Scholarship targets women in adult education programs

PORTLAND, Maine — The Maine Adult Education Association is partnering with Bay Path University of Longmeadow, Mass., to grant a full scholarship to a Maine woman served by state adult education programs.

The scholarship will allow the recipient to enroll in fall 2018 and complete her undergraduate degree through The American Women’s College at Bay Path University, the first 100 percent online program in the nation exclusively for women.  

The recipient can choose from over 20 career-focused degrees and graduate within as little as one and a half to three years. Students at The American Women’s College benefit from the Women as Empowered Learners and Leaders, or WELL, program to develop the skills, confidence, and knowledge to achieve their goals, and work with educator coaches who support them throughout their degree process.

Women who are residents of Maine and have participated in at least 12 hours in any Maine adult education program within the last three years are eligible to apply. The recipient must be accepted and meet all admissions requirements to receive the scholarship.

All applications must be received by March 15. Five finalists will be selected to complete a second phase of the application process, and the scholarship award recipient will be notified in early June and announced at the Annual Maine Adult Education Association Conference on June 20.

Four webinars are planned to give an overview of Bay Path University and The American Women’s College, as follows:  Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2-3 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. (Eastern); Wednesday, Jan. 31, 6-7 p.m.; and Thursday, Feb. 1, 2-3 p.m.

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