College Scholarships

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 2021-22 PROSPER Scholarship is now OPEN! COMPLETE APPLICATIONS are due on MARCH 1, 2021. Late Applications will not be accepted.

Congratulations to the 2020 Prosper Scholarship Recipients!

  • Guay Kelly

  • Jean Daniel Liwanga

  • Perside Ntumba

  • Gabriel Sibomana

  • Feza Wembo

  • Angel Mugizi​

Can YOU can help send another group of high-achieving asylum seekers to college in 2021? 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!


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Founded in 2008, ProsperityME is a growing 501(c)(3) non-profit based in Portland, Maine. ProsperityME offers financial services, including financial literacy courses, one-on-one financial counseling and coaching, counseling for higher education, small business support, and partnering with other organizations in the area of workforce development. Our services are open to all refugees, immigrants, asylees, and low-income individuals in Greater Portland and Lewiston/Auburn, Maine.

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