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Osher Scholarships available for the UMFK spring semester

November 11, 2005

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The University of Maine at Fort Kent announces that University of Maine System Osher Scholarships are now available for the upcoming spring semester.

Interested applicants must be a resident of Maine, a high school or GED recipient, and be committed to completing a 100 or 200 level development course, as well as have never completed a college course through the University of Maine System.

The Osher Scholarship awards up to $600 which will be applied toward tuition, required books and all fees associated with the course.

To qualify for the scholarship, students must enroll in a course at UMFK or a UNET ITV site in Van Buren, Eagle Lake or Madawaska.

The Osher Scholarships encourage Maine residents to pursue higher education.

Once enrolled, tutoring assistance is available, as well as workshops on developing study skills, time organization strategies and other skills that will help students make the most of college.

"Some people take a basic English or math course, while others sign up for a more challenging course, something that interests them," said Donald Eno, academic outreach coordinator at UMFK. "Now is the time to apply for this scholarship."

According to Eno, the program continues to be popular, with an average of four or five students participating each semester.

"Non-traditional students as well as recent high school graduates participate," added Eno. "It is great that the Osher Foundation continues to fund this program."

For more information on the Osher Scholarship program and application, courses and degree programs at UMFK, call Eno at (207) 834-7835 or toll free at 1-888-TRY-UMFK or visit: http://www.umfk.maine.educ/academics/outreach/.