Aroostook County—The trustees of the Higher Education Assistance Foundation (HEAF) have selected a Northern Maine Community College business administration major to receive a $1000 scholarship. 


Sean Robertson of Presque Isle will receive the award during an event on the NMCC campus hosted by the Maine Bankers Association and Katahdin Trust Company.

During the event, when banking officials will be meeting with legislators, Robertson will be recognized as the scholarship winner.  Annually, a student is chosen from each of five of the seven Maine community colleges (determined on a rotating basis) to receive the scholarship along with students from the University of Maine system, Husson University, St. Joseph’s College and the University of New England.

Robertson is a 2011 graduate of Presque Isle High School and has attended the University of Maine and the University of Maine at Presque Isle.  He was able to transfer a number of his credits into NMCC’s Business Administration program where he felt the best option was offered to move toward his goal.  He is scheduled to graduate in May of next year—currently earning a perfect 4.0 GPA.  Robertson has been invited to join Phi Theta Kappa, which recognizes academic excellence among two-year college students.  He is also an Eagle Scout.

The Foundation was established in the 1950’s as a guarantee fund for student loans.  The founders included a wide range of banks, businesses, community organizations and individuals.  In 1990, the HEAF trustees initiated a scholarship program funded by the return on the original loan guarantee funds.  The fund is now managed by the Maine Bankers Association in Portland.