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Scholarships Available to Current Students

To be considered for the following scholarships, a student must file the FAFSA and demonstrate financial need as determined by a Financial Aid Officer.  No additional applications are necessary.

Alden Trust: This trust was established to help students enrolled in an education major. 

The Francis F. Bartlett, Jr. Scholarship Fund: This scholarship will be awarded to either an incoming freshman who is in the top half of his or her high school class, or to a returning student with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50.

Lunder Scholarship: Awards from the Lunder Scholars Endowment Fund will be made annually as need-based financial aid grants.  First preference will be given to any former Dexter Shoe Company employees and their children; second preference will be for eligible Maine residents.

Morris Endowment Fund: Several awards of varying amounts are awarded to students who live in China, Maine or the surrounding area and demonstrate financial need.

Johnson W. and Ann S. Parks Endowed Memorial Scholarships: Several scholarships of varying amounts are given annually to returning students from a bequest of Johnson W. Parks, whose wife Ann was a trustee of Thomas College.  The scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement and financial need.

John Thomas, SR. Memorial Scholarship:
$1,000 renewable scholarships awarded to students graduating in the top half of their class from the following Maine high schools: Cony, Erskine Academy, Gardiner, Hall-Dale, Lawrence, Madison, Maine Central Institute, Messalonskee, Mt. View, Nokomis, Skowhegan, Waterville, Winslow, and Withrop.

H. Allen Ryan Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded annually to students who graduated from a Maine high school.

To be considered for the following scholarships, a student must file the FAFSA and demonstrate financial need as determined by a Financial Aid Officer.  Applications are required.  Notification will be sent to all current students when applications are available.

Alumni Scholarship: Applicants for this scholarship must be juniors and have completed at least 90 credits at Thomas College in the Bachelor's degree program by the end of the spring semester.  Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better.  A review team of Alumni Association Board members will select the scholarship winners.  Applicants' academic achievements, leadership, and service to the college are all considered. 

Stephen Brown Memorial Scholarship: Full time undergraduate students enrolled in a four-year program with any major may apply for this scholarship.  The applicant must currently be a freshman, sophomore, or junior with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better.  The recipient of this scholarship will be selected by a review team including faculty members, the Director of Financial Aid, the Vice President for Student Affairs, and the Director of Alumni Relations. 

Faculty & Staff Scholarship: Full time undergraduate students who are current freshman may apply for this scholarship.  The applicant must have a current cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better.  Recipients of this scholarship will be selected by a committee of faculty and staff in consultation with the Director of Financial Aid.  The committee will consider financial need, academic performance, and the applicant's cover letter and resume.  The award will be for one year only and is not renewable.

Salvatore Leone and Family Endowed Scholarship: Mr. Salvatore Leone, Class of 1967 and 2001 Distinguished Alumnus has established this scholarship to be awarded annually to student planning to major in Sport Management.  Preference is given to a first year student.

Charles P. Ryan Memorial Scholarship:This scholarship has been established in memory of Charlie Ryan, Class of 1977, a member of the Thomas College Athletic Hall of Fame.  It is awarded annually to student who is planning to major in Sports Management.  Preference is given to a first year student.

Bernadean Staples Accounting Scholarship: This scholarship has been established in memory of Thomas College graduate Bernadean Staples, Class of 1930.  The scholarship is awarded annually to juniors or seniors who show exceptional promise in the accounting field.

Treetops Scholarship: Scholarships will be granted to students who have attended for four years and graduated Messalonskee, Waterville, Winslow, or Lawrence High School. Scholarships will be given to students demonstrating significant financial need, with first preference given to those whose parents have no college education. Students must retain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 to be eligible for and to retain this scholarship. 

Athletic participation or ability is not considered in selecting recipients for any scholarship at Thomas College.






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