First-Generation College Students Can Now Apply for Davis Maine Scholarship 

by | Mar 1, 2024 | News

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Students in their junior year at Davis Maine partner schools in Washington and eastern Hancock Counties can now apply for the Mission’s Davis Maine Scholarship. Through a partnership with Andrew Davis and the Shelby Cullom Davis Charitable Fund, the Davis Maine Scholarship ensures first-generation, college-bound students living in the Downeast region of Maine can complete a four-year undergraduate degree without financial burden. 

Davis Maine Scholars receive consistent mentoring and support from Mission staff throughout their last year of high school and all four years of college as well as a full cost of attendance, four-year scholarship at one of three partner colleges: Clark University (MA), University of New England (ME), and Wheaton College (MA). These partner colleges were selected based on their commitment to supporting first-generation students including those from rural communities.

Davis Maine Scholars are chosen in the spring of their junior year. As high school seniors, selected Scholars participate in cohort workshops, college visits, and guided preparation and transition to college.

Students apply in their junior year and are enrolled at a Washington County high school or Charles M. Sumner Learning Campus. Qualifications include having a cumulative 3.0 GPA and would become the first member of their family to attend college, also known as first-generation college students. 

Applications are accepted until Sunday, April 14. Learn more about the Davis Maine Scholarship and see the application.  

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