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 midcoast Maine in their pursuit of a post-secondary education. Initial selection of scholars is by the scholarship committees of participating high schools in accordance with the Guidelines for Administration. Maine Community Foundation makes initial and renewal payments in concert with the WSF.
This generous renewable scholarship currently benefits graduates of six high schools: Oceanside, Camden Hills, Medomak Valley, Mt. View, Searsport and Belfast. Future years will see further expansion. Scholarships are up to $16,000 for students attending eligible 4-year colleges ($4,000 renewable for up to four years.). Award amounts vary for students attending Maine community colleges or pursuing certificates or associate’s degrees. Community college awards cover the costs of all tuition and fees that are not covered by other financial aid sources. Awards can be renewed to cover multi-year programs.
Worthington Scholarships are awarded to students attending certain colleges, as listed in the guidelines.
The Worthington Scholarship Foundation aims to minimize student debt and support completion of a college, university of 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 career development 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.