A scholarship is money for college that you will not be expected to repay.

Statewide UMS Scholarships & Waivers

piggy bank speech bubbleAdult Degree Completion Scholarship Fund
DEADLINE: December 1st, 2016
A fund to help Maine people complete their academic studies—which may have begun years ago, but were not completed for some reason. For adult students returning to college after an absence of three years or more, who are completing their very first baccalaureate degree.

Osher New Beginnings Scholarships
Accepting new scholarship requests beginning July 2017
For those who are first time college students or have not attended college in three or more years and have completed thirty or fewer successful credit hours. An Osher Scholarship will cover the cost of tuition, fees and books for two courses.

George J. Mitchell Peace Scholarship
A Maine-Ireland student exchange which honors the Northern Ireland peace accord brokered by Senator Mitchell between the governments and peoples of Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Hannaford Teacher Renewal Scholarship
This is available to currently practicing, certified Maine K-12 teachers in the areas of mathematics, science or foreign language.

Tuition Waivers
The University of Maine System Board of Trustees and State Legislature have established a number of different tuition and fee waiver programs for the benefit of students attending a university. If a student meets certain criteria, that student may qualify for reduced university tuition and, in some cases, fees.

High School Early Study/Aspirations
The high school aspirations program raises educational aspirations of Maine students by offering an opportunity to experience college by registering for college courses at a reduced tuition rate. Students must have school approval, parental approval, minimum high school GPA of B or better, and junior or senior standing.

Local Scholarships

Maine Roads to Quality
The Maine Roads Scholarship Program awards money to help pay the costs of earning a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or a college degree at any level from Associate to Master’s.

Maine Development Foundation Next Step Scholarship
For adult and non-traditional students. Next Step Maine Scholarships are given to employees who are engaged in taking additional steps in their education and skill development and who are considered promising contributors to the organizations for which they work.

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AAUW Scholarship Program
The AAUW Scholarship Program is intended for non-traditional female students who have been out of high school for at least one year and who wish to enroll or have already enrolled in the college.

Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary Herb Paris Health Career Scholarship
The Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary raises money to encourage local area students who are interested in the health care field.

Competitive Skills Scholarship Program
The Competitive Skills Scholarship helps workers learn new skills and Maine businesses access a qualified workforce to succeed in the changing economy. The program is open to eligible Maine residents with access to post-secondary education – including certificate programs and two- and four-year degrees – training for industry recognized credentials, and support leading to skilled, well-compensated jobs with anticipated high employment demand.

Paul Handley Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship assistance will be given to one University College at Bath/Brunswick Center senior student in either a UMA B.A. or B.S. degree program who has completed at least two semesters at the Center and is in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Preference shall be given to students who demonstrate volunteerism.

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