Guidelines for AdministrationCamden Hills Regional High School
The purpose of this fund is to benefit graduating seniors of Camden Hills Regional High School in Rockport, Maine.
Administration and Eligibility Criteria
The Worthington Scholarship will be administered by the Maine Community Foundation (MaineCF) in partnership with Camden Hills Regional High School (CHRHS) in Rockport, Maine. The fund contact at CHRHS will be the Superintendent of School or the Business Office. The new recipient application and selection process will be handled by the CHRHS Scholarship Committee, under the oversight of the CHRHS guidance office and MaineCF. The renewal application and selection process will be handled by MaineCF.
The contacts at the Maine Community Foundation will be the Scholarship Manager and the Director of Educational Initiatives. MaineCF will hold the assets and send CHRHS a recommendation form each year with a budget for new awards. CHRHS will make selections and return the form by June. Copies of recipient applications, to include the Student Aid Report, will be given to the Worthington Scholarship Foundation (WSF). MaineCF will then send a Terms of Award letter to each recipient (new and renewal) that must be signed and returned before payment of an award can be scheduled.
CHRHS will select up to 27 new scholarship awards each year based on need and merit using the following criteria:
- Students must be enrolled in a full-time course of study.
2. Have completed the FAFSA and have a Federal Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) of $15,000 or less
A. Have a cumulative average of 85 or higher and plan to attend any campus of the University of Maine system, Maine Maritime Academy, Husson University, Thomas, Bates, Colby or Bowdoin College; or an option in B, here below
B. Have a cumulative average of 76 or higher and plan to any campus of the Maine Community College System or University of Maine at Augusta Rockland Center.
This award is RENEWABLE for the duration of an accredited two- or four-year program:
- Student must be enrolled full-time.
- Student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater and continue in their degree program. If cumulative GPA is below a 2.0, you should still apply for renewal and communicate with your WSF mentor.
- If you were approved for a scholarship under Item B above (the “C” average criteria) and have successfully completed two years of full-time enrollment, you may apply for renewal for two additional years of Bachelor degree support at any one of the approved schools listed in A or B above.
- Apply online through application portal at Maine CF providing: – a letter outlining your previous year of study and current academic program and a current transcript.
- File an updated FAFSA.
- MaineCF will authorize continuation of the award based on meeting the criteria.
- For the purposes of student tracking and mentorship assistance, recipient information will be shared with the Worthington Scholarship Foundation.
- Award will be up to $4,000 per year and will continue through the duration of an accredited four-year degree program for students selected under criteria 1 above or an accredited two-year degree program for students selected under criteria 2 above
- The default payment schedule will be up to $2,000 in the fall semester and up to $2,000 in the spring semester. Recipients must notify the Maine Community Foundation if they would like their payment schedule altered.
- If a recipient’s chosen college functions on a quarter system, or other non-standard schedule, payment will be adjusted as necessary.
- Awards are renewable up to a maximum of $4,000 per year.
- MaineCF will pay awards directly to a recipient’s college or university.
- Deferments may be approved for a semester for reasons or medical, financial, or family difficulties. However, awards will only be renewed for a maximum of eight semesters over a six-year time period.
- The Worthington Scholarship will require the students to communicate periodically with a mentor from the Worthington Scholarship Foundation throughout the course of their college career. This mentor is intended to assist students with their transition to college and provide a variety of assistance as needed throughout the renewal period. By accepting your scholarship award, you permit the Maine Community Foundation to share information from your application with the Worthington Scholarship Foundation, including your contact information.