The Worthington Scholarship Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to assisting students with financial need to graduate college with little or no debt recognized twenty college graduate scholars recently.
The scholarship, up to $4,000 annually for Maine college attendance, provides a major boost to students. A mentoring component and various events provide further support. Scholarships are also provided for attendance at community colleges for one to three-year programs. Scholars who graduate with an Associates degree finding they desire to continue to a 4-year program can apply for funding to cover the additional time.
2019 scholar graduates from midcoast Maine are:
UMaine Orono: Matthew Ackley, Mathematics; R.J. Hall, Education; Rachel Johnson, Psychology; Zachary Peaco and Justin Robinson, Business Mgmt; Ashley Pezanowski, Electrical Engineering; Emily Protheroe, Education,. Kaleb Robinson, Business.
University of Southern Maine: Alexandria Chase, Media Studies; Kelsey Lawry, Health Sciences
UMaine Farmington: Kalyn Grover, Rehabilitation
Maine Maritime Academy: Steven Judge, Marine Engineering Technology; Zachary Roman, Engineering; Wilson McKay, Assoc of Science, Small Vessel Operations
UMaine Community College System:
Gage Robinson – Associates Diesel Mechanics, Northern Maine Community College; Jaida Rahkonen – Associates, Hospitality Tourism & Mgmt, Eastern Maine Community College; Bradley Nystrom – Associates in Machining, Central Maine Community College; Isaac Hall – Associates in Plumbing and Heating Technology, Alexander McLaughlin – Engine Specialist Certificate and Jay Osgood – Associates in Diesel Mechanics,
Washington County Community College.
University of Augusta at Rockland Alayna Joyce – Judicial Studies.
In total, the foundation supported these 20 graduates over 1 – 4 years; providing scholarships amounting to $231,000. The total amount committed to participating high school graduates in 2019 for the entirety of their college attendance is 1.7 million. For more information on the Worthington Scholarship Foundation and its programs, please visit our website at www.worthingtonscholars.org or contact us at (207) 596-5800.
Worthington Scholarship Foundation Awards First Waldo County High School Scholars at Searsport High School
Eight graduating seniors at Searsport District High School were inaugural recipients of Worthington scholarships aimed at good students with financial need obtaining a college degree with little or no debt. Mikaela Alley, Maxwell Webster, Chori Guzman and Daccariah Sargent (Husson University); George Dakin (Thomas College); Joshua Golder and Kion Tupper (UMO); and Madison Young (USM) each received four-year, $4,000 annually renewable scholarships.
The Worthington Scholarship Foundation, a nonprofit that each year awards a total of 68 college scholarships at Oceanside, Medomak and Camden, this year added Searsport, Belfast and Mt. View. Approximately 140 students will receive scholarships this year.
Founders Beverly and David Worthington and Program Director Jay McIntire attended the Searsport awards to demonstrate to each student their personal involvement and interest in each student’s ability to further their education. The foundation also provides a mentoring component, various events, career planning and intern placements.
Current criteria includes that the students plan to attend a Maine college, (see list on our website) 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 total amount to be distributed this year is $680,000.
For more information, please visit our website at www.worthingtonscholars.org or contact us at (207) 596-5800.
L to Right: Awarded scholars Maddie Young, Chari Guzman, Mikaela Alley, Kion Tupper, George Dakin, Max Webster, Daccariah Sargent and Josh Holder. All plan to attend four year institutions. Scholarships are also available for community college attendance.
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