Writing Scholarships


Scholarships are available to attend any of the writing workshops at Maine Media.  Maine Media will award 5-7 individual scholarships of up to $1,500 for full tuition to any of the 2024 writing workshops listed on our website.

Applications remain open until awarded.  Apply by completing our scholarships application form above with your expression of interest and evidence of financial need (evidenced via latest tax return). Writing samples are not required for scholarship applications unless required for the specific workshop of interest. Materials must be sent electronically to: [email protected] 

FULL RIDE TO THE WRITERS HARBOR:  In addition there will be three writing scholarships available that include tuition and lodging in our campus housing for a one-week writing workshop, and up to $500 travel allowance.  No deadline. Funds available until allocated. Apply for the “Full Ride” with a statement of interest, evidence of financial need, and two references.

The General Workshops Scholarship Fund

At this time there are scholarship funds specifically designated to our writing program, if you are interested please apply.

Partial tuition scholarships are available to deserving applicants through donations by corporations and individual benefactors to Maine Media Workshops+College. Funds are intended to support the educational process of today’s most talented filmmakers, photographers, writers, and digital artists. Application is by portfolio, evidence of financial need as demonstrated on the application form, accompanied by latest tax return and 3 letters of recommendation. There is no application deadline.   Materials must be sent electronically to: [email protected] 


Military Veterans Benefits

Post 9/11 GI Bill®

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has approved Maine Media College’s Professional Certificate Program, the Certificate in Collaborative Filmmaking, and the MFA degree program as educational programs eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill®.  Currently workshops are ineligible. Veterans who performed active service duty after September 10, 2001, as well as current military members and eligible dependents, seeking training in the fields of filmmaking, photography, or multimedia, can visit www.gibill.va.gov/ for benefit information.


In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679(e), Maine Media College adopts the following additional provisions for any students using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post-9/11 G.I. Bill® (Ch. 33) or Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (Ch. 31) benefits, while payment to the institution is pending from VA. Maine Media College will not:

  • Prevent the student’s enrollment;
  • Assess a late penalty fee to the student;
  • Require the student to secure alternative or additional funding;
  • Deny the student access to any resources (access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities) available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution.

However, to qualify for this provision, such students may be required to:

  • Produce the VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE) by the first day of class;
  • Provide a written request to be certified;
  • Provide additional information needed to properly certify the enrollment as described in other institutional policies

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

US Department of Veterans Reporting Fees to Institutions Policy

 Veterans Benefits

All programs of study at Maine Media College are approved by the Maine State Approving Agency for Veterans’ Educational Programs for enrollment of those eligible to receive benefits under Chapter 33, Title 38, United States Code, section 3676. The determination for Chapter 33 funds is made directly through the Department of Veterans Affairs. Additional funding may, at times, be obtained through Maine Media College via funds donated specifically for Veterans or through other private scholarship funds. The determinations for these funds are made through the respective organizations.

Refund Policy for Recipients of Veterans Education Benefits

Maine Media College complies with the VA requirement for a pro rata refund of the unused portion of tuition, fees and charges if the veteran or eligible person fails to enter the course, withdraws, or is terminated before completion. (38 CFR 21.4254(C)(13); 21.4255). For more information contact the Director of Finance and Administration of Maine Media College.  Maine Media College complies with the Pro Rata Refund Policy (38 CFR 21.4255) that is applicable to veterans and other persons who are eligible for Veterans Administration benefits.

Appeal Procedure for Recipients of Veterans Education Benefits

If a student is determined to not be making satisfactory academic progress, the student may appeal the determination within ten calendar days of notification of the failed period. Reasons for which students may appeal a negative progress determination include death of a relative, an injury or illness of the student, or any other allowable special or mitigating circumstance. The student must submit a written appeal to the school describing why they failed to meet satisfactory academic progress standards, along with supporting documentation of the reasons why the determination should be reversed. This information should include what has changed about the student’s situation that will allow them to achieve Satisfactory Academic Progress by the next evaluation point. Appeal documents will be reviewed and a decision will be made and reported to the student within 30 calendar days of receipt. The appeal and decision documents will be retained in the student file. If the student prevails upon appeal, the satisfactory academic progress determination will be reversed and federal financial aid will be reinstated, if applicable.