The Rockland Center of the University of Maine at Augusta, which provides access to University courses and full academic degrees locally, is among those selected as 2019 United Midcoast Charities (UMC) grant recipients.
UMA Rockland will use the 2019 UMC grant funds to support both new and returning students who have financial need.
“We are very grateful for the generosity of UMC. These funds will help us to support new students when their motivation is high, and support returning students who meet with a financial barrier that may prevent them from continuing in college,” said Deborah Meehan, Director of UMA Rockland. “UMC understands the importance of financial support to help our college students meet their goals.”
UMC’s open, competitive annual grants process supports nonprofit agencies in Knox and Waldo counties working in the areas of food, housing, health & safety, and economic security.
Every dollar donated to UMC is applied to its grant program, which during the last three years alone has provided more than $1.5 million to recipients in Knox and Waldo counties. In addition to providing grants, UMC offers educational programs and other learning resources for all local nonprofits, including those who do not receive funding.
The UMA Rockland Center serves about 500 students each semester who are enrolled in associate, baccalaureate and certificate programs. Since its beginning in 1976, the UMA Rockland Center has graduated thousands of students who move into the local workforce as skilled nurses, accountants, computer programmers, police officers, teachers and more.
For more information on programming and services at UMA Rockland visit its website at uma.edu/rockland.