Jul 152017

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Webmaster’s Note:  The following article is reprinted with permission from an e-newsletter published by Paul Stearns, State Representative for District 119.

One of the many challenges adults face as they return to college is financing their education. The University of Maine System (UMS) has an Adult Degree Completion Scholarship Fund helping Maine residents return to school and complete their academic studies. For many, these may have begun years ago and were not completed for a variety of reasons.

These funds are dedicated to support adult students returning to college after an absence of at least three years or more and who are completing their very first baccalaureate degree. Applicants may qualify for up to $4,000 per academic year for up to eight consecutive semesters.

Students returning to school have two opportunities to apply for the Adult Degree Completion Scholarship. Each year the deadlines for new applicants are:

  • August 1 – to be considered for a full academic year award beginning in the fall semester;
  • December 1 – to be considered for a spring semester award; and
  • all renewal applications are due no later than June 1 of each year.

The electronic application takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and may be found online here. Prior to completing this application, we recommend contacting your campus navigator to review your eligibility and discuss your plan for completing your bachelor’s degree. Applicants must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible for consideration:

  • must be a resident of the State of Maine;
  • must be a matriculated student at a UMS institution seeking a first baccalaureate degree;
  • must be an undergraduate reentry student who has experienced a gap (three years or more) in the pursuit of postsecondary education;
  • must have a minimum of 30 credits earned from any institution toward your degree;
  • must demonstrate financial need as determined by a completed FAFSA; and
  • must be registered at least part time: 6‐8 credits per semester.

Adult Degree Completion Scholarship Brochure


Jan 222017

Webmaster’s Note:  The following article is reprinted with permission from an e-newsletter published by Paul Davis, State State Senator for District 4. Sounds like a great opportunity!

The Maine Government Summer Internship Program, established by the legislature in 1967, offers students enrolled in a Maine college, or students from Maine enrolled elsewhere, the opportunity to spend 12 weeks in full-time, paid internships in Maine state, local and county government positions. The program is administered by the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, located at the University of Maine, in collaboration with the Office of the Governor, the Maine Bureau of Human Resources, numerous state agencies and local governments. To learn more about previous positions, projects and placements, click here. The 2017 program will run from May 30 to August 18. For more information, contact Peggy McKee, Internship Program Administrator at (207) 581-1644 or margaretdotmckeeatmainedotedu  (margaretdotmckeeatmainedotedu)  .

Aug 152015

professor_with_pointer_display_400_clr_6645Please note that scholarship applications must be submitted by September 15, 2015. You can download the application, instructions and criteria here: Education Aid Application 2015 or visit the Program Books and Information Page. The application consists of two pages and should be printed front/back of one piece of paper. Don’t forget the application must be signed by the Master or Secretary of the applicant’s (or applicant’s parents) Grange.

Jan 282011

Submitted by the Agricultural Committee

The Maine State Grange Agricultural Committee is looking for young men and women who are pursuing a career in Agriculture or agriculturally related fields at the college level.  One or more applicants from Maine who meet the criteria will be awarded a $500.oo scholarship in June.

The criteria and application are available from this site: Ag Scholarship 2011. Applications must be postmarked by April 20, 2011 and winners will be notified in writing by June 1, 2011.

This program is successful due to the generosity of Subordinate and Pomona Granges. We hope our Granges will continue to support this program. Donations may be made to the Maine State Grange–note “Ag Scholarship” on the check.