The DeMolay & Pine Tree Youth Foundation annually awards over a dozen scholarships. In the past these had been limited to graduating high school seniors in our state, we now have a graduate studies scholarship available as well.
Scholarships for Maine graduating high school seniors
While some of our scholarship funds have been specifically designated by donors to be for students meeting certain criteria (one scholarship is specifically designated for a DeMolay in Penobscot County, for example), there are no requirements as to educational avenues pursued. The application process is straight-forward requiring a short essay and proof of educational and civic achievement. All instructions are on the reverse of the form.
IMPORTANT NOTE: it is not necessary to make separate application for each of the various funds from which our scholarships are granted. Our Scholarship Committee will make awards based on eligibility as determined by information provided in the application and the award will be the highest of those for which the applicant is eligible.
Our scholarship amounts are determined annually and may differ from fund to fund and from year to year. Scholarship amounts are based on the amount of income we earn each year from our investments and may include rollover amounts from specific funds that had no qualifying applicants in the preceding year(s).
Graduate Student Scholarship
Through the generosity of Velma and John Baird a scholarship was established in memory of their son John to aid those who are continuing in graduate-level studies. The requirements are that the applicant be a graduate of a Maine high school program and enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited graduate program regardless of location. The applicant may apply during any post-graduate year but scholarship awards will not be retroactive. There is one scholarship of $2,000/year for up to 3 years of graduate work beginning in the SECOND year of graduate studies. Prior DeMolay & Pine Tree Scholarship winners will be given first priority to reflect our continued commitment to these students. Scholarship recipients are expected to provide proof of satisfactory work each year of his/her post-graduate studies. If marks fall below passing, the scholarship will be forfeited for that year.