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University College at Ellsworth Offers Scholarship for First-Time and Returning Students

The University of Maine System is offering Osher New Beginnings Scholarships to encourage more Maine people of all ages to give college a try.

The Osher New Beginnings Scholarship was established for those who are first time college students or have not attended college in at least three years and have completed thirty or fewer successful credit hours. An Osher Scholarship will cover the cost of tuition, fees and books for two courses. Students do not need to be accepted to a degree program to be eligible to receive an Osher New Beginnings Scholarship.

The scholarship is widely available through University College of the University of Maine System. With eight local Centers in communities across Maine, University College offers students the convenience of staying close to home while studying for a degree, often helping them to balance family and work responsibilities. It has been the ideal solution for adults who hold some college credits, but who left before completing their degree, or those with no college background who now wish to take that step forward.

It is not too early to start thinking about courses starting in January. To help reduce barriers for first time and returning adult students the application process is quick and easy. An advisor is here to walk students through the process, and to help pick out the courses that best suit each individual.

The New Beginnings Scholarship is made possible by a gift made in 2000 from The Bernard Osher Foundation. Since then, thousands of students have received scholarships and have enrolled in university courses. Scholarship recipients benefit from the personalized support of experienced advisors and are encouraged to make use of tutoring services, as well as a variety of skill-development workshops.

For more information about Osher New Beginnings Scholarships, contact University College at Ellsworth at 667-3897 or or visit

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