Bar Harbor Bankshares announced on Wednesday, March 7th,  the availability of a $1,500 scholarship for high school graduating seniors who are going on to college.  The deadline to apply is May 1, 2018.  Applications are available at any branch of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust and Lake Sunapee Bank, and can also be found online at

“Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is pleased to offer these scholarships,” said Jack Frost, VP/Director of Community Giving at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust.  “We recognize that education is one of the surest ways for each person to have a fulfilling and successful career.  These awards can truly make a difference in helping students and families pay for the cost of a college education.”

This new scholarship is for income eligible applicants who have attended a technical career program as part of their high school curriculum.  Only those students residing in the following counties are eligible: Maine – Hancock, Kennebec, Lincoln, Penobscot, Sagadahoc, Waldo, and Washington; New Hampshire – Grafton, Hillsborough, Merrimack and Sullivan; Vermont – Orange, Rutland, Washington and Windsor.

There is the potential for15 awards of $1,500 each.  From qualified applicants, one student will be chosen per technical center in the geographic region outlined above.  The eligible technical centers include: Maine - Bath Regional Career & Tech, Capital Area Technical Center, Coastal Washington County Institute of Technology, Hancock County Technical Center, Mid-Maine Tech Center,  St. Croix Regional Tech, United Technology Center, and Waldo Tech Center; New Hampshire - Concord Regional Technical Center, Hartford Area Career & Technical Center, Manchester School of Technology, Milford High School & Applied Technology Center, Nashua Technology Center North, Nashua Technology Center South, Sugar River Valley RTC Claremont, Sugar River Valley RTC Newport, and Wilbur H. Palmer Career & Tech Center; Vermont - Central Vermont Career Center, Hartford Area Career & Technical Center, Randolph Technical Career Center, River Bend Career & Technical Center, and Stafford Technical Center.

Application requirements include a personal statement describing career aspirations and college choice, explanation of leadership and community service, high school transcript, copy of FAFSA, and the completed one-page scholarship application.  This scholarship, offered by Bar Harbor Bankshares, is being administered by the Maine Community Foundation.  For questions, please contact the Foundation at 207-667-9735.

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