WHO WE ARE
The Sean O’Blenis Memorial Scholarship is established to celebrate the life of Sean O'Blenis, the son of Wendy O'Blenis. Our mission is to give opportunities and financial support for young boys and girls to activities that Sean was passionate about.
A note from a parent of a summer camp scholar (2019):
"… I am so, so, so incredibly grateful to you. Lauren describes this camp as "Hogwarts School for Muggles". MSSM is a place where being smart is cool. She comes home with such joy and confidence that she literally stands taller. … This is far more than a summer camp, it is literally laying the groundwork for her future. ...it is incredibly sad to know that this fund was created after the loss of Sean, who sounds so full of life and taken far too soon. It is truly beautiful that your family has transformed such a painful loss, taking some of Sean's happiest experiences in his short life and gifting those same experiences to other children. …"
WHO CAN APPLY
Scholarship applications are now being accepted until April 30th every year. The scholarship committee will review all applications and campers selected will be contacted by the Maine Community Foundation after May 15th.
Be between 11 and 15 years old, as of April 30, in the year of application.
Be a full time Maine resident.
Submit a completed application form (and all supporting documents) by April 30.
Show a financial need for the scholarship; total family income may not exceed $100,000.
Have submitted an application to attend the camp and notified them that you are applying for a campership through our program.
Payment is made directly to the camp by the Maine Community Foundation, once campers have been chosen by the selection committee and all paperwork has been submitted.
Applications will be accepted for any day or residential summer program in Maine, for which the camper has been accepted.