BAR HARBOR, Maine — College of the Atlantic is now offering a scholarship of $15,000 a year to all accepted community college graduates with a grade point average of 3.0 or better.
Students transferring to the college with an associate degree will receive two years of credit at COA. In addition, those requiring need-based financial aid may be eligible for funds beyond the initial scholarship.
Upon transferring to COA from a community college, students must successfully complete two courses from each of the college’s three resource areas: arts and design, environmental science, and human studies. One class in each field can be transferred from previous work.
Additional requirements include a 10-week internship and a 10-week final project. Previous projects have included original scientific research, full business plans, novels, documentary films, gallery exhibits and oral history research.
COA is pursuing this program as a means of reaching out to first-generation college students, many of whom begin their higher education experiences at community colleges.