Mission Scholarships Application Period Opens Friday, February 10 

by | Feb 9, 2023 | News

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The Mission’s 2022 Scholars on a Sunbeam Cruise

Mission Scholars come from communities stretching from Deer Isle to Calais and they attend colleges in Maine and beyond. 77 Mission Scholars received a combined $208,625 in scholarships in 2022.  The Mission is now accepting applications for the Scholarships program for the 2023-2024 school. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 17. 

Mission Scholarships are open to individuals who graduate from an accredited public and independent high school and live in Hancock or Washington counties or on the outer islands we serve. Each year, 20 to 25 scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors in the Mission’s service area. Some of the Mission’s scholarships include the EdGE Scholarship, which is awarded to 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, and the Angus MacDonald Scholarship, which is awarded to an exceptional high school graduate demonstrating superior academic achievement, leadership skills, integrity, and commitment to the community. 

In addition, Mission Scholars receive continued support throughout their college careers. The Mission hosts gatherings for scholarship recipients, sends care packages, and more.  

Post-Secondary Education Director Dakin Hewlett shares, “Mission Scholarships supports post-secondary aspirations of students interested in attending a trade, technical, two-, or four-year colleges. The program uniquely honors the multitude of pathways an individual can take to achieve their dreams.” 

More information about the Scholarships program and application can be found on our Scholarships page. For inquiries about Scholarships, email Scholarships Program Coordinator Wendy Harrington at [email protected] or call (207) 546-5870. 

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