The BPW/Maine Futurama Foundation is now offering the Webber Group Career Advancement Scholarship to help Maine women to achieve economic self-sufficiency. The program is open to the women who are enrolled in or returning to an accredited college or training program of study, either full or part-time. The program is designed to assist a student in meeting educational expenses and awarded for full-time or part-time programs of study and may cover academic or vocational/paraprofessional business training. The winner will get up to $1,200 award for full-time or part-time programs of study.
The BPW/Maine Futurama Foundation was established in 1987, to ensure the continued availability of scholarships. The Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) organization and all donations are tax deductible.
The applicant must meet the following requirements:
- Be at least thirty years of age and a Maine resident.
- Need financial assistance in order to improve skills or to complete education for career advancement.
- Have a definite plan to use the desired training in a practical and immediate way to improve chances for advancement, to train for a new career field, or to enter or re-enter the job market.
- Provide information about the specific course of study at an accredited school and be qualified as an applicant for the course.
- Be officially accepted into the program or course of study.
How to Apply
To be applying for the scholarship, the applicant may download the application form go through the given link:
- Completed application form, with a statement of financial need completed by a Financial Aid Official.
- Official transcript(s) from the school(s) attended.
- Verification of acceptance from the college or school. Verification of enrollment could be documented/form from dean or registrar to include that student is in good standing. If transfer student could use “commonapp.org”
- At least two letters or recommendation pertinent to this application. These may be from school officials, teachers, employers, or other persons not related to the applicant.
- A hand-signed statement by the applicant describing educational, personal and career goals. This should include financial need and family financial situation expectations of training, and future plans for using this educational program. Electronic signature not accepted.
The complete application mailed with all materials to Marilyn Ladd, Office Manager, The Futurama Foundation, 103 County Road, Oakland, ME 04963.
- The BPW/Maine Futurama Foundation awards a scholarship in the amount of $1200 to a woman.
- The scholarship is awarded for full-time or part-time programs of study and may cover academic or vocational/paraprofessional business training.
- The scholarship payment will be made directly to the school to be applied to the second academic semester. T
The deadline for completed applications is April 13, 2017. Late applications will not be considered.