York County Scholarships

Agnes M. Cunningham Scholarship Fund

The Agnes M. Cunningham Scholarship supports graduating seniors at Thornton Academy pursuing post-secondary education at a four-year college or university. Eligible applicants shall be hard-working students with average grades and a demonstrated determination to succeed. Financial need is an important criterion, and eligible applicants will be from families of modest means. As Miss Cunningham graduated from Thornton Academy in 1930 and taught English at C.K. Burns School in Saco for over 40 years, there is a preference for students pursuing a career in education.
Contact: Thornton Academy guidance office

Angela Pelletier (2006) Scholarship Fund

The Angela Pelletier (2006) Scholarship Fund supports a second, third or fourth year student pursuing a degree in education at the University of Maine at Farmington who is a graduate of Biddeford High School. If no eligible Biddeford High School graduates apply, a resident of York County may be considered.
Contact: University of Maine at Farmington

Angela Pelletier Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Angela Pelletier Memorial Scholarship Fund supports graduating females at Biddeford High School who have played a varsity sport and participated in community service, as Angela did, who are continuing their education at a college or university.
Contact: Biddeford High School guidance office

Betty and Bill Alexander Scholarship Fund

The Betty and Bill Alexander Fund was established by the estate of Dorothy Alexander to provide scholarship assistance to graduates of Sanford High School who wish to pursue post-secondary education.
Contact: Sanford High School guidance office

Dr. Muriel A. Poulin R.N. Nursing Education Fund

The Dr. Muriel A. Poulin R.N. Nursing Education Fund was established in 2012 to provide renewable scholarship assistance to one or more graduating seniors who have maintained a 3.0 GPA in high school and are pursuing a post-secondary education in the field of nursing in a four-year program (online degree programs are not eligible) and have demonstrated financial need.
Contact: Sanford High School guidance office

Elroy and Laurie Day Give a Lift Scholarship Fund

The Elroy and Laurie Day Give-A-Lift Scholarship Fund was established in 2000 by Elroy Day. It provides scholarship support to residents of North Berwick, Maine, who have an interest in environmental engineering or health sciences. Scholarships will be awarded based on an applicant’s motivation, ambition and financial need.
Contact: Noble High School guidance office

Emile & Ethel T. Levasseur Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in 1970 by the estate of Ethel Trafton Levasseur to provide scholarship support to graduating students at Sanford High School.
Contact: Sanford High School guidance office

Esther B. Card Scholarship Fund

The Esther B. Card Scholarship honors Mrs. Card’s lifetime commitment to education and community leadership. A woman who believed in “practicing what she preached”, Mrs. Card was an active member of many volunteer groups. Having summered in Cape Porpoise since 1912, Mrs. Card returned to live out her life in the Kennebunks, a place of so many cherished memories and a place where her descendants carry on the summer tradition. She never ceased to pursue her interests and to serve her community. It is in this spirit that the Esther Bates Card Scholarship was created.

This fund supports graduating seniors at Kennebunk High School pursuing post-secondary education. Eligible applicants will exemplify Mrs. Esther Card’s commitment to the caring support of those around her, to community service, and to the pursuit of learning. Applicants must have demonstrated outstanding leadership and volunteer spirit in their school or community.
Contact: Kennebunk High School guidance office

Florence S. Prescott Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in 1985 to provide support to a graduating senior of Sanford High School who is in the top 20 of his or her class.
Contact: Sanford High School guidance office

H. Danforth & Edith Ross Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established by the estate of Edith Ross to provide scholarship support to a financially deserving graduating student at Sanford High School.
Contact: Sanford High School guidance office

Howard and Constance Bennett Scholarship Fund

Constance Bennett established this Fund through a bequest in her will. Connie retired from her nursing career in 1974. She volunteered at many organizations, including the Massabesic Middle School where she was a foster great grandparent. The Howard and Constance Bennett Scholarship Fund provides renewable scholarship support to one or more graduates of Massabesic High School who are pursuing post-secondary education to prepare for a career in the medical field.
Contact: Massabesic High School guidance office

Leland M. Littlefield Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established by the estate of Leland Littlefield to provide a scholarship award to a graduating senior at Sanford High School who is pursuing post-secondary education.
Contact: Sanford High School guidance office

Lucy Watson Hardy & Fred Hardy Scholarship Fund

The Hardy Scholarship Fund was established by the estate of Lucy Watson Hardy to provide scholarship support to graduating students at Sanford High School who are pursuing post-secondary education.
Contact: Sanford High School guidance office

Milton A. and Lucy P. Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Milton A. and Lucy P. Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund supports the post-secondary educational pursuits of residents of Hollis who are graduates of Bonny Eagle High School.
Contact: Bonny Eagle High School guidance office

Order of the Eastern Star Scholarship Fund

The Order of the Eastern Star Scholarship Fund was established in 2008 to provide scholarship support to a graduate of Massabesic High School, or its successor, who is pursuing post-secondary education at a college or technical school.
Contact: Massabesic High School guidance office

People's United Bank Scholarship in Memory of Robert P. Wentworth

The People’s United Bank Scholarship in Memory of Robert P. Wentworth was established by Ocean National Bank (now People’s United) to honor Mr. Wentworth who served as a director from 1964 and chairman from 1981-1984. This fund provides an annual scholarship to a graduating senior from Kennebunk High School who is majoring in business or economics at a four-year college or university.
Contact: Kennebunk High School guidance office

Robert Dan Prescott Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in 1965 in memory of Robert Dan Prescott to provide scholarship support to graduating students at Sanford High School.
Contact: Sanford High School guidance office

Sanford High School Class of '42 Scholarship Fund

The Sanford High School Class of ‘42 Scholarship Fund was established in 1997 by 135 alumni to provide scholarship support to graduates of Sanford High School attending a two-year community college or a four-year college or university. Recipient will be chosen on the basis of financial need, academic performance, and community service.
Contact: Sanford High School guidance office

Sanford School Department

The Maine Community Foundation partners with the Sanford School Department to make a number of scholarship funds available to graduating seniors at Sanford High School. Please contact the guidance office for information concerning these opportunities.
Contact: Sanford High School guidance office

William R. Littlefield, Jr., Memorial Golf Scholarship

As a young boy, William R. Littlefield, Jr. caddied at the Sanford Country Club and there began his life-long passion for the game of golf. Eligible applicants are members of the Sanford High School golf team pursuing post-secondary education who demonstrate good citizenship through extra-curricular activities and community service.
Contact: Sanford High School guidance office

York County Community College Foundation

The Maine Community Foundation partners with the York Cork County Community College Foundation to make a number of scholarships available to residents of York County for post-secondary study.
Contact: Elizabeth Fitzgerald, Institutional Advancement, YCCC Foundation