It’s that time of year! Christmas break is over, semester 2 has started and scholarships are pouring into guidance! Students should be checking weekly for newly available scholarships.
The Local Scholarship application will be available February 8th and is due April 14th. The list of potential awards will be attached to the application. All seniors are encouraged to complete this application. Not all scholarships represented require post-secondary education.
In addition to the Local Scholarship application there are several other scholarship opportunities for students. These are posted in several locations and updated weekly:
– On the guidance web page: https://sites.google.com/a/rsu18.org/mhs-guidance/Scholarships
– In the guidance office (file cabinet)
– Bulletin board across from the MHS library
– Principal’s Blog https://messalonskeehs.wordpress.com/about/
It is a student’s responsibility to seek, obtain, and complete scholarship applications. Students are encouraged to complete as many applications as appropriate to help meet their individual post-secondary goals. Scholarships posted by MHS are not intended to be a comprehensive list. Students should also search on their own and with their college for additional awards/grants. Remember each scholarship has different requirements and criteria including application instructions, deadlines, and award amounts, so not all awards are applicable to every student. Read the criteria carefully.
Also, be aware of Scholarship Scams! It is easy to fall victim to scholarship offers that promise thousands of dollars in scholarship money for a nominal service fee. FAME (The Finance Authority of Maine) strongly discourages students from paying a fee to any company to assist in the scholarship search or financial aid application process.
These links are also listed on the Guidance web page are
Good luck with your scholarship search and swing in to guidance to talk if you need more information!
This article was written by MHS Scholarship Coordinator Janice Lindsay (firstname.lastname@example.org)