Cumberland County Scholarships

Arthur S. and Iris G. McFee Scholarship Fund

Dr. McFee fondly remembers his experiences at Deering High School, where he received a first-rate education as a member of the Class of 1949. He and Mrs. McFee established this scholarship to support graduating seniors at Deering who are pursuing post-secondary education at a college or university.
Contact: Deering High School guidance office

Ann Mason-Osann Scholarship Fund

The friends and family of Ann Mason-Osann established this scholarship to honor her memory and celebrate her love of music. Eligible applicants are Gorham High School graduating seniors pursuing post-secondary education in music and Westbrook High School graduating seniors pursuing post-secondary education in fine arts. Scholarships will be awarded to students continuing their education in these fields, but they do not necessarily have to major in either field.
Contact: Gorham & Westbrook High School guidance offices or Maine Community Foundation

Berkeley-Hutchins Scholarship Fund

Established in 2015, the Berkeley-Hutchins Scholarship Award was established to benefit a graduating senior from Greely High School who is pursuing a post-secondary education at a four-year college or university. The award honors two very special members of the Greely academic and athletic staffs, Gladys Berkeley and Glenn Hutchins. Selection will be based on: academic achievement, athletic achievement in at least two sports, financial need, intellectual curiosity and a love of reading.
Contact: Greely High School guidance office

Billy Brown Sports Award

Billy Brown graduated from Cape Elizabeth High School in 1981. He was a passionate athlete both on and off the field. He was a big fan and supporter of all Cape Elizabeth sports. After graduating CEHS, Billy went on to coach baseball and softball at Yarmouth Middle School and soccer at Portland High School. With the same spirit and passion with which Billy always embraced sports, his family and friends have created this award for a deserving Yarmouth student. The purpose of this award is to celebrate a graduating senior who clearly demonstrates a passion for sports through participation as an athlete, manager or mascot while at Yarmouth High School. The position held and individual sports are not as important as the student’s enthusiasm and commitment – a student who is there “for the love of it.” Eligible nominees are hard-working students who have achieved a consistent academic record. Nominations are invited from any coach working with students in the Athletic Program at Yarmouth High School.
Contact: Yarmouth High School guidance office
Nomination Deadline: April 10
Nomination Papers: Link to paper form

Brant Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Brant Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by his family and friends to support Harpswell residents who are graduating seniors at Mt. Ararat High School pursuing post-secondary education at a college, university or other educational source of general equivalency. Preference will be given to eligible applicants pursuing studies in a technical field such as boat building, drafting, electronics, graphic design and information technology.
Contact: Mt. Ararat High School guidance office

Chet Jordan Leadership Award Fund

This scholarship was established in 1995 in memory of Joseph “Chet” Jordan who grew up in Portland and spent his leisure time in Patten and Aroostook County, hunting, fishing, and snowmobiling. The family and friends of Chet Jordan established this scholarship to celebrate the rich legacy of his leadership in business and civic affairs in his beloved state of Maine. Chet found opportunity in adversity. He was a visionary thinker who respected diverse opinions. He was actively involved with his family, friends, employees and community and delighted in their successes.

The Chet Jordan Leadership Award is presented to students who are achieving their goals despite hardship, adversity, or disability. Recipients will demonstrate leadership, independent thinking, initiative and hard work in their communities and schools. Academic excellence is not a prerequisite, but demonstrated compassion, dependability and resilience are. Recipients may apply for renewal consideration throughout their post-secondary education up to a total maximum lifetime award of $10,000.

Eligible applicants are graduating seniors at the following high schools: Bangor, Brewer, Cape Elizabeth, Cheverus, Cony, Deering, Falmouth, Gorham, Greely, John Bapst, Katahdin, Portland, Scarborough, South Portland, Yarmouth, and all high schools in Aroostook County.
Application Deadline: April 15
To Apply: Link to online application

Connie Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established in 1994, the Connie Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund provides scholarship assistance to scholastically and morally worthy young members of the Woodfords Congregational Church in Portland who seek support for post-secondary education.
Contact: Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland

Daniel S. Clark Scholarship Fund

The Daniel S. Clark Scholarship Fund supports graduating special education seniors at Gorham High School in their pursuit of post-secondary education.
Contact: Gorham High School guidance office

David K. Silverman Fund

The David K. Silverman Fund supports two graduating seniors at Portland High School who demonstrate both academic achievement and financial need. Buddy Silverman was a lifelong Portland resident who was devoted to family and friends. His wise and honest counsel was constantly sought. Buddy was actively involved in several family run enterprises including management of the Exchange Building in Portland's Old Port. For several decades he personally sustained the last remaining synagogue on Portland's peninsula, Congregation Etz Chaim. He established the David K. Silverman Fund at the Maine Community Foundation to benefit the institutions he and his family supported in life and to provide educational and economic opportunity for future generations.
Contact: Portland High School guidance office

Dr. John and Alice Madigan Fund

The Dr. John & Alice Madigan Fund supports graduating high school seniors at Deering or Cape Elizabeth High Schools pursuing a post-secondary degree at the University of Maine or the University of Southern Maine. Eligible applicants must demonstrate academic achievement (cumulative 3.0 GPA), leadership in extra-curricular activities and a solid work ethic.
Application Deadline: May 15
To Apply: Link to online application

Floyd F. and June F. Burrill Scholarship Fund

The Floyd F. and June F. Burrill Scholarship Fund was established in 2012 to benefit deserving high school students from Yarmouth, ME and Lincoln, ME who plan to attend colleges or technical schools located in Maine. The awards shall be given to students who have maintained a B or better average in high school, are of good moral character, and come from families with average or less than average incomes for the State of Maine. Assistance is for the first year of such student's education
Contact: Yarmouth High School and Mattanawcook High School guidance offices

Frank Stocks Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Frank Stocks Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by the family and friends of Frank Stocks in 2000. For 30 years Frank Stocks was a teacher in the Bonny Eagle school system. The annual scholarship is to benefit an overall outstanding member of the senior class at Bonny Eagle High School pursuing post-secondary education.
Contact: Bonny Eagle High School guidance office

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
Deadline: May 15
To Apply: Link to paper application

Hibbard Family Scholarship Fund

The Hibbard Family Scholarship Fund was established by Irving E. and Nancy W. Hibbard to honor their children, Julie and Stephen, both of whom graduated from Portland High School. The Fund will provide scholarship support to graduates of Portland High School who are pursuing post-secondary education :
1) One in support of graduates of Portland High School who are pursuing post-secondary education at a four-year liberal arts college or university. The scholarship is available to graduating seniors and is renewable for each post-graduate year. Portland High School graduates already attending college are also eligible. Eligible applicants are students who are passionate life-long learners who are able to articulate their demonstrated love of learning in the essay submitted with their application. They must have achieved a GPA of 88 or higher during their tenure at Portland High School.
2) One in support of graduates of Portland High School who are pursuing post-secondary education at Southern Maine Community College and who plan to major in the building trades. The scholarship is available to graduating seniors and is renewable for each post-graduate year. Portland High School graduates already attending SMCC are also eligible. Eligible applicants must have achieved a GPA of 80 or higher during their tenure at Portland High School.
Contact: Portland High School guidance office
To Apply: Link to paper application

Hollis Rescue, Inc. (1989-2004) Scholarship Fund

The Hollis Rescue, Inc. (1989-2004) Scholarship Fund supports a graduating senior at Bonny Eagle High School who is pursuing post-secondary education, preferably in healthcare.
Contact: Bonny Eagle High School guidance office

Horton-Ricker Educational Fund

The Horton-Ricker Educational Fund supports residents of Harrison under the age of 25 pursuing post-secondary education. There is a preference for students majoring in education.
Contact: Harrison Town Office

Janet Davidson Hammond Medical Scholarship of the Molly Ockett Chapter, DAR

This fund supports graduating seniors from Fryeburg Academy, Lake Region High School, and Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School who plan to pursue studies in a medical field at a two- or four-year college or university. Preference will be given to applicants majoring in nursing or physical therapy.
Application Deadline: April 15
To Apply: Link to online application

Jessica Ann Herrick, Misty Renee Cote & Michaela Lee Herrick Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1992 by family and friends of these three young women, this memorial fund provides scholarships to two graduating seniors at Bonny Eagle High School pursuing post-secondary education in veterinary science or foreign studies, and to a graduating senior at The Maine Girls' Academy pursuing post-secondary education in the areas of computer science, the humanities, or medicine.
Contact: Bonny Eagle and The Maine Girls' Academy guidance offices

John S. and Marjoria R. Cunningham Scholarship Fund

The John S. and Marjoria R. Cunningham Scholarship Fund was established in 1999 to provide scholarship support to a graduating senior of Gray/New Gloucester High School. The scholarship may be renewed during the course of recipient’s college education. Preference will be given to applicants who are goal oriented, have financial need, and show academic potential. Students may attend a two-year community college or a four-year college or university.
Contact: Gray/New Gloucester High School guidance office

Joshua Kuck Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established by the family, friends and admirers of Joshua Kuck, a 2003 graduate of Cape Elizabeth High School. Josh was a kind and fun-loving young man, with an insatiable appetite for knowledge and adventure. Passionate about living life to its fullest, he followed his heart wherever it led him, and he was always looking for the next new experience. In the company of well-chosen, close friends, Josh enjoyed participating in team sports such as lacrosse and water polo, but was equally as happy at pursuits such as bicycling and skiing.

This fund celebrates Josh’s life and gives the opportunity for another Cape Elizabeth High School graduate in good academic standing to pursue a college education. Eligible applicants must demonstrate compassion for peers and members of a broader community, have an adventurous spirit and be not afraid to stand alone in their choices, and passionately pursue an activity or path that promotes self-improvement.
Contact: Cape Elizabeth High School guidance office

Kenneth Jordan Higgins Scholarship Fund

The Higgins Scholarship Fund provides scholarship support to graduates of Cape Elizabeth High School who are pursuing post-secondary education at a college, university or community college.
Contact: Cape Elizabeth High School guidance office

Kenneth M. Roberts Scholarship Fund

The Kenneth M. Roberts Scholarship Fund supports graduates of Yarmouth High School pursuing post-secondary education at a two- or four-year college. Preference will be given to a graduate who has demonstrated an exemplary commitment to excellence in curricular and extracurricular endeavors and who shows promise and interest in making a positive difference in the lives of others through education, coaching or public service.
Contact: Yarmouth High School guidance office

Kevin Brady Memorial Fund

The Kevin Brady Memorial Fund was established to honor Kevin’s memory and celebrate the qualities with which Kevin approached the game of soccer and life. Kevin will be remembered for his unmistakable presence, creative sense of humor, and free spirit. The fund provides support towards a post-secondary education to one male and one female member of the graduating class at Cape Elizabeth High School who participated in the school's soccer program.
Contact: Cape Elizabeth High School guidance office

Larry Blouin Memorial Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in 1999 in Larry’s memory to encourage and support those who embody his interests and spirit. Larry was an active participant in his community, particularly with the Gorham Fire Department. He had hoped to become a firefighter one day. The Fund supports the Gorham Fire Department with preference for the College-Live-In Program; and current employees of Fresh Samantha who were with the company as of May 29, 1999, when the Fund was established, and who are residents of Maine.
Contact: Gorham Fire Department

Leland R. Dahlgren Scholarship Fund

This Fund was established in 1999 by the family and friends of Leland R. Dahlgren. The fund provides scholarship assistance to graduates of Washburn District High School (Aroostook County) and Yarmouth High School (Cumberland County) with a strong preference for students who plan to pursue a course of study in the building trades--including earthwork, HVAC, electrical, architecture, mechanical or structural engineering, carpentry, masonry, and plumbing--at a two- or four-year college or university.
Contact: High School guidance offices
To Apply: Link to paper application

Major Mary J. Olssen Scholarship fund

The Major Mary J. Olssen Scholarship Fund was established in 2016 to provide scholarship assistance to graduating seniors who are pursuing a certificate or degree program in a health-related field.
Contact: South Portland High School guidance office.

Michael C. Kucsma, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Michael C. Kucsma Jr. Memorial Scholarship fund was established in 2014 as a way for Mike’s family, friends and fire service brothers and sisters to continue his passion for education. Mike died in the line of duty on June 16, 2014 at the age of 43. He was one of the first live-in students for Gorham Fire Department, where he worked his way up to Deputy Chief in charge of training. He also was hired by the Portland Fire Department where he worked for 21 years, in many stations, reaching the rank of Captain. Mike believed and lived the saying, "Amateurs practice until they get it right; professionals practice until they can’t get it wrong."

The committee will make two types of awards; one for firefighters just starting out, a SMCC student enrolled in the fire science program, and a second for the continuing education of York and Cumberland County firefighters attending the FDIC conference in Indianapolis in April. Each award may not be given every year. Numbers, amount, and types of awards given are at the discretion of the committee. Applicants must have demonstrated strong leadership skills, a desire to learn and a commitment to helping others.

1) One award for a student enrolled in Southern Maine Community College’s Fire Science program. Students may be enrolled full- or part-time and there is no requirement that this student be a Maine resident.
2) One award for a firefighter from a fire department in York or Cumberland counties to attend the annual FDIC conference in Indianapolis. This award is intended to assist with the cost of attendance.
Contact: Marcia Kucsma
To Apply: Link to paper application

Pegasus Fund

The Pegasus Fund provides scholarship support for faculty development and professional growth for staff of the Breakwater School.
Contact: Breakwater School

Ralph C. and Marion B. Goff Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Goff Scholarship was established in 1993 to provide support to graduates of Bonny Eagle High School, with preference given to residents of Hollis and Buxton and/or students pursuing agricultural, business or vocational education.
Contact: Bonny Eagle High School guidance office

Ray Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Ray Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund supports graduating seniors at Portland High School who are active members of the school community through their participation in either hockey or the arts. Preference will be given to hardworking students with average grades who have a strong record of community service.
Contact: Portland High School guidance office

Reynolds E. Moulton Family Student Athlete Achievement Award

The Reynolds E. Moulton Family Student Athlete Achievement Award was established in 2000 by Reynolds E. Moulton, Jr. The fund provides scholarship assistance to graduating seniors of Cape Elizabeth High School who plan to attend a four-year college or university and have demonstrated outstanding athletic and academic ability, including above-average academic performance.
Contact: Cape Elizabeth High School guidance office
To Apply: Link to paper application

RIPP - Rippleffect Dennis Farrell Scholarship Fund

The Maine Community Foundation partners with Rippleffect to provide scholarships to youth for the purposes of participating in Rippleffect. Participants are eligible based on need resulting from economic, ethnic, or any other social barriers.
Contact: Rippleffect, Inc.

Stephanie Bernath Memorial Scholarship Fund

This fund provides scholarships to graduating female seniors of Scarborough High School in memory of Stephanie Bernath, an alumna who died in a tragic car accident in 1999. Applicants must have a grade point average of at least 84/100; demonstrated athletic ability and/or a passion for a non-competitive sport, such as mountain climbing or horseback riding; and a demonstrated interest in community service.
Contact: Scarborough High School guidance office
To Apply: Link to paper application

Stephen Gordon Ward Memorial Fund

The Stephen Gordon Ward Memorial Fund was established in the memory of Stephen, a 1986 graduate of Gorham High School and co-captain of the basketball team, who was killed at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. This fund provides scholarship support to graduates of Gorham High School who are pursuing post-secondary education. Awards will be made based on academic promise, record of leadership and participation and contribution to a sports team while at school.
Contact: Gorham High School guidance office

Stephen L. Ross Scholarship Fund

The Stephen L. Ross Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Stephen L. Ross, son of Lewis and Geraldine Ross and resident of Chebeague Island, killed in an automobile accident in 1964. The fund provides scholarship support to obtain education or training beyond high school to a graduating high school senior or a student enrolled in the first year of post-secondary education or training. Applicants must have been residents of Chebeague Island for at least six consecutive months preceding May 1 of the year for which an award is sought. In 2014 the Board of Directors voted to establish a special award honoring the service of long time fund president, Kenneth Hamilton. The Kenneth Hamilton Education Award will be awarded from time to time for those students entering the field of education, in their 3rd or 4th year of post-secondary education.
Application Deadline: May 1
To Apply: Link to online application

Ted and Audrey Rand Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Ted and Audrey Rand Memorial Scholarship Fund supports graduating seniors at Portland High School from the Casco Bay islands including Peaks, Little Diamond, Great Diamond, Long, Chebeague and Cliff Islands. Recipients will be students who demonstrate a sense of civic responsibility, strong moral character, a solid work ethic, participation in extra-curricular or community activities, high academic achievement, and financial need.
Contact: Portland High School guidance office

Victor W. Farris Scholarship Fund

The Victor W. Farris Scholarship honors Victor W. Farris of Palm Beach, Florida. Mr. Farris was well known for his business and engineering expertise and for his many inventions, ranging from the paper milk carton to Farris safety and relief valves. He strongly valued the entrepreneurial spirit of individuals, and actively nurtured its development, whether buying a piano for an aspiring musician or supporting publication of scientific research. Mr. Farris was a strong supporter of education and served on numerous nonprofit boards.

Member of his family have been visiting Maine every year since 1969.

The Victor W. Farris Scholarship Fund was established in 2016. The scholarship will make awards at Freeport and Brunswick high schools in 2017 from their existing pool of scholarship applicants. Recipients will be graduating seniors attending a four-year college or university. There is a strong preference for applicants intending to major in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) field.
Contact: Freeport and Brunswick high schools' guidance offices

Woman's Literary Union Scholarship

The Woman’s Literary Union was founded in Portland in 1889 by Mrs. Eunice Frye as the Ladies Literary Union Club. The goal was to stimulate the intellectual and cultural life of members and to promote cooperation in the community. The name was changed in 1890. Over the years the club offered countless lectures, classes, programs and opportunities for community service, as well as a Youth Council. This fund is to benefit female graduates from high schools in the Greater Portland Area. In 2017, awards will be made to graduating female seniors at Gorham and Greely high schools and Greater Portland Christian School. 
Contact: Gorham, Greely, and Greater Portland Christian School guidance offices or Maine Community Foundation