Sunrise Scholarship Fund

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This Program will provide scholarships of up to $500 for Washington County residents, of low-to-moderate income, who will be attending a training and/or certification program that will increase their opportunities for IMMEDIATE employment or job advancement.

This program will not fund costs that are eligible for traditional financial aid, though it can pay tuition costs for training through a college or university that does not meet financial aid requirements. This can be one class, such as a spreadsheet or word processing course, or a short certification program, such as Certified Residential Medications Aide. This program will not provide scholarships toward an Associate, Bachelor, or higher degrees.

The applicant must be able to show that taking this course/program will allow them access to immediate employment or job advancement. Scholarships will not be considered for classes taken only for self-enrichment. Funds can be used only for tuition and must be used within six months of approval. Otherwise, the applicant must reapply.

If an applicant has already received a scholarship from the Fund, they must provide documentation of successful completion of the initial training opportunity to be eligible to apply for additional funding.

Requests are reviewed and presented to SCEC’s Scholarship Committee for consideration. To ensure ample time for review, applications must be submitted to SCEC by the first Friday of the month, or they may not be processed until the following month’s Committee meeting.

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For more information about SCEC’s Sunrise Scholarship Fund, contact Jennifer Peters at 207-255-0983 or email