Scholarship Information

Hugh and Elizabeth Montgomery Scholarship

Both Elizabeth (Betty) and Hugh Montgomery had their roots in Phillips, Maine. Betty was born in Phillips and attended schools there, and Hugh summered there in the old farm house that belonged in his family. They both went to college, Betty to Simmons and Hugh to Harvard, and pursued careers as librarians.

Their wish was that this award would provide the opportunity for deserving citizens of Franklin County to receive financial assistance towards furthering their education and career. This renewable scholarship supports residents of Franklin County who are non-traditional students (beyond high school age) returning to school to continue their education at the post-secondary level, training for a new career, and furthering their education and training in their current positions.

Preference is given to students for whom a scholarship would make a significant difference in their ability to attend school.

First-time applicants need not be enrolled in a degree-granting program but are encouraged to make that commitment before applying for renewal consideration.

Contact: Betty Gensel, Franklin County Network Liaison (207) 491.2752 or 1-800-517-2859

Application Deadlines: August 16, 2019 and December 13, 2019

To get an application:
Scholarship Application (Word Document)

Scholarship Application (pdf)

Maine Community Foundation

Maine Adult Learner Scholarship

Other Local Scholarships and Deadlines


TIF Employment Skills Training Scholarship

The TIF Scholarship Committee will accept proposals on a rolling basis from adult (18 & older) residents os the UT (Unorganized Townships) who wish to pursue additional employment and skills training.  Costs of services and equipment to provide skills development training, including scholarships for in-state educational institutions or to online entities when in-state options are not available, for jobs created or retained in the UT.

The training must be offered through an accredited, certificate or state recognized program. The type of programs to be funded will be limited to tuition, books and required materials that are specifically needed for the program being completed. All participants will be required to show evidence of completion, if not successful in completion, individuals will be required to reimburse the County. Receipts will be required for books and any associated materials. In the event of limited availability of funds in the program, as determined by the Commissioners, a cap per individual may be imposed.

Scholarship Application