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The University of Maine System offers Osher New Beginnings Scholarships to encourage Maine people of all ages to try college.

Accepting new scholarship requests for the Summer II session and Fall 2018 semester!

Osher New Beginnings Scholarship can cover one course, including books and required materials.

Who’s Eligible?

You may qualify for an Osher New Beginnings Scholarship if you:piggy bank speech bubble

  • are a Maine resident,
  • have earned a high school diploma or equivalent,
  • are a first time student or have not attended college in at least three years,
  • have 30 or fewer credit hours,
  • will commit to completing a college course.

Where Can I Take Courses?

Courses are available at all University of Maine System Campuses, University College Centers and Online.

How Can I Apply?

Interested students must complete the Osher New Beginnings Scholarship request form (pdf).

For more information or for assistance from an advisor, contact any of the University College Centers.

Still have questions?

Call an advisor or call University College Learning Services at 1-800-868-7000.

Read or download our latest brochure here (pdf).

Advising can help.We are happy to answer questions about financial aid, admission to a degree program, course schedules, and more.

Choose an advisor at a location near you or contact UC Learning Services.

UC Learning Services: 1-800-868-7000 or