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Prosper Scholarship

Make College your reality: The PROSPER Scholarship can make it happen!

Having a college degree opens many more doors in America. There are federal programs to support immigrants who want to go to college but they don’t apply to asylum seekers.  

The two-year program covers the full cost of tuition and books at any eligible Community College or public university in Maine. The program also makes awards to those seeking professional certificates and recertification programs. Students are paired with mentors to help them make the most of their college experience.


In partnership with Southern Maine Community College, ProsperityME awards full-tuition scholarships - including books! - toward two-year associates degrees. 


To be eligible, candidates must: 

• Not be eligible for federal financial aid

• Be living in the state of Maine

• Sustain a minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher

• Plan to enroll in a Maine college or university

• Demonstrate financial need


The application period for the 2023 PROSPER Scholarship is now closed.   Thank you to all who applied and shared the news with the community!

Awards will be announced in May 2023. 

Good Luck!


Congratulations to the 2022 Prosper Scholarship Recipients!

  • Delphine Uwingabire  – Liberal Arts and pre-Nursing   – Rwanda

  • Nadine Abibi  – Radiology – Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Yassin Aunali  – Pharmacy – Burundi

  • Roseline Soubele Mayinga ­– Nursing – Republic of Congo

  • Joyeuse Ishimwe ­– Nursing  – Rwanda

  • Severina Pedro  – Business Administration – Angola

  • Yusra Mugorewase   – Business Administration           

Can YOU can help send another group of high-achieving asylum seekers to college in 2022? Your tax-deductible donation will go DIRECTLY to the students. The PROSPER scholarship covers all educational fees — including tuition and books — for two years. Invest in an immigrant student's education, and make an investment in the future of Maine!

Make a Donation Today!


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