PORTLAND – Mainely Character is now accepting applications for scholarships for Maine high school seniors graduating in 2022 and planning to attend a post-secondary school. At least ten $5,000 scholarships will be awarded. Mainely Character has been awarding scholarships to students of character since 2001.

Each year, seniors from high schools across Maine apply for scholarships awarded by Mainely Character and its partnering sponsors. Applicants provide personal stories that demonstrate the four aspects of character: Integrity, Concern, Responsibility, and Courage. Applications are panel reviewed and selections are made following a personal interview and reference checks.

This year’s scholarship sponsors include:

100+ Women Who Care, Southern Maine
Biddeford and Mechanics Savings Charitable Foundation
Bristol Sea Foods
Machias Savings Bank
Market Decisions Research
Northern Light Health
Partners Bank
Reed and Reed
Richard and Anne Cass
Kathy & David Harrison
Timothy and Claire Heard
Ann Spaulding

For more information or to apply for the scholarship, visit the Mainely Character website: http://www.mainelycharacter.org.