Students have until April 1 to apply for Pierce scholarship

ALFRED — Students have until April 1 to apply for the MES Foundation $5,000 Richard Pierce scholarship.
Named in honor of Pierce, who passed away in 2011, the scholarships are awarded based on merit and financial need. A total of 10 scholarships will be awarded state-wide.
The goal is to provide support for students who might not otherwise continue their post-secondary education without financial assistance. Scholarships are awarded on a renewable basis for up to four years. In order to receive renewable rewards, students must earn a minimum of 12 credits per semester and maintain at least a 2.5 GPA.
Recipients must be a Maine resident entering first year post-secondary education, intend to enroll or be enrolled in a two or four-year degree-granting college or university accredited by the Association of Schools and Colleges and show a strong desire to complete their degree program.
For other requirements and application informaiton, visit