The Richard H. Pierce Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in honor of MES founder, Dick Pierce who passed away in 2011. It was Dick's life-long commitment to promote higher education. Scholarships are awarded based on merit and financial need, with the goal of assisting students who might not otherwise continue their post-secondary education without the financial assistance. Scholarships are awarded on a renewable basis for up to four years (depending on the grade level of the student). In order to receive the renewable awards, students must maintain satisfactory academic progress.Eligibility:-Be a Maine resident-Intend to enroll or be enrolled in a two- or four-year, degree-granting college or university, which is accredited by the Association of Schools and Colleges-Show a strong desire to complete degree programAwards are made on the basis of:-Academic excellence demonstrated by the content of the applicant's transcript and GPA-Contributions to school, community, and/or work environment-Demonstrated financial need-A personal essay of 300 words or moreFor more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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