Donate to Scholarships for Maine Immigrants

Scholarships for Maine Immigrants is a small nonprofit, volunteer-run organization with minimal operating overhead. Our mission is to help local immigrants and refugees gain the English language competence and career skills necessary to achieve their educational and professional goals in their new home.

Support from individuals, businesses and foundations is needed to ensure that SMI can continue to provide scholarships. Scholarship awards depend on the contributions received from our annual fall appeal and donations made throughout the year. Since 2000, we have awarded hundreds of scholarships to immigrants from over 48 countries.

We are pleased to report SMI’s tax-exempt status has been fully re-instated by the IRS, a wonderful outcome to a problem caused by a self-admitted error on the part of the IRS. Your donation to SMI, either by PayPal or by check, is once again tax-deductible.

There are two donation options (and 100% of your gift will go to SMI either way):

1. Online Donation: you can give here (“Donate” button below) through SMI’s secure PayPal account with a credit or debit card or your own PayPal account:

2. Donation by Check: make your check payable to SMI or Scholarships for Maine Immigrants and send your check to: 

P.O. Box 281
Portland, ME 04112

We’re very grateful you are choosing to give to SMI. Thank you for your generous and steadfast support!