William Bingham Scholarship for Adult Learners Fund

🏆 Available:
💰 Amount Varies
⏳ Rolling

Scholarship Description

This renewable scholarship supports residents of Oxford, Franklin, and Somerset counties who are adult learners (students who are beyond high-school age) returning to school to continue their education at the post-secondary level. The fund supports post-secondary education in its broadest interpretation, which includes enrollment in traditional two- and four-year colleges and universities, but could also apply to certificate programs and other professional or technical training opportunities.

Who is eligible?

To be defined as a “nontraditional student,” you must meet ONLY ONE of the following criteria:

  • be over the age of 25 or
  • work full time (35 hours/week or more) while enrolled or
  • have dependents other than a spouse or
  • be financially independent from parents and/or considered independent for FAFSA purposes or
  • have not received a standard high school diploma (completed with a GED, HiSET, or certificate of completion) or
  • have delayed enrollment in college after high school for a reason other than a gap-year activity.

Applicants may be enrolled full time or part time.

Application Deadline: 1st of each month for short-term credential awards

Application Deadlines: June 15 and November 15

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
  • Financial need analysis 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.