Scholarships Available to Bowdoinham Students

The Maine Community Foundation’s Richard Ferrier Scholarship offers financial assistance to Bowdoinham residents between the ages of 13 and 18 as of April 1, 2019, 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, or Drivers’ Ed.


Last year, the committee awarded $7,981 to Bowdoinham Community School and 12 students who used the funds to participate in activities including sports camps, business camp, band camp, a bike tour and photography workshops.


The application deadline for the Ferrier Scholarship is April 1, 2019.  Paper applications are available at the Bowdoinham Town Office, the Bowdoinham Public Library, and at the Maine Community Foundation website, to download and print.  Please contact committee members Kirsten Coker (, Amy Petitti (, Allen Acker(, or Jon Beede (, or Liz Fickett at Maine Community Foundation ( or 207-412-2015) if you have any questions. 


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 with access to educational opportunities. The community foundation manages more than 600 scholarship funds.