The Gracie Fund is a student loan repayment program which encourages residents of Washington County, or those who consider Washington County their “home”, to establish roots in the community following completion of their post-secondary education. Students who have earned a degree and are building a professional and personal life in Washington County are encouraged to apply (deadline July 15).
The Gracie Fund fosters community development by helping recipients connect to Washington County through their commitment to a career and community service. Loan repayment awards of $5,000 will be awarded to up to three individuals each year. These awards may be renewed for up to three years. The IRS considers these awards taxable income.
Complete guidelines and application form (PDF) are available through the Maine Community Foundation and SCEC, who jointly administer the Gracie Fund.
Contact SCEC Assistant Director Jennifer Peters at 207-255-0983 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.