Dr. Melvin Bacon Scholarship Fund
The Maine Medical Education Trust (MMET) was established by the Maine Medical Association and within it is the Dr. Melvin Bacon Fund. Dr. Bacon, now deceased, practiced medicine in York County, Maine for many years. He was especially interested in helping Maine students pursue a career in the health field. This fund, set up by the family in his name, is to provide an annual $1000 scholarship to a Maine resident enrolled in an allopathic medical school. Preference is given to York County residents.
The 2019 recipient is Ryan Fallon, South Berwick, ME. Congratulations Ryan! Unfortunately, this will be the final scholarship to be given as the fund is depleted.
The Aroostook County Medical Society Scholarship Fund
The Aroostook County Medical Society (ACMS) disbanded several years ago, and they granted their remaining funds to the Maine Medical Education Trust (MMET) to provide support for students from Aroostook County who were enrolled in a medical school. Scholarships up to $1,000 per student will be awarded until all funds are expended. Application period is complete for 2019 - winners will be notified.
The Maine Medical Education Trust (MMET) Scholarship Fund
The Maine Medical Education Trust (MMET) Scholarship Fund was established by Dr. Jo Linder to provide scholarships to medical students who demonstrate financial need and have a connection to Maine. SInce the establishment of the Fund, it has grown with several generous donations made through the MMA's Annual Fundraising Campaign and other fund-raising efforts. A limited number of scholarships may be granted each year. Application period is complete for 2019 - winners will be notified.
The Maine Medical Education Foundation Loan
The Maine Medical Education Foundation (MMEF) Loan Program was established in the 1959 by the Maine Medical Association (MMA) to make loans available to Maine residents enrolled in or accepted to approved medical schools. Over the past 50 years, over $5 million has been loaned to deserving medical students. These loans can be used to fill the gap between federal loan programs and the full cost of education.