Applications are available February 14th


Gauvin Scholarship Application

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be a high school senior from an Aroostook County school and plan to attend Northern Maine Community College, the University of Maine at Presque Isle, the University of Maine at Fort Kent or Thomas College.

In addition to completing the online application, please include your:
Official High School Transcripts
College Acceptance Letter
Financial Award Package


In High School

Students selected to be a Gauvin Scholar should be responsible and demonstrate good work ethic, citizenship, volunteerism and professional aspirations. Students applying should also:

A. Plan to attend an Aroostook County college (consideration will be given to students who wish to attend an accredited college or university outside of Aroostook)

B. Plan to attend college full time (15 credit hours per semester)

C. Demonstrate financial need

D. Have a desire to live and work in Aroostook County

E. Graduate from a high school in Aroostook County

F. To be eligible, all applications must be postmarked by April 29, 2022.

*Preference may be given to first-generation college students.

Gauvin Scholar Requirements

In College

A. Scholarship to be given second semester

B. Student must have attained at least a 2.5 GPA

C. Scholars must attend any and all virtual training sessions, mentoring opportunities or other events sponsored or organized by Aroostook Aspirations Initiative

D. Represent the organization in promotional and marketing opportunities

Deadline for Required Materials

Online applications for high school students graduating this year will be available on this site beginning February 15th.

Applications will close on April 29th

Scholarship Selection Process

Gauvin Scholarship applications will be scored by a volunteer board of 10-25 scholarship committee members made up of educators, professionals and members of the business community using a review matrix. The recipients will be selected by this committee, and the names of the recommended Gauvin Scholars will be sent for approval to the Board of Directors.

...The fund encourages students to stay in the county for their higher education. That considerably increases the chance that those college graduates will remain in the County AFTER graduation and become the skilled employees, business and civic leaders or entrepreneurs who will grow Aroostook County in the decades to come.

Don Zillman

Former President of the University of Maine at Presque Isle and University of Maine at Fort Kent