Endowed Scholarships

Endowing a scholarship is a way to positively influence generations of students who want to make a difference. Such scholarship funds are a lasting legacy and can be named after one's family, a special place, or as a memorial or an honorific for a loved one.

An endowed scholarship is a fund which has been established for the purpose of providing tuition assistance for a COA student in perpetuity. The principal is not to be invaded; awards are made from endowment earnings.

Endowed scholarships are awarded according to criteria established by the donor working with the development office. Donors can also add to an existing scholarship fund whose objectives are similar to their own. For example, COA has a number of scholarship funds that benefit: Maine students, international students,students interested in the arts, marine sciences, and natural history. To discuss establishing an endowed scholarship, please call the Development Office at 207-288-5015.

The Student Scholarship Endowment Fund was endowed with the generous support from: The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and Silver Anniversary Endowment gifts for scholarships.


Endowed Scholarships

  • Sidney and Hazel DeMott Bahrt Scholarship

  • Christensen Scholarship Fund

  • Rebecca Clark Memorial Scholarship in Marine Sciences

  • The H. King and Jean Cummings Scholarship

  • Richard Slaton Davis and Norah Deakin Davis Scholarship

  • John C. Dreier Scholarship

  • Louisa R. Dreier Scholarship

  • Samuel A. Eliot Scholar

  • General Student Scholarship Fund**

  • Craig Greene Memorial Scholarship

  • Hartzog-Kauffmann Scholarship

  • August Heckscher Scholarship

  • Edward G. Kaelber Scholarship Fund*

  • The Kenduskeag Scholarship

  • Maine Student Scholarship **

  • Barbara Piel Scholarship Fund

  • Eleanor T. and Samuel J. Rosenfeld Student Fund

  • Maurine and Robert Rothschild Scholarship Award

  • Donald Straus Scholarship

  • Alice Blum Yoakum Scholarship*

*Held at the Maine Community Foundation. ** The Maine Student Scholarships Endowment Fund was established with generous support from: The Betterment Foundation, the King & Jean Cummings Charitable Trust, The Fred C. Lynam Fund, the Kenduskeag Foundation & Dead River Co.

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