2012 Mainely Character Scholarships seeking applicants


PORTLAND — Applications are now being accepted for 2012 Mainely Character Scholarships to be awarded this spring.

Scholarships will be awarded to Maine high school seniors who will pursue post high school education and demonstrate key attributes of character — responsibility, courage, integrity and concern for others. Scholastic achievement, athletic achievement or financial need are not considered in awarding the scholarships.

The 2011 scholarship winners demonstrated attributes of character by organizing an effort for Haitian relief, by providing free childcare for strangers, volunteering at the humane society and by assisting the disabled.

Three scholarships are available in 2012, one $5,000 scholarship sponsored by R. M Davis Inc. of Portland, and two $2,500 scholarships sponsored by Northeast Bank of Lewiston and Market Decisions of Portland.

Applications and information on the scholarships can be downloaded from www.mainelycharacter.org. Applications will be accepted until March 15.