Finish Your College Degree at UMaine Hutchinson Center

By Patricia Libby | Jul 27, 2015

80 Belmont Ave — Community members who started a college degree years ago, but never finished their college education are invited to learn about the next steps to complete a degree program.

Earmarked need-based scholarships for Hutchinson Center adult learners are available. The center provides one-on-one academic advising and student support services on-site in Belfast, both during the day and evening hours.

“Time and money shouldn’t be the reasons why mid coast Maine

adults have not completed their degree,” said Hutchinson Center

Director Patricia Libby. For adults who need coursework that fits

their schedules, the University of Maine offers flexible options —

from multiple tracks to a fully online Bachelor of University

Studies Program tailored to the working adult.


In addition, Maine adults who want to return to college and complete their degrees may qualify for as much as $4,000 per year in scholarships for up to four years through the University of Maine System Adult Degree Completion Scholarship Fund, as well as other financial aid and Hutchinson Center Scholarships.


The Hutchinson Center, an outreach center of the University of Maine, is committed to supporting mid-coast adults in their degree completion. Adult Degree Completion Scholarships are dedicated to Maine adults who started their college educations years ago, but were unable to complete degrees due to family and work obligations, limited financial resources, or health or transportation issues.


For additional information on degree completion at the Hutchinson Center, contact Academic Advisor,  Ellie Dodge,; 338-8000.

About the University of Maine:

The University of Maine, founded in Orono in 1865, is the state's premier public university and is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2015. UMaine is among the most comprehensive higher education institutions in the Northeast and attracts students from across the U.S. and more than 65 countries. It currently enrolls 11,286 total undergraduate and graduate students who can directly participate in groundbreaking research working with world-class scholars. The University of Maine offers doctoral degrees in 35 fields, representing the humanities, sciences, engineering and education; master's degrees in nearly 70 disciplines; 90 undergraduate majors and academic programs; and one of the oldest and most prestigious honors programs in the U.S. The university promotes environmental stewardship on its campus, with substantial efforts aimed at conserving energy, recycling and adhering to green building standards in new construction. For more information about UMaine, visit

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