Senate Republican Office
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AUGUSTA – Maine Senator Amy Volk (R-Cumberland) reminds constituents that the deadline for applying for the Maine Legislative Memorial Scholarship is fast approaching.
The Maine Legislative Memorial Scholarship Fund was created by the Maine Legislature and staff to annually recognize one student from each county who is currently enrolled or is planning to pursue a post-secondary degree or attend technical school in Maine. This scholarship is available for full or part-time students.
A total of 16 scholarships are awarded annually – a $1,000 scholarship to one student from each Maine county. The eligible recipient must be a Maine resident.
“Each year, the Legislature awards one deserving student from each county with a scholarship to help pay for college,” Senator Volk said. “$1,000 can go a long way towards paying for books and fees. That is why I would encourage all eligible students to apply.”
Among other criteria, awards are made on the basis of:
- Academic excellence demonstrated by the content of the applicant’s transcript and GPA
- Contributions to community and employment
- Financial need demonstrated by the applicant’s Student Aid Report (SAR)
The deadline for the Maine Legislative Memorial Scholarship is May 1, 2017. For more information, please visit the Maine Legislative Memorial Scholarship Fund website.