Eight graduating seniors at Searsport District High School were inaugural recipients of Worthington scholarships aimed at good students with financial need obtaining a college degree with little or no debt. Mikaela Alley, Maxwell Webster, Chori Guzman and Daccariah Sargent (Husson University); George Dakin (Thomas College); Joshua Golder and Kion Tupper (UMO); and Madison Young (USM) each received four-year, $4,000 annually renewable scholarships.
The Worthington Scholarship Foundation, a nonprofit that each year awards a total of 68 college scholarships at Oceanside, Medomak and Camden, this year added Searsport, Belfast and Mt. View. Approximately 140 students will receive scholarships this year.
Founders Beverly and David Worthington and Program Director Jay McIntire attended the Searsport awards to demonstrate to each student their personal involvement and interest in each student’s ability to further their education. The foundation also provides a mentoring component, various events, career planning and intern placements.
Current criteria includes that the students plan to attend a Maine college, (see list on our website) have a B average for a 4 year college; a C average for a community college, and an estimated family contribution of $15,000 or less. Students demonstrating both merit and financial need are encouraged to apply. The total amount to be distributed this year is $680,000.
For more information, please visit our website at www.worthingtonscholars.org or contact us at (207) 596-5800.