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TWENTY SEVEN OCEANSIDE STUDENTS RECEIVE ALMOST $400,000 FROM WORTHINGTON SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION

Twenty-seven graduating seniors at Oceanside High School were recipients of Worthington Scholarships that help academically sound students with financial need obtain a college degree with little or no debt.  Combined with past scholarships awarded at Oceanside beginning in 2010, a total of two million five hundred eighty-five thousand dollars has been awarded to Oceanside students from the Foundation.   CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OCEANSIDE GRADUATES!!

Receiving four- year college scholarships at the recent awards night were Amos Anderson, Igli Bixhaku, Laura Boutin, Zachariah Cody, Thomas Coombs, Jacob Curtis, Jason Davis, Sara Dorr, Wesley Dunkle, Alex Fogarty, Morgan Heal, Jack Lombardo, Alexander Mahar, Tamra Miller, Annaliese Poisson, Anthony Radzimirski, Trevor Reed, Sebastian Sanfilippo, Cole Stevens, Uriah Thongsophaphone, Abigail Veilleux and Dylan Whitamore.    Each will receive $4,000 annually; renewable for four years.

Domonick Jameson, Sean Krejsa, Mckaylee Morris, Benjamin Ripley and Matthew Shaw were awarded community college scholarships; ensuring that all tuition and fees are covered to any Maine community college for 1-3 years, dependent on chosen program.

Our nonprofit currently awards scholarships at Medomak, Oceanside, Camden, Searsport, Belfast and Mt. View High Schools.  Approximately 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.

Founders Beverly and David Worthington, Director Donald Pietrowski and newly graduated Worthington Scholar and past Oceanside student Rachel Johnson 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. We also provide a mentoring component, various events, career planning and intern placements to our scholars.

OCEANSIDE Worthington Scholar CLASS OF 2019

WORTHINGTON SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION APPLAUDS TWENTY GRADUATES

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 RocklandAlayna 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.  

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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.

Join our growing team!

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The Worthington Scholarship Foundation is growing!
We seek a part-time Program Assistant to add to our staff as we continue an exciting expansion.

The Program Assistant assists and supports the planning, administration and management functions of the Foundation. Excellent communication and organization skills, experience on a college campus and with MS Office Suite and Apple computers preferred. Part-time, 10 – 20 hours per week, beginning mid-late May. Pay commensurate with experience and education.

Location: Rockland, Maine.

To apply: Send a cover letter, resume, three references and most recent transcript to: Jay McIntire, Program Director, Worthington Scholarship Foundation, 30 School St., Suite 202, Rockland, Maine. 04841.
All materials must be submitted by Friday, March 29, 2019.
The Worthington Scholarship Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

Internship Opportunities

Internship Opportunities

Are you interested in paid work giving you experience in your field of study? The Worthington Foundation has an internship program we have created for our scholars.

We’re working with a number of employers* who are looking for smart, hard-working summer employees.

Here’s how it works:

WE – contact potential employers and seek their interest in Worthington scholar interns.

YOU – fill out the INTERN INTEREST FORM (email kerry@worthingtonscholars.org for a copy) and return it to us.

WE – send your application to the internship opportunities whose positions match your areas of interest.  We advise you which businesses have received your information; you contact them for an interview.

EMPLOYERS – Interview and negotiate the terms directly with the employer.

There are still a few positions left.    And…best of all…some of our graduates have been hired by the companies where they interned!

*Employers include the Samoset Resort, Owls Head Transportion Museum, Penobscot Bay YMCA, and many more.

Worthington Scholarship Foundation

(207) 596-5800

30 School Street, Suite 202
Rockland, ME 04841

P.O. Box 1694
Rockland, ME 04841