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Fifty five students from Riverton, Reiche, and Ocean Avenue Elementary Schools in Portland received $100 college scholarships!

As part of the cPort Scholarship Program 2019, 393 third, fourth, and fifth grade students wrote essays about their career and higher education aspirations. cPort staff selected the 55 winning essays based on the effort, creativity, and passion students demonstrated in their writing. The scholarship recipients wrote about exploring careers such as doctors, veterinarians, social workers, and actuaries. They plan to attend schools including Maine College of Art, Columbia, and Harvard University.

All program participants were recognized at cPort Scholarship Program ceremonies held at each school, where we also awarded the scholarships in front of students’ peers and families.

Scholarship recipients from 2018 also attended our May 13 visit to the University of Southern Maine’s Gorham campus. Students experienced campus first hand through a campus tour, a Student Life Q&A session, and lunch.

We are so proud of all of this year’s cPort Scholarship Program participants! Special thanks to all of the teachers and principals at Riverton, Reiche, and Ocean Ave. schools for their continued partnership. Since the program began in 2008, we have received over 4,500 essays by Portland elementary students about their college aspirations!