Maine Community Foundation offers 576 scholarships that support students pursuing music, journalism, teaching, horticulture, technology, the arts, and many other fields. They are available for students who attend secondary, post-secondary, and graduate schools, as well as non-traditional programs.

Each scholarship has its own eligibility requirements and review process. Many scholarships are limited to residents of specific counties or graduates of specific high schools. A complete listing of scholarships available, including those exclusively for Waldo County, with information about how to apply, is now online at the Maine Community Foundation website,

In 2017, MaineCF awarded more than $3.2 million in scholarships to more than 1,500 Maine students attending schools in the state, across the country, and around the world. Adult learners can benefit from 16 scholarship funds that help them navigate the road back to school.

MaineCF’s scholarship funds are established for a variety of reasons, from honoring a family member to “giving back.” To establish a scholarship fund at the community foundation, call Liz Fickett, scholarship funds manager, toll-free at 877-700-6800, ext. 2015.