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Maine adults who want to return to college may qualify for as much as $4,000 per year in scholarships for up to four years, in a new Adult Degree Completion Scholarship Fund announced by the University of Maine System.

The System’s fund aims to help Maine people complete their academic studies.  The new scholarships are for adult students returning to a System university after an absence of three years or more, and who are completing their very first baccalaureate degree. Courses may be taken at any of the seven universities in Maine.



  • Must be a matriculated student at a UMS institution seeking a first baccalaureate degree.
  • Must be a resident of the state of Maine.
  • Must be an undergraduate reentry student who has experienced a gap (three years or more) in the pursuit of postsecondary education. Students who returned to higher education beginning in Fall 2013 or more recently will be considered.
  • Must demonstrate financial need as determined by a completed FAFSA and/or statement outlining ability to pay/financial resources available for education.
  • Must be registered at least part time: 6‐8 credits per semester (Fall and Spring) or 9‐12 credits total for the two semesters.


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