Maine college students who were born in, or are legal residents of, Maine are eligible to apply for scholarships offered by the Maine State Society Foundation of Washington, D.C. Applicants must have completed at least one year at a Maine college or university with a GPA of at least 3.0.

Since 1991, the foundation has made awards to Mainers from Sherman Mills, Patten, Winterport, East Machias, East Brownfield, West Gardiner, West Enfield, Kennebunk, Windham, Millinocket, Ellsworth, Topsham, Caribou, Brunswick, Hollis, Canton, Fairfield and elsewhere across the state.

Mainers living in Washington, D.C., and belonging to the Maine State Society established the foundation in 1991. The scholarship awards will be in an amount of at least $1,000.

Applications are available at the financial aid offices at Maine colleges, or by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Maine State Society Foundation, 3508 Wilson St., Fairfax, VA 22030. Applications may also be downloaded from the Web at

Applications must be postmarked no later that April 1.