Empowering young Maine students to build a brighter future . . . for themselves and for their communities.

Maine College Circle provides College Aspirations Workshops throughout the year in communities we support. Learn more about these workshops.

Recent and Upcoming College Aspirations Workshops and Scholarship Ceremonies:


2016 - 2017 Workshop and Ceremony Schedule
April 3 - 4, 2017 -- Maranacook Area College Aspirations Workshops
March 20 - 24, 2017 -- Aroostook County and Milo/Brownville College Aspirations Workshops
February 16, 2017 -- Mt. Abram Area College Aspirations Workshops
February 10, 2017 -- Westbrook College Aspirations Scholarship Community Celebration
February 6 - 9, 2017 Frenchman Bay College Aspirations Workshops
January 30 - February 3, 2017 -- Mount Desert Island College Aspirations Workshops
January 27, 2017 -- Benton College Aspirations Workshops
January 17 - 20, 2017 -- Skowhegan Area College Aspirations Workshops
January 9 - 13, 2017 -- Rumford Area College Aspirations Workshops
January 3 - 5, 2017 -- Westbrook College Aspirations Workshops
December 12, 13, and 15, 2016 —Calais, Eastport, and Danforth Scholarship Community Celebration
November 28, 2016 — Indian Island School workshops
October 17-20, 2016 — Washington County, Danforth, and Lee workshops


2016 College Aspirations Workshop Schedule
January 11 - 15 — Rumford and Bethel
January 19 - 22 — Skowhegan, Canaan, Norridgewock, Bingham
January 25 - 29 — Rumford, Mexico, Peru, Dixfield, Sumner
February 1 - 5 — Benton, MDI, Swan’s Island, and Little Cranberry
February 8 - 12 — Ellsworth, Steuben, Hancock, Prospect Harbor, Lamoine, Sullivan
February 22 - 26 — Kingfield, Phillips, Strong, Readfield
February 29 - March 4 — Augusta, Portland
March 7 - 11 — Portland
March 14 - 18 — Brownville, Milo, Mars Hill, Madawaska, Frenchville, Fort Kent, Eagle Lake, Wallagrass
March 31 -- Bowdoin Central School
April 6 -- Bristol Consolidated School

2016 Future of Maine Scholarship Ceremonies
March 25 -- Rumford, 6:00 pm
April 4 -- Skowhegan, 6:30 pm
May 9 -- Benton, 1:15 pm
May 9 -- Maranacook, 6:00 pm
May 11 -- Frenchman Bay, 6:30 pm
May 16 -- Mount Desert Island, 7:00 pm
May 23 -- Mars Hill, 1:00 pm
May 24 -- Madawaska, 8:30 am
May 24 -- Frenchville, 1:30 pm
May 24 -- Fort Kent, 7:00 pm
May 25 -- Brownville (12:00) and Milo (1:15)


November 17, 2015 6:00 pm
Danforth Ceremony

SUMMER BREAK

May 11, 2015, 7:00 pm
MDI Scholarship Ceremony

April 2, 2015
2015 Maine College Knowledge Bowl Championship, Unity College

March 31
Skowhegan Scholarship Ceremony

March 19
Wallagrass Elementary
Eagle Lake Elementary

March 18
Madawaska Elementary
Dr. Levesque School, Frenchville

March 17
Fort Street School, Mars Hill

March 16
Brownville Elementary
Milo Elementary

March 13
Ocean Avenue Elementary, Portland

March 11
Reiche Elementary, Portland
Rumford Scholarship Ceremony

March 10
Presumpscot Elementary, Portland
Riverton Elementary, Portland

March 9, 2015
Presumpscot Elementary, Portland

March 5
Gilbert Elementary, Augusta
Hussey Elementary, Augusta

March 3
Lincoln Elementary, Augusta
Farrington Elementary, Augusta

February 25
Ella P. Burr Elementary, Lincoln

February 24
Mount Jefferson JHS Workshops, Lee
Lee/Winn Elementary Workshops
Danforth Scholarship Ceremony


Friday, Feb 13 -- Islesford – 7:30

Thursday, Feb 12
Ella Lewis School, Steuben – 7:45 – 9:00
Peninsula School, Prospect Harbor – 10:00 – 11:30

Wednesday, Feb 11 -- Ellsworth Elem/MS

Tuesday, Feb 10 -- Ellsworth Elem/MS

Monday, Feb 9
Mountain View Elementary, Sullivan – 9:00

Friday, Feb 6
Trenton Elementary – 8:20 – 9:20
Lamoine Consolidated – 9:45
Mount Desert Elem – 1:00

Thursday, Feb 5
Swans Island – 10:30

Wednesday, Feb 4
Pemetic – 8:30 – 9:30
Tremont Consolidated – 9:50

Tuesday, Feb 3
Hancock Grammar School – 9:55 – 10:45
Conners Emerson – 12:00 – 3:00


January 26, 2015 -- Benton Elementary Workshops

January 12 - 16, 2015-- Rumford Area Workshops

January 8, 2015 -- St. Croix Valley Ceremony, Washington County Community College, 7:00 pm

January 7, 2015 -- Cobscook Bay Ceremony, Shead High School, 6:00 pm

November 19, 2014 -- Skowhegan Area Middle School

November 14, 2014 -- Quimby School, Bingham

November 14, 2014 -- Moscow Elementary, Moscow

November 13, 2014 -- Millstream Elementary School, Norridgewock

November 12, 2014 -- Bloomfield Elementary, Skowhegan

November 10, 2014 -- Margaret Chase Smith School, Skowhegan


October 28, 2014 -- East Range II School, Topsfield

October 29, 2014 -- East Grand School, Danforth

October 28, 2014 -- Whiting Village School

October 28, 2014 -- Charlotte Elementary School

October 27, 2014 -- Beatrice Rafferty School, Pleasant Point

October 27, 2014 -- Pembroke Elementary School

October 27, 2014 -- Perry ElementarySchool

October 27, 2014 -- Eastport Elementary School

October 24, 2014 -- Princeton Elementary School

October 24, 2014 -- Indian Township School

October 24, 2014 --Woodland Elementary School

October 23, 2014 -- Calais Elementary

October 23, 2014 -- Robbinston Grammar School

October 15, 2014 -- Congin Elementary, Westbrook at 9:00 am, 3rd and 4th graders

October 14, 2014 -- UNUM employees help Saccarappa students plan their Future of Maine College Aspirations Scholarship essays

October 10, 2014 -- Canal Elementary, Westbrook at 9:00 am, 3rd and 4th graders

October 7, 2014 -- Saccarappa Elementary, Westbrook at 9:00 am, 3rd and 4th graders

------------------------------ SUMMER 2014 -----------------------------

June 4, 2014 -- Wallagrass Elementary at 10:00 am

June 4, 2014 -- Eagle Lake Elementary at 9:00 am

June 3, 2014 -- Fort Kent, Counselor’s Chambers at the Fort Kent Town Office at 7:00 pm

June 3, 2014 -- Madawaska Elementary School at 8:30 am

June 2, 2014 -- Frenchville, Dr. Levesque School @ 1 pm

June 2, 2014 -- Mars Hill, Fort Street School @ 9:00 am

May 30, 2014 -- Brownville Elementary School at 1:30 pm

May 30, 2014 -- Milo Elementary School at 10:00 am

May 28, 2014 -- Skowhegan, Skowhegan Area High School Auditorium at 6:30 pm

May 22, 2014 -- Ellsworth, Ellsworth Elementary Middle School Cafeteria at 6:00 pm

May 12, 2014 -- Bar Harbor, Jesup Memorial Library at 7:00 pm

April 28, 2014 -- Benton Elementary School at 1:30 pm


Past workshops
Friday, 3/21/14
Wallagrass Elementary
Eagle Lake Elementary

Thursday, 3/20/14
Madawaska Elementary
Dr. Levesque School, Frenchville

Wednesday, 3/19/14
Fort Street School, Mars Hill

Tuesday, 3/18/14
Brownville Elementary
Milo Elementary

Friday, 3/14/14
Mountain Valley Middle School, Mexico

Thursday, 3/13/14
Riverton School, Portland

Tuesday, 3/11/14
Ocean Avenue School, Portland

Monday, 3/10/14
Reiche School, Portland

Thursday, 3/6/14
Gilbert Elementary, Augusta
Farrington Elementary, Augusta

Wednesday, 3/5/14
Ellsworth Elementary
Islesford Elementary, Little Cranberry

Tuesday, 3/4/14
Hussey Elementary, Augusta
Lincoln Elementary, Augusta

Friday, 2/28/14
Quimby School, Bingham
Moscow Elementary, Moscow

Thursday, 2/27/14
Bloomfield Elementary, Skowhegan

Wednesday, 2/26/14
Canaan Elementary, Canaan

Tuesday, 2/25/14
Margaret Chase Smith School, Skowhegan



Recent workshops and ceremonies:
  • 2/12 - 14, 2014 Frenchman Bay College Aspirations Workshops. Ellsworth, Steuben, Prospect Harbor, Sullivan
  • 2/3 - 7, 2014 MDI College Aspirations Workshops. Trenton, Tremont, Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor, Northeast Harbor, Swan;s Island, Islesford, Frenchboro.
  • 1/28/14 Scholarship award ceremony at Black Mountain in Rumford.
  • 1/9 - 1/15, 2014 College Aspirations Workshops at Benton Elementary
  • 12/10/13 St. Croix Valley Scholarship award ceremony at WCCC in Calais.
  • 12/11/13 Cobscook Bay Scholarship award ceremony at Shead High School
  • 11/4 - 5, 2013 Western Foothills College Aspirations Workshops, Rumford Elementary, Meroby Elementary, Dirigo Elementary, Hartford-Sumner Elementary
  • 10/18 - 25, 2013 Cobscook Bay College Aspirations Workshops. Eastport Elementary, Lubec Consolidated, Whiting Village School, Charlotte Elementary, Beatrice Rafferty School, Edmunds Consolidated, Perry Elementary.
  • 10/18 - 25, 2013 St. Croix Valley College Aspirations Workshops. Woodland Elementary, Princeton Elementary, Indian Township School, Calais Elementary, Robbinston Grade School


2012-13 School Year, workshops and ceremonies
  • Scholarship award ceremonies in Brownville, Milo, LaGrange, Portland, Mars Hill, Madawaska, Wallagrass, Eagle Lake, and Frenchville.
  • May 2013, Scholarship award ceremonies in Rumford, Bar Harbor, Skowhegan, Benton, and Augusta
  • 5/3 College Aspirations Workshops in Mars Hills
  • 4/23 - 25 College Aspirations Workshops in Madawaska, Frenchville, Wallagrass, and Eagle Lake
  • College campus visits for scholarship recipients to Thomas College (4/2) and St. Joseph’s College (4/5)
  • 3/29 College Aspirations Workshops in South Hiram, Cornish, Baldwin,
  • 3/22 College Aspirations Workshops at the Reiche School in Portland w/cPort Credit Union
  • 3/21 College and career presentation for 200 high school sophomores in Mexico, ME
  • 3/15 College Aspirations Workshops at the Ocean Avenue School in Portland w/cPort Credit Union
  • 3/14 College Aspirations Workshops at the Riverton School in Portland w/cPort Credit Union
  • 3/13 College Aspirations Workshops at the Quimby School in Bingham and the Moscow Elementary School
  • 3/12 College Aspirations Workshops at Brownville Elementary, Milo Elementary, and Marion C Cook School in LaGrange
  • 3/8 4th Annual Maine College Knowledge Bowl at Thomas College
  • 3/7 College Aspirations Workshops at the Gilbert School and Hussey School in Augusta w/cPort Credit Union
  • 3/6 College Aspirations Workshops at the Margaret Chase Smith School in Skowhegan
  • 3/5 College Aspirations Workshops at the Lincoln School and Farrington School in Augusta w/cPort Credit Union
  • 3/4 Regional College Knowledge Bowl in Bath
  • 3/1 College Aspirations Workshops at the Bloomfield Elementary School in Skowhegan
  • 2/27 Future of Maine College Aspirations Scholarship Ceremony for St. Croix Valley schools at Washington County Community College
  • 2/25 College Aspirations Workshops at the Rumford Elementary School
  • 2/15 College Aspirations Workshops at the Canaan Elementary School
  • 2/12 Regional Online College Knowledge Bowl
  • 2/11 College Aspirations Workshops at the Hartford/Sumner Elementary School
  • 2/7 College Aspirations Workshops at the Tremont Consolidated School and the Mount Desert Elementary School in Northeast Harbor
  • 2/6 College Aspirations Workshops at the Frenchboro Elementary School on Long Island off of Mt. Desert Island
  • 2/5 College Aspirations Workshops at the Pemetic Elementary School in Southwest Harbor and Tremont Consolidated School in Tremont
  • 2/4 College Aspirations Workshops at Trenton Elementary School and Conners Emerson School in Bar Harbor
  • January 2013 - College Aspirations Workshops at Bowdoin Central School, Benton Elementary, Rumford Elementary, Meroby Elementary in Rumford, and Hartford-Sumner Elementary. Future of Maine College Aspirations Scholarship Ceremony: Rumford and Eastport
  • November 2012 - College Aspirations Workshops in Pembroke, Lubec, Eastport, Perry, Whiting, Edmunds, Pleasant Point/Sipayik, Rumford