Aspirational, Non-Traditional, & Camp Scholarships

Ansley Bell Tanglewood 4-H Camp and Learning Center Scholarship Fund

Established in 2010 in memory of Ansley Bell to provide scholarship assistance to Islesboro, Maine, residents attending Tanglewood 4-H Camp and Learning Center
Contact: Islesboro Land Trust

Cooper E. King Memorial AFS Scholarship

The Cooper E. King Memorial AFS Scholarship was established with the support of family and friends in 2006 to commemorate Cooper's life by helping a high school student gain an understanding of life and people in other countries through the AFS program. Cooper was a young man, gifted musically and artistically, who spent the second half of his high school senior year in Belgium as an AFS student. Cooper was able to thrive immersed in Belgian culture, language, education and family life. He made friends based on respect and mutual appreciation, not ethnicity or nationality, and returned home confident and inspired by his achievement. This Fund supports eligible high school students enrolled in an AFS School Program. Preference will be given to students for whom the experience promises to be life changing, those students who have not traveled widely or experienced life beyond their community. Geographic priority in order of preference is: Ellsworth High School students, Sumner High School students, residents of Hancock County, and, lastly, residents of Maine. There is not an application for this scholarship. The recipient will be chosen annually from the pool of Maine high school students who have been accepted into an AFS School Program.
Contact: Maine Community Foundation

Daniel Cardillo Charitable Fund

The family, friends and admirers of Dan Cardillo, a compassionate young man with a true love of life and its possibilities, established the Daniel Cardillo Charitable Fund in 1999. Dan was a junior Olympic skier, an avid fisherman, a serious student, a gifted artist and an exceptionally kind human being. He lived life fully and attacked all of his challenges with a passion that has become legendary. He encouraged others to do their personal best and reach for their goals.
This Fund celebrates Dan’s passion for life and his friends by encouraging others to achieve their personal best. Scholarship assistance will be provided to young people pursuing their artistic, academic, athletic, and vocational or life’s passion outside of the traditional school environment (i.e. experiential education, tuition for summer programs or studies, special athletic instruction). Eligible applicants must clearly demonstrate a need for financial assistance, a commitment to their passion, and compassion for others.
Contact: Maine Community Foundation 
Application Deadline: May 1
To Apply: Link to paper application

George H. Cressy Memorial Scholarship Fund

The George H. Cressy Memorial Scholarship supports Portland High School students pursuing their personal best outside of the traditional school environment through experiential education, summer programs or special instruction. Eligible applicants are sophomores or juniors enrolled at Portland High School seeking to participate in an enrichment program or opportunity prior to his/her senior year. Preference will be given to students with financial need who exemplify Mr. Cressy's belief in hard work, perseverance and loyalty.
Contact: Glenn Nerbak, Portland Mentoring Alliance at Portland High School or Maine Community Foundation
To Apply: Link to paper application

John S. and Marjoria R. Cunningham Camp Scholarship

The John S. and Marjoria R. Cunningham Camp Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for week-long residential summer camp experiences for children who are Maine residents, ages 10-15, whose financial need would otherwise prevent them from affording such experiences. This Fund is designated to Camp Hinds (Pine Tree Council, Boy Scouts of America) and Tanglewood 4-H Camp and Learning Center (for young girls 10-15). There is not an application for this scholarship. Recipients will be chosen annually from the pool of eligible campers attending each camp.
Contact: Maine Community Foundation

Lee Patterson Scholarship Fund for Classical Voice Training

Lee Patterson established this scholarship in 2001 for classical voice training (opera, operettas and art song literature composed between 1600-1920). Recipients will agree to sing with the Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Maine during the term of their scholarship. Minimum age to apply is 14. Preference will be given to residents of Hancock and Washington Counties.
Contact: Lee Patterson, Box 200, Mount Desert, ME 04660

Richard A. Ferrier Scholarship Fund

This fund was established by the estate of Richard Ferrier to encourage students to explore the less traditional pathways to an education. Assistance will be provided to students between the ages of 13 and 18 who are residents of Bowdoinham to pursue their artistic, academic, athletic and vocational or life's passion outside of the traditional school environment (i.e. experiential education, tuition for summer programs or studies, or special athletic instruction). Eligible applicants must be residents of Bowdoinham who clearly demonstrate a need for financial assistance. Preference is for applicants who have resided in Bowdoinham for at least one full year.
Contact: Maine Community Foundation 
Application Deadline: April 1
To Apply: Link to paper application

Scott Grindle Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established in 2015, the Scott Grindle Memorial Scholarship fund provides scholarship assistance to a student in grade 9-12 at Islesboro Central School who is pursuing an interest in the arts.
Contact: Islesboro Central School guidance office

SSZ Trekkers Scholarship Fund

The SSZ Trekkers Scholarship Fund was established in 2010 by friends and family to honor a St. George resident on a special day. It supports scholarships for students who would like to participate in Trekkers' programs. There is no application for this scholarship. Recipients will be chosen annually from the pool of eligible students.
Contact: Trekkers (207-594-5095)

Stephanie Hope Mull Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Stephanie Hope Mull Memorial Scholarship Fund provides support to Maine youth (ages 9-16) attending the Summer Camp at the Maine College of Art. There is no application for this opportunity. The Maine College of Art will select recipients from the pool of eligible campers.
Contact: Maine College of Art