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Adult Learner Scholarships are available

Apr 06, 2021

The Maine Community Foundation seeks applications to its Adult Learner Scholarship Fund, which supports non-traditional students.

MaineCF offers two types of Adult Learner scholarships. A degree-seeking scholarship supports two- and four-year degree programs and certificate courses that are a semester in length or longer or would need renewal to be completed. The application deadlines for these scholarships are June 15 (fall semester entry) and Nov. 15, 2021 (spring semester entry). Online application instructions are at

The second scholarship supports credential/certificate programs that last less than a full semester. These short-term scholarships will have a rolling deadline of the first of each month.

Eligible applicants must meet one of the following criteria:

Be over the age of 25

Work full-time

Have dependents other than a spouse

Be financially independent

Not have received a standard high school diploma

Have delayed enrollment in college after high school for a reason other than a gap-year activity

The paper application for the short term can be found on the website; complete guidelines and application forms are available at For questions, contact Scholarships Manager Liz Fickett at


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