Kennebec County Scholarships

Brother Thomas Bezanson Scholarship Fund

The Brother Thomas Bezanson Scholarship Fund provides scholarship support to students who have been residents of Rome for at least two years prior to graduating from high school and who rank in the top half of their class.
Contact: Messalonskee High School guidance office

Challenger Memorial Fund

The Challenger Memorial Scholarship Fund provides renewable scholarship resources for exceptionally talented public elementary school graduates who reside in Maine and are in need of financial assistance to pursue their academic, artistic, or vocational education, and who are entering Gould Academy or Kents Hill School as boarding students (either full-time or five-day).
Contact: Gould Academy and Kents Hill School

Erskine Academy Fund

The Maine Community Foundation partners with Erskine Academy to make a number of scholarship funds available to its graduating seniors. Please contact the guidance office for information concerning these opportunities.
Contact: Erskine Academy Guidance Office

Esther Dachslager Scholarship Fund

The Dachslager Scholarship Fund provides scholarship support to a graduating senior at Cony High School who is pursuing a degree in education at the college level.
Contact: Cony High School guidance office

Ethel J. Viles Scholarship Fund

The Ethel J. Viles Scholarship Fund provides scholarship support to a graduating female student of Cony High School who plans to attend a Maine college or university. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of character and academic achievement.
Contact: Cony High School guidance office

Howard T. Clark Hall-Dale School Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established to provide scholarship assistance based upon academic attainment, character and financial need to graduates of Hall-Dale High School in Hallowell.
Contact: Hall-Dale High School guidance office

Kennebec Valley Art Association Memorial Scholarship Fund

Started in the 1960s by the board of the Kennebec Valley Art Association in Hallowell, the Kennebec Valley Art Association Memorial Scholarship was created as a way of honoring deceased members of the art association and their loved ones. The fund was moved to the Maine Community Foundation in 2010 and now provides assistance to a graduating senior from Hall-Dale High School who is pursuing post-secondary studies in the visual arts or in art education.
Contact: Deborah Fahy, Executive Director KVAA

Philip, David & Stephen Kelley Scholarship Fund

Established by the friends and family of Philip, David and Stephen Kelley, the scholarship provides support to graduates of Winthrop High School who are pursuing post-secondary education at the vocational or community college level.
Contact: Winthrop High School guidance office

Ralph Waning, Albert Faust Forestry & Agriculture Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in memory of Ralph Waning (1910-1991) and Albert Faust (1920-1993) who lived their lives as stewards of our land and environment. Applicants must reside or have lived in Kennebec or Waldo Counties for a minimum of two years. This fund supports a student who has completed at least one year of college or technical school in forestry, agriculture, or natural resources in the United States.
Application Deadline: May 15
To Apply: Link to online application

Rome Scholarship Fund

The Rome Scholarship Fund provides scholarship support to students who have been residents of Rome for at least two years prior to graduating from high school and who rank in the top half of their class.
Contact: Messalonskee High School guidance office

Sally Pike Memorial Fund

The Sally Pike Scholarship was established to benefit a graduating senior from Cony High School in Augusta who wishes to study music. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of character, musical achievement and aptitude.
Contact: Cony High School guidance office

Tardiff-Fine Scholarship Fund

This scholarship, in memory of two long-time members of the Kennebec Valley Art Association in Hallowell, supports a graduating senior at Cony High School pursuing post-secondary education in the visual arts or art education. Antoinette Tardiff, born in Augusta, Maine in 1909, was a charter member of the Kennebec Valley Art Association at its founding in 1958. She remained an active member until her death in 2005. Antoinette started painting in 1951 and found it to be a rewarding expression of her feelings and ideas which she enjoyed sharing with others. She painted in different media, but preferred watercolor. Blanche T. Fine was a member of the KVAA from 1967 until her death in 1977. While she resided in Maine she was an active and loyal member of the art association, where she volunteered as a gallery “hostess” through the 1960s. She continued to support the KVAA after she and her husband retired to Flourtown, Pennsylvania. Blanche’s husband, Dr. Salem Fine, established the scholarship in her memory with the KVAA in 1978.
Contact: Cony High School guidance office