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    PROSPER Scholarship

    Offered by ProsperityME

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated May 2, 2024
    Multiple awards worth

    $10,000

    Grade level

    College Students

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    March 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    Are you an asylum seeker/immigrant to the U.S. who now resides in Maine and is or will soon be attending a college or university in the state? If so, you may be eligible for the PROSPER Scholarship! Each year, the scholarhip awards $10,000 to multiple Aslyum seekers living in and attending a post-secondary institution in Maine. To be eligible, applicants must also hold a minimum 2.5 GPA and demonstrate financial need and FAFSA ineligibility. If you’re an asylum seeker to the U.S. who is now attending an institution of higher education and restarting your life in Maine, we wish you the best and encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

    About ProsperityME

    ProsperityME is a non-profit service organization dedicated to helping Maine’s immigrants and refugees build successful, rewarding lives in their new homeland. It was founded by Claude Rwaganje, a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo, in 2008. The organization's services are open to all refugees, immigrants, asylees, and low-income individuals in Greater Portland and Lewiston/Auburn, Maine.

    Eligibility information

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

    Grade Level

    College Students

    Minimum GPA

    2.5

    Other Category

    Low Income, Immigrants

    State

    Maine

    Miscellaneous

    Applicants must be asylum seekers living in and attending a post-secondary institution in Maine.

    Application information

    In addition to the materials below, interested students must submit proof of a pending asylum status (e.g. an Alien Number (A number), or a Work Authorization), their 3 most recent pay stubs, and their tax returns.

    Resume or CV

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    When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

    The PROSPER Scholarship winner will be announced: April 30, 2023.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact ProsperityME at https://www.prosperityme.org/contact.

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