Rural Rehabilitation Scholarship grants available
- The applicant must reside in the State of Maine;
- The applicant must be enrolled, or accepted for enrollment, by a University or College offering an agricultural degree;
- An applicant must demonstrate that an unmet financial need exists that must be overcome to pursue a higher education; and
- The applicant must be enrolled in a full-time course load leading to a two-year, four-year or an advanced degree in agriculture or natural resources.
Since 2012, the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry has awarded $39,000 in scholarships to students pursuing secondary education in an agriculture or natural resource related field. These funds are available thanks to interest paid as part of a Rural Rehabilitation Loan Program.
This year’s deadline for applications is March 1, 2016. Applications must be sent to Melissa Jordan: 28 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333 on or before deadline date.
Application can be found online at: http://www.maine.gov/dacf/ard/grants/Rural%20Rehab%20Scholarship%20Application%20FILLABLE.pdf