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The Jeanne L. Hammond Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a woman, who is a Maine resident, with demonstrated financial need, to obtain an undergraduate degree or certification on at least a part-time basis.
The Jeanne L. Hammond Memorial Scholarship was named in memory of Jeanne L. Hammond who was a member of BPW for over 50 years. She worked tirelessly with the Futurama Foundation scholarship program, Waterville BPW, BPW/Maine, and the Maine Women’s Hall of Fame.
The BPW/Maine Futurama Foundation awards this scholarship of $1,500 to assist a female student in meeting educational expenses for the second semester of the first year of post-secondary study.
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Jeanne L. Hammond Memorial Scholarship Timeline
January 1, 2023
Application Open Date
Application opens for the submission of entries
April 13, 2023
Applications will no longer be accepted from this date.
To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet the following criteria.
- Eligible Grade: All
- Maximum Age: Any
- Required GPA: Any
- Geographic Eligibility: Maine
- Gender: Women
- Race/Ethnicity: Any
Here’s what you need to submits besides your application.
- Recommendation letters
- Grade transcript
- School Verification
How to ace the Jeanne L. Hammond Memorial Scholarship
Submit all transcripts and relevant documents
In addition to submitting your complete application form with a statement of financial need completed by a Financial Aid Official or Guidance Counselor, attach your official transcript from high school(s) or college(s) as well as verification of acceptance from the college or school.
Submit two recommendation letters
You are expected to submit at least two letters of recommendation on your application. These letters may be from teachers, school officials, employers, or other persons not related to you.
Highlight all your personal and educational goals
Submit a hand-signed statement describing educational and personal goals. This should include your financial need and your family's financial situation.
Highlight your involvement in different extracurricular activities
You can also use an additional sheet to show your community involvement, leadership qualities, and non-traditional or stellar activities. Also, show how heavily involved you are in high school/community activities if you are a high school senior.
How the Jeanne L. Hammond Memorial Scholarship is Judged
Applications will be assessed on the level of financial need demonstrated to complete an educational program as well as a realistic goal relating to educational plans. Another main criterion is that applicants must be Maine resident who will graduate or have graduated from high school and who will enroll as a freshman in an accredited college or post-secondary education this year.
Why We Love the Jeanne L. Hammond Memorial Scholarship
A huge support to female students
The Jeanne L. Hammond Memorial Scholarship assists at least one female student residing in Maine achieve a dream of enrolling in an accredited college or training program in the fall.
The scholarship offers a decent reward
The scholarship program makes a direct payment of $1,500 scholarship reward to the school the recipient is enrolled in. The reward helps cover educational expenses for the first year of post-secondary study.
The scholarship offers special consideration
The scholarship gives secondary preference to women seeking a journalism degree; members or former members or their female dependents of BPW/Maine; members or their female dependents of the American Association of University Women.
5 Facts About the Jeanne L. Hammond Memorial Scholarship
It is a memorial scholarship
The Maine Futurama Foundation awards a scholarship of $1,500 in memory of Jeanne L. Hammond who was a member of the foundation for over fifty years.
It is an annual scholarship for women
The Jeanne L. Hammond Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to female Maine residents, with demonstrated financial need, to obtain an undergraduate degree or certification on at least a half-time basis.
Preference given to applicants interested in journalism
The foundation gives a secondary preference to women seeking a journalism degree; members or former members or their female dependents of BPW/Maine; members or their female dependents of the American Association of University Women.
The scholarship is a huge support for women
The scholarship is aimed at assisting a female student in meeting educational expenses for the second semester of the first year of post-secondary study.
It’s paid directly to the recipient's school
The Futurama Foundation makes the scholarship payment directly to the school to be applied to the second academic term.