The Admissions Office presents scholarships to first-time undergraduate students based on academic performance, with the highest achieving students eligible for the greatest financial award. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, unless otherwise stated, for consideration. Overall, scholarships are available to students for four years, or for a total of eight semesters, who have a competitive high school GPA combined with a minimum critical reading and math score on the SAT and/or ACT composite score.

Incoming students — first-time undergraduates, transfer students or international students — are automatically considered for scholarships at the time of admission to UMaine. Typically, merit scholarship awards are included with the letter of acceptance, although, some scholarships are awarded after the admission process is complete. Early Action applicants are considered first for scholarships, with remaining funds distributed until fully dispersed. Merit Scholarships are available in varying amounts depending on the academic credentials presented as a part of admissions application process.

The University of Maine is in the process of redefining the Merit Scholarship program for students entering in the Fall of 2016 and is preparing to announce the new program by December 1st, 2015.

Adult Degree Completion Scholarship

This scholarship is for Maine residents who have had a three year “break” since their last enrollment in higher education and who are completing their first BA/BS degree. The deadline to apply is August 1st. The scholarships range up to $4,000 for the academic year. For more information and to apply, please see the scholarship application.