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After Bowdoin

As a student, you will spend "the best four years of your life" on Bowdoin's tree-lined campus in Maine.  As a graduate, you will become part of the strong and vibrant network of Bowdoin alumni who have assumed leadership roles at organizations around the world.  Bowdoin maintains a wide array of programs to help students make the transition from Bowdoin student to Bowdoin alum.

Information About Graduate Scholarships At Bowdoin College

Each year the Committee on Financial Aid and Awards offers more than $400,000 to Bowdoin seniors and alumni admitted to programs of post-graduate study. The Committee meets to review applications in mid-May with final announcements at Commencement.  Both financial need and superior academic and personal achievement are considerations in selecting recipients. The Committee’s decisions vary somewhat from year-to-year depending upon the income that the funds earn and the number of candidates applying for aid.

Financial Aid issues don’t disappear after graduation. We hope the following links will be useful for Bowdoin alumni at various stages of post-graduate life!

Need career advice or networking contacts?
Career Planning: http://www.bowdoin.edu/cpc/

Support Student Aid through Annual Giving. 

The Opportunity Maine Program provides a State income tax credit to defray annual student loan payments to graduates of Maine colleges who pay income taxes in Maine. The tax credit applies to all Bowdoin graduates who took undergraduate student loans after January 1, 2008. The maximum annual credit is capped based on: the taxpayer’s State tax liability, the annual amount of student loan repayment made in the tax year, or $5,500 (figure adjusted annually), whichever is lowest.


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Did You Know?

You can increase your loan and campus job earnings and still keep your entire grant.

Most students work on campus to help pay for books, personal expenses and travel. While loans are not part of your financial aid award, most students are still eligible to borrow to defray the cost of education. The amount you work and whether you borrow is your choice; the decision will not reduce your grant.