Current Endowed Scholarships/Funds
To learn more about how these scholarships are awarded, please contact the Financial Aid Office
Advantage Payroll/Gauvin Scholarship – Awarded each semester to full-time non-traditional students who are Aroostook County residents in good academic standing with demonstrated financial need, this scholarship was established by Ray & Sandy Gauvin and Advantage Payroll Services.
Robert Blackmore Scholarship – Created for students in the business technology department by NMCC employees and alumni in honor of Robert Blackmore, a former Computer Information Systems instructor at NMCC.
Bustard/Carlson Scholarship – Open to all students, with selection based on financial need and academic merit, this scholarship was started by the Bustard and Carlson families.
Caribou Rotary Scholarship – Created by the Caribou Rotary Club, this scholarship is awarded to Caribou High School graduates who are attending NMCC. The award is need based and goes to an individual who shows significant promise.
Carson/Clark Nursing Scholarship – Created for students in the nursing and allied health department by NMCC employees and alumni, this scholarship honors Margaret Carson and Betty Clark, two former long-time chairs of that department.
Central Aroostook EMS Scholarship Fund –Established to provide assistance to individuals enrolled in NMCC’s emergency medical services program who reside in Blaine, Mars Hill, Bridgewater, E. Plantation or Monticello.
Tom and Betty K. Conant Scholarship Fund – This Fund was established in July 2010 through a $10,000 donation from Tom Conant and his wife Betty Kent-Conant. This scholarship is designated for students that are residents of Maine, with preference given to students from Aroostook County. It alternates annually between a student pursuing a degree in nursing or a related allied health field, and one in electrical construction and maintenance.
Larry Cowett Memorial Scholarship – Awarded to a second year student enrolled in an automotive program, with preference given to students in automotive technology. Preference will also be given to students who are Presque Isle residents or graduates of Presque Isle High School.
Mitch Cyr Memorial Scholarship – Awarded in memory of Mitchell P. Cyr, this scholarship is for a traditional student who is an Aroostook County resident, with preference given to Presque Isle High School graduates. The scholarship is based on both financial need and satisfactory academic standing with a demonstrated desire to learn and succeed.
Dickinson-McBreairty Memorial Scholarship Fund – Established in honor and memory of the late James and Doris (Dickinson) McBreairty, as well as the couple’s parents. The fund awards scholarships annually to students demonstrating financial need, one each from the towns of Perham, Wade, and Washburn.
Dirigo FFA/Nutrite Scholarship – Established through a donation from the Dirigo FFA Foundation, Inc., the scholarship is for NMCC students who are Aroostook County residents and are either a former FFA student or a student from a farm family enrolled in the business administration program.
Francis E. Dorsey Scholarship – This scholarship was established by Geraldine Dorsey in memory of her late husband, Francis. It is awarded annually to a woman enrolled in a trade program at the college.
Lloyd Duncan Scholarship – Awarded to a senior in an electrical/electronics program, this scholarship was established in 1996 by Thelma Swain and named after a former instructor at the college.
Mary Maxine & Charles D. Eber Scholarship –Originally established by Charles Eber in memory of his late wife, the scholarship was renamed after Mr. Eber passed away. It is intended to help an NMCC student achieve his or her educational goals.
E. Perrin Edmunds Memorial Scholarship –Established by Phyllis Dake in memory of her brother, a state legislator from Fort Fairfield who played a key role in obtaining the funding to establish the college, this scholarship is awarded to a student from Aroostook County who is in good academic standing and shows financial need.
General Endowed Scholarship – A number of scholarships are given to students each year based on academic performance and financial need. These are made possible through the interest earned on all endowed donations that are not designated for a dedicated scholarship.
G. Melvin & Phyllis J. Hovey Scholarship – This scholarship is awarded to a student from Aroostook County, taking into account the degree of interest in a college education, potential for making a contribution to college life and to society, and indication of high moral character.
Durward & Lillian Huffman Scholarship – Honoring a long-time NMCC president, this scholarship was established through donations from employees and other college friends when Dr. Huffman retired. Preference is given to students with a minimum grade point average of 3.5 who are involved in campus activities.
Peter G. Hunt, Sr. Memorial Scholarship Fund – Established by United Insurance Group after the unfortunate and unexpected passing of Peter Hunt, Sr. as a tribute to his memory and legacy. Criteria for this scholarship includes, having a GPA of 3.0 or higher and being enrolled in the second-semester in a business, nursing or trade program.
Larry A. Langille Memorial Scholarship – Established by members of the Langille family, this scholarship is awarded to a full-time student, preferably in the computer-aided drafting program.
Gov. James B. Longley Scholarship Fund – This fund is supported by the Governor James B. Longley Scholarship Foundation for two scholarships annually. The intent is to provide support to the same student for each of the two years of the student’s enrollment at NMCC.
Dana McGlauflin Memorial Scholarship – Established by McGlauflin, who served as a long-time business manager for the college. The fund is awarded annually to students who demonstrate involvement in their community, have good academic standing and are enrolled in a degree program at the College. Preference is given to students from Aroostook County.
Maine Better Transportation Association Snow Scholarship Fund – The Foundation receives $1,000 annually to award one or two scholarships to a Maine resident in the transportation field who has demonstrated financial need.
Brian C. James Scholarship–The NMCC Foundation holds the assets of this scholarship that rotates among several Maine Community Colleges. Students enrolled in an automotive/mechanical or civil engineering technology program with satisfactory academic progress and demonstrated financial need are eligible.
Machias Savings Bank Scholarship Fund – This fund was established through a gift donation from Machias Savings Bank to The Campaign for the County’s College to benefit deserving students from Aroostook, Penobscot, Washington or Hancock Counties enrolled in a business-related field of study. The fund will be used to provide scholarships and/or awards to students to fund tuition, books, tools, and equipment.
Maine Potato Board Scholarship – Funded through a potato tax fund grant, the scholarship is for students enrolled in the business administration program who are Maine residents in good academic standing and involved in school and/or community activities.
Maine Public Service Scholarship –Funded by donations from Maine Public Service Company, this scholarship is intended for a full-time student from Aroostook County with significant promise who is pursuing a vocation useful in a career with Maine Public Service Company.
Philip Parker Memorial/Tri-City Scholarship – These two combined funds are intended to provide scholarship assistance to a full-time student pursuing a degree in an electronics program or taking a computer class. Preference is given to a student studying computer electronics.
Belinda Sewall Page Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship is awarded to a student who either attended a Head Start program as a child and/or is enrolled in the NMCC early childhood education program.
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship – Funded by NMCC students involved in the campus chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for students in two year colleges, it is intended for PTK members.
Dale P. and Christopher P. Powers Scholarship – Established in memory of Dale & Christopher Powers, this scholarship is for a full-time student pursing a degree at NMCC with demonstrated financial need.
Presque Isle Rotary Club Scholarship – Funded by the Presque Isle Rotary Club, this scholarship is intended for full-time students who are graduates of Presque Isle High School and who have demonstrated financial need.
Carl & Lillian Rasmussen Scholarship – This memorial scholarship is for a student in the nursing program at NMCC who has a demonstrated dedication to school and/or community service.
Linwood Raymond Memorial Scholarship – Established by the Raymond family, this scholarship is intended for a second-year student in the liberal studies program at NMCC and is based on financial need.
Bruce and Connie Sandstrom Scholarship Fund – This scholarship fund, established by Bruce and Connie Sandstrom during The Campaign for the County’s College, is intended for a student in the accounting program.
George W. Scott/Maine Mutual Scholarship – This scholarship was established through donations from MMG Insurance and is intended for a student enrolled in the business technology department with good academic standing.
Paris J. Snow Scholarship – Established by Willetta “Billy” Snow in memory of her husband, this scholarship is for a full-time student who is an Aroostook County resident, shows significant promise and has demonstrated financial need. Pat Snow was an enthusiastic supporter of vocational technical education in the Maine, particularly at NMCC. He was one of the original incorporators of the Foundation and served as its first president.
Sturdivant Island Tuna Tournament Charitable Foundation Scholarship – The tuna tournament is a three-day fishing event held annually in South Portland, raising funds for charitable causes. In 2005, SITT made a commitment to endow a scholarship for NMCC students. Scholarships are awarded annually, with preference given to Maine residents with demonstrated unmet financial need and in good academic standing.
Sunshine Health Scholarship Fund – This fund was established in December 2009 through a $10,000 donation from anonymous donors who call themselves the Sunshine Benefactors. This scholarship is for a student in the allied health department at NMCC and is based on financial need.
Ian R. Sutherland Memorial Scholarship – Established in part by gifts from friends of the Sutherlands in the weeks after Ian’s accident, funding for the scholarship was then completed by the Sutherland family. The scholarship is awarded to a first year student in the diesel hydraulics program.
S. W. Collins Company Scholarship Fund – This scholarship fund was established by S. W. Collins Company during The Campaign for the County’s College. This scholarship is intended for a student in a building trades program.
TD Bank Scholarship – Funded by donations from TD Bank, this scholarship is awarded to students who are Maine residents in the business technology department, based on both financial need and satisfactory academic standing with a demonstrated desire to learn and succeed.
Thelma C. Swain Scholarship – The scholarship is for students enrolled in a program which has an impact upon Aroostook County, with preference given to those enrolled in the nursing, residential construction, or plumbing and heating programs. Before her passing, Ms. Swain endowed a scholarship at each of the seven colleges of the MCCS.
TAMC/Marge Haines Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship, funded by a group of nursing professionals and TAMC’s medical staff and board of directors, is in memory of Marge Haines, a nurse at TAMC for many years. Eligible students must be enrolled in the nursing program with a minimum 3.25 grade point average and have plans to practice in Aroostook County upon graduation.
Larry & Audrey Thibodeau Scholarship – This scholarship, established by Audrey and the late Larry Thibodeau, is to provide educational assistance to Aroostook County residents who are seeking education and training in a medical-related field.
Richard West Scholarship – This scholarship was started by college employees and alumni to honor Dick West, department chair of the trades department at NMCC for 25 years, when he retired in 2000. It is intended for a student pursuing an education in the trades department.