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

Adult Degree Completion Scholarship Fund piggy bank speech bubble
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.

Success Scholarship
The University of Maine at Augusta is offering this scholarship to students graduating from the following Maine community colleges with an Associate’s degree in December of 2016: Central Maine Community College; Eastern Maine Community College; Kennebec Valley Community College; and Southern Maine Community College.

Osher New Beginnings Scholarships

Accepting new scholarship requests for Fall 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.


Scholarships Local to UC Centers

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 (UPDATE COMING SOON)
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.

Futurama Continuing Education Scholarship and the Futurama Career Advancement Scholarship
DEADLINES: April 20th
The Business and Professional Women in Maine (BPW/ME) Futurama Foundation offers the Continuing Education and Career Advancement scholarships. Maine state recipients are awarded a $1,200 scholarship. The local BPW organization selects a candidate for these scholarships from the applications received. These candidates are forwarded to the Foundation for final selection at the State level.

Downeast Business and Professional Women
DEADLINE: April 30th
This local organization offers a $500 scholarship to a college student who is continuing her post-secondary education by taking at least 3 classes per semester. The scholarship money will be awarded the second semester of the recipient’s year at a college or university.

Veteran’s Administration – Fry Scholarship
Children and surviving spouses of an active duty member of the Armed Forces who died in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001 are eligible for this benefit.

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Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
For college sophomores or juniors working toward a degree in science or mathematics

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

Fresh Start Scholarship
This scholarship is designed for adults entering Eastern Maine Community College (EMCC) and who have either graduated from high school prior to 2007, or left high school prior to 2007 and completed an adult diploma or GED.

Hope Milliken McNally Scholarship
For any Ellsworth High School graduate attending EMCC.

With local partners, University College at Rockland raises scholarship funds to help you pay for college.

United Mid-Coast Charities Scholarship Application Form for New Students
Due to the generosity of United Mid-Coast Charities, University College at Rockland has the ability to award some scholarships up to $750 to first-time college students with financial need. In particular, we hope to encourage students who do not have access to other financial support systems. Funds must be applied directly toward tuition, book costs and University fees. Applicants must take placement tests, be a resident of Maine and have earned a GED or high school diploma.

United Mid-Coast Charities Scholarship for Returning Students
Due to the generosity of United Mid-Coast Charities, University College at Rockland has the ability to award some scholarships up to $750 to students returning to college to finish a degree after at least a 5 year absence. In particular, we hope to encourage students who do not have access to other financial support systems. Funds must be applied directly toward tuition, book costs and University fees. Applicants may need to take placement tests and must be a resident of Maine.

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Coastal Senior College’s David Desjardins Scholarship
DEADLINE: August 15th for fall and December 15 for spring
Designed for an older new or returning student

The Bridget and Kenneth Paddock Scholarship 
Focused on women who are first-time college students

Rockland District Nursing Association Scholarship
DEADLINE: May 31st
If you are in good standing in an accredited nursing program, this scholarship is administered by Rockland District Nursing Association (RDNA), a community nursing service long supported by the Brown family. One scholarship award of $500 will be offered each year. As funds permit additional awards may be granted. Scholarship awards are based on financial need and college course grade point average (GPA). Applicants may reapply each year, as long as they are enrolled in an accredited nursing degree program.

James and Marilyn Rockefeller Scholarship fund 
DEADLINE: June 1st and December 1st
For residents of Knox, Waldo, or Washington counties who are 18 years and over

Maine Community Foundation
Additional scholarship opportunities for Maine residents

West Bay Rotary Club Charitable Foundation Scholarship 

Local Scholarships

Scholarships local to UC at Norway/South Paris

Western Maine Scholarship
New scholarship available to students attending classes at University College at Rumford/Mexico or University College at Norway/South Paris. Two $1250 scholarships will be awarded to qualifying students each semester.


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