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 over $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.

SMCC Enhanced Learning Opportunity Scholarships

SMCC offers scholarships through its Enhanced Learning Opportunity Scholarships, which provide support, structure and incentives to guide students to success.

Enhanced Learning Opportunity Scholarships include:

Scholarships Opportunities Outside of the SMCC Foundation

A variety of other scholarship opportunities are also available to SMCC students. We encourage you to explore these resources, which can help fund your education.

Below is a list of some of the scholarship opportunities offered outside of SMCC:

  • Bernard Osher Scholarship
  • Osher Scholarship for First-Year Liberal Studies
  • Osher Scholarship for Rural Communities
  • Maine State Gaming Fund Scholarships
  • Rural Initiative Child Care Sponsorship
For more information, download our Scholarship Opportunities Outside of SMCC handout.

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.