The College for ME-Androscoggin First Class Scholarship for Adults: Designed for adults taking either their first college course OR their first course following a significant gap of five (5) or more years in college enrollment.
Scholarship funds will cover the costs of tuition for a single credit-bearing course (not to exceed 3 credits) at an accredited postsecondary program in Androscoggin County. The amount of the scholarship will vary depending upon the tuition cost of the college in Androscoggin County that the applicant plans to attend. The award will be made directly to the college upon proof of enrollment.
Recipients of this scholarship will automatically become members of the First Class Adult Cohort Program. The group will meet before and during the semester to help students prepare for and succeed in this first course. Sessions will focus on technology, study skills, financial aid, student academic support services, and course selection and registration. Cohort advising will help these adults transition into further post-secondary study. Group members who complete the program and succeed academically in their class will be celebrated at College for ME-Androscoggin’s annual Awards Luncheon. Members of the cohort will be asked to help mentor members of the next cohort.
To download the application, click here.
The Due Datefor the First Class Scholarship is December 2, 2013
The Musgrave Fund Scholarship: Up to five $1000 scholarships for ADULT STUDENTS who have lived in Maine at least 5 years and are current residents of Androscoggin County. These scholarships, funded through the will of Thomas W. Musgrave and Beulah Long Musgrave and managed by College for ME-Androscoggin, are intended for students who did not go to college directly from high school and often have a significant gap between high school and entering college. The scholarships are to be used solely for tuition and fees.
Eligibility: Applicants must:
- Meet the scholarship’s criteria of being an adult learner. (Adult learners are students who do not go to college directly from high school and often have a significant gap between high school and entering college.)
- Demonstrate financial need and good character
- Use the Musgrave Fund Scholarship for tuition and fee charges only
- Have previously earned a high school diploma or a General Equivalency Degree (GED)
- Have lived in Maine for at least five years
- Be a current resident of Androscoggin County
- Be planning to enroll for the SPRING 2014 term or semester of the 2013-2014 academic year
- Be enrolled in, or admitted to and in the process of enrolling in, college-level coursework applicable toward an accredited associate or bachelor degree or certificate program; preference may be given to applicants attending colleges or programs in Androscoggin County
- Not be an immediate family member of a College for ME-Androscoggin staff member or Board of Directors member
- Meet all deadlines
To download an application, click here.
The next due date for the Musgrave Fund Scholarship is December 9, 2013.
The Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce Adult Scholarship Applicants must be employed 20 or more hours by a business that is a Chamber member and at least 25 years old. Part of the application is an Employee Verification Form to be signed by the applicant’s employer.
The scholarships are $1000 each and are awarded directly to the applicant. Preference is given to applicants who have not yet completed a bachelor degree. The due date is April 30th.
To download an application, click here.
The Annette M. Brown Scholarship Fund provides support to residents of Androscoggin County pursuing a post-secondary degree at a two- or four-year college. Eligible applicants must demonstrate a level of academic achievement suitable for predicting success in college, strong character and family values, and a Federal Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $5,000 or less. Preference will be given to applicants who will be in the first generation of their family to attend college in the United States. There is a strong preference for students attending accredited colleges in, first, Androscoggin County and, second, Maine. Students attending schools outside of Maine will be given lowest priority.
Recipients are invited to apply for renewal consideration. Preference will be given to students in their second, third and fourth year of post-secondary school who might not have access to high school scholarship awards available to first year students. The number of awards will be determined by the funds available for distribution each year and the number of qualified applicants.
THE DUE DATE FOR BOTH THE ORIGINAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION AND THE RENEWAL APPLICATION IS JUNE 1, 2013.
Annette Brown Scholarship Application Due June 1st
Due May 1st
Financial Aid Support through the Financial Authority of Maine (FAME) is the best kept secret in Maine. They know everything about financial aid to problems with the FAFSA, to the best source of loans and lists of scholarships for Maine students.Go to the FAME website (above) for information specifically for Maine adult students.
There are many sources of information for scholarships. Speak to the financial officer at the college you plan to attend as well as the local Chamber of Commerce. Also, check out the scholarships available through the Maine Community Foundation.
FAST Web is a web site devoted to scholarships that is approved by most educators. Sign up with them for newsletters and scholarship alerts.
Workplace Development Development is a program through the Maine Bureau of Labor that offers multiple opportunities for training for specific careers as well as financial support.
Women, Work and Community can help women (and MEN, TOO) figure out what next step to take and provide support during that process. A wonderful program WWC oversees is the Family Development Account (FDA) Program that offers a matched savings account for people who want to save money to: buy a house, pay for education or training, and start or expand a small business. For every dollar you save toward one of those goals, WWC deposits $2!