Short-term Credential Award

🏆 Available:
💰 $1,500
⏳ Rolling

Scholarship Description

The Short-term credential award supports completing a certificate workplace credential, not a degree as the program lasts one semester or less. An applicant is eligible to apply if one of the following criteria is met: 1) Work full-time (35 hours/week or more) while being enrolled or; 2) Have dependents other than a spouse or; 3) Be financially independent from parents and/or considered independent for FAFSA purposes or; 4) Did not receive a standard high school diploma (completed with a GED, HiSET, or certificate of completion) or; 5) have delayed enrollment in college after high school for a reason other than a gap year activity. All applications and required information sent separately must be postmarked by the 1st of each month to be considered in that month’s round of applications.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must currently be in high school
  • Type of institution award is open to: two-year college
  • Type of institution award is open to: four-year college
  • Type of institution award is open to: trade/technical school

Application Requirements

  • Application form required
  • Transcript required
  • Essay required
  • Recommendations or references required

How To Apply

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Donor: Maine Community Foundation, Inc.

The Maine Community Foundation works with donors and other partners to improve the quality of life for all Maine people. MaineCF is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and ensuring Maine is a safe, welcoming, and accepting place for everyone.