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Maine Development Foundation


Next Step Maine Scholarship Application Period Open

Accepting Applications for "Employees of Promise" until 4 p.m. on May 5, 2014 (Deadline has been extended.)


March 1st, 2014 - May 5th, 2014
The application deadline has been extended. Applications will be accepted from March 1 until 4 p.m. on May 5. Award notifications will be made in May and scholarships will be awarded in June. You must submit your scholarship nomination online and your employee nominee must also submit a brief personal statement online.

About The Scholarship Fund:  There are up to 20 $1,000-$2,500 scholarship awards available in 2014. The goal of the scholarship fund is to support and recognize working adults who are going to school while juggling jobs, families, and other responsibilities. These scholarships will be given to employees who are engaged in taking the next step in their education, who are pursuing an associate's or bachelor's degree or industry certification, and who are considered promising contributors to the companies or organizations for whom they work. Scholarship applications must be submitted by employers, who can ‘nominate' eligible employees, and a personal statement by the nominee is also required.

You Must Be An MEI Employer:  Before you nominate your employee, you must be a member of the Maine Employers’ Initiative. If you are not sure, please check the list here: If you are not a member, it is easy to join.  Go here to complete the survey and commitment letter:

Thanks To Our Supporters:  We’d like to extend a special thank you to all of our scholarship fund supporters this year, including:  Acadia Insurance, the Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce, Bancroft & Company, Bangor Savings Bank, Doyle & Nelson, Pratt & Whitney, R.H. Reny’s Inc., the University of Maine System, Unum, WEX, and a generous matching grant from the Maine Community Foundation.



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