Richard A. Ferrier Scholarship Fund

The Maine Community Foundation’s Richard Ferrier Scholarship: offers financial assistance to Bowdoinham residents between the ages of 13 and 18 as of June 1, 2024, to pursue their artistic, academic, athletic and vocational or life’s passion outside of the traditional school environment. Eligible applicants must be residents of Bowdoinham who clearly demonstrate a need for financial assistance. Preference is for applicants who have resided in Bowdoinham for at least one year. Awards are not retroactive; the student’s program must start after June 1 of the application year. The fund does not pay for equipment, instruments, transportation, or Drivers’ Ed.


Over the years the committee has awarded many scholarships to Bowdoinham Community School and Bowdoinham students who used the funds to participate in activities including sports camps, theater camp, clown camp, dog agility lessons, educational tours, workshops and the Bath Area YMCA trips.


The application deadline for the Ferrier Scholarship is June 1, 2024. Applications are downloadable below. Applications can also be found at the Maine Community Foundation website, to download and print. Please contact committee members Becca Norklun (, Jason Lamoreau (, Jon Beede (, or MaineCF staff member Jackie Shannon ( if you have any questions.


Apply today!