Another Way to Save

SMCC has among the lowest tuition and fees in New England and offers numerous scholarship opportunities. We help you find more ways to save by offering scholarships through the SMCC Foundation and connecting you to scholarship resources outside of the college.

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Scholarships Offered Through the SMCC Foundation

The SMCC Foundation awards approximately $200,000 in scholarships to over 200 students annually. Scholarships are also offered by the Foundation for Maine’s Community Colleges and the Maine Community College System.

Who qualifies for SMCC scholarships?

The SMCC Foundation works closely with the Financial Aid Office and academic departments to select recipients. Criteria for scholarships vary, but are typically based on financial need, academic performance and donor-specific requirements. While any student at SMCC can apply, scholarships tend to be awarded to continuing students to encourage academic progress.

How to Apply for SMCC Foundation Scholarships

Once enrolled at SMCC you can apply for scholarships using our quick and easy online application. The best part? You only have to fill out one application and we’ll determine what scholarships you qualify for. Our application period generally runs from March-early September. Once you’ve registered you can access the online application through the MyMoney tab on the MySMCC student portal.

Curious about what types of scholarships are available? Download a list of previously awarded scholarships.

Scholarships Awarded by the SMCC Financial Aid Office

A variety of other scholarships are awarded by the SMCC Financial Aid Office.

Below is a list of some of the scholarships awarded by the SMCC Financial Aid Office (students who complete the FAFSA are considered for these scholarships on a funds-available basis):

  • Bernard Osher Scholarship
  • Osher Scholarship for First-Year Liberal Studies
  • Osher Scholarship for Rural Communities
  • Maine State Gaming Fund Scholarships
  • Child Care Sponsorships
For more information, download the description of some of the scholarships awarded by the SMCC Financial Aid Office.

Use free online search tools to find more scholarship opportunities by visiting the following websites:

Protect Yourself

The U.S. Department of Education and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) advise students about how to avoid scams and to be aware of the existence of financial aid fraud. For more information, including telltale lines of financial aid perpetrators and how to file a complaint, visit the FTC website.