Thursday, December 8, 2016

Scholarships for Maine Students

The Richard H. Pierce Memorial Scholarship

Established in honor of MES founder, Dick Pierce, who passed away in 2011, these scholarships are awarded based on merit and financial need.  The goal is to provide support for students who might not otherwise continue their post-secondary education without 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 renewable rewards, student must maintain satisfactory academic progress.

Scholarship Details
A $5,000 scholarship per student per year will be awarded.

Scholarships will be renewable for up to four years.

A total of 10 scholarships will be awarded to eligible students in 2017.

Application period runs from January 1st - April 15th.

Eligibility
Recipients must:
Be a Maine resident entering 1st year post-secondary education.
Intend to enroll or be enrolled in a two (2) or four (4) year degree-granting college or university, which is accredited by the Association of Schools and Colleges.

Show a strong desire to complete their degree program.

Requirements
Academic excellence demonstrated by the content of the applicant's transcript and GPA

Contributions to school, community, and/or work environment.

Demonstrated financial need.

A personal essay of 300 words or more.

Applying is Easy at https://mesfoundation.org/
Our easy online application platform provides the following features:
Applications can be saved for later editing or completion as needed.

Application status updates can be checked online or set up for direct notification via text or email.

Supplemental documentation can be easily uploaded and saved with application.
School and/or community recommendations can be requested and submitted online.

Compatibility with all browser platforms.

Schools and Administrators
Applications will be accepted January 1st - April 15th. Please encourage your students to visit our website and apply.  View our scholarship program handout that you can print and share with your students and families.

If you have questions about our scholarship offerings, please email us at info@mesfoundation.org.



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