Maine Merits Scholarship Program

From PCU President Luke Labbe: “We are honored to offer support to our younger members as they take the next steps towards success. Congratulations to these Southern Maine students who we felt exemplify the Credit Union’s ideology.”

The Maine Merits Scholarship program promotes key PCU values: Volunteerism, Community and Leadership.

From Left: Adam Warfel, Luke Labbe, Greta Yauch, Rhiannon McQuaide, Macy Young, Jasper Witham, and Dan Dallaire.

Available 2024 Scholarships

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    2023 Maine Merits Scholarship Winners

    Macy Young, York, ME – 1st Place Ray Gagnon Volunteerism Scholarship – $2,000

    Macy, is a York High School Senior that “exemplifies the values of leadership and civic virtue in nearly everything she does. Whether volunteering, serving as a member of numerous community committees, or leading student organizations, she understands the impact that she can have in the lives of others. Simply put, Macy is admired and respected by her peers, coaches, instructors, advisors, and teachers alike.” She is involved with the School Climate and Culture Committee and is dedicated to end food insecurity for marginalized populations through volunteering at the Kittery Land Trust’s Nooney Farm Giving Garden.

    Janelle Kabore, Westbrook, ME – Community Leadership Scholarship – $1,000

    Janelle, a Westbrook High School Graduate, has a “commendable work ethic and works overtime on projects to produce quality work. She is polite, personable, kind, helpful and studious.” Through her school’s chorus she has travelled to the UN in NYC, the National Cathedral, Orchester Opera House, Arlington Theater and the Voice of America in Washington, DC. She has volunteered with Portland Youth Corp and Cultivating Community to remove invasive species and litter, growing vegetables, maintaining area nature trails and plant trees. As a part of the Black Student Union, she has worked to educate others on discrimination issues and creating safe communities for new Mainers.

    Jasper Witham, York, ME – Technical and Trade Scholarship – $1,000

    Jasper, a graduate of Sanford Regional Technical Center, has a passion for building and construction. It runs in his family, as he intends to be a 6th generation builder. In his words: “Small towns embody a sense of community, where neighbors are more than just faces passing by. The prospect of building structures that will serve as gathering places, schools, or homes for local families fills me with a profound sense of purpose”.

    Greta Yauch, York, ME – Community Leadership – $1,000

    Greta, is a York High School Senior who, in her teacher’s words, is “diligent and persistent. Greta gets things done and done well, she is reflective and receptive to feedback. She is committed to excellence and strives to do her best in all she undertakes. Greta is unafraid to stand up for something she believes in and is thoughtful and intelligent.” Greta’s passions include a project that explores the efficacy of restorative justice programs, as well as environmental policy which is a focus she intends to explore in college and beyond. She has demonstrated her effectiveness in these efforts through her work with Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge on a Youth Conservation Corps Crew for the Northwoods Stewardship Center.

    Rhiannon McQuaide, Wells, ME– Business Growth – $1,000

    Rhiannon is a USM Junior that “carries herself with a pleasant demeanor – even in times of high stress.” Her concept is a community skill sharing/trading platform for young adults and retirees to teach one another skills like financial fitness and technology. She believes communities with a large range of ages, like the towns in Southern Maine, would benefit from this transfer of education.

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