The Deborah Morton Society’s support of the Deborah Morton Endowed Scholarship is one of the most important aspects of the Deborah Morton Society.

The Deborah Morton Society Endowed Scholarship Fund

The fund was established in 1974, as a means of maintaining the society’s legacy of commitment to future Maine women leaders. A key focus of the Deborah Morton Society, the fund has provided more than 80 students with critical financial aid and a meaningful vote of confidence.

Scholarships are awarded annually to women Maine residents who are entering members of the undergraduate senior class in a Westbrook College of Health Professions program on the Portland Campus. Recipients must have proven financial need and have manifested outstanding qualities of character, leadership and academic ability.  

If you would like to donate to the Deborah Morton Endowed Scholarship, there are several ways to do so:

Credit/Debit Card

Gifts or pledges may be made through our secure online giving page with your Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover Card. You can make a one-time gift or set up a gift which reoccurs each month.

Make an online gift

Planned Gifts

For information on the opportunities and benefits of including the University of New England in your estate plans, please contact Mark LaFrance, major and planned giving officer, at (207) 221-4379 or

Gifts of Securities

Gifts of long-term or appreciated securities may offer tax benefits by avoiding capital gains taxes. To discuss this or to arrange a transfer of stock, please contact Claire Hammen, director of development, at (207) 221-4230 or


Checks benefiting the Deborah Morton Endowed Scholarship should be made out to the University of New England and mailed to:

University of New England
Office of Institutional Advancement
716 Stevens Ave.
Portland, ME 04103

Please clearly indicate that you would like your gift to be designated to the Deborah Morton Endowed Scholarship.

Watch the Award Convocation

To watch presentations made by past Deborah Morton Award recipients go directly to the Deborah Morton Awards playlist on YouTube.

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