Maine Sports Hall of Fame is accepting applications for five $5,000 scholarships which will be awarded to Maine high school seniors in June. The scholarships are based on athletic performance, academic excellence and community service. Students can apply by using this link and filling out the form. Applications are due by April 4th with winners announced on the 1st of June.
“I was awed by the caliber of the candidates last year,” said Maine Sports Hall of Fame Vice-Chair Lisa Hook. She is a former MSHOF scholarship winner and Colby College basketball standout.
Each year, about two hundred Maine high school students apply. Students who live in Maine or attend Maine schools are eligible.
The MSHOF would also like to connect with its former scholar-athletes. The first awards were given in 1978 and since that time 430 scholarships have been granted. Other than the names, very little is known about the early recipients. "We would really like to know the amount of those awards, how much they helped the students and what became of the recipients," said MSHOF Executive Director Bill Green. Green asks that any scholarship recipients email him at Billgreen@mshof.com
In 2013, thanks in large part to the efforts of Executive Director Mary Mitchell Friedman and President Dick Whitmore, the organization began its current policy of presenting five $5,000 scholarships each year. This year, an inaugural Dick Whitmore Scholarship will be presented. Because of gifts given in memory of the former Executive Director, a Thaxter Trafton Memorial Scholarship will be presented as well.
Questions about the scholarship program can be sent to email@example.com
Maine Sports Hall of Fame
P.O. Box 2
Cumberland, ME 04021
Phone (207) 807-7666
The Maine Sports Hall of Fame was established in 1972 for the purpose of: 1) appointing and bestowing recognition awards and scholarships to outstanding Maine high school scholar-athletes; and, 2) to formally honor and memorialize Maine athletes and sports figures who have brought distinction and honor to the state of Maine.