The Worthington Scholarship Foundation (WSF) is a Maine 501 (c) 3 Private Operating Foundation that provides scholarships, mentoring and other support services to Worthington Scholars. David Worthington established the fund with the Maine Community Foundation (MCF) as its Account Advisor. This fund supports graduates from participating high schools in Knox, Waldo, Lincoln, Hancock and Washington counties in their pursuit of a post-secondary education. Initial selection is by the scholarship committees of participating high schools in accordance with the Guidelines for Administration noted on this site. Maine Community Foundation makes initial and renewal payments in concert with the WSF. This generous renewable scholarship has expanded in 2020 to benefit graduates of twenty three high schools: Oceanside, Camden Hills, Medomak Valley, Mt. View, Searsport, Belfast. Boothbay Region, Wiscasset, Lincoln Academy, Bucksport, Mt. Desert, Ellsworth, Deer Isle-Stonington, George Stevens Academy, Sumner Memorial, East Grand, Shead, Calais, Jonesport-Beals, Narraguagus, Machias Memorial, Washington Academy and Woodland. Scholarships are up to $16,000 for students attending eligible 4-year colleges ($2,000 per semester renewable for up to four years.). Community college scholarships are $2,000 per semester through the duration of an accredited one-two-or three-year degree program. Awards can be renewed to cover multi-year programs.
After completing an Associates degree, if a scholar decides to enroll for two more years in order to obtain a Bachelors degree, our scholars are eligible to continue to receive the scholarship.
Worthington Scholarships are awarded to students attending one of our Maine partner colleges.
The Worthington Scholarship Foundation aims to help minimize student debt and support completion of a college, university or community college degree. Foundation staff provide mentoring to students throughout students’ college careers to mitigate any challenges to receiving a degree. Programming and events are meant to connect students with each other, staff, and community resources and partners. Personalized assistance is provided throughout a student’s college experience. The Foundation is committed to the success of every Worthington Scholar and takes pride in assisting every scholar in the pursuit of their goals.