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.
In partnership with Southern Maine Community College and Central 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 2022-23 PROSPER Scholarship will open in December of 2021. We will make an announcement when applications are open!
Congratulations to the 2021 Prosper Scholarship Recipients!
Vanusa de Paula Eliseu Chico – Business Administration – Angola
Narciso Miguel – Business Management – Angola
Grace Muheto – Human Biology – Democratic Republic of Congo
Allan Monga – Nursing – Zambia
Ange Uwera Ndayisabye – Nursing – Rwanda
Irineu Piula – Political Science/ Law – Angola
Kasongo Lea Yere – Business – Ivory Coast
Jacquelina Silulundi Leonardo – Finance/Business – Angola
Aimable Nkurunziza – Electrical Engineering – Rwanda
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!