Grants, Endowments, and Scholarships
Pell Grant Program
The Pell Program is a federal program administered by the U.S. Department of Education. The intent of the program is to provide needy students with grants to assist them in attending an institution of higher education. Students with previous bachelor degrees are not eligible for this award.
State of Maine Grant Program (MESG)
The MESG is a state program administered by the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME). Financially needy students that meet eligibility requirements may receive grant awards. The student's FAFSA must be filed by May 1st to be considered.
The eligibility requirements are as follows:
- U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen;
- Resident of Maine other than for College purposes, with Maine residency established one (1) calendar year before applying to the MESG Program;
- Graduated from an approved secondary school (or shall have completed a general education development exam);
- Demonstrate substantial financial need as computed by the FAFSA and the State of Maine formula; and
- Must be at least a one-half-time student.
Dr. Gard W. Twaddle Nurses Endowment Fund
The Dr. Gard Twaddle Nurses’ Scholarship Fund was formed in 1954 as a living tribute to Dr. Gard Twaddle, a highly-respected physician in the Lewiston-Auburn area.
This trust fund is established for the purpose of providing financial assistance to or on behalf of needy and deserving persons in the furtherance of or the continuation of their training or education in the nursing profession.
Elias E. Tucker Nursing Fund
In memory of her husband, the late Mrs. Alice E. Tucker bequeathed monies to be held in trust.
This trust awards scholarships to deserving young men and women, enrolled in an educational program, preparing a person to take the examination to become a registered nurse. First preference is accorded to students residing in Mechanic Falls.
Women's Hospital Association Fund
The Women's Hospital Association of Central Maine Medical Center donates monies to be awarded, as grants, to deserving students with financial need.
Maine Orthopaedic Foundation Scholarships
The Maine Orthopaedic Foundation of Central Maine Orthopaedics actively supports health professions education and provides funding for scholarships to three radiologic technology students and one nursing student who have demonstrated academic progress and financial need. The scholarships will be awarded in the spring semester each year.