EMCC Foundation Scholarships

Scholarship support is often crucial to student success. Generally, scholarships help reduce the financial burden of college tuition. Some scholarships may be used to purchase necessary books and tools, enabling the recipient to come to class fully prepared and ready to learn. The EMCC Foundation works with scholarship founders to establish scholarship name, award amount, and criteria for recipient selection. Scholarships are often based on academic merit, program of study, financial need, and/or enrollment status.

All students must complete and submit an EMCC Foundation Scholarship Application which can be found here. Please note, each scholarship requires you to write an individual essay. You can find all scholarship information on our website at www.emcc.edu, under Admissions & Aid in the subcategory Paying for College. Applicants must then submit both their application and essay either via email to foundation@emcc.edu or drop them off to any department on campus. If you drop off your documents at a department on campus write EMCC FOUNDATION at the top of all documents. After submission of your application, the EMCC Foundation will begin the review process to determine eligibility and scholarship awards.

Scholarship Contact Information:

EMCC Foundation Office – Maine Hall

Erica Hutchinson, Director of Advancement & Executive Director of the EMCC Foundation
ehutchinson@emcc.edu / (207) 974-4673

Here is a current list of EMCC Foundation scholarship opportunities:

The Alan R. & Janice H. Campbell Scholarship provides an opportunity for EMCC students to further their education by attending college full-time and to acquire skills needed for gainful employment.

Criteria:  

  • Matriculated in a technical program
  • 1st semester 2nd year student
  • On track to graduate
  • Full-time (12+ Credit Hours)
  • Special consideration given to student who shows preference for working in Maine


The Allen Family Scholarship was created in memory of Carroll Allen and his legacy of service to his country and his expertise as a Master Electrician.  The scholarship will provide support to students at EMCC who meet the criteria below.

Criteria:

  • Preference given to students matriculated in the Electrical Automation Program
  • 20 credits earned
  • GPA 7 or above
  • Students must demonstrate civic involvement
  • Selected at the discretion of the Foundation office
  • Students needing extra assistance to alleviate financial hardship outside of school


The Ann Meyer Scholarship Fund was established with a gift from the EMCC Friends of the Library. Ann has been a consistent champion of the Library, without her vision and guidance, the Friends of EMCC Library would not exist today. Scholarship preference is given to a student in the Early Childhood Education Program demonstrating financial need.

Criteria:

  • Preference to Early Childhood Education Major
  • Completed a minimum of 12 credit hours
  • GPA 2.5 or above
  • Preference also given to work-study student employed in the library
  • Demonstrates financial need


The Anthony, Taylor & Max Black Scholarship provides scholarship support to a student enrolled in the Business Management Program who demonstrates financial need.

Criteria:  

  • Matriculated in Business Management program
  • Financial need, determined by FAFSA
  • GPA 2.5 or above


The Aroostook County Scholarship provides scholarship support to second-year students demonstrating financial need and academic merit. Recipients will be from Aroostook County, with preference to students from St. John Valley.

Criteria:

  • Matriculated in a degree program,
  • Second-year
  • From Aroostook County (with preference given to a student from St. John Valley),
  • GPA 3.0 or above.


The EMCC Automotive Scholarship will provide an opportunity for a student in need enrolled in the automotive program to further his/her education and to acquire skills needed for gainful employment.

Criteria:  

  • First or Second Year Student
  • Financial need determined by Automotive Dept. Chair/Foundation
  • Matriculated in Automotive Program
  • The student should have the recommendation of at least one automotive faculty member.


The Bangor Area Breakfast Rotary Scholars Program is a partnership between EMCC and Bangor Area Breakfast Rotary Club to provide financial support to student attending Eastern Maine Community College. Recipients must demonstrate academic merit and financial need and are strongly encouraged to give back to their communities by being actively involved in service projects.

Criteria:  

  • Matriculated in a degree program,
  • Full time,
  • Completed a minimum of one semester (12-15 credits of 100 or above level courses)
  • GPA 2.5 or above,
  • Maine citizen,
  • Graduate of Bangor Region High School (Bangor High, Bangor Christian, Apostolic Christian, Brewer, Central, Hampden Academy, Hermon, John Bapst, Old Town, Orono, Stillwater Academy)
  • Financial need determined by FAFSA
  • Priority given to traditional dependent students, limited number of scholarships given to non-traditional or non-dependent students


The Bangor Federal Credit Union Student Support Scholarship is a partnership between EMCC and Bangor Federal Credit Union to provide financial support to students attending Eastern Maine Community College.

Criteria:  

  • Matriculated in a degree program
  • Enrolled full-time
  • First-year student
  • Must be able to demonstrate an emergency financial need


The Jane and Joe Brann Scholarship is awarded to a second-year matriculated Business Management student demonstrating financial need and academic merit.

Criteria:

  • Matriculated in Business Management preferred
  • Financial Need, determined by FAFSA
  • Complete minimum of 30 non-developmental credits
  • GPA 3.0 or above
  • Preference is given to a non-traditional student; gender equity programs; single parents; refugees


The Carol A. Savoie Medical Radiography Scholarship was established to honor the heritage of immigrants who enriched this country, creating opportunities for their children.  The scholarship recognizes the many sacrifices they made and the obstacles they overcame to get the education needed for a better life.  This scholarship seeks to support a student in financial need and to increase the training of a diverse pool of students to serve others as technologists.  Carol graduated in 1978, completed radiation therapy training and enjoyed a long career.  The scholarship will provide support to an EMCC student who meets the criteria below.

Criteria:

  • Non-traditional students matriculated in the Medical Radiography Program demonstrating high financial need.
  • Students must demonstrate civic involvement and a history of caring for others.
  • Student will be selected by the EMCC Foundation Scholarship Committee with recommendations from the Medical Radiography Department Chair.
  • Preference will be given to students who are underrepresented in the EMCC population.


The Central Maine Harley-Davidson/Buell Scholarship provides financial support to second year students enrolled in the Welding Program demonstrating financial need and academic merit.

Criteria:

  • Welding Program
  • Second Year
  • GPA of 2.5 or Above
  • Financial Need


The Chief Donald J. Winslow Memorial Scholarship was established to give Maine high school graduates an opportunity to further their education and to acquire skills needed for gainful employment.

Chief Donald J. Winslow grew up in Old Town and graduated from Old Town High School in 1975. He attended the criminal justice program at Bangor Community College and joined the Bangor Police Department in 1979. In December of that year he graduated.

Criteria:

  • Matriculated in the Criminal Justice or Fire Science program
  • Enrolled at least half-time
  • Maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Must write an essay to include why you are choosing a career in public safety. Include how you define leadership and give examples of how you have demonstrated leadership.
  • Demonstrate community service or other civic activity.


The Cianbro Scholarship signifies Cianboro Corporation’s commitment to the education of Maine’s people. This scholarship provides financial support to second-year Welding students demonstrating financial need. Priority is given to a female Welding student.

Criteria:

  • Welding Program
  • Second Year,
  • Financial Need
  • Priority is given to a female


The EMHS Scholarship provides scholarship support to students enrolled in the Nursing Program at EMCC, based on merit and financial need.

Criteria:  

  • Nursing Program
  • Financial Need
  • Overall Performance


The Eben C. Hinckley Scholarship will provide an opportunity for a graduate of Carmel High School to further his/her education and to acquire skills needed for gainful employment.

Criteria:  

  • First-Year Student
  • Recent High School Graduate
  • Resident of Carmel
  • A second-year student would qualify if they applied and were awarded the first year.


This scholarship recognizes the life of Ed Gott by providing scholarship assistance to community-minded students that are working to better themselves, are interested in business, and demonstrate financial need.

Required Criteria:

  • Completed a minimum of 15 credit hours
  • GPA 2.5 or above

Secondary Criteria to Consider:

  • Matriculated, Interested in Business
  • Helpful, friendly, kind, community-oriented
  • Positive thinker, working tenaciously to better himself/herself
  • Financial need
  • Students must submit a letter of application (address the above criteria in the letter of application) or may be nominated by a faculty or staff member.


The Edward C. and Claire A. Porter Memorial Scholarship was established by their children with gifts from many family and friends. The scholarship will provide support to non-traditional students demonstrating financial need.

Criteria:

  • Non-Traditional (out of high school for two or more years)
  • Demonstrates Financial Need
  • Achieved a minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Must have completed a minimum of 15 credit hours
  • May be full or part-time


The Life Saving Scholarship recognizes emergency medical technicians and students who desire to be an EMT. These students face struggles with financial obstacles and hardships throughout the pursuit of their degree. The scholarship will provide support to students enrolled in the Emergency Medical Services program who meet the criteria below.

Criteria:

  • Enrolled in courses in the EMS program to complete or enhance EMT certification
  • Recommendation from EMS faculty
  • Preference is given to G&H Ambulance crew
  • Students in good academic standing


The Alumni Endowed Scholarship was established at the Eastern Maine Community College Foundation in the spring of 2013 with multiple donations from friends of EMCC.

Criteria:  

  • Have a GPA minimum of 3.0
  • Matriculated in a degree program
  • 1st generation college student
  • Financial need may be considered
  • Demonstrates Leadership in and out of the classroom
  • Minimum 24 credit hours completed
  • Demonstrated Civic engagement
  • Community Volunteer


The EMCC Foundation Scholarship provides scholarship support to second-year students demonstrating academic merit and financial need. Recipient selection will be rotated among each program of study at EMCC.

Criteria:

  • Priority Given to Second Year Students,
  • Financial need, determined by FAFSA,
  • GPA 2.5 or above


The EMMC Medical Staff Scholarship provides financial assistance, inspiration, encouragement, and support to students in health-related fields.

Criteria:  

  • Matriculated in Nursing, Radiography, Medical Assistant, or Surgical Technician program
  • GPA 3.0 or above
  • Maine citizen
  • Excellence in citizenship including compassion, passion for a career path, and participation in the community
  • Completed a minimum of one year in college (30 credit hours)
  • Financial need may be considered


The Fisher Family Scholarship provides financial support to first-year, second-semester EMCC students who are graduates of Brewer High School.

Criteria:  

  • Brewer High School Graduate
  • First Year, Second Semester
  • Brewer High School will be responsible for the selection of the scholarship recipient.


The FLIK Independent School Dining Scholarship offers an opportunity for students to reach their full potential by furthering their education.

Criteria:  

  • Priority is given to second-year students
  • Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Demonstrate financial need


Follett Higher Education Group, a family-owned bookstore provider, is generously providing funding to help students meet part of the costs of textbooks while enrolled at Eastern Maine Community College. 20 scholarships are available in the amount of $250 each in the form of a gift card.

Criteria:

  • Demonstrates determination in field
  • High skill level or academic achievement
  • Motivated & ambitious
  • 8 or higher GPA



The Geoffrey Holbrook Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established at the Eastern Maine Community College Foundation in 2013 with multiple donations from family and friends of Geoffrey and his family. After considering the generosity of the donors it was decided by Geoffrey’s parents, John and Karen Holbrook, to pool the many donations and create a scholarship endowment.

Criteria:

  • Matriculated in the Diesel, Truck, & Heavy Equipment program.
  • Priority is given to a second-year students.
  • GPA 2.5 or higher


This Memorial Scholarship recognizes the life of Harold S. Hedlund by providing scholarship support to a second-year, full time, EMCC Business student demonstrating financial need and academic merit.

Criteria:  

  • Matriculated in a Business Degree Program
  • Full time
  • Second Year
  • GPA of 2.5 or Above
  • Financial Need


Helen M. Swett had the greatest respect for the educational opportunities offered at Eastern Maine Community College. Her son, Jim, graduated from the Automotive and Business programs. Her grandson, Kurt (Ferguson), graduated from the Diesel, Truck and Heavy Equipment Program. Helen’s son, Greg, and his wife, Jane, have over 50 years of combined service at Eastern Maine Community College-both dedicated to working with EMCC students.

Criteria:

  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Work while attending Eastern Maine Community College
  • Exhibit a strong desire to succeed
  • Give back to high school or to EMCC or any other community service
  • Exemplify good moral character
  • Preference will be given to graduates from Penobscot Valley High School or Bangor High School who are enrolled in EMCC Business Management; Automotive; or Diesel, Truck and Heavy Equipment programs.

*Scholarship recipients will be selected by a scholarship committee: two to three faculty members preferably from Automotive Technology, Business Management, or Diesel Truck & Heavy Equipment; and a member of Helen Swett’s family.


The Henry Libby and Frances Grindle Scholarship was established through a bequest made by Frances Grindle to honor the memory of Henry Libby, a 1970’s Machine Tool Program Instructor. Frances Grindle did not have the benefit of much formal education and wished to honor her step-father’s memory by helping students to achieve higher education.

Criteria:

  • Welding Technology (formerly: Computer Integrated Machining)
  • Second Year (minimum of 30 credit hours)
  • Must show academic promise and exhibit a high skill level in their technology
  • Recipients will be recommended by faculty


The Irene D. Baker Memorial Scholarship was established by family and friends of Irene D. Baker, a long time educator in the Fort Kent Public Schools. In recognition of her love for children and education, the scholarship will be awarded to a parent-student demonstrating financial need and academic merit. Preference will be given to a student from the St. John Valley.

Criteria:

  • Completed a minimum of one semester of study (12 credit hours)
  • Financial need
  • GPA 3.0 or above
  • Single parent student with children at home
  • Preference is given to a student from the St. John Valley
  • If a student from the St. John Valley cannot be identified as meeting all of the above criteria, a student from another area in Maine meeting the above criteria may be selected as a recipient.


The Jan Willette Nursing Scholarship provides scholarship support to nursing students demonstrating exceptional caring behaviors that respect the person’s dignity, autonomy, and uniqueness as a human being and an ability to practice the nurse’s role as a patient advocate, and express a strong commitment to patients and their families.

Criteria:  

  • Demonstrate a quiet competence in the fulfillment of nursing duties,
  • Clearly demonstrate the nurse’s role as a patient advocate, and express a strong commitment to patients and their families,
  • Perhaps not at the top of the class academically, but the majority of faculty believe the student to demonstrate exceptional caring behaviors which respect the person’s dignity, autonomy, and uniqueness as a human being,
  • Exhibits an understanding of the privilege inherent in the nurse-patient relationship,
  • Understands that nursing interventions are concerned with the whole person and the human response rather than a particular aspect of the person or a particular pathological condition,
  • Student exhibits personal accountability for decisions and actions,
  • Has maintained at least a 2.75 GPA


This scholarship was established in memory of John W. Ianelli. John served as chair and faculty for the Digital Graphics, Design, and Fine Arts Department at Eastern Maine Community College.

Criteria:  

  • Matriculated in Digital Graphic Design Program
  • Have a GPA minimum of 2.5
  • Completed a minimum of 12 credit hours
  • Faculty Recommendation


John Logan was a long time member of the Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating Department Advisory Team at Eastern Maine Community College. He was an active participant of the team having served as both the Chair and Vice-Chair at different times over the years. He was also instrumental in donating geothermal heating equipment to the RAH program.

Criteria:  

  • Matriculated in the Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating Technology Program
  • Second-semester student;
  • GPA 2.5 or better;
  • Earned a minimum of 12 credit hours;
  • Maintain full-time enrollment status (minimum 12 credit hours per semester)
  • Financial need will be considered, but will not necessarily exclude a candidate.


This scholarship recognizes the life of Joseph J. Mayer, a college advocate and distinguished leader known for helping others and possessing a strong sense of loyalty to his family and his country. This scholarship provides support to second year Electrical and Automation students demonstrating motivation, initiative, and academic merit. This scholarship was founded by Dr. William H. Dorrity, III.

Criteria:

  • Matriculated in Electrical and Automation Program
  • Second Year
  • Demonstrates motivation, initiative, and academic merit.
  • The recipient will be selected by the Department Chair


The Joyce and Wes Hedlund Scholarship provide scholarship support to a student graduating from Bangor High School who will attend Eastern Maine Community College. The scholarship was established in recognition of both Joyce and Wes’s dedication to Eastern Maine Community College and the community. Joyce’s leadership and kindness greatly influenced students, faculty, staff and community members during her 15 years of service as EMCC President.  Wes’s avid support for EMCC, in addition to his outstanding 41-year career as a biology teacher at Bangor High School, has made a difference in the lives of many. Recipients must demonstrate financial need. Preference is given to students who have demonstrated academic merit at Bangor High School, particularly in the science department.

Criteria:

  • Graduating senior from Bangor High School
  • Matriculated at EMCC in the semester after high school graduation
  • Financial Need demonstrated through the FAFSA
  • Preference is given to a student demonstrating academic merit, particularly in the science department.


The Kennebec Nursing Scholarship will provide support to students enrolled in EMCC’s nursing program who demonstrate academic merit and/or technical expertise.

Criteria:

  • Matriculated in Nursing program at EMCC
  • 45 credits earned
  • GPA 2.7 or above
  • Experienced personal crisis
  • Selected at the discretion of the Nursing Faculty
  • Students needing assistance to alleviate financial hardship outside of school


The Lemforder Corporation Scholarship was established to encourage the academic success of students enrolled at EMCC by providing scholarship support to full time students enrolled in the Electrical and Automation and Welding (formerly known as Computer Integrated Machining) Programs based on academic merit and financial need.

Criteria:

  • Full Time
  • Enrolled in Welding (formerly known as Computer Integrated Machining) or Electrical and Automation Program
  • GPA 3.0 or above
  • Completed first semester
  • If two or more qualified students are identified, extent of financial need will be considered


The Leonard and Renee Minsky Scholarship provides scholarship support to traditional students having completed a minimum of 15 credit hours, demonstrating academic merit and financial need.

Criteria:

  • Maine Resident
  • Traditional Student (18-24)
  • Minimum of 15 credit hours
  • Financial Need
  • GPA 2.5 or above


The Lorianne Sargent Scholarship is made possible through the generosity of Lori Sargent and recognizes students who are strong of character and show a willingness to succeed.  The scholarship will provide support to students enrolled at EMCC who demonstrate academic merit and/or technical expertise and a strong desire to succeed.

Criteria:  

  • Matriculated in a degree program
  • Non-traditional student
  • Full or Part-time
  • GPA 2.5 or above
  • Financial need may be considered


Loring Kydd is a founding faculty member of EMCC, formerly known as Eastern Maine Vocational Technical Institute.  Loring began teaching math in 1966 and was named chair of the Math Science Department in the mid-1970s, a position he held until his retirement.  The Loring Kydd Emeritus Scholarship provides support to second-year students enrolled in a career program who demonstrate financial need and academic merit.

Criteria:  

  • Matriculated in a career program only (not Liberal Studies)
  • 2nd year ( already earned 30 credits)
  • Full time (minimum of 12 credit hours)
  • GPA 2.5 or above
  • Financial need determined by FAFSA
  • Preference given to single parent
  • Preference also given to residents of Deer Isle and Stonington
  • Funds may be designated for tuition, fees, books, supplies and tools


The Maine Savings Federal Credit Union is committed to building a strong and educated workforce. Scholarship preference shall be given to a Welding student with a strong interest in Business. The scholarship is, in part, recognition of Balance, a hanging mobile designed and created by Welding faculty member Christopher Maseychik and Welding students Andrew O’Brien, Benjamin Chase, and Kyle Stanley. The piece hangs in Maine Savings’ Broadway branch in Bangor.

Criteria:

  • Welding
  • Full or part-time
  • Interest in Business

*Recipient selection shall be made by the Director of Financial Aid in consultation with the Welding Department Chair.


The Marvin & Helen Blumenstock Scholarship provides an opportunity for a student to get on the right road in acquiring skills, getting employed, and furthering his/her education.

Criteria: 

  • Enrolled in the Culinary Arts Program.
  • 1st or 2nd year student
  • Financial need determined by FAFSA
  • GPA 2.5 or above
  • Full or Part-time


Marvin Tarbox, Jr., a 1986 graduate of Northern Maine Community College, was employed as a central office equipment installation technician for FairPoint Communications. A member of the Anah Shrine Temple Go-Kart Unit, Marvin enjoyed helping others and helping to raise money for good causes. The Marvin Tarbox, Jr. Memorial Scholarship was established by the Low XII Riders, the Central/Northern Maine Chapter of the Widow’s Sons Masonic Motorcycle Riders Association, which supports Masonic widows and orphans.

Criteria:

  • Enrolled in Electricians Technology Program
  • GPA 2.5 or above
  • Earned minimum 12 credit hours
  • Hard-working, 2nd year student who demonstrates a good work ethic (driven for success).
  • Awarded as faculty/instructors see fit.


The purpose of the Merrill Scholarship is to increase success for one incoming Medical Radiology program student by alleviating the purchasing burden of the most expensive set of books required by the program. The scholarship award is a set of 3 x-ray positioning books.

Criteria:

  • 1st year Radiography student.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Submit essay on why they should be considered.


The N.H. Bragg Scholarship provides scholarship support to students enrolled in Automotive or Diesel, Truck and Heavy Equipment Programs demonstrating academic merit.

Criteria:

  • Matriculated in Automotive or Diesel, Truck and Heavy Equipment
  • Completed a minimum of 12 credit hours
  • GPA of 2.5 or Above
  • Financial Need


The Nason Mechanical Systems RACH Scholarship helps to support growth within the RACH industry by providing scholarship assistance to a student at Eastern Maine Community College.

Criteria:

  • Matriculated in the Refrigeration, Air Conditioning & Heating Program.
  • Demonstrate financial need through FAFSA
  • GPA 2.5 or higher


The Oakhurst Dairy Scholarship provides scholarship support to second-year Culinary Arts students demonstrating financial need and academic merit.

Criteria:

  • Culinary Arts
  • Completed first-year Technology classes
  • GPA 3.0 or above

Financial need, determined by FAFSA


The Penobscot Electrical Association Scholarship provides assistance to Electrician Technology students based on financial need. First priority is given to a student from Penobscot County.

Criteria:

  • Matriculated in Electricians Technology
  • Completed 15 credit hours of Electrician Technology
  • GPA of 2.0 or Above
  • Financial Need
  • First priority to a student from Penobscot County


The Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship will provide support to 2nd year students enrolled at EMCC. Consideration for the award will be based on an essay submitted to the PTK Student Association.

Criteria:  

  • Selected by PTK Honor Society
  • Matriculated in a degree program
  • 2nd year student, fall semester
  • GPA 2.5 or above
  • For those recipients continuing their education beyond the Associates Degree level, the award will be submitted to the other Institution.
  • Students must submit a 500 word Essay*

*The 500 word essay will incorporate what the student’s education means to him or her, their involvement and support of EMCC activities, their future educational and career goals, and how they plan to use the scholarship money. The essay should not include the author’s name, to honor the integrity of the award decision. However, the student ID# should be noted on the header of the document.


The Quirk Auto Group Scholarship (previously known as The Johnny Quirk Memorial Scholarship) was established as a renewable scholarship at the Eastern Maine Community College Foundation in 2006 by Jack & Bunny Quirk for the benefit of students at EMCC. The award honors an individual who spent his career in the automotive service industry and whose children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren continue his legacy through the automobile industry today.

Criteria:  

  • Enrolled in Automotive Technology Program at EMCC


This scholarship was established by the Welding Department to honor the work and memory of an outstanding leader, Reginald J. Roy. He served as Department Chair from 1983-1991 and was responsible for the development of the program and the Welding Test Center. This scholarship is based on quality as a technician, merit, and academic standing.

Criteria:

  • First consideration to a third-year, postgraduate enrolled in Advanced Welding or Pipe Fabrication who has graduated with a degree or diploma in Welding Technology (Second consideration to second a year student, if third-year student is not identified)
  • GPA 3.0 or above
  • Attendance, attitude, leadership qualities, and ability to work well as a strong team member will be considered
  • Must be in good standing with the College Business Office – showing no outstanding bills, or must have an arrangement for a payment plan in place.
  • The Welding Technology faculty, through collective assessment, will select the recipient(s).


This scholarship recognizes the life and dedication of Rich McCorkill. Rich was a friend of many. He was especially close to the students who worked with him in the Dining Hall as part of their hands-on educational experience. Rich was killed in a tragic car accident in 1991. His support of students will continue through the Rich McCorkill Memorial Scholarship awarded to a motivated food service related student demonstrating motivation, a positive attitude, and determination.

Criteria:

  • Enrolled at EMCC
  • Food Service area or another food service related area such as business
  • GPA of 2.5 or above
  • Show determination and motivation to succeed
  • Exhibit a positive attitude toward learning and life in general.


This scholarship is a tribute to Rita M. Jordan’s spirit, love of life, and support for the educational success of others. The scholarship is awarded to a graduating EMCC student accepted and enrolled into a four year degree program at any college in Maine. Recipients must demonstrate academic merit.

Criteria:  

  • Maine Resident
  • Senior student graduating from EMCC
  • Accepted and Enrolled into a four year degree at any Maine college
  • GPA 3.0 or above


This scholarship recognizes the life Robert “Bob” Thomas by continuing his legacy of putting students first. His work led to the establishment of the Hancock County Higher Education Center, therefore recipients will be matriculated in a degree program at EMCC, through the Hancock County Higher Education Center.

Criteria:

  • Hancock County Higher Education Center Student,
  • Matriculated in degree program at EMCC,
  • Completed a minimum of 12 credit hours,
  • GPA of 2.5 or above,
  • Must be over 21 years of age


The Rod & Jane Black Scholarship was established in 2016 to provide scholarship support to Eastern Maine Community College students.

Criteria:  

  • Must be in Academic good standing
  • Preference given to students with a concentration in Math or Business
  • 12 Credit Hours Completed


The Sanford and Joanne Miller Scholarship is awarded to a non-traditional student in the Culinary Arts Program.

Criteria:

  • Culinary Arts
  • Non-Traditional (out of high school two or more years)
  • GPA 2.5 or above


The Scot Michael Miller Scholarship for Business Management will provide an opportunity for a student to get on the right road in acquiring skills, getting employed, and furthering his/her education.

Criteria:  

  • Enrolled in Business Management Program.
  • 1st or 2nd year student
  • Determined to succeed.
  • Application essay to include why you are pursing this career; must contain list of short, medium and long term goals.
  • Personalized thank-you note.
  • Attend scholarship breakfast.
  • Student must be a graduate of a high school within a 100 miles of EMCC with preference given to a Bangor High School graduate.


The Scot Michael Miller Scholarship for Culinary Arts will provide an opportunity for a student to get on the right road in acquiring skills, getting employed, and furthering his/her education.

Criteria:  

  • Enrolled in the Culinary Arts Program.
  • Immediate high school graduate.
  • Determined to succeed.
  • Application essay to include why you are pursing this career; must contain list of short, medium and long term goals.
  • Personalized thank-you note.
  • Attend scholarship breakfast.
  • Student must be a graduate of a high school within a 100 miles of EMCC with preference given to a Bangor High School graduate.


The Scot Michael Miller Scholarship for Hospitality & Tourism Management will provide an opportunity for a student to get on the right road in acquiring skills, getting employed, and furthering his/her education.

Criteria:  

  • Enrolled in Hospitality and Tourism Management Program.
  • Immediate high school graduate.
  • Determined to succeed.
  • Application essay to include why you are pursing this career; must contain list of short, medium and long term goals.
  • Personalized thank-you note.
  • Attend scholarship breakfast.
  • Student must be a graduate of a high school within a 100 miles of EMCC with preference given to a Bangor High School graduate.


The Small Business 4 ME Scholarship is made possible through the generosity of Mike Ballesteros. The scholarship will provide support to students enrolled in the Business Management program who demonstrates academic merit and/or technical expertise. In memory of William H. Dorrity III.

Criteria:  

  • Enrolled in Business program;
  • Full-time student;
  • GPA of 2.5 or above
  • Full or Part-time
  • Financial need as determined by FAFSA
  • Immediate High School graduate within 100 miles of EMCC with preference given to a Bangor High School student
  • Application essay to include short, medium & long term goals
  • Determination to succeed


The Stackpole Scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in the Building Construction Technology or the Fine Woodworking and Cabinet Making Program that demonstrates a financial need.

Criteria:

  • Matriculated in Building Construction or Fine Woodworking and Cabinet Making
  • Demonstrates financial need
  • Completed 30 credit
  • Demonstrates participation in all classes
  • Faculty Recommendation


The Stephanie Black Scholarship provides scholarship support to an EMCC student who demonstrates financial need and academic merit.

Criteria:  

  • GPA 2.5 or above
  • Preference given to student with concentration in Math or Business


The Thomas VanDyne Memorial Scholarship is made possible through the generosity of Sharon VanDyne. The scholarship will provide support to students enrolled in the Automotive program at EMCC who demonstrate academic merit, determination, and technical expertise.

Criteria:  

  • Matriculated in Automotive degree program
  • 2nd year student
  • Full or Part-time
  • GPA 2.5 or above
  • Determination in field
  • Must have financial need


This Memorial Scholarship recognizes the life of educator and community leader, Vesta W. Stairs by providing scholarship support to EMCC students demonstrating academic merit.

Criteria:  

  • Matriculated in a Degree Program
  • Completed a minimum of 12 credit hours,
  • GPA of 2.5 or above


The Ward Family Scholarship was established in memory of Ralph Ward and will provide encouragement, support, and financial assistance to students at EMCC.

Criteria:  

  • GPA 3.0 or higher
  • Matriculated in a degree program
  • Completed a minimum of 12 credit hours


This scholarship was established in 1968 in memory of Wayne Gamble, one of the college’s first students who was killed in a tragic car accident just prior to his graduation. The scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student enrolled in the Building Construction Program.

Criteria:

  • Enrolled in Building Construction
  • Second-year student
  • Financial need
  • 0 GPA or above
  • In good academic standing
  • Recommended by Building Construction Instructors and Head of Department


Winterport Boot Shop is known throughout the state as the center for quality, comfortable workplace footwear.  We fit the modern craftsman for boots and shoes that he or she can comfortably, safely work in no matter the job. Winterport Boot will offer three $250 scholarships annually to three EMCC students who meet the criteria below.

Criteria:  

  • Have a GPA minimum of 3.0
  • Matriculated in one of the following programs:
    • Building Construction or Fine Woodworking Cabinet Making
    • RACH
    • Automotive Technology
    • Diesel, Truck and Heavy Equipment
  • 2nd year student
  • Demonstrates participation and promise in eyes of educators
  • Shows academic merit
  • Reports financial need