A scholarship is money for college that you will not be expected to repay.
Statewide UMS Scholarships & Waivers
Adult Degree Completion Scholarship Fund
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.
General Scholarships for 2017-2018 Academic Year
DEADLINE: March 27, 2017
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 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 one course.
George J. Mitchell Peace Scholarship
DEADLINE: February 3, 2017
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.
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.
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.
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
The Worthington Scholarship
The Worthington Scholarship Fund was established to benefit graduating seniors of Oceanside High School and Camden Hills Regional High School. Starting with the Class of 2018, Medomak Valley High School seniors will also be eligible to apply. Eligible students will have a cumulative average of “B” or higher (85 and above) and plan to attend any campus of the University of Maine system, Maine Maritime Academy, Husson University, or Thomas College OR have a cumulative average of “C” (76 and above) and plan to attend any campus of the Maine Community College System or University College at Rockland. Students must be enrolled in a full-time course of study and must complete the FAFSA. Before they can receive funding, Worthington Scholarship recipients must attend a financial literacy course intended to help them plan for the financial challenges of college. This course will consist of two sessions and associated self-study activities, with individual assistance provided on an as-needed basis. Awards will be $2,000 per semester. Awards are renewable at $2,000 per semester, up to a maximum of $4,000 per year as long as the student maintains a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater. Deferments may be approved for a semester for reasons of medical, financial, or family difficulties. However, awards will only be renewed for a maximum of eight semesters over a six-year time period. The Worthington Scholarship will require the students to communicate periodically with a mentor throughout the course of their college career. This mentor is intended to assist students with their transition to college and provide a variety of assistance as needed throughout the renewal period.
Contact: Guidance office at Oceanside High School, Camden Hill Regional High School and Medomak Valley High School.
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- University of Maine at Machias
- University of Maine at Presque Isle
- University of Southern Maine