This week and next will see returning and new students beginning college throughout Maine.   In 2019 the number of graduating high school students receiving Worthington Scholarships increased by more than 30%, up from 84 in 2018 to 110 in 2019.   The amount the new students will receive while attending college will total approximately 1.5 million dollars.   Some of the scholars are graduates of three new partner high schools added in 2019: Belfast Area , Searsport District and Mt. View Regional.  They join Oceanside, Medomak Valley and Camden Hills Regional high schools as Worthington Foundation partners. 

In 2018-2019 the total amount awarded including current upperclass scholars was approximately $680,000 dollars.  This was the largest number and amount of Worthington Scholarships ever awarded.  

The award amount is four thousand dollars per year, renewable for the duration of the student’s 2, 3 or 4-year degree program.  Students who complete a 2-year degree program may apply for additional scholarship years at a 4 -year college or university.  The scholarship supports selected graduating seniors who are enrolling at any campus of the University of Maine or Maine Community College systems, Husson University, Thomas College, Maine Maritime Academy and Bates, Colby or Bowdoin Colleges. 

All Worthington scholars communicate periodically with a Worthington Scholarship Foundation mentor who assists them with the transition to college and is available to help with issues throughout their college career.   This program, which began in 2010, continues to evolve, and it is anticipated it will add an additional 17 high schools in 2020.

Congratulations to all.

The Worthington Scholars Class of 2019:

(in alpha order by last name)

IleanaAdamsUniversity of Mainenursing
PeterAlexanderUniversity of MaineCommunications
MikaelaAlleyHusson UniversityPhysical Therapy 
AmosAndersonMaine Maritime Academymarine systems engineering
CassieArmstrong-HopkinsHusson UniversityElementary Education
KelseyBerryUniversity of Maine at FarmingtonElementary Education
IgliBixhakuMaine Maritime AcademyMarine transportation operations
GraceBlackwellUniversity of Southern Mainebiology
KaitlynBlackwellSouthern Maine Community Collegeeducation
LaurenBloodThomas CollegeAccounting
LauraBoutinHusson Universitypsychology
KyleBrownEastern Maine Community CollegeUndeclared
LoganButlerUniversity of MaineGeneral Engineering
JillianClappHusson UniversityHealth Sciences
GreysonClarkMaine Maritime AcademyInternational Business and Logistics
ZachariahCodyColby Collegemechanical engineering
ThomasCoombsHusson UniversityCriminal Justice/Psychology
AlecCoughlinUniversity of MaineComputer Engineering
JacobCurtisUniversity of Maine at Farmingtonsecondary education
RachelCurtis-BowdenSouthern Maine Community CollegeCommunication & New Media
GeorgeDakinThomas Collegebusiness administration
JasonDavisHusson Universitybusiness administration
SamuelDavisUniversity of MaineMechanical Engineering
EtienneDesrosiersUniversity of Maine at FarmingtonLiberal studies
GradyDoolanCentral Maine Community CollegePlumbing and Heating
SaraDorrUniversity of Maine at Farmingtonelementary education
WesleyDunkleUniversity of Mainebusiness administration
ElizabethFlanaganBowdoin CollegeEnglish/Creative Writing
AlexFogartyMaine Maritime Academyengineering
EthanFordUniversity of Maineelementary education
GrantFordUniversity of MaineZoology
AlexandriaFountainUniversity of Southern MaineSecondary education – English
AlysonGlasierKennebec Valley Community Collegenursing
JoshuaGolderUniversity of MaineExercise Science
EthanGouldUniversity of Southern MaineComputer Science
AugustGrayUniversity of Maineeconomics & political science
EmilyGrinnellHusson UniversityPhysical Therapy
Chari NinaGuzmanHusson Universitynursing
JordanHaysUniversity of MaineUndecided
MorganHealUniversity of Maine at Augustanursing
AshleyHolmesUniversity of MaineNursing
EmmaHooperMaine Maritime AcademyMarine Biology
CassidyJacksonHusson UniversityBusiness
DomonickJamesonWashington County Community CollegeWelding
AidanJanes-RisteenEastern Maine Community CollegeBusiness Management and Small Business Development
CameronJohnsonUniversity of MaineMechanical Engineering
MeghanKeizerHusson Universitynursing
AnnicaKelleyUniversity of MaineAnthropology
MatthewKelleyHusson UniversityExercise Science
CourtneyKingMaine Maritime AcademyMarine Science and small vessel operations
JacobKnowltonHusson Universitypharmacy
SeanKrejsaCentral Maine Community CollegeLiberal Studies
DevonLammertUniversity of Mainepolitical science
AspenLaurita-SpangletUniversity of MaineParks, Recreation, & Tourism
KayseeLearyThomas CollegeForensic Psychology
TylerLeeUniversity of Maine at AugustaMusic Performance
JackLombardoUniversity of Mainebusiness
WilderMagruderEastern Maine Community CollegeDiesel Technology
ElizabethMaguireUniversity of Southern MaineNursing
AlexanderMaharUniversity of MaineBiology
JacksonMartinUniversity of MaineMechanical engineering
MadisonMartzUniversity of Southern MaineEngineering
MaggieMaxwellHusson Universitynursing
ConnorMayhewUniversity of Southern MaineInformation Technology
MichaelMcGeadySouthern Maine Community Collegeliberal studies
AldenMcLainMaine Maritime AcademyMarine Transportation
IsabellaMerrillUniversity of Maineundeclared
EliasMillerUniversity of Southern MaineNursing
TamraMillerMaine Maritime Academymarine engineering technology
AbbyMilnerUniversity of Maine at Farmingtonpsychology
MckayleeMorrisSouthern Maine Community Collegeliberal studies
LindsayPenneyUniversity of Maine at Fort KentNursing program
AnnaliesePoissonHusson Universitycriminal justice
PaytonPomeroyUniversity of Southern MaineSecondary education – history
LoganPoolerEastern Maine Community CollegeHVAC and electrical
MacyPushawHusson UniversityNursing
AnthonyRadzimirskiHusson Universitypharmacy
TrevorReedThomas CollegeSports management
AudreyRichdaleUniversity of Southern MaineStudio Art
BenjaminRipleyEastern Maine Community Collegeelectrical
KaileighRossKennebec Valley Community CollegeMedical Assisting
JedrickSalvatoreCentral Maine Community CollegeNursing
SebastianSanfilippoHusson UniversityCriminal Justice
DaccariahSargentHusson Universitybusiness administration – international
AlexysSchaefferSouthern Maine Community Collegeliberal arts
AubreySchaefferThomas CollegeCriminal Justice
JustinSecotteUniversity of Mainemechanical engineering
BrookeShawKennebec Valley Community CollegeNursing
MatthewShawSouthern Maine Community Collegecommunications and new media
CatherineShelmerdineUniversity of Maine at Fort KentConservation Law Enforcement
JulianneSmithEastern Maine Community CollegeEarly Childhood Education
MirandaSmithUniversity of Maine at FarmingtonSecondary Education
Amy-KateSpauldingKennebec Valley Community Collegeundeclared
ColeStevensMaine Maritime AcademyInternational Business and Logistics
KaragenStoneEastern Maine Community CollegeMedical Assisting
MorganSuderleyUniversity of MaineZoology
MackenzieThomasHusson UniversityUndeclared
UriahThongsophaphoneMaine Maritime AcademyMarine Transportation Operation
KionTupperUniversity of MaineComputer Science
AbigailVeilleuxUniversity of Maine at Augustadental hygiene
BrennaVinesKennebec Valley Community CollegeGeneral Studies
LileasWallaceUniversity of Maine at Farmingtonbiology & secondary education
MikaylaWallaceMaine Maritime AcademyMarine Science
HattieWatmoughHusson UniversityPhysical Therapy
MaxwellWebsterHusson UniversityAccounting
DylanWhitamoreHusson UniversityBusiness
MadelynWhiteUniversity of Maine at FarmingtonElementary Education
LeahWilcoxUniversity of MaineNursing
EmilyWottonUniversity of Southern MaineDental Hygiene
MadisonYoungUniversity of Southern Mainephysical therapy