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. Please click the button below to download The Landing School’s Scholarship List for 2019-2020.

If you have questions or concerns, please email Admissions at emma@landingschool.edu or call 207-985-7976.

HOW DO I SUBMIT MY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS?

  • By email to inquiries@landingschool.edu

  • By fax to 207-985-7942

  • By mail to ATTN: Scholarship Committee, The Landing School, 286 River Road, Arundel, ME 04046


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.

Prospective students may apply for as many of these scholarships as they choose. 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 or mailed to: The Landing School, 286 River Rd, Arundel, ME 04046. Questions? Please call 207-985-7976.

The Early Enrollment Scholarship is awarded to new or returning students who complete the enrollment process by or prior to May 20th, 2019. The following is required:

  • A signed copy of your Enrollment Agreement Contract by or prior to May 20

  • Pay your $500 enrollment deposit by or prior to May 20

Award amount: $500. Submission deadline: May 20.

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.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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

The Antique and Classic Boat Society Inc Scholarship is awarded to students who are “interested in developing and perfecting the knowledge and skills needed for preservation, restoration, and construction of vintage boats.” Applicants may choose the medium and discuss the following:

  • How you plan to preserve, restore, or construct wooden boats in your future career

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

The Virginia Hodgkins Somers Foundation Scholarship is awarded to students who are Maine residents and have graduated from high school in the previous three years. You must provide:

  • Proof of residency in the form of a driver’s license, state ID, or passport

  • Provide the name of the high school you graduated from and your graduation date

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

The E. Logan Welborn Memorial Scholarship is a scholarship funded by the loved ones of E. Logan Welborn, who graduated from The Landing School in 2012. It is open to returning students who are passionate about boats, life, and the pursuit of excellence. Please choose the medium and discuss the following:

  • Why you’re choosing to return for another year

  • Your career plans in the Marine Industry

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

DONATIONS TO THE E. LOGAN WELBORN SCHOLARSHIP

  • Please mail a check to The Landing School at 286 River Rd, Arundel, ME 04046.

  • Credit and debit cards are also accepted. Please call 207-985-7976 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to donate using a credit or debit card.


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

  • 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

  • Island Foundation (Bermuda)


Other (EXTERNAL) Scholarships

Maine Education Services (MES), a non-profit organization since 1993, is Maine's one-stop resource for college planning. Our goal is to expand access to higher education for all Maine students and to help them achieve success in their higher education goals. MES provides students and their families tools for financial literacy, programs to develop college awareness, college readiness and career exploration. We live and work in Maine and aim to enhance our state's intellectual and economic competitiveness by providing flexible, responsive and quality programs.

Marine Trades Association Referral Scholarship

Finding skilled workers has always been a challenge for the marine industry and The Landing School graduates skilled workers every May. An opportunity to send a promising employee (or that summer employee who shows interest) to The Landing School will help build your capacity. We are celebrating 40 years of leadership in the marine industry with educational programs in Wooden Boat BuildingComposite Boat BuildingMarine Systems and Yacht Design. Our ACCSC accredited 8-month programs begin in September and complete by early May so your employee will be back in time for the peak season.

Each student referred by a member of a partnered Marine Trades Association is eligible for a $500 tuition discount. They may also be eligible for other scholarships offered by the school. To nominate a candidate, register them here and indicate your name and your Marine Trades Association in the referral field, or have them start an application. Employers are asked to provide a letter of recommendation for the student by email or mail, 286 River Rd, Arundel, ME 04046.

For Fall 2019, The Landing School will also match specific student scholarships provided by members of partnered Marine Trades Associations to sponsor students accepted to The Landing School. For more information, please contact emma@landingschool.edu or call 207-985-7976.

Massachusetts Marine Trades Educational Trust (MMTET) Scholarship

MMTET is the caretaker of the William Armstrong Scholarship Awards. Bill Armstrong was a boat dealer on the south shore of Massachusetts and an original member of the MMTA as well as serving on its board of directors. Bill felt strongly that education and training are the key instruments of advancing careers. These awards may be given to a Massachusetts resident who is a high school senior or graduate pursuing an education or training at a qualified institute of higher learning, with the intent of entering or continuing to work in the recreational marine industry in Massachusetts. Up to $1,500 may be awarded to a recipient. To learn more and apply, please click the following link: https://www.massboatingcareers.com/scholarship.html.

Community Superhero Scholarship

The Community Superhero Scholarship from D. Miller & Associates, PLLC awards a $1,500 scholarship to one deserving student who exemplifies what it means to be a hero to their community. The basis of the Community Superhero Scholarship is a record of volunteerism and community service. Applicants must demonstrate a history of making a difference in the lives of others in their community.

The deadline to apply for the 2019 Community Superhero Scholarship is June 30, 2019. Interested applicants should apply here: https://dmillerlaw.com/community-superhero-scholarship/.