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.
To make a donation by mail, please download our Donation Form
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Our legal name is Scholarships for Maine Immigrants, which is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible within the extent of the law.