Endowed Scholarship Program

For First-Year Students Entering Maine Maritime Academy

Maine Maritime Academy holds a number of endowed scholarship funds that have been established through the generosity of alumni and friends of the Academy. A number of these funds specify criteria (beyond financial need) that students must meet to qualify.

For a first-year student to be considered for one or more of these scholarships, they must:

  1. File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by January 31st each year
  2. Complete the required application for each individual scholarship, if required

Qualification does not guarantee a scholarship.

All endowed scholarships are issued in accordance with the Academy’s program of financial aid, which requires that recipients must have financial need and a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.5 or higher, unless indicated otherwise by the donor.

Here is a list of Maine Maritime Academy’s endowed scholarships for first-year students:

NED ANDREWS CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP (BATH IRON WORKS)

Preference is given to the employees and the children of employees of Bath Iron Works Corporation. An eligibility verification form must be completed and signed by the BIW Human Resource Office and returned to MMA by January 31st. Applications are available through the BIW Human Resource Office in addition to MMA mailing them to surrounding area accepted students.

THE BENNETT/HODGKINS SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Preference is given to graduates of Medomak High school. Applications will be mailed to eligible students and due to the Financial Aid Office by January 31st.

THE CIANCHETTE REGIMENTAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Preference is given to first-year female students; then any other upper-class female.  Student(s) choosing a major that leads to USCG unlimited license and with demonstrated financial need will be given preference. No application required.

THE HUTCHINS ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Preference is given to first-year students from Northern Maine majoring in Power Engineering Technology. Then, to any other Power Engineering students from Northern Maine. No application required.

 THE DORA MILLETT SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Provide scholarship assistance to graduating senior(s) from Traip Academy in Kittery, Maine who will be attending Maine Maritime Academy as a freshmen. No application required.

MYRON D. RUST SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Preference is given to high school seniors from Eliot, Kittery, Wells or York, Maine and recipients will be selected on the basis of good academic performance, conduct, and outstanding extracurricular achievement. Applications will be mailed to eligible students and due to the Financial Aid Office by January 31st.

THE J. SCOTT SEARWAY ENDOWED REGIMENTAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Scholarship assistance will be given to students who meet the following criteria: Students in a regimental major or participating in the Regimental Training Program from the greater Portland, Maine area school systems and Chebeague Island, Maine who exhibit financial need in accordance with the Academy’s program of financial aid.  Applications will be mailed to eligible students and due to the Financial Aid Office by January 31st.

THE WINGET FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Preference is given to first-year student(s) who have the highest demonstrated financial need; who have earned at least a 3.3 high school grade point average and have no final grade below a C in any course; and must submit a brief application and essay about motivation.  Applications will be mailed to eligible students and due to the Financial Aid Office by January 31st.

 

An MMA Scholarship may be withdrawn if you:

  1. Change your major and the MMA scholarship was issued based on certain criteria determined by your major
  2. Violate the Community Code of Conduct
  3. Fail to write a thank-you letter