Waterville Woman’s Association Non-traditional Student Scholarship

The Waterville Woman’s Association awards need-based scholarships to qualified female identifying or non-binary individuals who graduated from Waterville Senior High School, Winslow High School, Messalonskee High School, Lawrence High School OR have completed their GED/HiSet from an Adult Education program associated with one of the four schools. Applicants will attend an accredited non-profit postsecondary institution in Maine during the next academic year for the first time. They do not have to live in the Greater Waterville area but must live in Maine.

The applicant must meet the following requirements:
1. Must have graduated from one of the schools listed above or completed their GED/HiSet through an Adult Education program associated with one of the schools.
2. Must have been accepted by an accredited non-profit postsecondary institution within the State of Maine.
3. Must demonstrate financial need.
4. Must submit an application no later than May 1 and include all supporting documents. All correspondence will be kept confidential between the applicant and the Association.
5. Must be a full-time student for the 2024-2025 academic year.
Scholarship Amount: Variable
Application Process:

The application must include:

1. A completed Non-traditional Applicant Scholarship Form. All information requested must be included within the application.
2. A brief personal statement explaining why you completed high school through adult education or why your education was disrupted.
3. A brief personal statement explaining why you are applying for this scholarship. Please include any unique financial or personal circumstances.
4. A copy of the FAFSA Submission Summary (FSS) you receive from the FAFSA showing the amount of your Student Aid Index (SAI).
5. A letter of reference from someone who knows you well such as a teacher, counselor, employer, coach, or community member (not a relative).
6. A copy of the financial aid award letter from the school you will be attending that indicates what you will be receiving for financial aid.

Only complete applications will be considered. All applications must be postmarked no later than May 1, 2024.

If you have any questions, please email Brittany Strout, WWA Scholarship Committee Chair.

• All scholarship recipients will be notified by mail by the end of May 2024.
• Payment of scholarship money will be made directly to the recipient’s postsecondary college or university at the beginning of each academic semester.
• Please note: Changes in enrollment to a different postsecondary institution from that stated on the application may void this scholarship.

If you are a graduating high school senior, please use this form to complete your application.

If you have previously applied for this scholarship and are hoping to reapply, please use this form to complete your application.

Application Opening Date: After January 1
Application Deadline Date: May 1st
Eligibility Codes:
Returning to School
Nonspecific to course of study