Post-Secondary Scholarships

We are excited for a new grant opportunity: the Ogden/Chaffey Career Path Grant!

What is it?
A one-time grant of up to $500 to help with expenses related to pursuing a career/training: tuition, fees, supplies, travel, etc.
Who is it for?
Vinalhaven adults, ages 18-25 High school (diploma not required)
When does it start?
Applications for the grant are accepted on a first-come basis beginning on January 1st of each year
Click here for the informational application (link to the actual electronic application below) or contact Alice or Julie at:
PartnerslnlslandEducation [at] gmail [dot] com.

Along with this new grant, Partners in Island Education oversees four other scholarships as part of its mission to enhance educational opportunities for the students of Vinalhaven. Two of these scholarships are for post-secondary education. New to the post-secondary scholarships in 2021 is the change that allows both current graduating Vinalhaven seniors and those who graduated the previous year, but were not awarded either a Vinalhaven College Scholarship or an Ogden/Chaffey Scholarship to apply. So, if you took a gap year or just wasn’t sure of your plans for a year…you can still apply!

PIE’s Vinalhaven College Scholarship

This scholarship was developed with the goal of providing a substantial financial award each year to one graduating senior going on to a four-year college. The people helping to create this scholarship are members of the summer and year round community, including Vinalhaven school teachers and administrators. The first award was given in 2006. New in 2021 , the scholarship has increased from a total of $8000 – $2000 for each year of college to $12,000 – $3000 for each year of college!

PIE’s Ogden/Chaffey Scholarship

Established in the spring of 2010 with a generous donation from Ms. Mary Jean Ogden, a long-time summer resident of Vinalhaven, the Ogden Chaffey scholarship is a one-time award of $2000.  Two of these scholarships are awarded to the highest scored students attending a  2-year, 1-year or vocational program. If there are no students in the applicant pool for one of those programs, the scholarships are awarded to the students attending a 4-year school who have the 2nd and 3rd highest scores. In creating this scholarship, Ms. Ogden hoped to inspire donors to give gifts that keep on giving by donating to PIE’s endowment. PIE has recently added a shortened application for those attending a certificate program – see below.

Vinalhaven College Scholarship & Ogden/Chaffey Scholarship Information Sheets & Application download Link


Ogden/Chaffey Certificate Scholarship Application & Information Sheet download Link


Link to electronic Vinalhaven College Scholarship application

Link to electronic Ogden/Chaffey Post-Secondary Scholarship application

Link to electronic Ogden/Chaffey Certificate Scholarship application

Link to electronic Ogden/Chaffey Career Path Grant application

Meet some of our scholarship recipients by clicking on this PowerPoint link!
PIE Scholarship PowerPoint Slideshow 2018


View Past Vinalhaven College & Ogden/Chaffey Recipients

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Click Here to Download the 2023 Scholarship brochure(PDF)