Aroostook County– The trustees of the Higher Education Assistance Foundation (HEAF) have selected Nicole Whittaker, a Northern Maine Community College accounting major, to receive a $1,000 scholarship.
Annually, one student, majoring in business or accounting at each of the community colleges and state universities, as well as Husson University, St. Joseph’s and University of New England is selected to receive this prestigious scholarship.
Whittaker is a 2014 graduate of Presque Isle High School. While in high school Nicole took advantage of early college classes and graduated with six credits toward a degree. She will graduate in May with a 3.4 GPA.
The Foundation was established in the 1950’s as a guarantee fund for student loans. The founders included a wide range of banks, businesses, community organizations and individuals. In 1990, the HEAF trustees initiated a scholarship program funded by the return on the original loan guarantee funds. The fund is now managed by the Maine Bankers Association in Portland.