The applicants are expected to live by the four principles- Courage, Integrity, Responsibility, and Concern. Most students of the state of Maine are unable to pursue postsecondary education due to financial circumstances. Therefore...

Application Deadline

May 01, 2020

Award Amount

$1,500

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

education@famemaine.com

About the Scholarship

State of Maine Grant Program is a form of financial assistance provided by the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) to undergraduate students of Maine who belong to a family whose estimated family contribution is very less. The grant programs fund the postsecondary education of students and hence relieves them of t...

Application Deadline

February 15, 2020

Award Amount

$1,000

Awards Available

2

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarships@ffa.org

Contact Number

317-802-6099

About the Scholarship

This scholarship was financed by the maker of Kent and Blue Seal feeds—Kent Nutrition Group Inc., through the National FFA Foundation to provide funding support to students who desire to opt a four-year degree in college in animal nutrition, animal /dairy / poultry or equine/equestrian science, general agriculture or agricultural science, agricultural business management, econom...

Application Deadline

June 01, 2020

Award Amount

$10,000

Awards Available

10

Website

Link

Email Address

prom@ducktapeclub.com

Contact Number

440-937-7096

About the Scholarship

High school students attending prom are awarded scholarship prizes through the Stuck At Prom Scholarship Contest to the best student who makes and wears prom attires made of Duct Brand duct tape. The scholarship is awarded to the winners of the contest on the basis of online voting. The contest winners in different positions are ch...

Application Deadline

November 17, 2020

Award Amount

$5,000

Awards Available

50

Website

Link

Email Address

spirit@applyists.com

Contact Number

865-670-4787

About the Scholarship

Prudential Foundation certifies Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. The establishment was begun as the United States\' biggest youth acknowledgment program dependent on volunteer network administration. This grant was begun by Prudential and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) in the year 1995. This program honors middle level and high sc...

Application Deadline

February 01, 2020

Award Amount

$3,000 - $10,000

Awards Available

3

Website

Link

Email Address

info@bmifoundation.org

Contact Number

212-220-3103

About the Scholarship

The BMI Foundation provides financial assistance to students who are songwriters and composers in the contemporary musical genres in the form of the John Lennon Scholarships in order to support and encourage new talents in the industry. The recipients of the scholarship are enrolled in a university or c...