Early College Awards Ceremony will provide 75 students with scholarships
The University of Maine at Augusta has invited 75 high school seniors for recognition at an Early College Awards Ceremony on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Spectacular Events & Catering in Bangor. Selected students have completed nine or more Early College credits with UMA and maintained a 2.75 GPA or higher. UMA President Rebecca M. Wyke will address those in attendance and College of Arts and Sciences Dean Greg Fahy will present the awards.
The invited students represent 19 high schools across Maine and include seven home schooled students. UMA’s Early College program allows Maine high school juniors and seniors to take college courses while in high school and earn college credit. The credit earned often can be applied toward a two-year associates or four-year baccalaureate degree. An example of courses taken by students include, College Writing, Elementary Statistics, Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Literature, and US History I.
As part of the awards ceremony, each student will receive a UMA Early College Scholarship for the 2018-19 academic year. This scholarship allows the students to continue their studies at UMA after their high school graduation.
In additional to the students and their guests, the high school guidance counselor and principal from the represented high schools have been invited to celebrate this achievement.
The invited students attend the following high schools:
Bangor High School Oceanside High School
Brewer High School Schenck High School
Camden Hills Regional High School Sumner Memorial High School
Cony High School Upper Kennebec Valley Memorial High School
Dirigo High School Vinalhaven High School
Edward Little High School
Ellsworth High School
Hermon High School
Leavitt Area High School
Lewiston High School
Medomak Valley High School
Mount Blue High School
Nokomis Regional High School