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Advantage Payroll/Gauvin Scholarship – Awarded each semester to full-time non-traditional students who are Aroostook County residents in good academic standing with demonstrated financial need, this scholarship was established by Ray & Sandy Gauvin and Advantage Payroll Services.


Robert Blackmore Scholarship – Created for students in the business technology department by NMCC employees and alumni in honor of Robert Blackmore, a former Computer Information Systems instructor at NMCC.


Bustard/Carlson Scholarship – Open to all students, with selection based on financial need and academic merit, this scholarship was started by the Bustard and Carlson families.


Caribou Rotary Scholarship – Created by the Caribou Rotary Club, this scholarship is awarded to Caribou High School graduates who are attending NMCC. The award is need based and goes to an individual who shows significant promise.


Carson/Clark Nursing Scholarship – Created for students in the nursing and allied health department by NMCC employees and alumni, this scholarship honors Margaret Carson and Betty Clark, two former long-time chairs of that department.


Central Aroostook EMS Scholarship Fund –Established to provide assistance to individuals enrolled in NMCC’s emergency medical services program who reside in Blaine, Mars Hill, Bridgewater, E. Plantation or Monticello. 


Tom and Betty K. Conant Scholarship Fund – This Fund was established in July 2010 through a $10,000 donation from Tom Conant and his wife Betty Kent-Conant.   This scholarship is designated for students that are residents of Maine, with preference given to students from Aroostook County. It alternates annually between a student pursuing a degree in nursing or a related allied health field, and one in electrical construction and maintenance. 


Larry Cowett Memorial Scholarship – Awarded to a second year student enrolled in an automotive program, with preference given to students in automotive technology. Preference will also be given to students who are Presque Isle residents or graduates of Presque Isle High School.


Mitch Cyr Memorial Scholarship – Awarded in memory of Mitchell P. Cyr, this scholarship is for a traditional student who is an Aroostook County resident, with preference given to Presque Isle High School graduates. The scholarship is based on both financial need and satisfactory academic standing with a demonstrated desire to learn and succeed.


Dickinson-McBreairty Memorial Scholarship Fund – Established in honor and memory of  the late James and Doris (Dickinson) McBreairty, as well as the couple’s parents. The fund awards scholarships annually to students demonstrating financial need, one each from the towns of Perham, Wade, and Washburn. 


Dirigo FFA/Nutrite Scholarship – Established through a donation from the Dirigo FFA Foundation, Inc., the scholarship is for NMCC students who are Aroostook County residents and are either a former FFA student or a student from a farm family enrolled in the business administration program. 


Francis E. Dorsey Scholarship – This scholarship was established by Geraldine Dorsey in memory of her late husband, Francis. It is awarded annually to a woman enrolled in a trade program at the college. 


Lloyd Duncan Scholarship – Awarded to a senior in an electrical/electronics program, this scholarship was established in 1996 by Thelma Swain and named after a former instructor at the college. 


Mary Maxine & Charles D. Eber Scholarship –Originally established by Charles Eber in memory of his late wife, the scholarship was renamed after Mr. Eber passed away. It is intended to help an NMCC student achieve his or her educational goals.


E. Perrin Edmunds Memorial Scholarship –Established by Phyllis Dake in memory of her brother, a state legislator from Fort Fairfield who played a key role in obtaining the funding to establish the college, this scholarship is awarded to a student from Aroostook County who is in good academic standing and shows financial need.


General Endowed Scholarship – A number of scholarships are given to students each year based on academic performance and financial need. These are made possible through the interest earned on all endowed donations that are not designated for a dedicated scholarship.


G. Melvin & Phyllis J. Hovey Scholarship – This scholarship is awarded to a student from Aroostook County, taking into account the degree of interest in a college education, potential for making a contribution to college life and to society, and indication of high moral character.


Durward & Lillian Huffman Scholarship – Honoring a long-time NMCC president, this scholarship was established through donations from employees and other college friends when Dr. Huffman retired. Preference is given to students with a minimum grade point average of 3.5 who are involved in campus activities.


Peter G. Hunt, Sr. Memorial Scholarship Fund – Established by United Insurance Group after the unfortunate and unexpected passing of Peter Hunt, Sr. as a tribute to his memory and legacy. Criteria for this scholarship includes, having a GPA of 3.0 or higher and being enrolled in the second-semester in a business, nursing or trade program.


Larry A. Langille Memorial Scholarship – Established by members of the Langille family, this scholarship is awarded to a full-time student, preferably in the computer-aided drafting program.


Gov. James B. Longley Scholarship Fund – This fund is supported by the Governor James B. Longley Scholarship Foundation for two scholarships annually. The intent is to provide support to the same student for each of the two years of the student’s enrollment at NMCC. 


Dana McGlauflin Memorial Scholarship – Established by McGlauflin, who served as a long-time business manager for the college. The fund is awarded annually to students who demonstrate involvement in their community, have good academic standing and are enrolled in a degree program at the College. Preference is given to students from Aroostook County.


Maine Better Transportation Association Snow Scholarship Fund – The Foundation receives $1,000 annually to award one or two scholarships to a Maine resident in the transportation field who has demonstrated financial need.


Brian C. James Scholarship–The NMCC Foundation holds the assets of this scholarship that rotates among several Maine Community Colleges. Students enrolled in an automotive/mechanical or civil engineering technology program with satisfactory academic progress and demonstrated financial need are eligible.


Machias Savings Bank Scholarship Fund – This fund was established through a gift donation from Machias Savings Bank to The Campaign for the County’s College to benefit deserving students from Aroostook, Penobscot, Washington or Hancock Counties enrolled in a business-related field of study. The fund will be used to provide scholarships and/or awards to students to fund tuition, books, tools, and equipment.


Maine Potato Board Scholarship – Funded through a potato tax fund grant, the scholarship is for students enrolled in the business administration program who are Maine residents in good academic standing and involved in school and/or community activities.


Maine Public Service Scholarship –Funded by donations from Maine Public Service Company, this scholarship is intended for a full-time student from Aroostook County with significant promise who is pursuing a vocation useful in a career with Maine Public Service Company.


Philip Parker Memorial/Tri-City Scholarship – These two combined funds are intended to provide scholarship assistance to a full-time student pursuing a degree in an electronics program or taking a computer class. Preference is given to a student studying computer electronics. 


Belinda Sewall Page Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship is awarded to a student who either attended a Head Start program as a child and/or is enrolled in the NMCC early childhood education program.


Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship – Funded by NMCC students involved in the campus chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for students in two year colleges, it is intended for PTK members.


Dale P. and Christopher P. Powers Scholarship – Established in memory of Dale & Christopher Powers, this scholarship is for a full-time student pursing a degree at NMCC with demonstrated financial need.


Presque Isle Rotary Club Scholarship – Funded by the Presque Isle Rotary Club, this scholarship is intended for full-time students who are graduates of Presque Isle High School and who have demonstrated financial need.


Carl & Lillian Rasmussen Scholarship – This memorial scholarship is for a student in the nursing program at NMCC who has a demonstrated dedication to school and/or community service.


Linwood Raymond Memorial Scholarship – Established by the Raymond family, this scholarship is intended for a second-year student in the liberal studies program at NMCC and is based on financial need. 


Bruce and Connie Sandstrom Scholarship Fund – This scholarship fund, established by Bruce and Connie Sandstrom during The Campaign for the County’s College, is intended for a student in the accounting program.


George W. Scott/Maine Mutual Scholarship - This scholarship was established through donations from MMG Insurance and is intended for a student enrolled in the business technology department with good academic standing.


Paris J. Snow Scholarship – Established by Willetta “Billy” Snow in memory of her husband, this scholarship is for a full-time student who is an Aroostook County resident, shows significant promise and has demonstrated financial need. Pat Snow was an enthusiastic supporter of vocational technical education in the Maine, particularly at NMCC. He was one of the original incorporators of the Foundation and served as its first president. 


Sturdivant Island Tuna Tournament Charitable Foundation Scholarship – The tuna tournament is a three-day fishing event held annually in South Portland, raising funds for charitable causes. In 2005, SITT made a commitment to endow a scholarship for NMCC students. Scholarships are awarded annually, with preference given to Maine residents with demonstrated unmet financial need and in good academic standing.


Sunshine Health Scholarship Fund – This fund was established in December 2009 through a $10,000 donation from anonymous donors who call themselves the Sunshine Benefactors. This scholarship is for a student in the allied health department at NMCC and is based on financial need.


Ian R. Sutherland Memorial Scholarship – Established in part by gifts from friends of the Sutherlands in the weeks after Ian’s accident, funding for the scholarship was then completed by the Sutherland family. The scholarship is awarded to a first year student in the diesel hydraulics program.


S. W. Collins Company Scholarship Fund – This scholarship fund was established by S. W. Collins Company during The Campaign for the County’s College. This scholarship is intended for a student in a building trades program. 


TD Bank Scholarship – Funded by donations from TD Bank, this scholarship is awarded to students who are Maine residents in the business technology department, based on both financial need and satisfactory academic standing with a demonstrated desire to learn and succeed.


Thelma C. Swain Scholarship – The scholarship is for students enrolled in a program which has an impact upon Aroostook County, with preference given to those enrolled in the nursing, residential construction, or plumbing and heating programs.   Before her passing, Ms. Swain endowed a scholarship at each of the seven colleges of the MCCS. 


TAMC/Marge Haines Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship, funded by a group of nursing professionals and TAMC’s medical staff and board of directors, is in memory of Marge Haines, a nurse at TAMC for many years. Eligible students must be enrolled in the nursing program with a minimum 3.25 grade point average and have plans to practice in Aroostook County upon graduation. 


Larry & Audrey Thibodeau Scholarship – This scholarship, established by Audrey and the late Larry Thibodeau, is to provide educational assistance to Aroostook County residents who are seeking education and training in a medical-related field. 


Richard West Scholarship – This scholarship was started by college employees and alumni to honor Dick West, department chair of the trades department at NMCC for 25 years, when he retired in 2000. It is intended for a student pursuing an education in the trades department.


Online Scholarships
Maine Town, City and County Management Association Scholarship

Deadline: June 27, 2014

The MTCMA has made available the annual Scholarship for undergraduate or graduate students.  Scholarships will be awarded based on need; participation in civic leadership, public administration, or community service; likelihood to make a significant contribution to the field; grades achieved in related course work.
Applications can be picked up in the financial aid office or printed by following the above link.
Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

Deadline: June 14, 2014

Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with our scholarship program for the 4 th year.  We will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each year.  Students will be asked to write an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page on our web site.
B. Davis Scholarship

Deadline: May 26, 2014 

Amount of Scholarship:  $1,000

Please visit our website at   to read about us and to apply for our scholarship.   While you’re there, please browse through the rest of the site to learn more about applying for scholarships.

Our website was developed solely for the purpose of helping students locate and apply for scholarships.   We are trying to improve the students’ chances for success.   The site is free and we charge nothing for the information or the application.

Gauvin County Scholarship Fund

Deadline:  May 1, 2014

This fund offers a $1,000.00 scholarship for a senior in each of the 16 high schools in Aroostook County for up to four years.  Our priority population includes first generation and/or economically disadvantaged county youth who select one of the four colleges (Northern Maine Community College, Husson University, University of Maine at Fort Kent, University of Maine at Presque Isle)  located in Aroostook County, allowing them to stay in the county and possibly live at home to make the college experience more affordable.
MMPA Scholarship Program

Deadline: May 1, 2014

(Application open from January 1 through April 30) 

This is for students pursuing post-secondary education in the  precision machining technology, manufacturing technology, welding or engineering related fields. Students must also be a Maine Resident.

The Clyde Russell Scholarship Fund

Deadline:  February 1 of each year

This award will be to cover tuition,  room, board, books and fees, not to exceed $2000 . This award is granted to a High School graduate attending a two year Community College.  One-half will be paid upon presentation of evidence of enrollment in the first semester and one-half upon presentation of evidence of enrollment in the second semester.  In granting the awards, the Trustees will consider personal traits and qualities, extra-curricular activities, community activities, post-secondary academic ability and achievement, and personal goals and objectives.

Patriot Education Scholarship Funds
 Deadline June 1, 2013

In 2007, Patriot Mutual Holding Company merged into Frankenmuth Mutual Insurance Company, Patriot Insurance Company and Patriot Life Insurance Company, both Maine-domiciled companies. Frankenmuth, founded on the tradition of neighbor helping neighbor, is committed to supporting graduates of Maine high schools pursuing a degree in business at a college or university in Maine.  

Eligible students are graduates of a Maine high school who are currently enrolled in a college or university in Maine pursuing a degree in business as a full-time student. There is a preference for applicants who have a demonstrated interest in personal and commercial insurance professions.

For more information, or to apply, visit: 
Goedeker’s Scholarship

Deadline: July 31, 2014

This scholarship is available to all students (Undergraduate and Graduate) and available to all fields of study.   Goedeker’s believes in your potential and would love to see you flourish. That is why we are offering a $500 grand prize scholarship toward costly college textbooks. 
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FAME The Finance Authority of Maine website offers a scholarship search with specific information on each scholarship and how to apply.  The site also offers Financial Aid tips and tools.

Maine Community Foundation

This is the Maine Community Foundation site. The Foundation's goals include improving the quality of life in the state of Maine. The grants are focused on education, the environment, arts and humanities, and social and community services. This site lists Maine scholarships and includes some tips on applying for them.  

MassMutual Scholars

A national sholarship program for high achieving college students of African American, Asian/Pacific Islander or Hispanic descent interested in pursuing careers in the insurance and financial services industry.
This year,  the program will offer a $150,000 in college sholarships to high-achieving students across the country.
Eligible students of all majors will be considered who are entering their sophomore,  junior,  senior,  or 5th-year senior year in pursuit of an undergraduate degree at an accredited U.S. college or university and are interested in pursuing a career in the insurance and financial services industry.

School Soup

 School Soup has a free scholarship search that will search over $32 billion dollars worth of scholarships to find scholarships that match your interests and profile.


The most popular scholarship search site, covering more than 275,000 scholarships. This site even personalizes scholarships to your unique profile.

(for Maine students under the age of 18)

The most popular scholarship search site, covering more than 275,000 scholarships. This site even personalizes scholarships to your unique profile.



The CollegeBoard provides a basic scholarship search according to criteria you input in its search engine.  Look under the "Parents and Students" section off the main page for scholarship searching.


This database contains listings of more than 500,000 private sector awards from 1,750 sponsors. You may view the results in brief or detailed formats, save individual awards in their profile, and generate letters to request additional information.  This database is updated on an annual basis. 


 This is a great site with a variety of information on Financial Aid focusing mainly on scholarships. Created by someone who has been a scholarship judge and assisted in the awarding of scholarships to students, it includes information on tips and helpful hints on applying for scholarships.


The MES Foundation provides online scholarship applications as well as student loan information.  In addition, this site offers a variety of information on college planning and Financial Aid. 


A great website for information on not only the Financial Aid process, but also on the admissions aspect of college. It includes a scholarship search engine, "scholarship resume" tips, essay writing tips, and information on how to avoid scholarship scamps. 

Scholarships 4 School

In addition, details every step of the application process, from how to get organized to how to write a successful scholarship essay. We help you put the scholarship process in a broader context, so you can better see how the scholarship fits your goals, yourself, and your place in the world. We provide personal assessment questionnaires and helpful writing strategies to get you started. The positive outcome of learning about yourself is growing into the person you want to become. The skills you learn in completing the scholarship process will serve you throughout your life and career.