The Mayflower Scholarship Program offers scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are descendants of Mayflower and will be attending a 4 years college or university or 2 years of community college.
About The Mayflower Society Scholarships
It all started with a brave group of 102 people – men, women, and children who sailed across the Atlantic ocean on the Mayflower in search of fine living in 1620. In 1897, the General Society of Mayflower Descendants was founded to pay tribute to the Pilgrims through preservation and education by proving The Mayflower Scholarship programs for Mayflower descendants. The Mayflower Society relies on the charity and support of its members and friends worldwide to carry out its mission.
The Mayflower Scholarship acts as the relationship between the Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Maryland and the applicants to and benefactors of its college scholarship. The main purpose of the scholarship is to support students in their academic quests and encourage better knowledge and cognition about the history of the Pilgrims, and the preservation of that historical legacy.
How To Apply For Mayflower Scholarships 2022-2023
If you are planning on benefiting from this scholarship, you can download and submit an application form below when you are in the student’s final year immediately after their 1st-semester grades are out after December 1st but not after March 2023.
Click here to download the application form.
Applications for the scholarship may also be mailed to,
Dr. Carla Rigby, 111 Nubble Rd., Box 128, York Beach, Maine, 03910-0128
More information is open from the Scholarship Committee Chair by writing to scholarship@MarylandMayflower.org
NB: There will be no replies to emails received from parents and grown-ups regarding scholarships. And applications received after the deadline date Will Not Be Received. Applicants will be notified of the benefactors and the amount of the scholarship after 60 days of the deadline date.
Deadline and Opening Dates
Requirements For The Mayflower Scholarship
For an applicant to be regarded for a Mayflower Scholarship, the Application form must include a proper GSMD membership number for either the applicant himself or for his parent, grandparent, or great-grandparent of the applicant.
Note: that the membership number submitted must be for a living person who is currently an active GSMD member.
Also, the Member Society membership number must also be added.
Documents can be submitted by parents and the applicant must be 18 years and above to become a member of GSMD in other to obtain a current GSMD membership number, you have to begin work as early as possible with the Mayflower Historian in their state of residence to finish this process. Also, you will be asked to list your Mayflower Ancestor(s) from the ship.
All scholarship applicants:
- must be a graduating senior
- must provide the info asked for the application
- must enroll in a 4-year college or university or 2 years community college
- will be asked to provide a test score and percentage from the SAT or ACT.
In the heart of the Mayflower immigrants seeking fine living by moving to a new and uncharted world, special consideration will be given to applicants who have exhibited a responsibility to better themselves.
Applicants are urged to add “Letters of Recommendation” from their teachers or prominent people in the community.
The Mayflower Scholarship Program annually gives each: $6000, $4000, $3000, and $2000 scholarships, depending on the availability of charity money to graduating high school who are Mayflower descendants. A gift toward the scholarship program helps their ability to provide aid to more youthful descendants. The scholarship monies must be utilized for education, fees, and/or books.