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Scholarships Offered by UMA

Each year UMA awards over a million dollars in scholarships! Scholarships are financial awards, which do not have to be repaid. Full time and part time UMA students have an opportunity to apply for a number of scholarships as a result of funding made available by the University of Maine at Augusta, the University of Maine System, and generous donations by organizations and individuals to UMA’s scholarship fund.

Many UMA scholarships require one to submit the following UMA General Scholarship Application:

2015-2016 General Scholarship Application »

UMA General Scholarship Applications are also available in the Financial Aid Office of the Augusta campus and at various sites and University College Centers from January through the first week of March.

Completed General Scholarship application packets must be received by UMA Student Financial Services by March 21, 2015

Please use the tabs below to explore UMA scholarships, specific qualifying criteria, application steps and submission deadlines.

New UMA Students

Scholarships for new UMA students who are first time college students.

SCHOLARSHIP

CRITERIA

HOW TO APPLY

50th Anniversary - 50 for $500 Scholarship

  • UMA application in process or completed
  • Must have filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA)
  • Must be eligible for financial aid award, even if only loan eligible
  • Provide a one or two paragraph response
  • UMA 50th Anniversary $500 Scholarship Application
  • Reviews will be conducted in February, April and June 2015
  • Augusta Kiwanis Club Scholarship

  • Non-traditional student
  • Demonstrated leadership
  • Academic excellence
  • Demonstrated financial need*
  • General Scholarship Application
  • Bath Iron Works (BIW) Scholarship

  • Good academic standing
  • Demonstrated financial need*
  • Preference given to BIW employees and their children
  • Apply by sending a letter outlining your eligibility to the Financial Aid Office
  • No deadline
  • M. Richard Cameron Scholarship

  • Augusta based Criminal Justice Major
  • Current or previous military experience
  • Completed at least 30 academic credits
  • General Scholarship Application
  • Cony High School Scholarship

  • Cony High School graduate
  • Demonstrated financial need*
  • General Scholarship Application
  • Dick Cash Scholarship

  • Enrolled in Jazz program
  • Preference given to high school graduates or residents from Knox, Lincoln, or Waldo county
    Demonstrated financial need*
  • Contact the music department Maybe a contact email here?
  • Bruce Collier Memorial Scholarship

  • UMA Bangor campus student
  • Demonstrated financial need*
  • No application required, selection made by UMA representatives
  • Charles Dana Danforth Scholarship

  • Pursuing an education in art or music
  • Demonstrated talent, ability, and motivation
  • Automatically awarded to students who meet criteria
  • Dental Scholarship

  • Student majoring in Dental Assisting or Dental Hygiene
  • Enrolled full-time
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Demonstrated financial need*
  • Automatically awarded to students who meet criteria
  • General Edmund W. Hill Scholarship

  • Awarded to a worthy student
  • General Scholarship Application
  • The Maine Higher Education Assistance Foundation Scholarship

  • Graduate of a Maine high school
  • Good academic standing
  • Enrolled full-time (12+ credit hours)
  • Augusta or Lewiston-Auburn campus student
  • Majoring in a Business related program such as Accounting, Business Management or Economics
  • Demonstrated financial need*
  • No application required, selection made by UMA representatives
  • President’s Scholarships – Athletic Based

  • Preference given to new UMA students
  • Participating in Men’s or Women’s Basketball or Soccer
  • No application required, selection made by UMA representatives
  • Contact the Athletic Director
  • President’s Scholarships – General Awards

  • Graduating High School Senior
  • Top 25% of High School Rank
  • No application required, selection made by UMA representatives
  • President’s Scholarships – International Students

  • New UMA student
  • Ability to succeed academically
  • No application required, selection made by UMA representatives
  • President’s Scholarships – Music

  • New UMA student
  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Music
  • No application required, selection made by UMA representatives
    • Contact the Music Department
  • Richard J. and Mary Elisabeth Randall Scholarship

  • Named after former President Richard J. Randall, and Mary Elisabeth, Vice President Emerita of Enrollment Management.
  • Must be enrolled in a degree program
  • Minimum G.P.A. of 3.25
  • No application required, selection made by UMA representatives
  • Lila and Vernon Segal Fund

  • Awarded to students from Augusta, Manchester, or Winthrop
  • General Scholarship Application
  • Martin & Molly Schwartz Scholarship

  • Single parents
  • Student’s income falls within eligibility guidelines for AFDC (TANF) plus 20 percent
  • Demonstrated financial need*
  • General Scholarship Application
  • Unified Fee Grant

  • Awarded to assist student with costs associated with child care, travel, books and other miscellaneous educational expenses
  •   Demonstrated financial need*
  • Awards are on-going
  • Unified Fee Grant Appliation(available from Student Financial Services)
  •  

    Continuing UMA Students

    Scholarships for current UMA students.

    SCHOLARSHIP

    CRITERIA

    HOW TO APPLY

    American Institute of Architects Maine Chapter Scholarship

  • Academic Merit
  • Demonstrated financial need*
  • Completed first two years of Architectual studio courses
  • General Scholarship Application
  • Augusta Rotary Club Scholarship

  • Currently enrolled student
  • Resides in greater Augusta area
  • Academic excellence
  • Involved in community service
  • Demonstrated financial need*
  • General Scholarship Application
  • Augusta Kiwanis Club Scholarship

  • Non-traditional student
  • Demonstrated leadership
  • Academic excellence
  • Demonstrated financial need*
  • General Scholarship Application
  • Bath Iron Works (BIW) Scholarship

  • Good academic standing
  • Demonstrated financial need*
  • Preference given to BIW employees and their children
  • Apply by sending a letter outlining your eligibility to the Financial Aid Office
  • No deadline
  • John Blodgett Scholarship

  • Currently enrolled student
  • Good academic standing
  • Demonstrated financial need*
  • General Scholarship Application
  • Business & Professional Women’s Club/Maine Futurama Foundation Scholarship

  • Currently enrolled student
  • Single, female Maine Resident
  • Alternates years between Augusta and Bangor campuses
  • Demonstrated financial need*
  • General Scholarship Application
  • Calumet Educational & Literary Foundation Scholarship Award

  • Current UMA student with sophomore standing (30 – 45 credits)
  • Plans for a career in government or public service
  • Good academic standing
  • Reside in Augusta area (zip: 04300-04399)
  • Demonstrated financial need*
  • General Scholarship Application
  • M. Richard Cameron Scholarship

  • Augusta based Criminal Justice Major
  • Current or previous military experience
  • Completed at least 30 academic credits
  • General Scholarship Application
  • Cony High School Scholarship

  •  Cony High School graduate
  • Demonstrated financial need*
  • General Scholarship Application
  • Dick Cash Scholarship

  • Enrolled in Jazz program
  • Preference given to high school graduates or residents from Knox, Lincoln, or Waldo county
    Demonstrated financial need*
  • Contact the music department
  • Bruce Collier Memorial Scholarship

  • UMA Bangor campus student
  • Demonstrated financial need*
  • No application required, selection made by UMA representatives
  • Celeste Cote Scholarship

  • Current student
  • Majoring in biology or a related field
  • Automatically awarded to students who meet criteria
  • Charles Dana Danforth Scholarship

  • Pursuing an education in art or music
  • Demonstrated talent, ability, and motivation
  • Automatically awarded to students who meet criteria
  • Dental Scholarship

  • Student majoring in Dental Assisting or Dental Hygiene
  • Enrolled full-time
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Demonstrated financial need*
  • Automatically awarded to students who meet criteria
  • Dr. Maya Angelou Leadership & Service Award

  • Demonstrated leadership service to UMA  and/ or community
  • Completed a minimum of 30 credit hours
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75
  • General Scholarship Application
  • Francis T. and Catherine B. Finnegan Scholarship

  • Bachelor of Arts in English     AND/OR
  • Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • No application required, selection made by UMA representatives 
  • Blanche Garrity Perseverance Scholarship

  • Must have completed 6 credit hours
  • Cumulative GPA of a minimum of 2.0
  • Eligible for the Cornerstone Program
  • Demonstrated Financial Aid *
  • For application and deadline contact the Cornerstone Program at UMA Bangor
  • Richard James Goggin Scholarship

  • Continuing student
  • Successful completion of at least 1 year in the Business Administration program
  • Service to UMA
  • General Scholarship Application
  • C. Richard Haskell Scholarship

  • Awarded to student’s from the Greater Portland area
  • Active participation in athletics and recreational activities
  • No application required, selection made by UMA representatives
  • Edna L. Higgins Scholarship

  • Awarded to student’s from the Greater Portland area
  • No application required, selection made by UMA representatives
  • General Edmund W. Hill Scholarship

  • Awarded to a worthy student
  • General Scholarship Application
  • Lloyd J. Jewett Scholarship

  • Strong academic standing
  • Resides in Kennebec Valley area
  • Preference given to part-time students
  • General Scholarship Application
  • Bennett D. Katz Scholarship

  • Current Student
  • Good academic standing
  • Demonstrate Financial Need
  • General Scholarship Application
  • Leadership and Service Scholarship

  • Current Student residing in Augusta area
  • Leadership & service to UMA and wider community
  • Demonstrated financial need*
  • General Scholarship Application
  • The Maine Higher Education Assistance Foundation Scholarship

  • Graduate of a Maine high school
  • Good academic standing
  • Enrolled full-time (12+ credit hours)
  • Augusta or Lewiston-Auburn campus student
  • Majoring in a Business related program such as Accounting, Business Management or Economics
  • Demonstrated financial need*
  • No application required, selection made by UMA representatives
  • Don Pillsbury Memorial Scholarship

  • Pursuing a degree in music
  • Demonstrated talent, ability, and motivation
  • No application required, selection made by UMA representatives
  • President’s Scholarships – Athletic Based

  • Preference given to new UMA students
  • Participating in Men’s or Women’s Basketball or Soccer
  • No application required, selection made by UMA representatives
  • Contact the Athletic Director email link here?
  • President’s Scholarships – Emerging Leader

  • Participation in the Emerging Leaders Program
  • No application required, selection made by UMA representatives
  • President’s Scholarships – Honors Program

  • Participation in the Honors Program
  • No application required, selection made by UMA representatives
  • President’s Scholarships – Student Government

  • Serve as President of SGA at UMA, UMA Bangor, LAC, or in the Distance Education division
  • No application required, selection made by UMA representatives
  • Cecil E. Powers Scholarship

  • University College at Bangor (UMA Bangor) campus student
  • Majoring in Criminal Justice
  • Good academic standing
  • Demonstrated financial need*
  • No application required, selection made by UMA representatives
  • Vivian B. Raymond Scholarship Fund

  • University College at Bangor (UMA Bangor) campus student
  • Completed a minimum of 30 credits
  • Single parent who has overcome hardship to attend UMA Bangor
  • Demonstrated financial need*
  • No application required, selection made by UMA representatives
  • Richard J. and Mary Elisabeth Randall Scholarship

  • Named after former President Richard J. Randall, and Mary Elisabeth, Vice President Emerita of Enrollment Management.
  • Must be enrolled in a degree program
  • Minimum G.P.A. of 3.25
  • No application required, selection made by UMA representatives
  • M. Richard Cameron Scholarship           

  • Augusta Based Criminal Justice major
  • Has current or previous military experience
  • Completed 30 academic credits
  • General Scholarship Application
  • Lila and Vernon Segal Fund

  • Awarded to students from Augusta, Manchester, or Winthrop
  • General Scholarship Application
  • Martin & Molly Schwartz Scholarship

  • Single parents
  • Student’s income falls within eligibility guidelines for AFDC (TANF) plus 20 percent
  • Demonstrated financial need*
  • General Scholarship Application
  • SCORE Scholarship           

  • Dedicated and successful business student in a Bachelor degree
  • Demonstrates a high level of interest in small business
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • No application required, selection made by UMA representatives
  • Student Government Association – Augusta Based

  • Current Augusta-based student
  • Completed 2 consecutive semesters Demonstrated campus leadership
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • General Scholarship Application
  • Patrick J. Sullivan Memorial Scholarship

  • UMA Music student who exhibits positive attitude, determination, imagination and a creative spirit
  • General Scholarship Application 
  • Unified Fee Grant

  • Awarded to assist student with costs associated with child care, travel, books and other miscellaneous educational expenses
  •   Demonstrated financial need*
  • Awards are on-going
  • Unified Fee Grant Appliation(available from Student Financial Services)
  • Kenneth C. Ward Scholarship

  • Currently a UMA freshman or sophomore
  • Demonstrated proficiency in math
  • No application required, selection made by UMA representatives
  •  

    Incoming Transfer & Readmitted UMA Students

    Scholarships for students who are transfering to UMA and for students who are readmitting to UMA.

    SCHOLARSHIP

    CRITERIA

    HOW TO APPLY

    50th Anniversary - 50 for $500 Scholarship

  • UMA application in process or completed
  • Must have filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA)
  • Must be eligible for financial aid award, even if only loan eligible
  • Provide a one or two paragraph response

  • UMA 50th Anniversary $500 Scholarship Application
  • Reviews will be conducted in February, April and June 2015


  • Adult Degree completion Scholarship

  • Admitted to a degree program (matriculated) at UMA and seeking first baccalaureate degree
  • Resident of State of Maine
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA)
  • Must be registered at least part time (6-8 credits each semester during the academic year). Students enrolled in fewer credits will be considered on a case by case basis.
  • Application deadline for fall 15 is 1 August 2015
  • To apply visit:
  • uma.edu/finishyourdegree

    Augusta Kiwanis Club Scholarship

  • Non-traditional student
  • Demonstrated leadership
  • Academic excellence
  • Demonstrated financial need*
  • General Scholarship Application
  • Bath Iron Works (BIW) Scholarship

  • Good academic standing
  • Demonstrated financial need*
  • Preference given to BIW employees and their children
  • Apply by sending a letter outlining your eligibility to the Financial Aid Office
  • No deadline
  • John Blodgett Scholarship

  • Currently enrolled student
  • Good academic standing
  • Demonstrated financial need*
  • General Scholarship Application
  • Business & Professional Women’s Club/Maine Futurama Foundation Scholarship

  • Currently enrolled student
  • Single, female Maine Resident
  • Alternates years between Augusta and Bangor campuses
  • Demonstrated financial need*
  • General Scholarship Application
  • M. Richard Cameron Scholarship

  • Augusta based Criminal Justice Major
  • Current or previous military experience
  • Completed at least 30 academic credits
  • General Scholarship Application
  • Cony High School Scholarship

  •  Cony High School graduate
  • Demonstrated financial need*
  • General Scholarship Application
  • Dick Cash Scholarship

  • Enrolled in Jazz program
  • Preference given to high school graduates or residents from Knox, Lincoln, or Waldo county
    Demonstrated financial need*
  • Contact the music department
  • Bruce Collier Memorial Scholarship

  • UMA Bangor campus student
  • Demonstrated financial need*
  • No application required, selection made by UMA representatives
  • Charles Dana Danforth Scholarship

  • Pursuing an education in art or music
  • Demonstrated talent, ability, and motivation
  • Automatically awarded to students who meet criteria
  • Dental Scholarship

  • Student majoring in Dental Assisting or Dental Hygiene
  • Enrolled full-time
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Demonstrated financial need*
  • Automatically awarded to students who meet criteria
  • Dr. Maya Angelou Leadership & Service Award

  • Demonstrated leadership service to UMA  and/ or community
  • Completed a minimum of 30 credit hours
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75
  • General Scholarship Application
  • Edna L. Higgins Scholarship

  • Awarded to student’s from the Greater Portland area
  • No application required, selection made by UMA representatives
  • General Edmund W. Hill Scholarship

  • Awarded to a worthy student
  • General Scholarship Application
  • Lloyd J. Jewett Scholarship

  • Strong academic standing
  • Resides in Kennebec Valley area
  • Preference given to part-time students
  • General Scholarship Application
  • The Maine Higher Education Assistance Foundation Scholarship

  • Graduate of a Maine high school
  • Good academic standing
  • Enrolled full-time (12+ credit hours)
  • Augusta or Lewiston-Auburn campus student
  • Majoring in a Business related program such as Accounting, Business Management or Economics
  • Demonstrated financial need*
  • No application required, selection made by UMA representatives
  • Don Pillsbury Memorial Scholarship

  • Pursuing a degree in music
  • Demonstrated talent, ability, and motivation
  • No application required, selection made by UMA representatives
  • Cecil E. Powers Scholarship

  • University College at Bangor (UMA Bangor) campus student
  • Majoring in Criminal Justice
  • Good academic standing
  • Demonstrated financial need*
  • No application required, selection made by UMA representatives
  • President’s Scholarships – Athletic Based

  • Preference given to new UMA students
  • Participating in Men’s or Women’s Basketball or Soccer
  • No application required, selection made by UMA representatives
  • Contact the Athletic Director contact email here?
  • President’s Scholarships – Music

  • New UMA student
  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Music
  • No application required, selection made by UMA representatives
    • Contact the Music Department contact email here?
  • Vivian B. Raymond Scholarship Fund

  • University College at Bangor (UMA Bangor) campus student
  • Completed a minimum of 30 credits
  • Single parent who has overcome hardship to attend UMA Bangor
  • Demonstrated financial need*
  • No application required, selection made by UMA representatives
  • Richard J. and Mary Elisabeth Randall Scholarship

  • Named after former President Richard J. Randall, and Mary Elisabeth, Vice President Emerita of Enrollment Management.
  • Must be enrolled in a degree program
  • Minimum G.P.A. of 3.25
  • No application required, selection made by UMA representatives
  • Lila and Vernon Segal Fund

  • Awarded to students from Augusta, Manchester, or Winthrop
  • General Scholarship Application
  • Martin & Molly Schwartz Scholarship

  • Single parents
  • Student’s income falls within eligibility guidelines for AFDC (TANF) plus 20 percent
  • Demonstrated financial need*
  • General Scholarship Application
  • SCORE Scholarship           

  • Dedicated and successful business student in a Bachelor degree
  • Demonstrates a high level of interest in small business
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • No application required, selection made by UMA representatives
  • Unified Fee Grant

  • Awarded to assist student with costs associated with child care, travel, books and other miscellaneous educational expenses
  •   Demonstrated financial need*
  • Awards are on-going
  • Unified Fee Grant Appliation(available from Student Financial Services)
  •  

    2015-2016 General Scholarship Application »

    *Demonstrated Financial Need is determined by the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students must file the FAFSA prior to March 1 for each academic year in order to be considered.

    ** Completed UMA General Scholarship application packets must be received by UMA Student Financial Services by March 21, 2015. UMA General Scholarship Applications are also available in Student Finantial Services on the Augusta campus and at various Sites and Centers from January through the first week of March.

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    Phone: 207.262.7800, option 3; Fax: 207.262.7801
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