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, which are available at Student Financial Services on 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 26, 2018.

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

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

Scholarship Criteria How to Apply
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
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
Pine Tree State Pledge
  • Covers the remainder costs of tuition and mandatory fees after the application of Federal, State and additional grant resources.
  • New in-state full-time and part-time transfer students who have earned at least 30 transferable credits, and are new to the University of Maine System. Students currently attending another UMS institution are not eligible in Spring 2018.
  • New in-state, first-time full-time students in Fall 2018.
  • Must meet in-state residency requirements and be U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen to receive Federal financial aid.
  • Must be eligible to receive Federal Pell grants as part of the financial aid package for the academic year.
  • Must have met all entrance requirements and be regularly admitted to a bachelor’s degree program.
  • Must maintain published minimum credit hour enrollment to remain qualified.

Complete details on the Pine Tree State Pledge are available here.

  • Complete the UMA Application for Admission by December 1, 2017 for Transfer Students and February 1, 2018 for First-Time Students
  • Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by December 1, 2017 for Transfer Students and March 1, 2018 for First-Time Students
  • FAFSA must be submitted annually to determine continued eligibility in the Pine Tree State Pledge program.
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*
  • Application available in Student Financial Services
Dean’s Academic Scholarship
  • Awarded to first time college students
  • Academic Excellence in high school
  • Maintain full time enrollment at UMA
  • Earn a UMA cumulative GPA of 3.0 each semester.
  • No application required, selection made by UMA representatives
Early College Scholarship
  • Awarded to graduated HS students with UMA Early College Bridge/Aspirations/Dual Credit,
  • with 2.75 earned on all UMA early college credit
  • Maintain full-time status at UMA
  • Good academic status at UMA
  • No application required, selection made by UMA representatives

 

*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 27, 2017. UMA General Scholarship Applications are also available in Student Financial Services on the Augusta campus and at various Sites and Centers from January through the first week of March.

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Web: Find the latest student-specific information on MaineStreet.
Email us at: UMAFA@MAINE.EDU

Augusta Campus:

Phone: (207) 621-3455 or in-state toll-free 1-877-862-1234
In person: Student Financial Services is located on the second floor of the Randall Student Center. Office hours are: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.

Bangor Campus:

Phone: 207.262.7800; Fax: 207.262.7801
In Person: Stop by the Admissions Office in Lewiston Hall, 65 Texas Avenue. Bangor office hours are 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday.

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 Architectural 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
  • urrent 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
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 Application (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

*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 26, 2018. UMA General Scholarship Applications are also available in Student Financial Services on the Augusta campus and at various Sites and Centers from January through the first week of March.

We’re here to help.

Web: Find the latest student-specific information on MaineStreet.
Email us at: UMAFA@MAINE.EDU

Augusta Campus:

Phone: (207) 621-3455 or in-state toll-free 1-877-862-1234
In person: Student Financial Services is located on the second floor of the Randall Student Center. Office hours are: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.

Bangor Campus:

Phone: 207.262.7800; Fax: 207.262.7801
In Person: Stop by the Admissions Office in Lewiston Hall, 65 Texas Avenue. Bangor office hours are 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday.

Scholarships for students who are transferring to UMA and for students who are readmitting to UMA

Scholarship Criteria How to Apply
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 (FAFSA)
  • 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.
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
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
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 Application (available from Student Financial Services)
Transfer Scholarship
  • Awarded to transfer cumulative college GPA minimum of 2.75 based on last college attended, maintain full time UMA status, UMA cum GPA of 3.0
  • No application required, selection made by UMA representatives

 

*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 26, 2018. UMA General Scholarship Applications are also available in Student Financial Services on the Augusta campus and at various Sites and Centers from January through the first week of March.

We’re here to help.

Web: Find the latest student-specific information on MaineStreet.
Email us at: UMAFA@MAINE.EDU

Augusta Campus:

Phone: (207) 621-3455 or in-state toll-free 1-877-862-1234
In person: Student Financial Services is located on the second floor of the Randall Student Center. Office hours are: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.

Bangor Campus:

Phone: 207.262.7800; Fax: 207.262.7801
In Person: Stop by the Admissions Office in Lewiston Hall, 65 Texas Avenue. Bangor office hours are 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday.


Special Circumstances

Dependency Override Appeal: The Higher Education Act allows a financial aid administrator to make dependency overrides on a case-by-case basis for students with unusual circumstances for one academic year at a time. None of the conditions following singularly or in combination qualify as unusual circumstances meriting a dependency override: parental refusal to contribute to a student’s education; parental unwillingness to provide information on the FAFSA or for verification; parents do not claim the student as a dependent for income tax purposes; student demonstrates total self-sufficiency. Documented cases may qualify for consideration. Students that may have a qualifying unusual circumstance must request a “Dependency Status Appeal Form” from the UMA Financial Aid Office.

Loss of Income Appeal: The FAFSA requires a family to report income and benefits received during a specified calendar year. This may not reflect the current financial situation of the family. The Higher Education Act allows UMA to consider the income expected from all sources in the calendar year immediately following the required FAFSA tax year to calculate the family’s current situation. Applications require complete supporting documentation and cannot be submitted in anticipation of the event occurrence: i.e.: loss of job or benefit. Income appeal applications are available beginning July 1.