Waldo County Scholarships

Amistad Scholarship Fund

The Amistad Scholarship Fund provides support to graduates of Islesboro Central School who are pursuing post-secondary education.
Contact: Islesboro Central School guidance office

Ansley Bell Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established in 2007 in memory of Ansley Bell, this scholarship fund provides support to residents of Islesboro, Maine, pursuing an education.
Contact: Islesboro Central School guidance office

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

Bettie H. MacRae Scholarship Fund

The Bettie H. MacRae Scholarship Fund supports residents of Islesboro who are adult learners (age 23 and over) going to school to pursue career-related education. This might include certificate programs and college classes (but not at the graduate level). There is preference for female applicants demonstrating a determination to succeed and for whom a scholarship would make a significant difference in their ability to attend the program of their choice.

Bettie was raised in Florida and California and lived for many years in Pennsylvania. Later in her life, she found her way to Islesboro and lived on the island for 35 years, initially during the summer and later as a year-round resident. Her life was characterized by a deep interest in arts and culture. She befriended and provided for many. Bettie nurtured a deep love of nature, loved living near the ocean and cultivating a lifelong knowledge and appreciation for trees, plants and flowers. This memorial scholarship fund is created by Bettie's three children, Pamela, Charlotte and Christopher, and is directed to the year-round community of Islesboro in appreciation for the many quiet kindnesses of friendship offered to Bettie over the years.
Contact: Islesboro Town Hall or Maine Community Foundation
To Apply: Link to Macrae Ober Hubbard Application
Application Deadline: August 15

Carl & Gwendolyn Hammar Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Hammar Scholarship Fund was founded in 1986 to provide scholarship support to residents of Islesboro who are graduating seniors or recent graduates of the Islesboro Central School and are enrolled in an accredited community college, or have been valedictorian of their high school graduating class and are enrolled in an accredited college, university or community college.
Contact: Islesboro Central School guidance office

Diane Ober and Kevin Hubbard Memorial Blue Sky Fund

To support residents of Islesboro and / or graduates of Islesboro Central School who are 23 years of age or older pursuing projects and courses of study intended to help them focus and further a life passion.
Contact: Islesboro Town Office
To Apply: Link to Macrae Ober Hubbard Application
Application Deadline: August 15

Dorothy Kinnicutt Parish Scholarship Fund

The Dorothy Kinnicutt Parish Scholarship Fund was established in 1996 to provide scholarship support to current and past graduates of Islesboro Central School seeking to pursue post-secondary education at an accredited college, university or community college.
Contact: Islesboro Central School guidance office

Dr. Allen M. Small and Phillips Williams Scholarship Fund

This scholarship provides support to graduates of Mt. View High School for post-secondary education with a preference for residents of Freedom.
Contact: Mt. View High School guidance office

George Stewart Trust Fund

The George Stewart Trust Fund was established in 2012 to to support residents of (in order of priority): Town of Lincolnville, Waldo County, Knox County, who are pursuing secondary education, with preference for students in the field of horticulture. If no eligible applicants in that field apply, preference may be waived. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need and a record of scholarship adequate for te educational program they have undertaken.
Contact: Camden Hills Regional High School guidance office

Ira Cobe Scholarship Fund

The Ira Cobe Scholarship Trust was established by the estate of Chicago financier and longtime Bayside summer resident, Ira M. Cobe. Mr. Cobe and his wife, a Belfast native, had a deep affection for Maine's young people. The Fund provides support in meeting certain educational expenses of residents of Waldo County under the age of 23 who meet income eligibility criteria.

The Cobe College Program is a scholarship for students pursuing post-secondary education. In considering the number and size of awards, preference will be given to students in their second, third and fourth year of post-secondary school who might not have access to high school scholarship awards available to first year students.

The deadline for this scholarship has passed. Please take a look throughout our website for other scholarship opportunities.

The Cobe Hutchinson Center Program is a scholarship for first-time students at the Hutchinson Center who are residents of Waldo County under the age of 23,  meet income eligibility criteria, and are taking a class to explore the possibility of furthering their education.
To Apply: Contact Amy Smith, Hutchinson Center 
Application Deadline: Rolling

Cobe Connects is a partnership with eligible students to support school-sponsored, curriculum-based, educational opportunities during the academic year for which funding is not otherwise available. Maximum award is $500 ($250 for class trips) and each applicant is expected to share the cost of the opportunity. Preference is for students who have not received a Cobe Connects award in the current academic year. Eligibility is based on the guidelines on the application. Curriculum-based educational opportunities include but are not limited to: enrollment in an early-college program; participation in class trips (maximum award $250); purchase of educational supplies; and summer school tuition. Please contact the Maine Community Foundation if you have questions concerning a specific opportunity. Proposals are reviewed once a month and awards will generally be made within thirty days of receipt of the application. Awards are not retroactive. Payment will be made to the school sponsoring the program/activity.
Contact: Waldo County Schools or Maine Community Foundation
To Apply: Link to Application
Application Deadline: Rolling

Islesboro Combined Scholarship Fund

The Islesboro Combined Scholarship Fund was established to provide scholarship support to graduates and students of Islesboro Central School. The fund is a memorial to Katherine Mitchell Gray, Joseph and Lavina Durkee, and Bobby and Barbara Pendleton.
Contact: Islesboro Central School guidance office

Islesboro Teachers' Association Scholarship Fund

The Islesboro Teachers’ Association Scholarship Fund was established in the 1994-95 school year. The Fund supports graduates of or graduating seniors of Islesboro Central School who wish to further their education by pursuing post-secondary courses of study. Applicants must be permanent residents of Islesboro. Magnet students must have attended three consecutive years at and graduated from Islesboro Central School.
Contact: Islesboro Central School guidance office

Jason Kneeland Scholarship Fund

The Jason Kneeland Scholarship Fund was established in 1996 to provide scholarship support to graduates of Searsport District High School who reside in Stockton Springs, Maine, have attended Searsport District High School for at least their junior and senior years, and who are pursuing post-secondary education at a two- or four-year college or university.
Contact: Searsport District High School guidance office

Julie Bea Dutch Marriner Scholarship Fund

The Julie Bea Dutch Marriner Scholarship Fund supports a female athlete graduating from Belfast Area High School who is pursuing post-secondary education at an accredited college or university.
Contact: Belfast Area High School guidance office

Lawrence and Louise Robbins Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is for employees or retirees of the Robbins Lumber Company of Searsmont or their children or grandchildren to pursue post-secondary education. Recipients will be selected on the basis of academic achievement, personal aspirations, and contributions to school and the community.
Contact: Catherine Robbins-Halsted at Robbins Lumber Inc. at (207) 342-5221

Lewis (Gene) E. Weaver Scholarship Fund

Gene Weaver was a long-time businessman on Maine Street in Belfast, owning and operating Weaver’s Bakery for more than 40 years. He was a great believer in higher education even though he never was able to go further than the 12th grade. All three of his children attended post-secondary education. Two of his children and two of his grandchildren attended community colleges. He felt strongly about the vocational college system and supporting students who want to attend Maine community colleges. This fund provides support to graduating seniors at Belfast Area High School who are pursuing post-secondary education at a community college in Maine. If there are no eligible recipients in any given year then the scholarship may be awarded to students attending a four-year college or university in Maine.
Contact: Belfast High School guidance office

M. Alton French Scholarship Fund

This renewable scholarship assists deserving young people who are residents of Lincolnville, Camden, Hope, Appleton, Rockport, Northport, and Islesboro (in that order of priority) pursuing post-secondary education at a college or university or other post-secondary course of study that is determined to be the equivalent. The grants shall be made on the basis of financial need, record of scholarship and promise of leadership.

The deadline for this scholarship has passed. Please take a look throughout our website for other scholarship opportunities.

Mount View Fund for Further Education

The Mount View Fund for Further Education provides scholarship assistance to deserving graduates of Mt. View High School pursuing post-secondary educational opportunities.
Contact: Mt. View 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.

The deadline for this scholarship has passed. Please take a look throughout our website for other scholarship opportunities

Ruth P. Field Scholarship Fund

The Ruth P. Field Scholarship Fund was established in 1997 to provide scholarship support to graduates of Islesboro Central School who are either graduating seniors and residents of Islesboro requiring financial assistance to pursue full-time technical or vocational education or graduates who are residents of Islesboro and who require financial assistance for second, third, or fourth years of technical or vocational education.
Contact: Islesboro Central School guidance office

Scott Grindle Memorial Scholarship Fund

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

Sylvan Edward Walton Scholarship

The Sylvan Edward Walton Scholarship was established to provide support to graduating seniors of Belfast High School who are pursuing a post-secondary education, and have shown extraordinary commitment to their school, work & community and will continue to excel in college. Eligible applicants will have participated in the Peer Leadership program at Belfast High School.
Contact: Belfast Area High School guidance office