Four Years of Support for Qualified Students

UMA Students

"UMA 10K Scholarship" logoThe University of Maine at Augusta is committed to providing affordable access to a university education, and help students manage the growing costs of a college education. To help ease the financial burden UMA offers the UMA $10K scholarship program to non-Pell eligible students.

Through this scholarship program, qualified and eligible entering full-time students will receive $10,000 over the course of four years.

What is the UMA $10K scholarship and how much will I receive?

Eligible students who successfully complete a minimum of 30 UMA credits each aid year and maintain a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA at the end of each semester will receive the UMA $10K scholarship.

Academic Year Scholarship Amount
Year 1 $2,000 ($1,000/semester)
Year 2 $2,000 ($1,000/semester)
Year 3 $3,000 ($1,500/semester)
Year 4 $3,000 ($1,500/semester)

 

Who is eligible to participate in the UMA $10K scholarship program?

Are you a Pell-eligible Maine student?

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  • Non-Pell Eligible full-time students.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen to receive Federal financial aid.
  • Must annually file a FAFSA application.
  • Must have met all entrance requirements and be regularly admitted to an associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree program.
  • Must maintain minimum credit hour enrollment and minimum cumulative GPA to remain qualified:
    • First-Year Students – 30 UMA credits per aid year for a total of four years in a row, and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.00 at the end of each semester.
    • Transfer Students – 30 UMA credits per aid year for a total of four years in a row, and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.00 at the end of each semester.

Is this combinable with other UMA scholarships?

The UMA $10K scholarship is stackable with UMA Dean’s Scholarships, Presidential Scholarships, and Transfer Scholarships.

Students receiving the Pine Tree State Pledge, Native American Tuition Waiver, and Employee/Employee Dependent Waiver are not eligible for the UMA $10K scholarship.

How do I apply?

  1. Complete the UMA Application for Admission.
  2. Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

That’s it! The FAFSA must be submitted annually to determine continued eligibility in the UMA $10K program. Please explore the FAQs below for more information.

Want to learn more about the UMA $10K?

Contact UMA Admissions at 1.877.862.1234 or

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Frequently Asked Questions

What if a student’s Pell eligibility changes during the duration of their program?

Students cannot receive the Pine Tree State Pledge and UMA $10K scholarship in the same aid year. As UMA understands financial resources for students can change during the duration of an educational program, students can switch between the programs as determined by their eligibility each aid year. Eligibility is determined by the FAFSA. An example is below.

Year Pell Eligibility Scholarship Eligibility
Year 1 Non-Pell Eligible UMA $10K
$2,000/annual
Year 2 Pell Eligible Pine Tree State Pledge
Tuition & Mandatory Fees Covered by UMA
Year 3 Non-Pell Eligible UMA $10K
$3,000/annual
Year 4 Pell Eligible Pine Tree State Pledge
Tuition & Mandatory Fees Covered by UMA

What if a student’s GPA drops below 2.0?

The student is no longer eligible to receive the UMA $10K scholarship as students must earn a minimum 2.0 GPA each semester to meet the requirements of the scholarship.

What if a student wants to take credits from a different institution? Is the student still eligible for the UMA $10K scholarship?

To receive the UMA $10K scholarship, students must earn a minimum of 30 UMA credits each aid year. As part of the scholarship requirements, students must enroll in a minimum of 12 UMA credits each fall and spring semester.

How many credits must be completed each semester?

The UMA $10K scholarship requires that students successfully complete a minimum of 30 credits per aid year. To meet this requirement, students are encouraged to enroll in 15 credits each fall and spring semester. Students, however, are only required to enroll in a minimum of 12 UMA credits each fall and spring semester. The remaining six hours can be completed during the summer semester or other mini-sessions offered throughout the aid year.

What if a student withdraws from a course?

Should a student withdraw from a course and earn less than 12 UMA credits in any given fall or spring semester, the student would no longer be eligible for the UMA $10K scholarship. Should a student receive the UMA $10K scholarship and need to withdraw from a course, the student should seek assistance from an advisor to inquire about enrolling in mini-session courses that would allow the student to maintain scholarship eligibility.

What if a student needs to take time off from school?

Students must maintain continuous enrollment at UMA to continue to receive the scholarship. That is, students must enroll in a minimum of 12 UMA credits each fall and spring semester to continue to be eligible for the scholarship.

Students who receive the UMA $10K scholarship, withdraw from UMA and return at a later date will no longer be eligible for the UMA $10K scholarship.

What if a student is admitted in the fall or spring semester? How many credits must be earned in a student’s initial year of enrollment to receive the scholarship?

For fall admission: For students admitted in a fall semester, to receive the UMA $10K scholarship, the student must complete a minimum of 24 UMA credits (12 credits fall and 12 credits spring). The following aid year (summer, fall, spring), the student must earn 30 UMA credits.

For spring admission: For students admitted in the spring semester, to receive the UMA $10K scholarship the student must complete a minimum of 12 UMA credits during the spring semester. The following aid year (summer, fall, spring), the student must earn 30 UMA credits.

Are continuing UMA students eligible for the UMA $10K scholarship?

The UMA $10K scholarship is only offered to admitted students beginning in summer 2020 and after.