Maine Family FCU Scholarships

The Maine Family FCU scholarship program application period for 2024 has closed. Applications for the 2025 program will open in January. We will announce the application opening on our website’s home page and on our social media channels.

Scholarship Program

Maine Family Federal Credit Union began its scholarship program to acknowledge our student members’ accomplishments and support their continued education and training beyond high school. Each spring, we award three (3) scholarships named after the founders and impactful past leaders of Maine Family Federal Credit Union:

The Founders Scholarship Award for $2,500

The Maurice Fontaine Sr.  Scholarship Award for $2,500

The Roger Bissonnette Scholarship Award for $2,500

The award winners are selected by a committee and are announced each April. The scholarship money will be paid directly to the student prior to the start of the second semester to help with any college-related expenses. Prior to payment, we require the scholarship winner to share their first-semester grades with us to remain qualified for the scholarship. Anyone pursuing higher education at an accredited institution can apply, regardless of if they have applied and/or won in previous years. Maine Family FCU is proud to recognize the achievements of deserving students of any age or stage of life in our community.


  1. Applicant must be a member of Maine Family Federal Credit Union*.
  2. Applicant must be accepted, enrolled, or attending a two-year community college, four-year college, university, or technical school.
  3. Students must begin school within one year of the award.


Completed application and essay must be received no later than Friday, March 29, 2024. Applications may be emailed to, delivered in person, or mailed to the Credit Union at 555 Sabattus Street, Lewiston, ME 04240, ATTN: Scholarship Committee. Applications can also be submitted online and are available below. Be sure to attach a copy of the letter of acceptance from the College or University of choice and three letters of recommendation from teachers, counselors, or community leaders.


Applications will be sent collectively to the Scholarship Committee after the application deadline. Judging is based on information gathered through the application — motivation to continue education, achievements (honors, awards), extracurricular activities, work or volunteer experience, references, and the written essay (Transcripts will NOT be reviewed as part of the scholarship application). The essay is judged on content, creativity, and clarity. Spelling, grammatical, or typographical errors may impact your entry. Scholarship winners will be notified personally by Monday, April 10, 2024. Winners will be asked to submit a photo for publication on our website, social media channels, and local newspapers.


Maine Family Federal Credit Union reserves the right to discontinue this scholarship program at any time without notice.  Maine Family Federal Credit Union reserves the right not to award any scholarships should there be no qualified applicants.

*If the student is not a member of Maine Family Federal Credit Union, he or she may join by opening a share account with a minimum balance of $25.00 prior to submitting an application. To qualify for membership, the student must live, attend school, worship, or work within Androscoggin County or have an immediate family member who meets the previously mentioned criteria.