Give College a Try! Scholarships available through University College to get you started.

Posted:  Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 12:45pm

Ever thought about going to college, but wondered if it was right for you?  You are not alone.  That’s why the University of Maine System offers Osher New Beginnings Scholarships - to encourage Maine people of all ages to try college.

University College at Rockland is now accepting new scholarship requests for Fall 2017.  The Osher New Beginnings Scholarship covers one college course, including tuition, fees, books, and required materials.  There’s no catch.  We just want to give you the chance to see if now is the right time for you to start down that new path.  But, we don’t want you to worry about paying for a course just to give something a try.

You may qualify for an Osher New Beginnings Scholarship if you:

●       are a Maine resident,

●       have earned a high school diploma or equivalent,

●       are a first time student or have not attended college in at least three years,

●       have 30 or fewer credit hours, and

●       will commit to completing a college course.

Eligible courses are available at all University of Maine System Campuses and at University College Centers. Interested students must complete the Osher New Beginnings Scholarship request form with the help of an advisor at University College at Rockland.

University College has a system-wide mission to provide centralized services to students and faculty engaged in online and distance programs offered by the campuses of the University of Maine System. University College operates Centers at Brunswick, East Millinocket, Ellsworth, Houlton, South Paris, Rockland, Rumford, and Saco. These allow students access to over 100 certificate and degree programs from the University of Maine System. Students access the resources of campuses while studying at their local Center,  pursuing a mix of online and traditional classroom instruction while staying close to home. University College at Rockland is located at the Breakwater Building in Rockland. More information is available online at or by calling 596-6906.