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Adult Learner Long-term Scholarship Award

Offered by Maine Community Foundation

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Dec 18, 2023
Multiple awards worth

$1,500 - $2,500

Grade level

College Students

Application deadline:

June 15, 2024

Scholarship Overview

Are you a non-traditional student from Maine who is enrolled in a post-secondary program that will last more than one semester? If so, you may be eligible for the Adult Learner Long-term Scholarship Award! Each year, the program awards roughly between $1,500 and $2,500 to multiple nontraditional students from Maine who will earn a one- or two-year certificate or a two- or four-year degree by the end of their post-secondary program. To be considered a nontraditional student, applicants must meet at least one of the following criteria: (1) be over the age of 25, (2) work full time (35 hours/week or more) while enrolled, (3) have dependents other than a spouse, (4) be financially independent from parents and/or considered independent for FAFSA purposes, (5) have not received a standard high school diploma (completed with a GED, HiSET, or certificate of completion), or (6) have delayed enrollment in college after high school for a reason other than a gap-year activity. If you’re from Maine, meet at least one of these criteria, and are enrolled in a post-secondary program that lasts at least two semesters, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

About Maine Community Foundation

The Maine Community Foundation, founded in 1983, works to bring people and resources together to build a better Maine through strategic giving, community leadership, personalized service, local expertise and strong investments. They offer a range of giving options tailored to fit each donor’s financial means and charitable objectives. Their staff provides personalized service, community leadership, and a deep understanding of local issues.

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

Grade Level

College Students

State

Maine

Miscellaneous

Applicants must be "nontraditional" students. A nontraditional student is defined as someone who meets at least one of the following criteria: (1) is over the age of 25, (2) works full time (35 hours/week or more) while enrolled, (3) has dependents other than a spouse, (4) is financially independent from parents and/or considered independent for FAFSA purposes, (5) has not received a standard high school diploma (completed with a GED, HiSET, or certificate of completion), or (6) has delayed enrollment in college after high school for a reason other than a gap-year activity.

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.

Academic transcript

Letter of Recommendation

FAFSA

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For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Maine Community Foundation at [email protected].

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