Nineteen graduating seniors were the first recipients at Belfast Area High School of Worthington scholarships recently. The Foundation, which previously made awards at Oceanside, Medomak and Camden Hills High Schools, has continued an expansion into Waldo County in 2019 by adding Belfast, Mt. View and Searsport High Schools. The goal of the scholarship is to help good students with financial need minimize debt as they obtain a college degree.
The Worthington Scholarship Foundation is a nonprofit that this year will award 108 high school graduates attending college approximately one million six hundred thousand dollars ($1,600,000.00) in college funds.
Founders Beverly and David Worthington and Program Director Jay McIntire attended the Belfast awards ceremony to demonstrate to each student their personal involvement and interest in their ability to further their education. The foundation also provides a mentoring component, various events, career planning and intern placements.
Scholarship criteria is: – attend a Maine college, (see list on our website) have a B average for a 4 -year college; a C average for community college attendance, and an estimated family contribution (FAFSA) of $15,000 or less. Students demonstrating both merit and financial need are encouraged to apply.
Belfast’s 2019 Worthington Scholars are:
(Back row, Pictured, L – R):
Kyle Brown, Wilder Magruder, Jed Salvatore, Sam Davis,Wyatt Ford, Julianne Smith, Cassidy Jackson, Matthew Kelley, Cameron Johnson, Karagen Stone, Elizabeth Maguire, Mackenzie Thomas
Front row (L-R):
Grady Doolan, Jillian Clapp, Cassie Armstrong-Hopkins, Lauren Blood, Madison Martz, Audrey Richdale, Morgan Suderly
The scholarships total $16,000 for each four-year college attendee; and for community college, covers cost of tuition and fees minus any other aid provided. Fourteen Belfast students received four year scholarships and five received scholarships to attend Community Colleges.