Statement of Purpose

The Maine Public Safety Pipe & Drum Corps (MPSP&DC) has established a scholarship program to assist with goals for those pursuing further education in a public safety related field.  Each year scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic performance and school and community involvement.

This program is administered by the MPSP&DC. The MPSP&DC is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring public safety personnel both locally and nationally by providing Scottish music for funerals and memorials without any cost; to represent the men and women of Maine’s public safety community by participating in a variety of events; to further Celtic and Scottish traditions and to teach Highland bag piping and Scottish-style pipe band drumming.

Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin.

The MPSP&DC is solely responsible for the selection of scholarship recipients and processing of awards.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Applicant must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a course of study in a police, fire or emergency medical service (EMS) program at an accredited college, university or vocational technical school.
  • Applicants may be a MPSP&DC member or may be related to a member, but will gain no special advantage in the review process through this relationship with the MPSP&DC.

Awards

MPSP&DC scholarships range from $500 to $1000 annually, depending on the program and if funds are available. Awards can be used for tuition and fees, room and board, books, lab fees and equipment.

These scholarships are for undergraduate study only. Recipients of a MPSP&DC scholarship are eligible to accept other awards and scholarships and may work while in school.

Application Procedure

To apply to the MPSP&DC Scholarship Program, the applicant must complete the application and return it to MPSP&DC, along with a current, complete high school or college transcript, postmarked no later than April 15. Incomplete applications or those postmarked after the deadline will not be processed. Grade reports are not acceptable. Online transcripts must display student name, school name, grade and credit hours earned for each course, and term in which each course was taken.

The applicant is responsible for gathering and submitting all necessary information. The application will be evaluated on the information the applicant supplies, so it is important to answer every question as completely as possible. All information submitted is confidential and will be reviewed only by the MPSP&DC.

Recipient Selection

MPSP&DC has sole responsibility for selecting recipients, basing its decision on the applicant’s academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school, employment and community activities, work experience, a statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances and an applicant appraisal.

All applicants will be notified by late May. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Payment of Scholarship

The recipient(s) will be notified of their selection and will arrange to pick up their check from the MPSP&DC. The check will be made payable to the school for the student.

Revisions

The preceding is a brief statement of general conditions and procedures under which MPSP&DC scholarships are awarded. MPSP&DC reserves the right to change or discontinue this program.

Additional Information

Questions regarding the program may be addressed to:

MPSP&DC Scholarship Program
PO Box 8821
Portland, ME  04104
scholarship@mainepipes.org

 

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