There is money available to help pay for college, but you have to apply for financial aid!
All students should submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is used by all schools to award federal and state financial aid. Many schools also use the FAFSA to award their institutional financial aid. Most families can complete the FAFSA in less than 30 minutes.
The FAFSA becomes available each year on October 1. Students must file the FAFSA every year to be considered for financial aid.
Mid-Coast School of Technology, in partnership with other local organizations, are happy to provide scholarship opportunities to our students in pursuit of higher education.
DEADLINE May 15
The Geiger Scholarship
The Geiger Scholarship supports students from Maine’s year-round, un-bridged islands who are eager to expand their educational horizons through off-island enrichment and travel experiences. The focus is on providing this opportunity to students who will grow individually through participation in off-island enrichment experiences. This scholarship is intended to serve students who may not otherwise be able to have these experiences. Preference is given for students pursuing programs independently, rather than participating in a pre-planned class trip.
DEADLINE February 28
Maine Blue Collar Scholarship
We are challenging the persistent belief that a traditional college degree is the only answer for our youth. We strive to combine the social and collaborative skills, gained through the liberal arts, with technical aptitude. Gifted and talented young Mainers want to be intellectually stimulated, creative, and innovative; they want a career in the trades.
As the average age of Maine trade workers continues to rise, it’s time to invest in the future of our state! The Maine Blue Collar Scholarship Foundation aims to break down barriers and reinvigorate the trades that built America.
DEADLINE April 15
The Clyde Russell Scholarship
It is the intent of the Trustees that brochures for the Clyde Russell Scholarship Fund will be generally available through high school guidance offices in the state of Maine beginning in October of any given year and closes on February 1. It is open to graduating high school seniors who will be attending a four-year college or university and graduating high school seniors who will be attending a Maine community college.
DEADLINE February 1
Career Technology Education Scholarship
We believe that education is one of the surest ways for people to have fulling and successful careers. That’s why we have established the Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Career & Technical Education Scholarship. Each year, the Bank presents $1,000 awards to income-eligible high school seniors in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont who attended a technical career program as part of their high school curriculum and are planning to attend college or a technical school after graduation.
DEADLINE May 1
Horch Roofing Scholarship
Horch Roofing is offering two individual scholarships to a graduating high school senior who will attend a college/trade school or to a current college/trade school student who resides in the state of Maine. We believe it is important to encourage young men and women to study and find gainful employment within the trades. There are thousands of trade jobs that go untaken because there are not enough skilled laborers. We hope this scholarship will help the chosen individuals find competence, satisfaction, and enjoyment in the trades, ideally at Horch Roofing. The successful candidates should be resilient and eager learners; doers and thinkers!
DEADLINE May 2
Secoast Security Scholarhip
Seacoast Security is committed to being New England’s most trusted provider of monitored security and safety for homes and businesses. Seacoast Security is determined to protect the people and things our customers care about most by using high-quality home security products and reliable security services. We are excited to offer two $1,000 scholarships for a student going to a Maine technical school.
DEADLINE April 30
The Camden Rotary Club is offering scholarships this year to traditional and nontraditional students who want to develop or increase their skills through education and training.
Applicants must reside in the Five Town CSD catchment area of Camden, Rockport, Lincolnville, Hope and Appleton.
The National Association of Women in Construction Chapter 276 Scholarship
Members of the Maine Chapter are constantly looking for programs that will benefit the construction industry, and has participated in many programs over the years. Construction Expo of Maine has been the vehicle for the Maine Chapter to award thousands of dollars in scholarships to young men and women from Maine that are pursuing careers in construction-related fields.
DEADLINE April 15
Associated General Contractors of America – Maine Scholarship
Applicants must be a Maine resident. Preference to entering or enrolled undergraduate in construction-related field of study at an accredited Maine post-secondary institute. Financial need preferred, but not necessary. Must meet reasonable academic standards. Knowledge of the construction industry preferred, but not necessary. Must provide a 300-word typed essay explaining why you are pursuing a career in construction. Include a transcript of post-secondary grades or high school transcript, as appropriate, along with the names of two references.
DEADLINE March 1
Maine Machine Products Company Scholarship
Scholarships are awarded based upon acceptance and attendance at Central Maine Community College in the Machine Tool Program and a completed application including a high school transcript. Award recipient must agree to a work study program at Maine Machine Products Company during the two-year program and accept a position with Maine Machine Products Company for at least eighteen months following graduation. While at CMCC the recipient must maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.67 (B-).
DEADLINE April 15
WTS – Maine Scholarship
Two annual scholarships in the amount of $2,500 and $1,000 will be awarded to female student(s) pursuing undergraduate studies in STEM and considering a career in a transportation related field. Recipients must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and will be selected based on academic performance, participation in extracurricular activities, letters of recommendation and personal statement.
DEADLINE February 15
Maine Section – American Society of Civil Engineers
The Maine Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers is
pleased to announce one $2,000 scholarship for an outstanding high
school senior who plans to have a career in civil engineering. The
recipient will be selected based on: academic performance in high
school, participation in extracurricular activities, letters of
recommendation, and statement of interest in civil engineering. The
recipient may use the scholarship to defray the cost of his or her first
year of study at the University of choice. Applicants must be Maine
residents. The Student must show proof of enrollment in a four year
ABET accredited Civil Engineering program before the check is issued.
We will hold the scholarship up to two years if necessary, until a Civil
Engineering major is declared.
DEADLINE January 31
Hannaford Charitable Foundation Scholarship
Currently employed full-time or part-time associates of Hannaford or dependent children* of associates with a minimum of six months continuous service as of the application deadline date, and who are high school seniors or graduates planning to enroll, or students already enrolled in a full-time course of study leading to a baccalaureate or master’s degree at an accredited college or university, an associate’s degree at a junior or community college, or a certificate at an approved vocational technical institute.
DEADLINE April 1
The Manufacturers Association of Maine Career and Training Foundation
The Maine Manufacturers Career and Training Foundation, administered at the Manufacturers Association of Maine, provides scholarship awards to individuals who have demonstrated an outstanding record and the overall potential to attend an institution of higher learning, majoring in manufacturing trade or related areas (Mechanical Engineering, Machine Tool Technology, Sheet Metal Fabrication, Welding, CADCAM, etc.). This scholarship is restricted to the study of precision machining technology, manufacturing technology, welding and engineering and will be used to pay for tuition costs and textbooks only. MMCTF Education Fund will be reimbursed any monies in account if student is unable to complete school. All applicants must be full-time students and maintain a minimum of a C average.
DEADLINE April 30
UMaine Pulp + Paper Foundation Scholarship
The University of Maine Pulp and Paper Foundation provides full or partial tuition scholarships to aspiring chemical, civil, computer, electrical and mechanical engineering students at the University of Maine who are interested in pursuing careers in the booming paper industry.
DEADLINE December 31
Richard H. Peirce Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in honor of MES founder, Dick Pierce who passed away in 2011. It was Dick’s life-long commitment to promote higher education. The number and size of the scholarships are determined annually by the MES Foundation Board of Directors. Scholarships are awarded based on merit and financial need, with the goal of assisting students who might not otherwise continue their post-secondary education without the financial assistance. Scholarships are awarded on a renewable basis for up to 4 years (depending on the grade level of the student). In order to receive the renewable awards, students must earn a minimum of 12 credits per semester and maintain a 2.5 GPA.
DEADLINE April 1
Work Ethic Scholarhip Program
The Work Ethic Scholarship Program is about recognizing people who understand the importance of work ethic, personal responsibility, delayed gratification, and a positive attitude. These are hardworking men and women who will keep the lights on, water running, and air flowing
The Collision Repair Education Foundation
The Collision Repair Education Foundation provides its 2021 Board of Trustees Scholarships, Lon Baudoux Memorial Scholarships, and Sulkala Family Scholarship. Including these awards, the Foundation has facilitated the industry’s generosity to fund over $100,000 in 2021 scholarships as part of its ongoing efforts to support future collision repair industry professionals as they obtain their educations.
“We are honored to be able to help these students with the education costs,” said Melissa Marscin, Director of Operations and Administration for CREF. “Each one of these students has a strong drive and passion for collision repair, and we look forward to welcoming them in the industry.”