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In addition to Unity College scholarships, there are dozens of private scholarships available to Unity students. These include opportunities especially for Maine residents.

A Better America Scholarship Program - December 31 deadline
Global English Editing awards scholarships to students intending to make a positive contribution to the country’s future. Submit a well written 200 word entry on how you intend to change America. Winning student receives a $1000 award. Students from all colleges or universities are welcome to apply. For more information go to :

Abbott & Fenner Scholarship - June 12, 2017 deadline
An award up to $1,000. Please apply and look for details at

Addiction Resource Scholarship - Application period starts April 21st
Write an essay sharing your vision for an addiction-free world. Three scholarships will be awarded to winners in amounts of $2000, $700, and $300. Eligibility to all undergrad or graduate students over 18 years old. for more information go to:
Affordable College Online
Minority students have an expansive selection of financial aid available to them, but finding and applying isn’t always easy. Through the help of affordable college online, you can find scholarships and helpful tools to get you through the experience. for more information go to

Alliance Scholars - Closed for 2017
Scholarship program to help improve Hispanic student access to high education in science, technology, engineering and math. Available to all Hispanic students in the United States, District of Columbia, U.S. territories and Puerto Rico. For more information go to

American Business Women Association
For women who are Maine Residents, all courses of study and full time students. Contact info: 1800-326-aauw or 1207-872-aauw

American Chemical Society - Closed for 2017
For African American, Hispanic/Latino or American Indians who are US Citizens or permanent residents and full time students or a senior in High School. You must be a high academic achiever in chemistry or science and have financial need. See website for more details.

American Legion
Many scholarship available for veterans, their families, and American Legion Auxiliary members. For more information on the type of scholarships go to

Annie’s Homegrown - Closed for 2017
Annie’s Homegrown is offering $100,000 in scholarship funds to students studying sustainable agriculture. Please apply at

Arthritis Foundation - April 4, 2017 deadline
For high school seniors or college undergraduates with juvenile arthritis or another rheumatic disease who are a resident of CT, ME, NH, RI, or VT.

Baer Reintegration Scholarship - Closed for 2017
This scholarship applies to those with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia-spectrum disorders. For more information visit

Bartlett Tree Foundation, Inc. - January 16 and October 1 deadlines each year
Any student majoring in horticulture, arboriculture, and/or urban forestry at a 2-4 year university or college is eligible. The scholarship offers four at-large scholarships in the amount of $1,500 each. To apply, submit a short narrative no longer than one page outlining your accomplishments, academic record, and aspirations

Become an Educator Scholarship - Closed for 2017
To Become a Teacher. org wants to help a new teacher or soon to be teacher on their path to success by awarding a $1000 Scholarship. Next year’s application must be submitted by November 1st. For more information go to :

Belfast Garden Club Scholarship - April 30, 2017 deadline
The Belfast garden club will award one $1000 scholarship to a Waldo County high school graduate currently pursuing an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in conservation, ecology, horticulture, natural resources, sustainable agricultural, or related field. Contact info: Scholarship Committee, Belfast Garden Club, P.O. Box 987 Belfast, ME 04951. Download scholarship application form at

Benjamin A. Gilman
Gilman International Scholarship Program offers a competition for awards for undergraduate study abroad. It provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a 2-4 year college or university.

Best Decision Scholarship - June 30 deadline
GoodCall is awarding a $2500 to the writer of the best essay detailing one of the most important decisions you have made in your life. High school seniors, current undergrad, and current graduate students can apply. Must have minimum 3.0 GPA. For more information go to: 

Best mattress review sleep scholarship - May 19 deadline are passionate about promoting sleep awareness and created a scholarship to help further that cause and help students pay for college. Submit a creative video application answering two required questions to win $1000. Minimum GPA 3.0. For more information go to:

Big Sun - June 19, 2017 deadline
An award of $500 will be awarded to young athletes of their school or community to help in their academic pursuits. For more information go to

Boulos Family Scholarship - Closed for 2017
This scholarship is for Maine Veterans who served in the Post-September 11 conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Contact info:

BPW/Maine Futurama Foundation
Annual scholarship offered by the Maine Business and Professional Women’s Futurama Foundation of $1200. Completed application must be endorsed by a local BPW Blub before consideration. For more information go to

Bradford Sullivan Forest Landowners’ Scholarship - May 1, 2017 deadline
This year the Bradford-Sullivan forest landowners association scholarship is again being presented to schools as part of an informal consortium of area organizations that have the common goal of encouraging higher education in natural resources, conservation, agriculture, waste management, and allied fields. The BSFLA, the Northern Tier Hardwood Authority represent over $4,000 in scholarship funding for area students. This organization has agreed to distribute this package to you. Contact at: or 1570-363-2388 or

Campus Discovery
Take a quick survey about your college for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship. US students enrolled at a 2 or 4 year college/university could be eligible. Application online at

Caribou Parks & Recreation Department
This scholarship program is for students in park, recreation, and/or leisure service majors. This is a $500 scholarship for professional development. This award is based on academic success and motivation and not financial need. More information at MRPA website: You can also email Kathy Mazzuchelli with further questions

Cashe for your Education
This is a handout for a free on-line scholarship search web site at or

Chameleon John
A $2,000 annual scholarship is being offered to students in the USA. For more information go to

Chet Jordan Leadership - April 15, 2017 deadline
A renewable scholarship to graduates of Portland Area, Aroostook County, and Katahdin High Schools. Awards will go to those who exhibit family values, community service, academic or athletic excellence and plan on furthering their education through a college or technical school. For more information go to

Christensen & Hymas General Scholarship
$1000 Scholarship award to a student enrolled in University or College, minimum GPA 3.5, academic reference, and best essay explaining your life balance including education, familial, and personal goals. For more information go to:

Clyde Russell - Closed for 2017
Brochures available for full or part-time college or graduate students and college juniors, seniors or graduate students in a Teacher Preparation program. For more information go to

Daniel Cardillo Charitable Fund - May 1, 2017 deadline
This scholarship will go to those who have demonstrated compassion for others and have a passion for a life activity and will be seeking it through the program or educational opportunity. To apply scroll down to Daniel Cardillo Charitable Fund,Non-traditional,Camp.aspx

DialMyCalls Scholarship - May 31 deadline
Write an essay to win a $1500 or $500 scholarship. Must be high school senior or in an accredited 2-4 year college with minimum GPA of 2.0. for more information go to:

Doe Scholars Program - Closed for 2017
Eligibility: Must be a U.S. Citizen 18 years or older and undergraduate student, graduate student, or recent graduate from an accredited U.S. Institute, and must have a minimum GPA of 2.9. Program information and application online at

Education Portal
Provides information for scholarships for undergraduates, graduates, as well as distance learning. For more information go to

Elie Wiesel
An essay contest titles Prize in Ethics for undergraduate students and fulltime juniors and seniors of any major at an accredited four-year college/university in the United States. An entry form and detailed guidelines are available online at

Essential Oil Diffuser USA Scholarship - June 1st deadline
Write an essay about the uses or benefits of one of your favorite essential oils to win a $1000 scholarship. For more information go to:

Eve’s Addiction Scholarship - April 28, 2017 deadline
The Eve's Addiction Scholarship is open to high school seniors and any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in the fall or spring semesters, at any accredited U.S. college or university. One student will be awarded a $1,500 scholarship for more information see

EZSTORIT “Get Ahead Scholarship”- July 20 deadline
Available annual scholarship for eligible college or university students. Minimum 2.75 GPA. Award of $500. For more information go to

See binder for Scholarship Book and Search Service available or visit them online at

Families of Freedom - May 15, 2017 deadline
The Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund, was established to provide education assistance for postsecondary study to members of families impacted by events of September 11. Applicants must be dependent children or spouses of persons who were killed or are permanently disabled as a direct result of the terrorists attacks in the United States. Applicants may also be enrolled or planning to enroll in a course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the United States. For more info go to

Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships
The Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships are designed to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity. To be eligible, applicants must be US citizen or national, and planning a career in teaching and research at the college or university at a pre-doctoral level. For more information go to

Frugal Dad - Closed for 2017
Applicants must be 16 years of age and be enrolled in an accredited college or university. The scholarship offers $5,000 to the winner and is given out in June. For more information go to

Garden Club Federation of Maine Inc.
This scholarship is open to college juniors and seniors or graduate students who are legal residents of the State of Maine. College sophomores are eligible, as they will be entering their junior year the following fall. The student must major in some field of horticulture.

George J Mitchell Scholarship - April 1, 2017 deadline
Must be a graduate of a Maine high school or a legal resident of Maine if attending a high school outside of Maine and must plan to attend an accredited four-year college or university in Maine. For more information go to

Goedeker’s Appliances Scholarship
Goedeker’s is a family oriented company that has been in operation since 1951. $500 Scholarship grand prize. Write an essay about why attending college and your field of study are important to you. For more information go to:

Grasshopper - April 30, 2017 deadline
A $5,000 scholarship will be offered to current students for help paying tuition and books. For more information go to

Guitar Pal Scholarship - December 1 deadline
Scholarship program for aspiring artists currently enrolled in an art program at a US college or university. $1000 Award. Must write 1000 word essay with the title “How my favorite artist inspired me”. For more information go to

H&M Law Firm Scholarship - August 15 deadline
Their team of law attorneys have created a renewable, and annual, scholarship of $4000. Minimum GPA of 3.1 and submit essay about what it means to give back to society, and how you intend on accomplishing this. For more information go to:
Insurance - December 1 deadline is proud to introduce a new scholarship promoting motorcycle safety among students. The Look Twice, Save a Life Scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to any student who is currently attending or planning to attend college or some form of higher education. One applicant will be chosen who best brings awareness to motorcycle safety. The scholarship will be awarded on an annual basis for the spring semester. Find out the requirements and how to enter go to

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation - Closed deadline
Several scholarships/grants awarded to young scholars based on academic ability, financial need, motivation and the will to succeed, leadership and public service, and their accomplishments or strong interest in music, art, literature, or sports. For more information go to

James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation-closed for 2017
The scholarship offers a total of $24,000 over the period of study with no more than $12,000 for one academic year. The applicant must be a US citizen or nationality, be or plan to be a teacher of American history/government or social studies and possess or plans to receive a bachelor’s degree no later than August 31 in the year of which they are applying.

James and Marilyn Rockefeller Scholarship Fund
For residents of Knox, Waldo, or Washington Counties and are 18 years of age or older. Any major or college is acceptable. Applications are available at

Jeannette Rankin Foundation
The JRF will award $2000 grants to at least 50 women across the US. To be eligible, applicant must be a woman, a US Citizen, Age 35 or older, have low income and pursuing a technical/vocational education, and associate’s degree, or a first bachelor’s degree. More information at

Kevin Riordan Presidential Scholarship - May 1 deadline
Eligible students include either those currently in a post-secondary education program wo aspire to join the field of law enforcement upon graduation, or a high school senior who plans to study a career in law enforcement or a law enforcement related program. Scholarship amount $500

Lamey-Wellehan - May 30 deadline
This scholarship is only available to Maine residents for any major. For more information go to:

LuvMiHome Scholarship - June 30th Deadline
LuvMiHome is a start-up blog that focuses on new technologies in the home. Scholarship available to graduate and undergraduate students. Award value of $1000. Two essay submissions required. For more information go to:

Maine Christmas Tree Association
Must have a demonstrated interest for a career in the Christmas Tree or Greens Industry and have a need for Financial Aid.

Maine Community Foundation
There are many scholarships listed in a publication received from the Maine Community Foundation. This information is on file in the financial aid office as well as available on their website, which can be accessed at

Maine Legislature Memorial Scholarship Fund
For Maine resident high school seniors or full or part-time post-secondary students accepted to or enrolled in Maine colleges for graduate or undergraduate degrees. Part of the criteria includes academic excellence, activities, community contributions, and financial need.

Maine Mid-Coast Audubon Society
Must be a resident of Maine studying in the field of Ornithology. There is no deadline. Contact info:

Maine Rural Rehabilitation Fund
This scholarship is for Mainers with a farm or woods work background who have a "full-time" course load and show financial need. For more information go to

Maine State Society - March 15, 2017 deadline
The $1,000 award will go to an outstanding applicant with strong academic performance who also demonstrates superior volunteer leadership and hard work, as well as a passion for the State of Maine. For more information go to

Maine Town & City Management Association - June 30 deadline
The scholarship is based on: The need for funds and proposed use of funds, Degree of participate to the field of civic leadership, public administration or community service they have shown for these fields, relative to their age, Likelihood to make a significant contribution to the course work related to these fields. For more information call 1-800-452-8786 ext. 2304 or

Maine Vietnam Veteran
This scholarship is available to those who served in the Vietnam Theater and their descendants. Must be taking post-secondary level training.

Mary Lou Marks Smith Scholarship
Presented by the Garden Club Federation of Maine. This award is given to encourage and financially aid students who are majoring in horticulture, floral design, or related fields. Amount of $1000 every other year. For more information go to:

Grant in aid for those in financial need. For more information call 617-727-9420

MBNA Scholarship
For this scholarship you must be from one of the following areas: Knox or Waldo counties, MSAD 1, MSAD 9, or MSAD 27. Contact info: Carolyn Fox at 1207-236-1585

The Maine Educational Loan Authority offers Maine students two $2500 scholarships. Applicants sign up on the MELA website at and are then entered into random drawings. To be eligible, students must be current undergraduate or graduate college students or high school seniors planning to pursue a two or four year degree. The MELA scholarship is fast and easy with no long application, no essay, send recommendations or demonstrate financial need.

MES manages six scholarships for various organizations. The Maine trade women Network Scholarship, the Maine state Legislature Memorial Scholarship, and the masonic Scholarship for Continuing Education, application materials can be obtained in the financial aid office. All applications can be filled out on-line and supplemental material mailed by the deadline to MES. For more details see the financial aid office or visit the MES website at
    The richard H. Pierce Memorial Scholarship
    This scholarship was established in honor of MES founder, Dick Pierce who passed away     in 2011. It was Dick's life-long commitment to promote higher education. Win a renewable scholarship of $5000 by submitting a personal essay. For more information go to:

Minority Scholarships
This is where you can find all the scholarships for minorities that we currently have on record.

Asian Pacific Fund
The Asian Pacific Fund administers 12 scholarship programs to help undergraduate and graduate students achieve their education goals. To apply go to


Hispanic Scholarship Fund
To be eligible applicants must be of Hispanic heritage, be a US citizen or permanent resident, be currently enrolled part or full time at a community college. Have plans to transfer and enroll full time at a four year college and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. More information at

Italian American

National Italian American Federation
This is a handout providing information on the scholarship application procedures for Italian American Students. See binder for more details. Contact info:

Mitchell Institute
A $4,000 scholarship for students planning on entering a four-year degree program. The scholarship is awarded based on financial need, academic potential and school and community service. For more information as well as application go to

National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
Forty scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors and current college students who are attending or have been accepted to an accredited four year college, university, or graduate program and have been active in community service. For more information go to or at

National Federation of the Blind - March 31 deadline
Applicant must be legally blind and pursuing or planning to pursue a full-time post-secondary course of study in the fall semester in the United States. Contact info:

National Physical Science Consortium
The National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC) offers two different programs. The first is a two-phase six year fellowship. The support is for two or three years. The second program is the dissertation Support Program which provides support while the graduate student conducts dissertation research. More information can be found online at

Native American Scholarship Fund
This is a handout providing information on the scholarship application procedures for Native American Students. For more information go to .Contact info:

New England Employee Benefits Council
This scholarship is for any full-time college student studying in an accredited academic program leading to a degree provided the student demonstrates an interest through either course of study or work experience in a career in the benefits field. To be eligible, a student must either be a New England resident or enrolled at a college in New England. 1. Contact info: 

Old York Garden Club - April 1 deadline
The Marion Hosmer Scholarship will be awarded to qualified college students pursuing a degree in horticulture or a related science. The applicant must be a resident of Maine and currently enrolled at an accredited school. For more information go to

OPPU Achievers Scholarship
To apply for the OppU Achievers Scholarship, submit a short essay responding to the prompted question. Scholarship decisions are based solely on an applicant's essay response. Winners for the OppU Achievers Scholarship are selected four times a year, with submission deadlines on September 30, December 31, March 31, and June 30. To be eligible for the OppU Achievers Scholarship, a student must: Be enrolled full time in high school or at least part time in college, graduate, professional, or trade school. Possess a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0. For more information go to:

Past Presidents
Must be a member of AAHPERD, attend college in the eastern District, and major in the field of health, physical education, recreation, or dance. Contact info:

Quicken Loans - May 1 deadline
Quicken Loans is offering a scholarship essay contest to all college and university students. Write a blog post for the Quicken Loans Zing Blog to enter to win a $2500 cash prize to put toward tuition. For more information go to

Ralph Waning, Albert Faust Forestry & Agricultural Trust
Must reside or have lived in Kennebec or Waldo Counties a minimum of two years, completed one year of college or technical school beyond high school and furthering their education in forestry, agriculture, or natural resources in the United States and have a “C” average or above. Contact info:

Religious Liberty Essay Scholarship - Closed for 2017
Scholarship engages high school students in church-state issues by directing them to express a point of view on a religious liberty topic. Award of $2,000 and a trip for two to Washington, D.C. for more information go to

Richard H. and Scottie Pierce Family Foundation - April 15th deadline
Scholarship was founded to annually expand educational opportunities for Maine students who are planning to pursue their education at an accredited college or university worldwide. Applicant must be a Somerset county resident for a minimum of one year. For more information go to

Rocky Mountain Elk
You must be a junior or senior with at least 1 semester remaining till graduation, who is studying a wildlife related natural resource program at a 4 year college or university in the United States or Canada. You must be enrolled full time for the following fall semester. Website:
For more information contact: Lands & Conservation Assistant. Phone: 1-800-225-5355, Ext. 264

Ruffed Grouse Society of Maine - April 3 deadline
This scholarship is only available to Maine residents who have attended a secondary (High School) in Maine and are already enrolled in an undergraduate program or will be enrolling for the upcoming fall semester. For those who wish to start or continue their education in the fields of Wildlife Conservation, Conservation Law Enforcement, Forest Management, or a related field that is supportive of the broad goals of the Ruffed Grouse society at both the regional and national level.

RV Gaddis
Must be a Maine high school graduate majoring in outdoor writing or a related environmental field. Contact info:

Samuel Huntington
This award is for a graduating senior to pursue public service anywhere in the world.

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 “Do Over” Scholarship
Open to all U.S. students ages 13 years and older. Respond in 250 words or less to the question, “If you could get on do-over in life, what would it be and why?”

“Education Matters” $5k Scholarship
Open to all U.S. student ages 13 years of age or older. Respond in 250 words or less to the question “What would you say to someone who thinks education doesn’t matter, or that college is a waste of time and money?”

Superpower $1,000 Scholarship
Open to U.S. students 13 years of age or older. Respond to the question within 250 words: “If you were granted a superpower for just one day, what would it be and how would you use it?” Apply at

“Top Ten List” $1,000 Scholarship
Open U.S. students 13 years of age or older. Respond to the question in no more than 250 words: Create a “top ten list” of the top ten reasons you should get this scholarship. Apply at

Sleep Advisor Scholarship - December 15 deadline
Create a video for a chance to win a $1000 Scholarship. Must be full-time undergraduate or graduate program. For more information go to:

Spread the word on safety scholarship - January 6 deadline
Charlotte Chiropractor at Beyond Wellness Chiropractic Center, P.C. value the importance of safety, and the effects of auto injuries. Submit an essay on chosen topic for a chance to win a $1000 scholarship. For more information go to:

S&T Scholarship - June 5 and December 15 deadlines is giving a $2500 scholarship to three students who write extraordinary essays on how today’s technology inspires them. Open to all majors. Must have minimum of 3.0 GPA. for more information go to :

Storwell - Closed for 2017
Storwell is offering an annual bursary of $2,000 in support of foster children to help them attend post-secondary schools and to offer a hand up as they wake their way forward in life. The requirements are the applicant must have been a foster child with an official Canadian or American foster care program, be enrolled full-time at a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada or USA , be 24 years of age or younger, and the winner agrees to having his/her name, photo and post-secondary institution displayed on the Storwell website.

SunTrust - May 12 deadline
SunTrust bank is a trustee of the David S. Blount, Lonza L. Rush, Lucy E. Meiller, Herbert and Marion Bragg and Fowler W. Johnston scholarship funds. These funds provide college scholarships for needy students of select states. The scholarship award for each student is $1500 per semester. For more info go to

Sussle - Closed for 2017
By helping other students you can help yourself. Sussle provides a unique opportunity in which the student is the contributor on the Sussle webpage. The best contributor will win the scholarship. Must be a full time undergraduate or graduate students attending an accredited college or university within the United States. Must be a US citizen or legal permanent resident. For more information go to

TractorJoe Argriculture Scholarship - June 1 deadline
For students planning to attend an agricultural college or university. Offering an annual $1000 scholarship with the best essay and the most Facebook LIKES. For more information go to:

Turner Solutions Scholarship - July 1 deadline
Personal finance scholarship provides two, one-year non-renewable scholarships to help students achieve. one $1000 scholarship to a currently enrolled undergraduate student. Minimum 3.0 GPA. for more information go to:

Unity College Centers for Academic Excellence
Applicant must meet all normal admissions requirements of Unity College, must enroll in a B.A., B.S. program with intent to graduate from UC, must maintain a satisfactory academic and social standing, and must have at least a cumulative high school GPA of 3.50 on a 4.0 scale and minimum SAT scores 1100 (verbal and math). A college transfer student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25.

Uponics Hydroponics/Aquaponics Scholarship - November 1 deadline
Interested in hydroponics and/or aquaponics? Students with concentrations in agriculture, business, environmental sciences, and engineering are especially encouraged to apply for a $1000 scholarship by writing a well-researched essay. Minimum GPA 2.5. For more information go to:

US Self Storage Scholarship - July 31 deadline
Apply for a $1000 scholarship. Eligibility: US Citizen, 18 years old, enrolled in college. For more information go to

Waldo County Humane Society -May 1 deadline
Apply for the Madeline M. King/Constance K. Barnes Scholarship. There are two $1000 awards each year to Waldo County students that are furthering their education in the fields of Veterinary Science, Animal Husbandry, or a related field. For more information please contact your school’s guidance department or Unity College Financial Aid office.

Zinch provides many opportunities for scholarships. For more information go to

Double Your Money is sponsored by Chegg for good. It matches the amount of nay scholarship won. For more information go to

A $1,000 scholarship is available to outstanding statements who have helped their classmates or community in a tremendous way. For more information go to

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