Maine Seacoast Mission’s scholarship programs help recent high school graduates and adults from Maine’s outer island and Downeast communities continue their educational paths and achieve their dreams.

Since 1918, the Mission has awarded almost $3 million to 3,692 deserving students from Maine’s outer islands and Downeast coastal communities. Each year we award about twenty-five scholarships based on students’ financial need and academic promise. Because our scholarships can be renewed for multiple years, the Mission has nearly 100 active scholars in any given year.

To learn more about our newly established Davis Maine Scholarship, click here. This scholarship program offers full, renewable, four-year scholarships at Davis Maine Partner colleges for first-generation students from eastern Hancock and Washington counties.

Over 70% of students receiving a Mission Scholarship graduate from college.

EdGE Scholarships

Students who have participated in the Mission’s EdGE program for at least five years and have served as a volunteer and/or high school staff member for EdGE are eligible to apply for our EdGE Scholarships, with a total of $10,000 over four years per scholar.

Endowed Scholarships

Some of our generous donors choose to endow scholarships for youth in our region. One such example is the Angus MacDonald scholarship, which offers an award of $14,000 over four years to an exceptional high school graduate who has demonstrated superior academic achievement, leadership skills, integrity, and commitment to the community. For information on endowing a scholarship, please email Director of Development Chris Stelling or call 207.801.6009.

Our work is your work, made possible by your generous gifts.

No matter how hard times get, the Mission will be there, helping sustain and strengthen families and communities. Please join us. Your donations bring warmth when it’s cold, shed light where it’s dark, and give strength when burdens grow heavy.

Contact us to donate, volunteer, or arrange for planned giving.