Nineteen former high school students from midcoast Maine have recently graduated from their college degree programs, which were supported by a Worthington Scholarship.   More than half of the nineteen graduates were first generation college goers and most have obtained or are seeking full time career employment in Maine.   Five of the graduate’s positions are in the medical or health services field; one is in business management and four are applying to or attending graduate school.  One has a full- time position in cybersecurity out of state. Only one graduate due to health reasons is not currently seeking a position due to the Covid pandemic.  

2020 Worthington Scholarship Recipients Graduates – CONGRATULATIONS!! – are:

Central Maine Community College

Gabriella Fitzgerald, Accounting (Business)

Eastern Maine Community College

Samantha Leighton, Medical Radiography (Health Care)

Husson University

Charlotte Strong-Ames, Nursing (Health Care)

Keeli Wood, Marketing (Business)

Kennebec Valley Community College

Emily Batty, Radiology (Health Care)

Cassidy Benner, Medical Assisting (Health Care)

Kaileigh Ross , Medical Assisting (Health Care) 

Maine Maritime Academy

Andrew King, International Business and Logistics 

University of Maine Farmington

Sydney Gustafson, Rehabilitation (Health Care)  

Michaela Wright, Elementary Education


University of Maine Fort Kent

Jamie Brown, Nursing; Health Care 

University of Maine Orono

Mary Allen, Business Management 

Aiden Lammert, Computer Science 

Juliana Haynes, Marketing; Business 

Joshua Luttrell, Management and International Business

Hilary Merrifield, Biology, Pre-med 

Francis Pendleton, Pre-Dental; Health Care  

University of Southern Maine

Rebecca Boggs, Social Sciences

Washington County Community College

Domonick Jameson, Welding

In addition, one year of scholarship funds were provided to Matthew Ackley for a year of graduate studies at University of Maine Orono since he completed his four-year degree in three years. 

These scholarships over the 1 – 4 years of the students’ programs amount to approximately $220,000.   In 2020 the program has further expanded into Lincoln Hancock and Washington counties.   A total of approximately 464 students will receive scholarships this year; double the number who did in 2019.     For more information on the Worthington Scholarship Foundation please visit our website at: or contact us at (207) 596-5800.   

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Pictured, above: Hilary Merrifield, former Camden Hills Regional HS student; newly graduated from University of Maine Orono, Biology (Pre-Med)