Scholarships for Maine adult learners available

ELLSWORTH – The Maine Community Foundation is accepting applications for its Adult Learner Scholarship Fund, which supports non-traditional students who want to change their lives for the better through education and training.
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 the two-and four-year degree programs are June 15 (fall semester entry) and Nov. 15 (spring semester entry). Applications are online 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 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.C
Contact Scholarships Manager Liz Fickett at with questions.