Thomas College Offers $10,000 Dirigo Scholarship to New England High School Students Web Director | October 17, 2018

WATERVILLE, MAINE, October 2018 — Thomas College will offer its $10,000 Dirigo scholarship to one qualified high school student in each New England state high school.  

The Dirigo Award, named after Maine’s motto meaning, “I lead”, was initiated in 2014 to recognize academic and co-curricular leadership among Maine high school students. Since then, the award has expanded to include high school students in each New England state (Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, Massachusetts and New Hampshire). These students have demonstrated leadership, community service, and academic commitment. 

The Dirigo Award is a $10,000 award, $2,500 per year scholarship for up to four years of undergraduate study at Thomas College. 

“Students work hard to be successful both inside and outside of the classroom, and we want to recognize them,” said Assistant Vice President of Admissions Wendy Martin. “The Dirigo Award honors the whole student, and we are confident those students who have excelled in leadership will find success at Thomas.” 

The Dirigo Award is an award to one student from every high school in all New England states who exemplifies leadership in their school and community. Recipients are nominated by their guidance or career office on behalf of the school by emailing the Thomas Admissions Office at [email protected]. Nominations are due by November 16, 2018. 

For more information about the scholarship, please contact Thomas College Admissions at 207-859-1101 or [email protected] or visit 

About Thomas College: Celebrating its 125th anniversary, Thomas College offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in programs ranging from business, entrepreneurship, and technology, to education, criminal justice, and psychology. Its Guaranteed Job Program, the first of its kind in the nation, is built on students’ academic, career, and leadership preparation. Thomas is also home to the Harold Alfond Institute for Business Innovation and the Center for Innovation in Education. In 2017, Money Magazine ranked Thomas 23rd of all colleges and universities in the country for adding the most value to their degrees, and data reported by the New York Times ranks Thomas in the top 15 percent of all higher education institutions in the U.S. for upward mobility of its graduates. For more information, visit or MacKenzie Riley Young at [email protected] or 207-859-1313.