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Support Onward Students

Why should I give to the Onward Program?

Because you are a UMaine Onward graduate.

Because you are the parent, partner, family member or friend of an Onward graduate or Onward student.

Because you care about assuring that our students have the resources to succeed!

Because you know that a college education isn’t free.

What can I contribute to?

You can give to our scholarship fund. We give scholarships to deserving Onward students at the Graduate Recognition Ceremony each May.

You could consider a gift to an academic prize fund, such as our annual Reading Award, Writing Award, Science Prize, or Mathematics Prize. These prizes and awards recognize achievement and perseverance in Onward Program classes.

Our Jerry Ellis Scholarship Fund honors Onward’s former, long-time director. Your donation to that fund will help to build a lasting endowment.

A gift to our Discretionary Fund will allow us to underwrite needed learning disability testing for uninsured students or help students with small, unforeseen emergencies.

You can provide a gift in memory of a loved one or in honor of a University of Maine Onward graduate or a graduate-to-be!

How do I give?

Every gift to the Onward Program helps students succeed at UMaine. Click on this Give to Onward link to go to the University’s secure giving site where you can pay by credit or debit card or electronic check.

Gifts can be mailed directly to our office, made payable to University of Maine.

Additional giving options, such as estate bequests and life income plans, can be arranged through the University of Maine Foundation.

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Onward News

2015 Onward Information Sessions

Dates will be posted in Fall 2014. In the Onward Information Sessions, Onward participants will share their personal experiences as students attending the University of Maine in the Onward Program. Staff will be available to answer questions about financial aid, coursework, work load, and more.Light refreshments will be served. All sessions take place in 125 East Annex on the University of Maine campus. A tour of our facility is included. Reservations are not needed, but are welcome. Call 581-2320 for more information.

Onward 1st year student helps keep veterans warm

Patrick Herbert, a first year Onward student and veteran, has started a coat drive for veterans. Check out the newscast here.

The Onward Program has two new instructors! We welcome Sara Sheppard as our Instructor of Developmental Reading and Writing and Todd Zoroya as our Instructor of Developmental Mathematics. Check out Sara and Todd's pages on the CSP Staff Links.
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Contact Information

Onward Program
125 East Annex, University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
Phone: (207) 581-2320 | Fax: (207) 581-4252E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
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