Maine College Circle Aspirations. The Future of Maine.

Please join us in an effort to help young students in rural Maine build a brighter future for themselves and for their communities.


Maine College Circle is a publicly-supported, 501(c)(3), nonprofit, formerly the Foundation for the Advancement of Education, which was established in 1992. Your financial support for the aspirations of the youth of rural Maine is a tax-deductible contribution. Please contribute today.

Support the Future of Maine Initiative in 70 rural Maine communities

Support the Future of Eastern Maine

Support the Future of St. John Valley

Support the Future of the Skowhegan Area

Support the Future of Benton, Clinton, & Albion


Donate through our partnership with Network for Good.

Or you can send a check made out to Maine College Circle, and mailed to Maine College Circle, 251 Main Street, Suite 7, Yarmouth, Maine 04096.


Our Lead Supporters & Partners

Dead River Company
cPort Credit Union
Machias Savings Bank
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust
First National Bank
Franklin Savings Bank
NorState Federal Credit Union
Maine State Credit Union
Ocean Renewable Power Company
Jack Moore
The Hayes Foundation



Program and Multiple Scholarship Supporters & Partners

The Nichols Foundation
The Chris and Nancy Pierce Foundation
Sonja Hicks
Stuart O. Roberts
Peter Stuart
Macauley Lord
Richard and Susan Stone
Deanna Sherman
Taconnet Federal Credit Union (Benton and Skowhegan)
The Perloff Foundation
James Schmidt
Samuel Howe
Robert Moore
Ameridial
Dick Woodbury
Bayard Brokaw
Usha Reddi
World of Change
John Sullivan
Joseph Wolfberg
Maine State Credit Union
Ocean Renewable Power Company (Cobscook Bay)
Christopher Toy
Joan Fortin
Tom Hyndman
Barry Kurland
Bar Harbor Savings & Loan (MDI)
Key Bank
Northeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association
The Pullen Family (Skowhegan Area)
Oxford Federal Credit Union (Rumford)
The Maine Community Foundation (MDI)
MDI Biological Laboratory (MDI)
Bank of America
Fluid Imaging Technologies
Casco Federal Credit Union (Westbrook)
Infinity Federal Credit Union (Westbrook)
NorState Federal Credit Union (St. John Valley)
Robert MacDonald
Scott and Andrea Maker
Sandra Stone
Mary and Paul Becker
University of Maine at Fort Kent
Aleena Blankenship



Scholarship Sponsors

Elizabeth Anderson (Colby)
Big Rock Transportation (Mars Hill)
Calais Rotary
Colby College
Crosswinds Residential Care (Madawaska and Frenchville)
County Super Spuds (Mars Hill)
Eastport Chowder House
Eastport Garden Club
Eastport Port Authority
Eastport Kids Boosters
Eastport Youth Association
Evergreen Credit Union (Westbrook)
John & Christina Ferland (Rumford)
Joan Fortin (Benton)
Eliza Fulton
Hancock Lumber
Horace Mann Insurance
Benjamin Harding
Peter Hastings (MDI)
Hight Chevrolet Buick GMC
The Knowles Company
Madawaska American Legion
Maine Dental Association
Mars Hill IGA
Mars Hill Pharmacy
Mars Hill Rotary
MDI Biological Laboratory (MDI)
Mike Ouellette (Madawaska)
Mount Desert Elementary School PTO
Olympia Sports
Leigh Paine
Pemetic Elementary School PTO
Raye’s Mustard
Ridgewood Estates (Madawaska and Frenchville)
Riverside Realty (Rumford)
Jacqueline Roy (Madawaska and Frenchville)
Rumford Rotary
Ski Maine Association
Skowhegan Area Chamber of Commerce
Students of Shead High School
Students of Valley High School (Bingham)
Nathalie Thibeault (Madawaska)
Gloria Thrall
Dick & Debbie Woodbury

Colleges Hosting Campus Visits

Bates College
Bowdoin College
Colby College
Husson University
St. Joseph’s College
Thomas College
Unity College
University of Maine, Orono
University of New England
University of Southern Maine
Washington County Community College