This scholarship is for residents of Maine who work in a licensed or certified child care and early education program in Maine; applicants' current work site must be enrolled with Quality for ME. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be accepted and enrolled in a one-year certificate, associate's, bachelor's, or master's degree program at an accredited Maine college or be pursuing a CDA, 081 early Childhood Teacher Certification or 282 Teacher of Children with Disabilities Certification. Applicants must use their degree/credential to pursue a career in early childhood education or a related field, including child development, social work with a concentration in early childhood, child care administration and leadership, and children with special needs. Applicants must have a total family income that does not exceed 300% poverty level as defined by Federal Income Guidelines. If enrolled in college half-time or more, applicants must complete and file the FAFSA. Applicants also must be members of the Maine Roads to Quality Registry; see website for more details. Selection and level of financial awards are determined by completeness of the application, income eligibility, work experience, goal statements, course enrollment, and any special circumstances. Scholarship funding is limited, so applicants should apply as soon as possible.
How easy is it to apply?
This scholarship has application requirements that could take a lot of time and effort.
How much competition is there?
This scholarship won't have as many applicants as most.
Class Year: Is this you?
- College freshman
- College sophomore
- College junior
- College senior
- Master's-level study
- Doctoral-level study
- Other postgraduate-level study
Home State: Is this you?
College Major: Is this you?
- Elementary Education and Teaching
- Social Work
- Early Childhood Education and Teaching
- Child Development
- Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
- Special Education and Teaching, General
- Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
- Social Work, Other
- Educational Leadership and Administration, General
- Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
- Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism
- Child Care Provider/Assistant
- Education/Teaching of Individuals Who are Developmentally Delayed
- Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments
- Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities
- Education/Teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation
- Child Care and Support Services Management
- Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs
- Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
- Special Education and Teaching, Other
- Administration of Special Education
- Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness
- Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances
- Education/Teaching of Individuals with Orthopedic and Other Physical Health Impairments
- Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship
- Education/Teaching of Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Education/Teaching of Individuals with Vision Impairments Including Blindness
Must work in a licensed or certified child care and early education program in Maine, that is enrolled with Quality for ME.