cPort Credit Union

College Aspirations Scholarship Program

  

 

About the Program

 

cPort is proud to partner with elementary schools in our communities to provide this innovative aspirations program. We believe that it's never too early to start preparing for college, both financially and academically. It's also our firm belief than anyone can attend college.

 

This scholarship program began as "Riverton & Beyond" at Portland's Riverton Elementary in 2008, and has since expanded to all Augusta elementary schools beginning in 2010 as well as Portland's Ocean Avenue School in 2011 and Reiche School in 2013.

 

The program begins with students in grades 3-6 participating in an aspirations workshop with Bob Stuart of Maine College Circle. Following the workshops, students are encouraged to write an application essay for a $100 college scholarship focused on their interests and future career aspirations, and how higher education may help achieve those goals.

 

The scholarships are awarded to recipients in a school-wide ceremony, where all participants are acknowledged with a t-shirt and certificate of participation.

 

We believe that this program is truly making a difference for students by encouraging them to dream big and plan early for higher education.

 

College Aspirations Scholarship Program 2014

 

 

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Click here for a video of Riverton Elementary School's Ceremony.

 

Augusta Schools

Over ninety percent of Augusta's fifth and sixth grade students wrote aspirations essays in 2014 -- congratulations to all 282 participants this year! (Click the link for each school to read the students' essays.)

 

Farrington Recipients

Ahmed Saleh - Grade 5

Tessa Jorgensen- Grade 5

Ethan Veilleux- Grade 5

Michael Fortin- Grade 6

Stephen Labbe- Grade 6

Faith Leathers-Pouliot- Grade 6

Micayla Paquette - Grade 6

Gilbert Recipients

Hannah Richardson - Grade 5

Zakk Roy - Grade 5

Jamie Nirza - Grade 5

Abby Pelletier - Grade 6

Ashton Glockler - Grade 6

 

 

Hussey Recipients

Hunter Davis - Grade 5

Jonathon Urquhart - Grade 5

Antonio Assaf - Grade 6

Adrianna Daigle - Grade 6

Vanessa Woods - Grade 6

Lincoln Recipients

Adam St. Amand - Grade 5

Camille Smith - Grade 5

Dylan Begley - Grade 6

Cameron Farag - Grade 6

Cheyenne Stover- Grade 6

 

Portland Schools

Almost 500 Portland students participated in the 2014 College Aspirations program. (Click the link for each school to read the students' essays.)

 

Riverton School

Grade 3
Zakaria Ali

Nyabhana Lia

Sajah Raouf

Suliaman Wardag

Aidan Wood


Grade 4
Hibo Abdi

Eli Bigelman

Mylee Chenery

Elian Garcia

Sarah Talon


Grade 5
Asmail Dhani

Zackary Goguen

Hud Mohamed

Dante Tocci

Sarah White

Ocean Avenue School

Grade 3
Samuel Anderson

Kathryn Duffy

Anya Keireleber

Campbell Litz

Anh Thach


Grade 4
Trevaun Carter

Meribel Collin

Sarah Musaniwabo

Gregg O'Rourke
George Theall


Grade 5
Fahad Amer

Taevonna Caterina
Grayson Soldati
Joshua Willey

Benedita Zalabantu

Reiche School

Grade 3
Madison Bowman

Hodan Doule

Merrick Monroe

Farhan Omane

Liam Sommer

 

Grade 4

Caspian Benedict-Murphy

Ella Burdin

Axcel Cuevas-Reynoso

Chelsea Dana

Molly Kingsbury

 

Grade 5 
Najla Abdule

Laura Martin

Mikeal Van Mierlo

Trey Walker

Audrey Watson 

 


 

College Campus Visits 2014

Scholarship recipients are invited to attend a college campus visit to help demonstrate that with hard work, anyone can attend college. Past visits include Bowdoin College in 2011, Bates College in 2012, and Saint Joseph's College of Maine and Thomas College in 2013.

 

This year, the 2013 scholarship recipients visited Bowdoin College campus. Students experienced a day of college life and saw their effort and hard work in completing their applications pay off on campus!

 

See below for photos from the campus visits:

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