Hancock County Scholarships

Adam Vickerson Scholarship Fund

Adam Vickerson was an avid fan of the Maine Black Bears hockey team and the Boston Red Sox. He loved history and collected stamps. His proudest accomplishment was achieving the rank of Eagle Scout in 1990, an especially challenging goal for Adam as he was afflicted with Cystic Fibrosis. This Fund celebrates Adam's zest for life and his determination to always do his best. It supports graduating seniors at Deer Isle-Stonington High School who are pursuing post-secondary education.
Contact: Deer Isle Stonington guidance office

Alan Ferguson Educational Fund

Martha E. Ferguson established the Alan Ferguson Educational Fund at the Maine Community Foundation in memory of her husband and with grateful appreciation to the Penobscot Nursing Home (PNH). This Fund encourages the employees and staff at PNH to further their education, which in return will enhance patient care.
Contact: Northern Bay Residential Living Center
To Apply: Link to Application
Application Deadline: Rolling

Alice Blum Yoakum Scholarship Fund

The Alice Blum Yoakum Scholarship Fund was established in 1996 to provide scholarship support to undergraduate students at College of the Atlantic who plan to actively work for biodiversity and especially for the preservation of underwater species in various parts of the world.
Contact: College of the Atlantic financial aid office

Allen C. & Leurene F. Hodgkins Scholarship Fund

The Allen C. & Leurene F. Hodgkins Scholarship Fund provides renewable scholarship support to pursue post-secondary education to residents of Lamoine who are graduating high school seniors or who have graduated from high school within five years of the date of application. Recipients will be chosen based on evidence of academic achievement and financial need.
Contact: Lamoine Town Office
To Apply: Link to application

Arthur George Goodrich Scholarship Trust

Established by Winifred L. Goodrich of Bar Harbor in memory of her husband, this Trust awards nonrenewable scholarships to graduating students of Mt. Desert Island High School who are residents of Mt. Desert Island who would benefit from additional education and are in need of financial support. The Maine Community Foundation partners with Bar Harbor Trust Services, Trustee, in administering this scholarship. There is no application for this award. Recipients will be selected annually from the pool of eligible graduating seniors.
Contact: Mt. Desert Island High School guidance office or Maine Community Foundation

Blaisdell Schulz Scholarship Fund

The Blaisdell Schulz Scholarship Fund provides scholarship assistance to graduates of Sumner Memorial High School who are residents of Franklin pursuing post-secondary education.
Contact: Sumner Memorial High School guidance office

Carolyn Hodgdon Dolliver Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Carolyn Hodgdon Dolliver Memorial Scholarship Fund supports residents of Southwest Harbor or Tremont who have successfully completed four years at Mt. Desert Island High School. Preference will be given to hard-working students pursuing post-secondary education in a trade or vocation.
Contact: Mount Desert Island High School guidance office

Charlene & Wendell Ray Scholarship Fund

The Charlene and Wendell Ray Scholarship Fund was established to support graduating seniors of Sumner Memorial High School in Sullivan, ME. If Sumner Memorial High School ceases to exist as a school entity, then this scholarship fund is intended to support graduating seniors from the communities previously serviced by Sumner High School. This scholarship may be renewed.
Contact: Sumner Memorial High School guidance office

Clifford "Kip" Leach Scholarship Fund

This scholarship supports graduates of George Stevens Academy who are current residents of Brooksville, ME, or who had been residents at the time of their graduation. Preference shall be given to graduating seniors at George Stevens Academy in accordance with the terms of the trust established by Clifford Kip Leach. Scholarships will be awarded to students attending an accredited post-secondary educational institution and shall be based on need, academic achievement and leadership potential.
Contact: George Stevens Academy

Clifton K. & Martha A. Hale Scholarship Fund

The Hale Scholarship Fund was established in 1986 to provide scholarship support to residents of Sorrento and Sullivan who are graduating seniors or recent graduates of Sumner Memorial High School and are enrolled in an accredited college, university or community college.
Contact: Sumner Memorial High School guidance office

Corey C. Nuss Scholarship Fund

Corey's family and friends established the Corey C. Nuss Scholarship Fund in January 1998 in memory of Corey, a senior at Ellsworth High School who died in a tragic automobile accident. The fund will provide assistance to graduating seniors of Ellsworth High School who are pursuing degrees at accredited colleges or universities.
Contact: Ellsworth High School guidance office

Cranberry Isles Education Fund

The Cranberry Isles Education Fund was established in 2013 to support the personal or vocational goals of residents of the Cranberry Isles. In order to be considered a full time resident of the Town of Cranberry Isles and be eligible for a scholarship the applicant must meet two of the following three criteria: 1. Be a registered voter in the Town of Cranberry Isles (for a minor this requirement would be met by having at least one parent registered as a voter in the Town of Cranberry Isles)
2. To have graduated from an elementary school located within the Town of Cranberry Isles within the last 12 years
3. To physically reside within the Town of Cranberry Isles for at least two months of the current year (or most recent year) when not in school.
Contact: Town of Cranberry Isles

Cushman Scholarship Fund

The Cushman Scholarship Fund provides renewable scholarship assistance to Hancock County residents pursuing post-secondary education in the medical or Christian education fields.
The deadline for this scholarship has passed. Please take a look throughout our website for other scholarship opportunities.

The D Elwin and Evelyn Dyer Family Memorial Fund

The D Elwin and Evelyn Dyer Family Memorial Fund was established to support residents of Brooksville, Maine, who are pursuing a post-secondary vocational education.
Contact: Brooksville Education Foundation

Deborah Margaret Dyer Scholarship Fund

The Deborah Margaret Dyer Scholarship Fund was established in 2016 to provide scholarship support to graduating seniors at MDI High School who are pursuing a post-secondary education in history. There is a preference for residents of Bar Harbor.
Contact: Mount Desert Island High School guidance office

Dick and Lucky Dyer Scholarship Fund

The Dick and Lucky Dyer Scholarship Fund supports residents of Franklin pursuing post-secondary education, including vocational education.
Contact: Sumner Memorial High School guidance office

Doris K. Harding Scholarship Fund

The Doris K. Harding Scholarship Fund provides support to graduating high school seniors at Mt. Desert Island High School who are pursuing studies in health professions, with a strong preference for nursing.
Contact: Mount Desert Island High School guidance office

Edith M. Daso and Llewellyn Barry Scholarship Trusts

The Maine Community Foundation partners with Bar Harbor Trust Services, Trustee, in administering this scholarship, which supports graduating students at Mt. Desert Island High School who do not reside on Mt. Desert Island. Preference is for students ranked in the top 75% of the class.
The deadline for this scholarship has passed. Please take a look throughout our website for other scholarship opportunities.

Edward Coles Memorial Scholarship

The Edward Coles Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Edward Coles who died in a carriage accident while summering in Bar Harbor. This Fund supports a graduating senior at Mt. Desert Island High School. The recipient will be chosen by schoolmates (without regard to scholarship or athletics) based upon the following criteria: the student who is the most honorable and upright, the cleanest living, most unselfish and considerate of others.
Contact: Mount Desert Island High School guidance office

Ellen H. Emery Scholarship Fund

The Ellen H. Emery Scholarship Fund supports a graduating senior at Mt. Desert Island High School pursuing post-secondary education at a Catholic college or university in the United States. The recipient does not need to be a member of the Catholic faith. Eligible applicants are self-aware, hard-working students with clear goals who demonstrate financial need and the academic potential to succeed in college. Their extra-curricular and/or community activities should demonstrate their sincere empathy for others.
Contact: Mt. Desert Island High School guidance office

Emily Trussell Stupak Scholarship Fund

The Stupak Scholarship Fund to support graduating seniors from high schools in Penobscot, Piscataquis, and Hancock Counties who are furthering their education at an accredited college or university, and who have demonstrated a passionate dedication to, and talent, skill and a desire to excel in, a chosen athletic pursuit that the student plans to continue at the college level.
The deadline for this scholarship has passed. Please take a look throughout our website for other scholarship opportunities.

Faye Austin Cosentino Scholarship Fund

Faye Austin Cosentino was a Brooksville native who pursued a career as a thoughtful and innovative nurse. She developed protocols for new mothers to avoid pulmonary embolisms and initiated a review of IV procedures with the CDC that resulted in new standards. Faye and fellow committee members traveled throughout the United States, and to China in the 1980's, to present their findings. She was a published author of many technical papers and books in her area of specialty, and she was the first nurse to have a paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Faye returned to Brooksville in 1990 to retire and subsequently researched and published nine books of historical interest to the town.

This fund in her memory supports residents of Brooksville pursuing post-secondary education who share a similar passion for innovation. There is a preference for students enrolled in a degree program preparing for a career in nursing or studies in history.
Contact: Brooksville Education Foundation

First Generation Scholarship Fund

Established in 2011, the First Generation Scholarship Fund benefits residents of Brookville, Maine who are pursuing a post-secondary education. There is a preference for students who are the first in their immediate families to pursue post-secondary education.
Contact: Brooksville Education Foundation

Friends of the Ellsworth Center Scholarship Fund

The purpose of the Fund is to provide scholarship assistance to adult learners registered through the Hancock County Higher Education Center.
Contact: The student services coordinator at the Hancock County Higher Education Center, Ellsworth

Garland Scholarship Fund

To provide awards to Deer Isle youth to participate in achievement programs. Preference given to youth with financial need. Selection Committee will be Island Education Foundation Board or their designee.
Contact: Island Education Foundation

George J. Schaefer Memorial Scholarship Fund

The George J. Schaefer Memorial Scholarship Fund provides post-secondary scholarship assistance to graduates of Sumner Memorial High School who show leadership as scholar athletes. There is a preference for graduating seniors as well as a preference for those applicants with a demonstrated commitment to the community.
Contact: Sumner Memorial High School guidance office

Gretchen Behre Music Scholarship Fund

Established in memory of Gretchen Behre Breckwoldt in 1994, the fund provides renewable scholarship support to graduates of Mount Desert Island High School who seek to further their education in the field of music.
Contact: Mount Desert Island High School guidance office

Harry F. Pinkham Scholarship Fund

The Harry F. Pinkham scholarship provides assistance to a graduating senior from Narraguagus High School and Sumner High School (who is a resident of Steuben) to enroll in a technical or trade program at a post-secondary college.
Contact: Narraguagus High School and Sumner Memorial High School guidance offices

Hattie A. and Fred. C. Lynam Scholarship Fund

In 1943, Fred C. Lynam, Bar Harbor Banking and Trust's first Vice President and later, Treasurer and President, established a trust under his Will "they may consider particularly beneficial to and advantageous for the people of Mount Desert Island". In 1949 at the discretion of the Board of Directors, they decided to use these charitable funds to award scholarships. These renewable awards are restricted to graduates of Mount Desert Island High School who are residents of Mount Desert Island. Recipients must reapply each year. The Maine Community Foundation partners with Bar Harbor Trust Services in administering this scholarship.
The deadline for this scholarship has passed. Please take a look throughout our website for other scholarship opportunities.

Herb Watson Scholarship Fund

The many friends and students of Herb Watson, who served as gym teacher, coach and athletic director at Mount Desert Elementary School from 1968-2001, established this fund in the spring of 2001. The fund supports participation in winter sports activities by Mount Desert Elementary School students and awards summer camp scholarships, particularly athletic camp scholarships, to deserving boys and girls residing in the Town of Mount Desert.
Contact: Mount Desert Elementary School

Herbert Wardle, Jr. Fund

The Herbert Wardle, Jr. Fund was established to support, in priority order, graduates of Mt. Desert Island High School, residents of Mt. Desert Island, residents of Hancock County, and residents of the State of Maine pursuing post secondary education at the University of Maine in horticulture, landscape horticulture, botany, plant science and horticulture, landscape design, forestry, agriculture or a related field. This fund is intended to benefit students at the College of Natural Science, Forestry, and Agriculture.
Contact: Office of University Development at University of Maine LINK http://www.go.umaine.edu/apply/scholarships/

Isabel Grindel Condon Scholarship Fund

The Isabel Grindel Condon Scholarship Fund was established in 2001 to provide support to residents of Brooksville, Maine, to pursue post-secondary education. Preference will be given to students preparing for careers in education, including adults returning to school to earn teaching degrees.
Contact: Brooksville Education Foundation

Iveney Scholarship Fund

The Iveney Scholarship Fund supports graduating seniors at Mount Desert Island High School seeking post- secondary or technical education. Preference will be given to applicants who are residents of the Town of Mount Desert.
Contact: Mount Desert Island High School guidance office

Jack and Louise Saum Scholarship Fund

Neither Jack or Louise Saum were able to go to college because their families didn’t have the resources to send them, and their wages were needed at home. They always regretted this and made sure their own children had that opportunity. This award is made to honor their belief in the importance of education. This fund supports graduating seniors at Bucksport High School who are pursuing post-secondary education in a two or four-year program within the University of Maine System.
Contact: Bucksport High School guidance office

L.E. Menard Scholarship Fund

The L.E. Menard Scholarship Fund supports graduating seniors at Mt. Desert Island High School who are pursuing post-secondary education in the Maine Community College System. There is a preference for students planning a career in a field that helps people. This might include, but is not limited to, healthcare, teaching, social work and law enforcement.
Contact: Mt. Desert Island High School guidance office

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

Margaret B. & Mary E. Franklin Scholarship Fund

The Franklin Scholarship Fund was established in 1992 to provide scholarship support to graduates of Ellsworth High School who seek a degree in education, preferably elementary education, from the University of Maine at Farmington. If there are no eligible students in any given year, the scholarship may be awarded to a graduating senior pursuing the required course of study at the University of Maine.
Contact: Ellsworth High School guidance office

Margaret Harriman Dyer Scholarship Fund

The Margaret Harriman Dyer Scholarship provides support to a Mount Desert Island High School graduate seeking to further their education in music. Preference shall be given to qualified students from Bar Harbor.
Contact: Mount Desert Island High School guidance office

Mark Woolman Horner Scholarship Fund

The Mark Woolman Horner Scholarship Fund was established to be distributed to Mount Desert Island High School to provide scholarship assistance to a student or graduating senior with a demonstrated interest in pursuing music. For both awards, “music” is to be broadly defined to include any area of music, including but not limited to: instrumental or vocal music, performance, or music education.
1) One award may benefit a graduating senior who is pursuing a college degree in music and/or
2) One award may benefit an existing Mount Desert Island High School student who is exceptionally motivated to pursue additional training, either through a summer music experience (for example, Tanglewood Music Center or the Tanglewood Institute in Massachusetts) or through an experience at an arts academy. This student will be nominated by the music department at the high school.
Contact: Mount Desert Island High School guidance office or music department

Maryann Snow Bates Scholarship Fund

The Maryann Snow Bates Scholarship Fund provides scholarship support to residents of Brooksville, Maine, pursuing post-secondary education.
Contact: Brooksville Education Foundation

Oscar Thurston Memorial Scholarship Fund

This Fund honors the memory of Oscar Thurston who believed strongly in the value of education and its ability to give young men practical skills to support themselves. The Oscar Thurston Memorial Scholarship Fund provides assistance to young men who are graduates of Mount Desert Island High School who seek post-secondary vocational or technical education. Preference is given to residents of Tremont.
Contact: Mount Desert Island High School guidance office

Percy D. and Jean Young Smith Health Care Scholarship Fund

The Percy D. and Jean Young Smith Health Care Scholarship Fund was established in 2008 to provide scholarship assistance to a graduating senior at Bucksport High School who is pursuing post-secondary education in the health care field with a preference for nursing.
Contact: Bucksport High School guidance office

Phyllis Ames Cox Scholarship Fund

The Phyllis Ames Cox Scholarship Fund was established in 2008 to support residents of Brooksville pursuing post-secondary education with a preference for students preparing for careers in veterinary medicine or in international relations.
Contact: Brooksville Education Foundation

Point Harbor Scholarship Fund

The Point Harbor Scholarship Fund was established in 1985 by Dr. Leslie and Mary Hotson who spent many summer holidays in Sorrento (originally known as Point Harbor). Dr. Hotson received a scholarship to attend Harvard College, an experience which greatly helped him to become one of the world’s best-known Shakespearean scholars. Remembering that lifelong advantage and in appreciation of their warm friendships in Maine, Dr. and Mrs. Hotson established the Point Harbor Scholarship Fund to support outstanding graduates of Sumner Memorial High School attending private liberal arts colleges/ universities of national stature.
Contact: Sumner Memorial High School guidance office

Prospect Harbor Woman's Club Scholarship Fund

The Prospect Harbor Woman's Club disbanded in 2007. Using their remaining assets, they established this fund to permanently endow the scholarship the club had offered in the past. The Prospect Harbor Woman's Club Scholarship Fund provides assistance to residents of Gouldsboro pursuing post-secondary education at a two- or four-year college or university.
Contact: Sumner Memorial High School guidance office

Ralph & Edith Leland Scholarship Fund

The Ralph and Edith Leland Scholarship Fund supports graduating seniors at Mt. Desert Island High School who are residents of Trenton planning to attend a two-year community college or four-year college or university. Preference will be given to applicants with the greatest financial need who contribute to their school or community through their volunteer work or school leadership and who have demonstrated a diligent and industrious approach to school.
Contact: Mount Desert Island High School guidance office

Robert F. Rich Scholarship Fund

The Robert F. Rich Scholarship Fund supports graduating seniors of Mount Desert Island High School who wish to pursue advancement in the maritime or shipbuilding trades. If there are no eligible applicants, the purpose may be broadened to include students attending technical programs at a post-secondary institution.
Contact: Mount Desert Island High School guidance office

Ross Irwin Eckenroad Scholarship Fund

The Ross Irwin Eckenroad Scholarship Fund provides scholarship assistance to graduates of Sumner Memorial High School. Established by the friends, family and the estate of Ross Eckenroad in 1993, this scholarship memorializes the energy and enthusiasm of a young man who was a 1986 graduate of Sumner Memorial High School.
Contact: Sumner Memorial High School guidance office

Ruth O. Dority Fund

The Ruth O. Dority Fund provides scholarships to residents of Sedgwick pursuing post-secondary education.
Contact: George Stevens Academy or Deer Isle-Stonington High School guidance offices
The deadline for this scholarship has passed. Please take a look throughout our website for other scholarship opportunities.

Shayne Worcester Memorial Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in 2001 by the family and friends of Shayne Conley Worcester, a compassionate and gifted writer, filmmaker, poet, musician and athlete. The fund supports a graduating senior at Mount Desert Island High school pursuing post-secondary education who has demonstrated the most improvement in track and field and who has inspired others by his/her dedication and achievement.
Contact: Mount Desert Island High School guidance office

Spurling Scholarship Fund

The Spurling Scholarship Fund was established in 1984 to provide renewable scholarship support to residents of the Cranberry Isles; Frenchboro, Long Island; Swans Island; and Mt. Desert Island pursuing post-secondary education at a college, community college or vocational training program. Preference will be given to applicants from unbridged islands with the greatest financial need.
Application Deadline: May 15
To Apply: Link to online application

Stanya Dorr Scholarship Fund

The Stanya Dorr Scholarship Fund provides scholarship assistance to residents of Steuben who are graduating seniors at Sumner Memorial High School pursuing post-secondary education.
Contact: Sumner Memorial High School guidance office

Stephen P. Grindle Scholarship Fund

Stephen's family and friends established the Stephen P. Grindle Scholarship Fund in honor of his generosity of spirit, which extended far into the Seal Harbor community. The Fund provides scholarship assistance to graduating seniors at Mt. Desert Island High School who have resided in Seal Harbor for at least one year to attend post-secondary college or technical school.
Contact: Mt. Desert Island High School guidance office

Sumner Memorial High School Scholarship Fund

The Sumner Memorial High School Scholarship Fund was founded in 1989 to provide scholarship support to graduating seniors and/or alumni of Sumner Memorial High School who are enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution.
Contact: Sumner Memorial High School guidance office

Swans Island Education Achievement Trust

The Swans Island Education Achievement Trust Fund will provide scholarship assistance to residents of Swans Island pursuing further education at a post-secondary institution. Awards will be based upon scholarship, achievement, service to the community and financial need and may be renewable for a maximum of four years based upon the continued performance and need of the student.
The deadline for this scholarship has passed. Please take a look throughout our website for other scholarship opportunities.

Theresa Grindel Tehan Scholarship Fund

The Theresa Grindel Tehan Scholarship Fund supports a graduating senior at Deer Isle-Stonington High School who demonstrates interest in and the ability to succeed in post-secondary education at a college or university.
Contact: Deer Isle-Stonington High School guidance office

Verona Island Women’s Club Scholarship

This fund supports residents of Verona Island who are pursuing post-secondary education.
Contact: Bucksport High School guidance office or Verona Island Women’s Club

Women's Club of Northeast Harbor Scholarship Fund

The Women’s Club of Northeast Harbor Scholarship Fund provides scholarship support to a graduating senior from Mount Desert Island High School who is a resident of the Town of Mt. Desert.
Contact: Mount Desert Island High School guidance office