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 UMA Centers from January through the first week of March.

Complete General Scholarship Application »

Completed General Scholarship application packets must be received by UMA Student Financial Services by March 23, 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 23, 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.

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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.

UMA Centers:

Contact your Student Service Coordinator.

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
  • 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
  • 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.

UMA Centers:

Contact your Student Service Coordinator.

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
  • 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
  • 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 23, 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.

UMA Centers:

Contact your Student Service Coordinator.

Scholarships Local to UMA Centers

Maine Roads to Quality
The Maine Roads Scholarship Program awards money to help pay the costs of earning a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or a college degree at any level from Associate to Master’s.

Maine Development Foundation Next Step Scholarship
For adult and non-traditional students. Next Step Maine Scholarships are given to employees who are engaged in taking additional steps in their education and skill development and who are considered promising contributors to the organizations for which they work.

AAUW Scholarship Program
The AAUW Scholarship Program is intended for non-traditional female students who have been out of high school for at least one year and who wish to enroll or have already enrolled in the college.

Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary Herb Paris Health Career Scholarship
The Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary raises money to encourage local area students who are interested in the healthcare field.

Competitive Skills Scholarship Program
The Competitive Skills Scholarship helps workers learn new skills and Maine businesses access a qualified workforce to succeed in the changing economy. The program is open to eligible Maine residents with access to post-secondary education – including certificate programs and two- and four-year degrees – training for industry-recognized credentials, and support leading to skilled, well-compensated jobs with anticipated high employment demand.

Paul Handley Memorial Scholarship (UPDATE COMING SOON)
Scholarship assistance will be given to one UMA Brunswick Center senior student in either a UMA B.A. or B.S. degree program who has completed at least two semesters at the Center and is in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Preference shall be given to students who demonstrate volunteerism.

Futurama Continuing Education Scholarship and the Futurama Career Advancement Scholarship
DEADLINES: April 20th
The Business and Professional Women in Maine (BPW/ME) Futurama Foundation offers the Continuing Education and Career Advancement scholarships. Maine state recipients are awarded a $1,200 scholarship. The local BPW organization selects a candidate for these scholarships from the applications received. These candidates are forwarded to the Foundation for final selection at the State level.

Downeast Business and Professional Women
DEADLINE: April 30th
This local organization offers a $500 scholarship to a college student who is continuing her post-secondary education by taking at least 3 classes per semester. The scholarship money will be awarded the second semester of the recipient’s year at a college or university.

Veteran’s Administration – Fry Scholarship
Children and surviving spouses of an active duty member of the Armed Forces who died in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001 are eligible for this benefit.

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
For college sophomores or juniors working toward a degree in science or mathematics

Maine Roads to Quality
The Maine Roads Scholarship Program awards money to help pay the costs of earning a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or a college degree at any level from Associate to Master’s.

Maine Development Foundation Next Step Scholarship
For adult and non-traditional students

Fresh Start Scholarship
This scholarship is designed for adults entering Eastern Maine Community College (EMCC) and who have either graduated from high school prior to 2007, or left high school prior to 2007 and completed an adult diploma or GED.

Hope Milliken McNally Scholarship
For any Ellsworth High School graduate attending EMCC.

With local partners, the UMA Rockland Center raises scholarship funds to help you pay for college.

United Mid-Coast Charities Scholarship Application Form for New Students
Due to the generosity of United Mid-Coast Charities, the UMA Rockland Center has the ability to award some scholarships up to $750 to first-time college students with financial need. In particular, we hope to encourage students who do not have access to other financial support systems. Funds must be applied directly toward tuition, book costs and University fees. Applicants must take placement tests, be a resident of Maine and have earned a GED or high school diploma.

United Mid-Coast Charities Scholarship for Returning Students
Due to the generosity of United Mid-Coast Charities, the UMA Rockland Center has the ability to award some scholarships up to $750 to students returning to college to finish a degree after at least a 5 year absence. In particular, we hope to encourage students who do not have access to other financial support systems. Funds must be applied directly toward tuition, book costs and University fees. Applicants may need to take placement tests and must be a resident of Maine.

Coastal Senior College’s David Desjardins Scholarship
DEADLINE: August 15th for fall and December 15 for spring
Designed for an older new or returning student

The Bridget and Kenneth Paddock Scholarship 
Focused on women who are first-time college students

Rockland District Nursing Association Scholarship
DEADLINE: May 31st
If you are in good standing in an accredited nursing program, this scholarship is administered by Rockland District Nursing Association (RDNA), a community nursing service long supported by the Brown family. One scholarship award of $500 will be offered each year. As funds permit additional awards may be granted. Scholarship awards are based on financial need and college course grade point average (GPA). Applicants may reapply each year, as long as they are enrolled in an accredited nursing degree program.

James and Marilyn Rockefeller Scholarship fund 
DEADLINE: June 1st and December 1st
For residents of Knox, Waldo, or Washington counties who are 18 years and over

Maine Community Foundation
Additional scholarship opportunities for Maine residents

West Bay Rotary Club Charitable Foundation Scholarship 
The West Bay Rotary Charitable Foundation invites applications from non-profits, organizations, programs and cities or towns for donations up to $2,500. This funding shall be applied to general operations, specific projects/programs or capital needs. This is a donation request form.

Knox County Scholars
Intended for recent Knox County high school graduates who wish to begin college at the UMA Rockland Center but who may have missed out as seniors on some high school scholarship opportunities. Inquiries and applications may be made through academic advisors Deborah Meehan or Chip Curry.

York County Senior College Scholarship

York County Senior College awards one $500 scholarship each spring to a student who attends classes at UMA Saco Center. Applicants must complete the following criteria:

  • Have completed at least two semesters in the University of Maine System
  • Have a passing grade in all courses taken in the last two semesters
  • Submit a copy of their transcript for the last two semesters
  • Be registered for at least 6 credits during the semester/s the scholarship is received
  • Complete the attached form and submit the form along with required essay and transcript copy.

The scholarship committee will review all applications.The scholarship will be awarded based on the information gathered through the application and other required material. All applications should be submitted to York County Senior College, “Attn. Scholarship Committee”, 4 Scamman Street, suite 18, Saco, ME 04072.

Deadline for submissions is March 30 each year.

The Scholarship award will be presented at the Student Recognition ceremony in later April at UMA Saco Center and at the Annual Senior College Luncheon held in June.

For applications or for more information, please stop by UMA Saco Center.

University of Maine System scholarships

Explore University of Maine System scholarships, qualifying criteria, application steps and submission deadlines.

Adults may qualify for up to $16,000 in scholarship assistance

Are you a Maine adult who wants to return to college? You may qualify for as much as $4,000 per year in scholarships for up to four years. The University of Maine System’s Adult Degree Completion Scholarship aims to help Maine people complete their academic studies.

This scholarship is for adult students returning to college after an absence of three years or more, and who are completing their very first baccalaureate degree.

When can you apply?

  • August 1 – to be considered for a full academic year award beginning in the fall semester.
  • December 1 – to be considered for a spring semester award.
  • All renewal applications are due no later than June 1 of each year.

The electronic application takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and may be found here. Prior to completing this application, we recommend contacting your campus Navigator. If needed, campus Navigators can also provide a paper copy of the application.

Applicants must meet the following criteria in order to qualify for the scholarship:

  • A resident of the state of Maine.
  • A student accepted at a University of Maine System campus seeking a first baccalaureate degree.
  • An undergraduate reentry student who has experienced a gap (three years or more) in the pursuit of postsecondary education.
  • Previously earned a minimum of 30 credits from any institution.
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by a completed FAFSA.
  • Registered at least part time: 6‐8 credits per semester.
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UMA is pleased to announce the availability of a Success Scholarship to students graduating from the following Maine community colleges with an Associate’s degree in December of 2016: Central Maine Community College; Eastern Maine Community College; Kennebec Valley Community College; and Southern Maine Community College.

Graduates from any of these community colleges are eligible for a scholarship worth $1,300 per academic year (half of which is awarded each semester) which can be renewed for up to four (4) semesters or until graduation from UMA, whichever comes first. The scholarship will be part of the student’s total financial aid package. Students must enroll in and complete at least twelve (12) credit hours each semester with at least a 2.5 grade point average to continue to receive the scholarship.

There is no scholarship application to complete.

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Any student who is currently studying marketing, business, IT, communications, advertising, or economics may be eligible to apply and win this scholarship.

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The University of Maine System offers Osher New Beginnings Scholarships to encourage Maine people of all ages to try college.

Accepting new scholarship requests for the Summer II session and Fall 2018 semester!

Osher New Beginnings Scholarship can cover one course, including books and required materials.

Who’s Eligible?

You may qualify for an Osher New Beginnings Scholarship if you:

  • are a Maine resident,
  • have earned a high school diploma or equivalent,
  • are a first time student or have not attended college in at least three years,
  • have 30 or fewer credit hours,
  • will commit to completing a college course.

Where Can I Take Courses?

Courses are available at all Campuses, Centers, and Online.

How Can I Apply?

Interested students must complete the Osher New Beginnings Scholarship request form (pdf).

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A Maine-Ireland student exchange which honors the Northern Ireland peace accord brokered by Senator Mitchell between the governments and peoples of Ireland and the United Kingdom.

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This is available to currently practicing, certified Maine K-12 teachers in the areas of mathematics, science or foreign language.

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The University of Maine System Board of Trustees and State Legislature have established a number of different tuition and fee waiver programs for the benefit of students attending a university. If a student meets certain criteria, that student may qualify for reduced university tuition and, in some cases, fees.

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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.


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