Frequently Asked Questions
Which colleges are eligible for the Worthington Scholarship?
For the 4-year scholarship, students may attend any college in the University of Maine System, Husson University, Thomas College, Maine Maritime Academy, Bowdoin, Bates or Colby College, and any of the Maine community colleges, or University College at Rockland. Students receiving the 2-year scholarship may attend any Maine community college or University College at Rockland.
Can I be a part-time student and still be eligible for the Worthington Scholarship?
Can I receive the scholarship if I do not attend Oceanside, Camden Hills Regional, Medomak Valley, Belfast Area, Mount View, or Searsport District High School?
Can I receive the scholarship without applying for federal student aid (FAFSA)?
Can I receive the Worthington Scholarship if my Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is greater than $15,000?
Can I transfer to a 4-year university after earning a 2-year degree?
I enrolled at a non-eligible school coming out of high school, but now I am transferring back to an eligible school due to finances. Can I apply for the scholarship?
I missed the deadline at my home high school, is there any way I can still receive the Worthington Scholarship?
Students who miss the deadline will not be able to receive the Worthington Scholarship, however, the Worthington Scholarship Foundation offers a separate scholarship at University College Rockland that you may be eligible for. Please see more details here.
If all of the scholarships aren’t used at one of the eligible high schools, will these unused scholarships be transferred to one of the other eligible high schools?
If I am a Worthington Scholar and I take a semester off, will I remain eligible to receive the scholarship upon returning for the following semester?
If I receive the Worthington Scholarship at an eligible school and enroll in a 3-year degree program, can I receive the scholarship for 3 years (as opposed to the 2 or 4-year tracks)?
If I take a GAP year, am I eligible to receive the scholarship?
Is financial literacy still a requirement to receive the Worthington Scholarship?
What if I don’t have my Financial Aid Award letter by the application deadline?
What is an expected family contribution (EFC)?
The expected family contribution is a monetary amount that is determined when a family files the Financial Application for Federal Student Aid, better known as the FAFSA. This is the amount that the government believes your family can pay towards college per year. This number is used to determine how much financial aid you will receive from your college. Our guidelines state you must have a EFC of $15,000 or less to be eligible to receive a Worthington Scholarship.