New Scholarship Targets Older College Students

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

To help boost the number of Androscoggin County adults with college degrees, there's a new scholarship for adults who may be juggling college, families and jobs.

The Musgrave Fund Scholarship, given through College for ME-Androscoggin in partnership with the Maine Communication Foundation, is for nontraditional students.

The fund will award $30,000 in scholarships.

“It's a pretty big deal,” said Joan Macri of College for ME-Androscoggin, which has a mission of encouraging and supporting more adults going back to college. “It's really hard to find scholarships that are not for graduating seniors.” Most ask for recommendations from the applicant's high school principal, which can be hard to come by for an adult out of high school a while.

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