University of Maine System’s Adult Degree Completion Scholarship

The new deadline for the University of Maine System’s Adult Degree Completion Scholarship for 2021-2022 is now available.  The deadline for completion is Monday, June 1, 2021.
The Adult Degree Completion Scholarship (External Site) fund supports students returning to school to complete their academic studies. For many, these may have begun years ago, and were not completed for a variety of reasons.

These funds are dedicated to support adult students returning to college after an absence of at least three (3) years or more and who are completing their very first baccalaureate degree. Applicants may qualify for up to $4,000 per academic year for up to eight (8) consecutive semesters.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be a resident of the state of Maine.
  • Must be a matriculated student at a UMS institution seeking a first baccalaureate degree.
  • Must be an undergraduate reentry student who has experienced a gap (three years or more) in the pursuit of post-secondary education.
  • Must have a minimum of 30 credits earned from any institution toward your degree.
  • Must demonstrate financial need as determined by a completed FAFSA.
  • Must be registered at least part time: six to eight credits per semester.

You can fill out the Adult Degree Completion Scholarship Application here.

If you need assistance with the application process please contact your MEOC Advisor.  

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