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PROSPER Scholarship

Offered by ProsperityME

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

$10,000

Grade level

College Students

Application deadline:

March 31, 2024

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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Scholarship FAQ

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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