An Overview of Our Program
If you’re willing to work towards your future, so are we – and we’re ready to give you the tools to succeed.
The Worthington Scholarship Foundation awards scholarships to graduates of partnered Maine public high schools who will be attending a participating Maine college or university. Our scholarship is based upon need and merit while generally ensuring representation from a broad cross-section of partner high schools and considering academic interests and life experiences as described in essays. For students attending a four-year college or university, scholarship amounts can be up to $17,000, which is $2,125 per semester. For two-year community college students, that amount can be up to $14,500, which is $1,500 per semester, with the option to continue on to a four-year institution. Scholarships are renewable for up to eight semesters.
The Application Process
We strive to make our application process as straightforward and easy to complete as possible. Many of the things we’ll need for this application are pieces of information that you will be using elsewhere throughout your college application journey, so you likely will already have them handy.
The first thing we need is for you to file the FAFSA, or the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. To be eligible for the scholarship, your expected family contribution (EFC) must be $15,000 or less.
Next, you’ll just need to be accepted to one of our partnered Maine two- or four-year colleges. For a full list of our partner network, see our eligibility requirements.
You’ll be able apply for the Worthington Scholarship through our online portal before the application period ends. There will be a few simple questions here to confirm your eligibility, and then you’ll answer some questions about yourself.
Then, you’re done! You will be notified at your high school’s award night or graduation ceremony if you’ve been selected for a Worthington scholarship. All you have to do after this is enroll in your partnered college of choice and meet our semester-by-semester requirements.
Not sure if you’re eligible to apply for the scholarship?Check out our eligibility requirements
Events and Deadlines
View upcoming events where WSF will be participating, and take note of important deadlines regarding the application period.
We will begin accepting applications January 1st, 2023. Students must then complete the scholarship application by no later than April 15th, 2023.View upcoming events