Foundation News

Achievements celebrated and new beginnings embraced at Send Off BBQ

Sunday, July 28thwas a memorable day for recipients of the Worthington Scholarship, their families, Worthington staff and representatives from Maine colleges. 

An informal BBQ was held at the beautiful Pt. Lookout Resort to celebrate our scholars’ achievements and wish them well as they embark on their college experience.  It was also an opportunity for scholars to meet and interact with fellow students who will be part of their new college community.   

Besides a BBQ buffet, attendees received some inspirational words from founder David Worthington and Executive Director Rick Bedigian, and college tips from University of Maine Orono Junior Chase Flaherty.  The joy filled evening concluded with a cornhole tournament between colleges, and elective field games on Pt Lookouts expansive lawn that include Bocce Ball, Frisbee, volleyball and horseshoes.     

Here’s a link to photos from that day. Thanks to Marti Stone, Photographer

https://martistonephotography.zenfolio.com/worthington19

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FIRST CLASS OF WORTHINGTON SCHOLARS AWARDED AT BELFAST AREA HIGH SCHOOL

Nineteen graduating seniors were the first recipients at Belfast Area High School of Worthington scholarships recently.   The Foundation, which previously made awards at Oceanside, Medomak and Camden Hills High Schools, has continued an expansion into Waldo County in 2019 by adding Belfast, Mt. View and Searsport High Schools.   The goal of the scholarship is to help good students with financial need minimize debt as they obtain a college degree.

The Worthington Scholarship Foundation is a nonprofit that this year will award 108 high school graduates attending college approximately one million six hundred thousand dollars ($1,600,000.00) in college funds.

Founders Beverly and David Worthington and Program Director Jay McIntire attended the Belfast awards ceremony to demonstrate to each student their personal involvement and interest in their ability to further their education. The foundation also provides a mentoring component, various events, career planning and intern placements.   

Scholarship criteria is: – attend a Maine college, (see list on our website) have a B average for a 4 -year college; a C average for community college attendance, and an estimated family contribution (FAFSA) of $15,000 or less.  Students demonstrating both merit and financial need are encouraged to apply. 

Belfast’s 2019 Worthington Scholars are:  

(Back row,  Pictured, L – R):

Kyle Brown, Wilder Magruder, Jed Salvatore, Sam Davis,Wyatt Ford, Julianne Smith, Cassidy Jackson, Matthew Kelley, Cameron Johnson, Karagen Stone, Elizabeth Maguire, Mackenzie Thomas

Front row (L-R):

Grady Doolan, Jillian Clapp, Cassie Armstrong-Hopkins, Lauren Blood, Madison Martz, Audrey Richdale, Morgan Suderly

The scholarships total $16,000 for each four-year college attendee; and for community college, covers cost of tuition and fees minus any other aid provided.   Fourteen Belfast students received four year scholarships and five received scholarships to attend Community Colleges. 

Congratulations all!!

NINETEEN CAMDEN HILLS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS RECEIVE ALMOST $300,000 FROM WORTHINGTON SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION

Nineteen graduating seniors at Camden Hills Regional High School were recipients of Worthington Scholarships that help academically sound students with financial need minimize debt while pursuing a college degree.   Combined with past scholarships awarded at Camden Hills beginning in 2016, a total of approximately $600,000 has been received by Camden Hills students.

Receiving four- year college scholarships at the recent awards night were Ileana Adams, Grace Blackwell, Ethan Ford, August Gray, Meghan Keizer, Courtney King, Jacob Knowlton, Devon Lammert, Aspen Laurita-Spanglet, Maggie Maxwell, Isabella Merrill, Abby Milner, Macy Pushaw, Justin Secotte and Lileas Wallace.    Each will receive $4,000 annually; renewable for four years.

Kaitlin Blackwell, Alyson Glaser, Michael McGeady and Alexys Schaeffer were awarded community college scholarships; ensuring that all tuition and fees are covered to any Maine community college for 1 – 3 years, depending on the program of study chosen.

The Worthington Scholarship Foundation is a nonprofit currently awarding scholarships at Medomak, Oceanside, Camden, Searsport, Belfast and Mt. View High Schools.  108 newly graduated high school students will receive scholarships this year, joining 129 upperclassmen currently receiving scholarships.  In 2020 the program will expand into Washington, Hancock and Lincoln Counties and begin providing scholarships to an additional twenty-three high schools.

Executive Director Rick Bedigian and College Mentor Kerry Hadley attended the ceremony and made the presentations.   

Current criteria include that the students plan to attend a Maine college, (have a B average for a 4 -year college; a C average for a community college, and an estimated family contribution of $15,000 or less.  Students demonstrating both merit and financial need are encouraged to apply. The foundation also provides a mentoring component, various events, career planning and intern placements.   

For more information, please visit our website at www.worthingtonscholars.org or call (207) 596-5800.   

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FIRST CLASS OF WORTHINGTON SCHOLARS AWARDED AT MT. VIEW REGIONAL HIGH

Eleven graduating seniors were the first recipients at Mt. View Regional High School of Worthington scholarships recently.   The Foundation, which previously made awards at Oceanside, Medomak and Camden Hills High Schools, has continued an expansion into Waldo County in 2019 by adding Belfast, Mt. View and Searsport High Schools.   The goal of the scholarship is to assist good students with financial need minimize college debt.   

The Worthington Scholarship Foundation is a nonprofit that this year will award 108 high school graduates attending college approximately one million six hundred thousand dollars ($1,600,000.00) in college funds.

Founders Beverly and David Worthington and Program Director Jay McIntire attended the Mt. View awards ceremony to demonstrate to each student their personal involvement and interest in their ability to further their education. The foundation also provides a mentoring component, various events, career planning and intern placements.   

                        

(Pictured, L – R). Connor Mayhew, Alex Fountain, Jackson Martin, Logan Pooler, Brooke Shaw, Brenna Vines, Payton Pomeroy, Miranda Smith, Etienne Desrosiers, Amy-Kate Spaulding and Lindsey Penney. 

Scholarship criteria is: – attend a Maine college , (see list on our website) have a B average for a 4 year college; a C average for community college attendance, and an estimated family contribution (FAFSA) of $15,000 or less.  Students demonstrating both merit and financial need are encouraged to apply. 

Mt View’s 2019 Worthington Scholars are:  

(Pictured, L – R). Connor Mayhew, Alex Fountain, Jackson Martin, Logan Pooler, Brooke Shaw, Brenna Vines, Payton Pomeroy, Miranda Smith, Etienne Desrosiers, Amy-Kate Spaulding and Lindsey Penney.    

Congratulations all!!

For more information, please visit our website at www.worthingtonscholars.orgor call (207) 596-5800.   

25 MEDOMAK VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS RECEIVE APPROX $400,000 IN COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS FROM WORTHINGTON SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION

Newly appointed Worthington Scholars with founders Beverly and David Worthington during a joy filled graduation and awards ceremony.

At a joyous, fun filled, celebratory graduation and special awards ceremony held at Medomak Valley High School Wednesday night, twenty five graduates received up to $16,000 scholarships apiece from the Worthington Scholarship Foundation.  The goal of the scholarship is to assist good students with financial need obtain a college degree minimize college debt.  

Those twenty-five graduates are: Emily Grinnell, Ethan Gould, Jordan Hays, Jaden Abruseze, Elizabeth Flanagan, Emma Hooper, Ashley Holmes, Alec Coughlin, Catherine Sheldmerdine, Kaysee Leary, Hattie Watmough, Greyson Clark, Aubrey Schaeffer, Tyler Lee, Madelyn White, Elias Miller, Logan Butler, Kelsey Berry, Peter Alexander, Alden Mclain, Mikayla Wallace, Emily Wotton, Leah Wilcox, Kaysee Leary and Aidan Janes-Risteen.

The nonprofit this year will award 108 midcoast area high school graduates attending college approximately one million six hundred thousand dollars ($1,600,000.00) in college funds.

Founders Beverly and David Worthington and College Mentor and Communications Director Kerry attended the ceremony to demonstrate to each student their personal involvement and interest in their ability to further their education.  The foundation also provides a mentoring component, various events, career planning and intern placements.   

Scholarship criteria is: 

– attend a Maine college, (see list on our website) 

-have a B average for a 4 -year college; a C average for community college attendance, 

-have an estimated family contribution (by FAFSA) of $15,000 or less.  

Congratulations to all of the graduates and to Medomak Valley High School students, staff and teachers for creating such a positive and supportive educational environment.

For more information, please visit our website at www.worthingtonscholars.orgor call (207) 596-5800.   

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Worthington Scholarship Foundation

(207) 596-5800

30 School Street, Suite 202
Rockland, ME 04841

P.O. Box 1694
Rockland, ME 04841