ROCKLAND – Over $1 million worth of scholarships from the Worthington Scholarship Foundation are still available for students going to college or university in Maine. That’s of the total $3 million the foundation plans to give out this year alone.

Graduating seniors at 23 high schools across Knox, Waldo, Lincoln, Hancock, and Washington counties, are eligible to apply. Students must also be planning to attend any college within the UMaine or Community College systems, Thomas College, Husson University, Maine Maritime Academy, Colby College, Bowdoin College, or Bates College.

“I highly encourage students to evaluate their college financing plans and take advantage of this opportunity to help fund their higher education,” says Justin Chenette, the foundation’s program director. “Our hope is this Worthington Scholarship will enable students to reach their educational goals and put them on a path to success in life.”

Scholarship awards are up to $16,500 and up to $6,000 depending on what path the student selects for college, thanks to the generosity of David and Beverly Worthington, who are summer residents of Spruce Head.

Links to online applications are available on the foundation’s website. The deadline is Aug. 1st.