Davis Maine Scholarship

A collaboration between the Maine Seacoast Mission and the Shelby Cullom Davis Charitable Fund, this scholarship program offers full, renewable, four-year scholarships at Davis Maine partner colleges for first-generation students from eastern Hancock and Washington counties.

The Davis Maine Scholarship is modeled after the highly successful Davis New Mexico Scholarship and was created to ensure that more first-generation college students from our rural areas have the opportunity to complete undergraduate degrees, untethered by financial burden.

Key partners in this extraordinary effort are the Shelby Cullom Davis Charitable Fund and three partner colleges: Clark University, University of New England, and Wheaton College. The first group of Davis Maine Scholars will enter college in the fall of 2022. The initial partner high schools are Narraguagus Jr/Sr High School and Sumner Memorial High School.

The Mission has also launched a college readiness program that serves potential Davis Maine Scholars and other students preparing for post-secondary success.

College Exploration and Engagement Program

As part of the Davis Maine Scholarship program, we offer college readiness resources centered on college preparation, persistence and completion through retreats, college trips, workshops and one-on-one support. Working with partner high schools and colleges, the Mission provides opportunities for more Downeast students to explore, prepare for and stay the course through higher education pathways.

In 2021, six students were selected as the first Davis Maine Scholars to receive full four-year scholarships.

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