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KBH’s Community Scholarship Program

KBH’s College Scholarship Program has expanded its eligibility requirements to include more students.

Kennebec Behavioral Health believes that investing in the education and training of individuals who will become our future behavioral health professionals is critically important. Workforce development specific to mental health and substance use disorder is key to ensuring that KBH will be able to fulfill its mission for many years to come. 

At least one $1,000 community-wide scholarship will be awarded to a senior high school student that lives or goes to school in Somerset, Franklin or Kennebec county and does not attend one of the following schools: Cony High School, Erskine Academy, Lawrence High School, Maranacook High School, Winslow High School, Waterville Senior High School, Gardiner High School, Winthrop High School, Mt Blue High School or Skowhegan High School. Students of the aforementioned high schools should check with their Guidance Department for KBH scholarship details and an application form.

This community-wide scholarship is eligible to students who live in or go to school in Kennebec, Somerset or Franklin county. Eligible schools include but are not limited to – Maine Central Institute (MCI), Maine Academy of Natural Sciences (MeANS), Monmouth Academy, Messalonskee High School, Hall-Dale, Carrabec High School, Forest Hills Consolidated School, Madison High School, Upper Kennebec Valley Senior High School, Spruce Mountain High School, Mt. Abram Regional High School and Waterville Alternative High School. Students who live in Kennebec, Somerset or Franklin county and who are homeschooled are also eligible to apply.

To be eligible, students must:

  1. be accepted at an accredited college, university or technical school including but not limited to Kennebec Valley Community College, University of Maine, UNE (University of New England), and USM (University of Southern Maine) as well as accredited colleges and universities outside the state of Maine, and
  • plan to major in a behavioral health field, and 
  • have at least a B average or equivalent in high school

Applications will be reviewed by a scholarship review committee at KBH.  The selected student(s) will be notified by June  9, 2023. For the selected student(s), the KBH scholarship payment will be sent directly to the student’s college or university during the spring semester of the following year (2024). The student must provide 1) evidence of having successfully completed the first semester as a full-time student in good standing (passing grade in all subjects), 2) evidence of enrollment as a full-time student for a second semester, and 2) the second semester referred to above must begin within 30 months of the awarding of the scholarship.

The application can be found at

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