Community Investments

As a local community bank, a significant part of our mission is to empower local people through local decision making, local problem solving, and support of local communities. Mechanics has donated over $1.1 million during the past 10 years to local non-profit organizations as part of our commitment to the community. 
 
In 2016, Mechanics was pleased to provide charitable donations to more than 90 organizations. We make contributions to organizations that serve the community in the following areas:
  • Education
  • Arts
  • Social Welfare
  • Community Events
All requests for financial support must be submitted in writing to:
Mechanics Savings Bank
Attention: Contributions Committee
PO Box 400, Auburn, ME 04212-0400.
Please allow ninety days for processing, as we receive numerous requests each month. Thank you.
 
Banking on the Future Scholarship Program 

Mechanics Savings Bank is pleased to continue its long-standing commitment to provide Banking on the Future scholarships to seniors graduating from the following high schools:
  • Edward Little
  • Lewiston
  • Saint Dominic
  • Leavitt
  • Lisbon
  • Oak Hill
  • Poland
  • Gray/New Gloucester
  • Brunswick
  • Mt. Ararat
  • Windham
Scholarship recipients are chosen by the guidance department at their high school and selected based on their accomplishments in and out of the classroom and their service to others. Students must demonstrate: good moral character, service to school, community and/or family or involvement in extracurricular activities; and academic success.
 
The scholarship application can be retrieved in one of three ways:
(1) It can be downloaded here and submitted to the guidance department at your high school.
(2) It can be retrieved from the guidance office at select high schools - see list above.
(3) It can be picked up at your local Mechanics Savings Bank branch.
The selection process begins January 1 and typically ends mid April. Deadlines vary by high school. Please visit your high school guidance department to learn more about your high school's scholarship application process and deadline.