Bar Harbor Bankshares has announced the availability of $1,500 scholarships for high school graduating seniors who are going on to college. Deadline to apply is May 1. Applications are available at any branch of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust and online at

This new scholarship is for income-eligible applicants who have attended a technical career program as part of their high school curriculum. Only those students residing in the following Maine counties are eligible: Hancock, Kennebec, Lincoln, Penobscot, Sagadahoc, Waldo and Washington.

There is the potential for 15 awards of $1,500 each. From qualified applicants, one student will be chosen per technical center in those counties.

Eligible technical centers in Maine are Bath Regional Career & Tech, Capital Area Technical Center, Coastal Washington County Institute of Technology, Hancock County Technical Center, Mid-Maine Tech Center, St. Croix Regional Tech, United Technology Center, and Waldo County Technical Center.

Application requirements include a personal statement describing career aspirations and college choice, explanation of leadership and community service, high school transcript, copy of FAFSA, and the completed one-page scholarship application.

This scholarship, offered by Bar Harbor Bankshares, is being administered by the Maine Community Foundation. For questions, please contact the foundation at 667-9735.