The Worthington Scholarship Foundation (WSF) is a Maine 501 c3 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 graduating seniors from the midcoast counties of 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 Worthington Foundation.
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 throughout the state of Maine. The award amount is up to $4,000/year, renewable for up to four years depending on meeting eligibility requirements. Students are restricted to in-state institutions, and lower net cost private institutions that have demonstrated a commitment to student success. MaineCF staff are available to answer any questions or concerns about payments, eligibility criteria, or difficulties with the renewal application.
The Worthington Scholarship Foundation aims to minimize student debt and support completion of a 2 – 4-year degree. Foundation staff provide mentoring to students throughout students’ college careers to avoid any potential barriers 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 Worthington Scholarship Foundation is committed to the success of every Worthington Scholar and takes pride in assisting every scholar in the pursuit of their goals.