SCHOLARSHIPS

The Landing School awards scholarships to those who qualify. There are a variety of scholarships that fall into two categories, merit-based and need based. Need based scholarships are awarded on a first come first serve basis. Qualified students may be awarded both need and merit-based scholarships. Click here for a downloadable listing of all scholarships. Click here for a downloadable listing of all scholarships.


OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIPS

These scholarships have an application process where students are given the chance to show school faculty and staff who they are and why they want to join the marine industry by showcasing themselves via a medium of their choice. Applicants can choose to use video, essay, or any other form of communication that they enjoy most. 

Prospective students may apply for as many of these scholarships as they choose, but can only win one. Only first year students may apply. If the eligibility requirements for the scholarship are not met the scholarship will not be awarded. Submissions or inquiries should be sent to inquiries@landingschool.edu, 207-985-7976. 

The Imagination, Initiative, Invention (I3) Scholarship is a competitive scholarship that is awarded based on an applicant’s ability to illustrate their creative skill by building an object of their choice. Applicants can build anything they want. Submissions should be in the form of a 3-5 minute video where the student describes three things:

  • What they built
  • How they built it
  • Why they built it

Award amount: Three scholarships up to $5,000 each. Submission deadline: July 1.       

The Women in the Marine Industry Scholarship is awarded to women who want to pursue an education and career in the marine industry. The scholarship requires applicants to showcase their interest and passion for the marine industry via a medium of their choice in the form of a video, an essay, or whatever medium the applicant enjoys the most. You choose the medium and answer three questions:

  • What was the most challenging task you have overcome?
  • Why are you passionate about being part of the marine industry?
  • What would you like to do once you complete your time at The Landing school?

Award amount: Up to $10,000 each. Submission deadline: July 1.   

The Southern Maine Coastal Community Scholarship supports applicants who reside in the southern coastal region of Maine. The scholarship requires applicants to showcase their interest and passion for the marine industry via a medium of their choice in the form of a video, an essay, or whatever medium the applicant enjoys the most. You choose the medium and answer three questions:

  • What's your favorite thing about working with your hands?
  • How would you mix new technology with traditional construction to create a better product? It can be any product. 
  • If you could pick your job, where would you live and what would you be doing?

Award amount: Up to $5,000 each. Submission deadline: July 1.   

The Scholarship Endorsed by Alums (SEA) is awarded to an applicant who is referred by a Landing School graduate. The submission should include a letter of recommendation from the Landing School graduate. The scholarship requires applicants to answer three questions via a medium of their choice in the form of a video, an essay, or whatever medium the applicant enjoys the most. The questions are:

  • How did you meet the alum that referred you and how has that alum impacted your life?
  • What story about The Landing School did you hear from the alum that prompted you to apply for this scholarship?

Award amount: Up to $5,000 each. Submission deadline: July 1.   

The Landing School Family Scholarship is awarded to an applicant who was referred by a Landing School faculty or staff member. The scholarship requires applicants to answer three questions via a medium of their choice in the form of a video, an essay, or whatever medium the applicant enjoys the most. The questions are:

  • Tell us about a cool project you’ve built or worked on.
  • If you could pick your dream job, where would you live and what would you be doing?
  • If you could build or design anything, what would it be and why?

Award amount: Up to $5,000 each. Submission deadline: July 1.   

The Landing School Returning Student Scholarship is awarded to students who have taken a technical program within the last five years based on merit and potential to succeed. Submit the following to the scholarship committee:

  • A letter of recommendation from your previous program
  • Essay demonstrating your enthusiasm for the program you are entering
  • Transcript from previous program

Award amount: Various. Submission deadline: July 1.   

The Veterans GAP Scholarship is awarded to Post 9/11 GI Bill recipients who have a GAP between standard VA eligibility and billed tuition. 

Award Amount: Up to $2500. Deadline: September 1.


NEED-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS
The Landing School offers a variety of scholarships to those who qualify. You must complete the FAFSA online in order for us to determine your eligibility. Please remember that you must be a current applicant and also accepted into the school for one of our full-time programs in order to be considered for these scholarships. If you would like to be considered, please be sure to complete and submit your FAFSA by May 1. These scholarships are awarded on a first come first serve. See below for an example of current and past scholarship awards.

  • Dorade Society Named Scholarships
  • Rochelo Memorial Scholarships
  • Robin A. Weeks Scholarship
  • Antique and Classic Boat Society Scholarship
  • Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) Educational Foundation Scholarship
  • Brian Parks Memorial Scholarship
  • Prescott Wright Memorial Scholarship
  • Lastavica Scholarships
  • Landing School Faculty and Staff Scholarship
  • Hagerty Education Program
  • Virginia Somers Foundation
  • Island Foundation (Bermuda)

Other Scholarships

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