Thursday, July 27, 2017


MES Foundation (MES) announced today the winners of the Richard H. Pierce Memorial Scholarship and the MES Foundation Scholarship, totaling $60,000 in awards to 12 Maine students.

The Richard H. Pierce Memorial Scholarship provided 10 Maine high school graduates $5,000 towards their 2017/2018 post-secondary education. Established in honor of MES founder, Dick Pierce, who passed away in 2011, the scholarship is awarded based on distinguished academic merit and financial need. The Pierce Scholarship is renewable for up to four years.

The MES Board of Directors also selected two Maine graduates to receive the MES Foundation Scholarship in the amount of $5,000, renewable for up to two years.

 "Our goal is to help alleviate some of the financial burden placed on Maine students and their families, while they continue their post-secondary education," said MES Foundation President Darren Hurlburt. "And we are proud to be able to support these 12 outstanding young men and women."

Beginning in January 2018, scholarship applications for the 2018/2019 academic year will be available online at

Richard H. Pierce Memorial Scholarship Winners:

Amanda Alberda - Lewiston High School
Ravin Davis - Madison High School
Owen Doane - South Portland High School
Anna Dunbar - Mount Blue High School
Reegan Hussey - Cheverus High School
Lily McVetty - Oceanside High School
Angel Moore - Morse High School
Emma Pooler - Fort Kent Community High School
Erin Qiu - Gardiner Area High School
Sophie Silva - Deering High School

MES Foundation Scholarship Winners:

Hannah Crone - East Grand High School
Zach Hammond - Easton High School

MES Foundation is a nonprofit organization
dedicated to fostering and promoting higher education.

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