Professional Development & Continuing Education Scholarships

Want to attend a Hutchinson Center professional development program but don’t have the funds? Do you live or work in Waldo or Knox County? Do you plan to use what you learn through our programs to benefit your community? Apply for a need-based scholarship today!

Our scholarships make our dynamic professional development programs accessible and affordable for everyone.

Accepted on a rolling basis. We’ll notify you as soon as your application has been reviewed.

Scholarship applications must be received at least two weeks before a program’s start date.

Please note: registration is not complete until you receive confirmation from us.

Let us know if you have any questions. We’re here to help! We can be reached at 207.338.8002 or You can download a paper version of the application here.

Have you checked with your employer to see if they'll support your professional development?

Check out our FAQ page, offering various tips about getting your employer onboard, group discounts, etc.


Professional Development Scholarship Form

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  • Please enter information about the Professional Development program(s) you are registered for.
  • Please enter the total number of dependents in your household (including yourself).
  • Please enter last year's joint total household gross income (the amount of money on paychecks, before taxes).
  • Please enter your last year's total gross income (the amount of money on your paycheck, before taxes). If the household income is the same as your total income, please re-enter the same number here.
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  • Please provide a written statement (500 words or less) explaining your financial need, how this opportunity will benefit you professionally, and how you will use what you learn to give back to your community.
    Please check all that apply.
  • Thank you for applying for a Hutchinson Center Professional Development scholarship! We reserve the right to ask for a copy of your last year's federal tax return. Our scholarship committee reviews applications starting thirty days before programs begin.