Senior College at USM Lewiston-Auburn College

Senior College Scholarships

Tuition Waiver for our Members:

Senior College waivers are available for persons over 50 years of age who cannot afford class costs but have an interest in higher learning and wish to participate.  These waivers are only applicable to classes offered by the USM Senior College at Lewiston-Auburn College. 

The Chairs of the Board of Directors review applications to determine eligibility and make awards based on the information below.  You will receive notification regarding your eligibility for a waiver no later than 10 working days after receipt of your application in our office.  The information on your application will be kept confidential.

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Schooner Estates Retirement Community Scholarship 

Schooner Estates has created the Schooner Estates Scholarship Fund which provides scholarship money for any senior interested in joining Senior College and taking courses.  Seniors interested in courses but feel they cannot afford membership or the cost of the courses can apply for this scholarship by Schooner Estates when they make application to Senior College.

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Dean's Scholarship (for undergraduate students)

The "Dean's Scholarship" was established in 2012 from a generous gift from Lewiston-Auburn College's Senior College program.  This scholarship is awarded to one undergraduate student for a total of $4,000, with $1,000 awarded each year for four years..

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Awarded based on demonstrated financial need (based on FAFSA)
  • The recipient must be a part-time or full-time incoming freshman or transfer student from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.  "Incoming" means being accepted and enrolled in Fall classes
  • Pursuing first baccalaureate degree in a Lewiston-Auburn College major
  • Incoming freshman must have a minimum of a B average from high school.  Transfer students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Briefly state (400 words or less) how this scholarship will benefit your educational goals
  • Scholarship is automatically renewable for three years as long recipient remains enrolled at least part-time and maintains minimum GPA of 3.0

Application will be available at a later date