Varies
Avg. Amount Awarded
340
Days
May 1 2025
Application Deadline
Yes
Renewable
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What you'll need:
  • Checkmark Other - Current high school counselor's email address
  • Checkmark Application Form
  • Checkmark Community Service
  • Checkmark Essay
  • Checkmark Financial Need Analysis
  • Checkmark Transcript
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Educators for Maine Program

Description

The Educators for Maine Program is a competitive forgivable loan for students enrolling in or pursuing undergraduate or graduate education degrees. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in careers in education or child care and are planning to work in Maine after graduation. High school seniors are eligible to apply. Undergraduate students must be enrolled full-time; graduate students must be enrolled at least half-time. Preference is given to those enrolled in underserved subject-area programs. Underserved subject areas and underserved geographic areas are determined by the Maine Department of Education and may change each year. For undergraduate students, the loan amount is $5,000. For graduate students, the loan amount is $4,000. The loan is renewable for up to eight semesters for undergraduates and four semesters for graduate students. If students do not perform eligible work at an eligible Maine school or child care facility, they must repay the loan to FAME with interest. Please visit the program's website for more information about eligibility and the required materials that should be submitted. On the program's website, different application links are available for high school seniors, undergraduate students, and graduate students.

Amount Details

$4,000
Low Amount Awarded
$5,000
High Amount Awarded

Eligibility Requirements

  • CheckmarkMust be an undergraduate student or a graduate student
  • CheckmarkMust attend a university or a four-year college
  • CheckmarkMinimum 3.0 GPA
  • CheckmarkBoth full-time and part-time students
  • CheckmarkRestricted to residents of Maine
  • CheckmarkRestricted to students studying Special Education

How to Apply

What you'll need:

  • Checkmark Other - Current high school counselor's email address
  • Checkmark Application Form
  • Checkmark Community Service
  • Checkmark Essay
  • Checkmark Financial Need Analysis
  • Checkmark Transcript
For more info, please visit our site
Contact Education@FAMEmaine.com
Tel: 207-623-3263
Fax: 207-623-0095 Address PO Box 949
Augusta, ME 04332-0949