ELLSWORTH and PORTLAND, Maine — The Guy P. Gannett Journalism Scholarship Fund seeks applications from Maine students.
The Gannett Scholarship provides renewable support for students majoring in journalism or a field reasonably related, including print, broadcast, or electronic media. The fund helps pay tuition to attend an undergraduate, graduate, trade, or technical school.
The deadline for applications is May 1. To apply online, go towww.mainecf.org.
Applicants must be graduates of Maine high schools or have been homeschooled in Maine. Students will be chosen based on demonstrated interest in journalism through their choice of coursework and extracurricular activities, as well as financial need and academic achievement. In 2013, the average award size was $18,062.
A statewide organization with offices in Ellsworth and Portland, the Maine Community Foundation has worked with donors and educators since 1983 to provide Maine students access to educational opportunities. The community foundation manages more than 450 scholarship funds.