The Worthington Scholarship, available to graduating seniors at Oceanside High School and Camden Hills Regional High School, was awarded to 58 students during Scholarship Nights held at each high school in early June. This is the largest number of recipients the scholarship has experienced, and they will join 65 students currently enrolled in college. Oceanside awarded the scholarship to 39 seniors, and Camden Hills recognized 19 seniors. These 58 students and their families will be honored at a send-off event, to be held Aug. 6 at the Samoset Resort.

The Worthington Scholarship supports graduating seniors who are enrolling at any branch of the University of Maine or Maine Community College systems, Husson University, Thomas College or Maine Maritime Academy. The award amount is $4,000, renewable for the duration of the student's two- or four-year degree program.

All students must complete a financial literacy course before receiving funds and are expected to communicate periodically with the Worthington Scholars mentor, Caitlin Clark. Clark will assist students with the transition to college and be available to help students with issues that arise throughout their college and career development. The Worthington Scholars program continues to evolve and grow, and the scholarship will be expanded to include Medomak Valley High School in the 2017-18 school year. This scholarship is administered by Maine Community Foundation.

2017 Worthington Scholars

Preston Ames, University of Southern Maine; Julia Barbour, University of Maine; Sierra Beal, University of Maine; Casey Benner, University of Maine Augusta; Reagan Billingsley, University of Maine; Emily Blackwell, University of Maine; Kelsey Brooks, University of Maine; Cassie Butler, Husson University; Jenna Conant, University of Maine; William Davee, Maine Maritime Academy; Mitchell DelFrate, University of Maine; Coby Dorr, Husson University; Gabriella Fitzgerald, Thomas College; Chase Flaherty, University of Maine; Morgan Ford, University of Maine; Kaydin Frederick, Husson University; Creed Griffin, Southern Maine Community College; Isaac Hall, Washington County Community College; Myia Hansen, University of Maine; Emily Hutchinson, Eastern Maine Community College; Emily Kessel, University of Maine Farmington; Elise Laslavic, University of Southern Maine; Ryan Lawrence, University of Maine; Nicholas LeClerc, University of Maine; Samantha Leighton, Eastern Maine Community College; Kyle Long, University of Southern Maine; Alexis Mazurek, University of Maine; Clark Wilson McKay, Maine Maritime Academy; Jaymie McMahon, Husson University; Ainsley Meklin, Husson University; Cody Melanson, Eastern Maine Community College; Charlotte Messer, University of Maine; Haley Montgomery, Husson University; Samuel Novak, Washington County Community College; Bradley Nystrom, Central Maine Community College; Dorothy O'Neal, University of Southern Maine; Tucker Patten, Kennebec Valley Community College; Claudia Perez, Husson University; Gabe Perry, Eastern Maine Community College; Yaroslav Philbrook, Southern Maine Community College; Destiny Powers, University of Maine Augusta; Jaida Rahkonen, Eastern Maine Community College; Drew Rhodes, Washington County Community College; Shannon Ripley, Husson University; Gage Robinson, Eastern Maine Community College; Zackary Robinson, Maine Maritime Academy; Eliza Robinson, University of Maine Farmington; Shanae Secotte, University of Maine Augusta; April Setaro, University of Southern Maine; Olivia Staples, Husson University; Makyna Thomas, University of Maine Farmington; Madeline Wickenden, Husson University; Benjamin Willey, Husson University; Morgan Williams, University of Maine; Haley Witham, University of Maine; Karrah York, University of Maine; Abigail Young, University of Maine Farmington; Madelyn Young, University of Maine