$100M investment in your career

Introducing the Alfond Scholars Initiative: Your graduate degree, made possible.

Secure your future in advanced tech.

Now you can afford to earn a graduate degree in a tech-forward, high-growth field. To advance both your career and Maine’s innovation economy, Portland’s Roux Institute and the Harold Alfond Foundation® have partnered to provide generous scholarship support. Now is your time: Earn the skills you’ll need to adapt and thrive in Maine.

The Roux’s unique education model provides flexible graduate courses, certificates, and master’s programs co-designed with Maine’s leading employer partners. Our highly collaborative way of working together means you’ll get the knowledge all businesses urgently need—and opportunities to test your new skills by completing special assignments and paid, full-time co-ops.


We’re ready to invest in you, and your success.

The Alfond Scholars Initiative makes graduate study affordable. We’ll help you invest in your future.

  • Graduate certificates and degrees aligned with high-growth fields

  • Professional assignments with Roux employer partners

  • Initial offerings in computer science, analytics, bioinformatics, and project management

  • Personalized career counseling

  • Complimentary introductory courses

  • Need-based scholarships

Real-world experience and a professional network

Through our affordable, flexible graduate programs, you’ll gain in-demand analytical and creative skills. And with opportunities to pursue challenging assignments with our employer partners, you’ll strengthen your skill set—and your professional network.

Our partnership with Roux is an integral part of our strategy to make WEX, and Maine, a hub for high-caliber tech talent and the continued development of our workforce.


Director, Global Talent Acquisition and Diversity & Inclusion, WEX

Bringing in these graduate programs through an affiliation with a top university like Northeastern is a tremendous development for the state of Maine and for employers like Sun Life.


President, Sun Life U.S.

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