The Northeast Harbor Library Scholarship Committee has a modest amount of funding available annually for Astor Special Opportunity grants. As of 2021, full-time Mount Desert Elementary School students and full-time students from the Town of Cranberry Isles schools are eligible. Also starting in 2015, students may receive only one Astor award during their entire elementary school career. Students who received an Astor award in 2014 or before may receive one additional Astor award.
Grants are made to help enable individual students to pursue activities and learning opportunities in the arts, natural and physical sciences, social sciences and personal development programs. Grant checks are issued to institutions or teachers, not the student applicants. The maximum amount awarded per student will be the lesser of (a) one half of the program cost or (b) $500.
Download Form Astor Special Opportunities Grant Application Form 2021