Sunrise Scholarship FAQ


Sunrise Scholarship FAQ

Can I only get one Scholarship?

No. You may only have one scholarship at a time but upon successful completion of the first training, and providing verification, you can apply for a new scholarship

How long is my scholarship good for?

Six months. You have six months to enroll in and begin the course from the time you receive the scholarship. If you have not started within the six month time-frame, you must reapply.

Can I get a scholarship for a college course?

No, unless the course cannot be covered by financial aid. The Sunrise scholarship covers training that federal financial aid will not cover and cannot cover. Examples of qualified training CompTIA A+ce, CDL, CNA, CRMA, and cost of professional testing fees, etc.

What is the maximum scholarship I can receive?

Currently our scholarship program covers up to $500.00 for a scholarship. This may change in the future.

How long will it take to hear back to find out if my scholarship application was approved?

The applications are reviewed monthly by the Scholarship Coordinator and then presented the to Sunrise County Economic Council’s Board of Directors for the approval process. Within a week after the meeting the applicant will receive a letter and possibly a phone call informing them of the status of the scholarship.

Can my scholarship be used for training out of state?

Yes, although the scholarship is only applicable to the training itself, it does not cover travel, room and board, or any other fee not directly pertaining to the training.

How do I know if I am eligible for the scholarship?

There is a scholarship guidelines cover sheet that can be found with the application for download, there is no age restriction, all that is required is for you to be a resident of Washington County, ME., be within the LMI (Low-to- Moderate Income bracket) requirements and the course or training must not eligible for financial aid.

For additional information please contact Jennifer Peters at 255-0983 ext 10 or through email at