Rod Harmon Scholarship

$500Award Amount
2Number of Awards
5/1/2023Submission Deadline

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The Rodney C. Harmon Memorial Scholarship is created in memory of Rodney Harmon, who died in the Ice Storm of 1998 while saving his son. Harmon was highly respected and loved by the community for his compassion and kindness.

In honor of his legacy, his family funds two deserving students residing in Maine with financial support to undertake an undergraduate study of their choice. Every year, the fund awards $500 to each student.

Applicants must demonstrate community involvement, academic achievement, and financial need. They must provide recommendation letters and grade transcripts.

Key Information of Rod Harmon Scholarship

Study Details

Area of Study


Country of Study

United States

Specific Schools


Scholarship Details

Intended Level of Study

  • Undergraduate
  • Vocational/Technical School

Award Amount


Number of Awards


Rod Harmon Scholarship Timeline

January 2023

Application Opening Date

Applications open on January 1.

May 2023

Submission Deadline

The submission deadline is on May 1.

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet the following criteria.

  • Eligible Grade: High School Senior – College Senior
  • Maximum Age: Any
  • Required GPA: 2.7
  • Geographic Eligibility: Maine
  • Gender: Any
  • Race/Ethnicity: Any

Application Requirements

Here’s what you need to submits besides your application.

  • Recommendation letters
  • Grade transcript
  • Financial Information

How to ace the Rod Harmon Scholarship


Highlight your active involvement in the community

Mention the programs you have actively participated in. Write about the issues, your suggestions, and results obtained after implementation. This will reflect your love, kindness, and compassion for the society you live in.


Highlight all awards and honors you received

To be perceived as distinguished from other applicants, you can write the various awards and honors you received in your school, community, or any other professional body.


hav a professional attitude

As the number of contestants for this scholarship is high, your professional attitude should be reflected in your application. Careless common mistakes like typos, grammatical errors, and spelling mistakes should be avoided. Carefully review your application before final submission.


Network with the previous winners

To understand what the judges are looking for, try to network with earlier scholarship winners. Contact them for insights and guidance on how to win this scholarship.

How the Rod Harmon Scholarship is Judged

Applicants are judged on their academic credentials, financial need, and keenness to help the community.

Why We Love the Rod Harmon Scholarship


Motivation for young students

The scholarship is a great way to motivate young students to come forward and help the people in the community and pursue undergraduate degree programs to elevate their lives.


Financial help to support students

As post-secondary education is costly, many students drop out in the very first year of joining college. This scholarship will help to reduce the financial burden.


No application fee or membership required

Applicants do not need to pay any fees or become members of any organization to apply for this scholarship.

5 Facts About Rodney C.Harmon Memorial Scholarship


Residency requirement

Applicants must be residents of Maine to be eligible to apply for this scholarship.


Disbursement of funds to the educational institute

The scholarship funds will be sent directly to the winner's educational institution.


Applying through email or mail

All applicants are required to send their documents either by e-mail or mail.


Minimum academic grade required

Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.7 to be eligible for applying for this scholarship.


High school graduates are eligible

High school graduates are eligible but after their first semester and obtaining the minimum GPA required.

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