Osher Scholarships

The University of Maine System is offering Osher Scholarships to encourage more Maine people of all ages to give college a try.

If you have never completed a college course, an Osher Scholarship will allow you to take one course, including books and required materials.

Who’s Eligible?

You qualify for an Osher II Scholarship if you:

  • are a Maine resident,
  • are a high school graduate or GED recipient,
  • have never completed a college course,
  • will commit to completing a college course.

What Do Osher Scholarship II Awards Include?

An Osher Scholarship II award may be applied toward the following for one developmental, 100, or 200 level course:

  • tuition,
  • required books,
  • all fees associated with the course.

Where Can I Take Courses?

Courses are available at UMS campuses, at a University College Center; University College of Bangor; an Interactive Television (ITV) site or via the Internet.

How Can I Apply?

Interested students must complete the Osher request form (pdf).
The request form and further information also is available by calling 1-800-868-7000 (TTY: 1-800-919-4454) or by contacting any of the University College Centers.

If your question was not asked, try our frequently-asked questions page or call 1-800-868-7000.