The Worthington Scholarship Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to assisting students with financial need to graduate college with little or no debt recognized twenty college graduate scholars recently.

The scholarship, up to $4,000 annually for Maine college attendance, provides a major boost to students. A mentoring component and various events provide further support.  Scholarships are also provided for attendance at community colleges for one to three-year programs.  Scholars who graduate with an Associates degree finding they desire to continue to a 4-year program can apply for funding to cover the additional time.  

2019 scholar graduates from midcoast Maine are:   

UMaine Orono: Matthew Ackley, Mathematics; R.J. Hall, Education; Rachel Johnson, Psychology; Zachary Peaco and Justin Robinson, Business Mgmt; Ashley Pezanowski, Electrical Engineering; Emily Protheroe, Education,. Kaleb Robinson, Business.  

University of Southern Maine:  Alexandria Chase, Media Studies; Kelsey Lawry, Health Sciences

UMaine Farmington:  Kalyn Grover, Rehabilitation

Maine Maritime Academy:    Steven Judge, Marine Engineering Technology; Zachary Roman, Engineering; Wilson McKay, Assoc of Science, Small Vessel Operations

UMaine Community College System:  

Gage Robinson – Associates Diesel Mechanics, Northern Maine Community College;  Jaida Rahkonen – Associates, Hospitality Tourism & Mgmt,  Eastern Maine Community College; Bradley Nystrom – Associates in Machining, Central Maine Community College;  Isaac Hall – Associates in Plumbing and Heating Technology, Alexander McLaughlin – Engine Specialist Certificate and Jay Osgood – Associates in Diesel Mechanics, 

Washington County Community College. 

University of Augusta at RocklandAlayna Joyce – Judicial Studies.    

In total, the foundation supported these 20 graduates over 1 – 4 years; providing scholarships amounting to $231,000.   The total amount committed to participating high school graduates in 2019 for the entirety of their college attendance is 1.7 million.   For more information on the Worthington Scholarship Foundation and its programs, please visit our website at www.worthingtonscholars.org or contact us at (207) 596-5800.  

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