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Harvey Picker Horizon Scholarship Program

What is it?
As one of the largest workers’ compensation insurers in the Northeast, MEMIC’s mission is to eliminate workplace injuries. Despite improvements in safety, workers still suffer serious injury, even death, in the workplace every day in the United States.

The Harvey Picker Horizon Scholarship Program was created to assist the child and spouse of a worker who has died or suffered permanent disability due to a work-related injury. Any scholarship award is, of course, over and above the benefits MEMIC has paid in medical or wage replacement benefits to the injured worker or their family. It is MEMIC’s hope that these scholarship awards for higher education may help fulfill the aspirations of those whose lives have been disrupted as a result of workplace injury or death.

Who qualifies?
Applicants must be the spouse or child of a worker who was insured through MEMIC at the time of his or her workplace injury. Applicants must be attending or be prepared to attend an accredited college or university.

How do I apply?
You must fill out an application. You can download the application or have one mailed to you by calling 1-800-660-1306 and saying “Horizon Scholarship” at the prompt. Applications must be mailed by May 5, 2017 to: 

Harvey Picker Horizon Scholarship P.O. Box 11409
Portland, ME 04104

Please note: If your financial aid offer is not available, please still send your application and follow up with all other information as soon as possible.

How will applicants be judged?
Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee for financial need, academic performance, community involvement, other life experiences, as well as future promise. The application must include three letters of personal recommendation and a personal statement describing the impact of the workplace injury on the life of the applicant.

Finalists may be interviewed by a committee.

How much money is available and how will funds be awarded?
MEMIC will make awards of up to $5,000 per  winner. The number of awards will be determined by the number of qualified applicants.

The scholarship will be awarded in the form of a check to the institution the award winner has determined he or she will attend.

Who do I contact if I have questions?