Our students are our future.
At Bangor Federal Credit Union, we’ve taken steps to invest in that future by partnering with the Eastern Maine Community College Foundation, a nonprofit that supports the students, programs, equipment, and facilities of EMCC, to offer the Bangor Federal Credit Union Student Support Scholarship.
Eastern Maine Community College is a 72-acre campus in Bangor offering students a variety of programs of study. According to the EMCC Foundation website, “The average cost of attendance (tuition and fees) at EMCC is $3,500 per year plus room, board, books, tools, clinical fees, and supplies. Although the cost of attendance at EMCC is much lower than other Maine colleges and universities, this cost creates a burden for students striving to achieve a post-secondary education.”
Our partnership with the EMCC Foundation began in 2016 and we have since contributed $10,000 to the Emergency Scholarship Fund. With our help, the EMCC Foundation has been able to provide several students with funding to assist with exam fees and tools for the electrician and auto mechanic trade programs.
In order to be eligible for support, students must require emergency financial need and meet the following criteria:
• Matriculated in a degree program
• Full time
• First year student
• Financial need, determined by FAFSA
“I think it is vitally important to support our community college system. Many of the programs offered through our community colleges are technical in nature and help train a workforce that is the fabric of our economy. Our scholarship program with EMCC is unique because it is designed to provide financial assistance in small increments to help students deal with a need that is significant to them!” said Steve Clark, President of Bangor Federal. “Our program may help a student pay a licensing fee, or for an application. It might be used for fuel, rent, or program specific tools. It is not based on GPA, nor is it based on the student’s course of study. It is about helping the student deal with the small financial challenges that all too often arise at the most imperfect times!”
For more information about the EMCC Foundation scholarship program, please visit http://www.emcc.edu/emcc-foundation/.