Scholarship Recipients

Since 1962, when the first small scholarship was presented, the Maine Business and Professional Women have been helping Maine women achieve economic self-sufficiency by awarding scholarships to outstanding and deserving women. Recipients of these scholarships have gone on to take their place in the ranks of working women who contribute to the economic well-being of their families and the State of Maine.

2018 Scholarship Recipients

The BPW/Maine Continuing Education Scholarship
Sharon Platt – Biddeford
University of Southern Maine – Human Biology/Biotechnology

The Jeanne L. Hammond Memorial Scholarship
Molly Doyle – West Newfield
College of the Holy Cross – Education-Government

The Kennebec Savings Bank Scholarship
Kimberly Gibbs – Winslow
Kennebec Valley Community College – Nursing

The Lemieux-Lovejoy Youth Scholarship
Grace Lee – Falmouth
Bowdoin College – Biology

The BPW/University of Maine at Augusta Scholarship
Amy Cossar – Augusta

The Webber Career Advancement Scholarship
Brigette D. Golter – Kittery
Southern Maine Community College – Nursing


I’d just like to say thank you so much for awarding me the $1200 scholarship from the Futurama Foundation Scholarship Fund.  This generous scholarship has put me one step closer to achieving my dream of one day becoming a college mathematics professor.

As a first-generation college student with a low family income, I am highly appreciative of this award and will work my absolute hardest in my studies at the University of Maine to be the best student I can be.

Again, thank you so much, it is sincerely appreciated.”

Arlena Tolmasoff
2017 Scholarship Recipient