The Maine Tax Collectors and Treasurers Association was organized in the early 1960’s with one purpose being to “improve the education and training of appointed and elected tax collectors and treasurers and their assistants”. In keeping with this purpose and mission, the MMTCTA Executive Board offers scholarships for members in good standing to attend one of the association’s core seminars, basic courses or annual conference.
The purpose of the scholarship program is to provide financial assistance to members who cannot procure financial assistance from their communities to attend the association’s core seminars, basic courses, or annual conference. The Executive Board is committed to promoting further educational opportunities for its members.
Any current member in good standing of the MMTCTA may apply. Applications must be submitted 45 days prior to the upcoming seminars. All applications must be submitted to the MMTCTA, 60 Community Drive, Augusta, ME 04330. Faxed or emailed applications will also be accepted. The application must include the application form, a letter from the member’s supervisor explaining that the municipality does not have funds to pay the tuition and why, and a letter from the applicant explaining why this application should be approved and how the assistance will help the applicant in the future. Scholarships will be limited to one seminar or course per year per applicant. A limited number of scholarships will be available each year and scholarships will be given out based on the selection criteria until the funds have been depleted.
The Professional Development Committee shall choose recipients based on the following criteria:
- Applicant has submitted the application by the deadline.
- Applicant is a member in good standing of the MMTCTA.
- Applicant can provide proof of their municipality’s inability to pay for the tuition.
- Applicant has provided sufficient evidence that this scholarship will be used to advance the overall mission of the association.
Notification of Award
The MMTCTA Executive Board will notify scholarship recipients within two weeks of the start of the seminar or course. The scholarship award letter may be used by the applicant as proof of payment at time of registration for the course.