UMaine Online Flagship Scholarship Program 2019-2020 for First-Year Students

UMaine is pleased to offer the Online Flagship Scholarship Program1 for out-of-state first-year students enrolling in one of UMaineOnline’s undergraduate degree programs and entering in the Fall of 2019 and Spring of 2020. The Online Flagship Scholarship Program1 is for full-time students planning to enroll in 15 credits. Students will be awarded based on the combination of their Academic Credentials, their Residency and enrollment as a degree candidate in one of UMaineOnline’s undergraduate degree programs.

To qualify for an Online Flagship Award first-year students must submit a completed application by March 1. No FAFSA is required to receive an Online Award, but first-year students must file a FAFSA by March 1 in order to be considered for federal need-based aid. Students who qualify for the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) regional student program are not eligible for a Online Flagship Award. Please see our NEBHE Award information for First-Year Students.

Please note: Any change to a student’s tuition status will result in adjustment of financial aid, including scholarships. This includes any waiver program or reciprocity agreement that results in non-resident students being charged the online or resident tuition rate. 

UMaine Online Flagship Award for First-Year Students1

Eligibility Criteria 

  • Minimum 3.0 High School GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent ) and SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math of 1120+ (or ACT Composite of 22+)

Award Amount

  • $5,000 annually

UMaine Online Leadership Award for First-Year Students1

Eligibility Criteria 

  • High School GPA less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent ) or SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math less than 1120 (or ACT Composite of less than 22)

Award Amount

  • $3,700 annually

Scholarship Upgrade Information

First year applicants who are accepted early in the fall admission cycle may provide updated academic information to be considered for scholarship upgrades until June 1. Low-Credit Transfers with fewer than 30 credits at the time of admission may request scholarship re-consideration if the total number of college-level credits earned has increased to 30 or more college level credits. Requests for transfer scholarship reconsideration and upgrades will be considered until June 1 for fall applicants and until January 1 for spring applicants.


1 UMaine’s financial aid awards are based on the assumption that a student will enroll in 15 credits per semester. Aid will be reduced for students who enroll in fewer that 15 credits. Award adjustments are based on enrollment levels of 15+ credits (100%), 12-14 credits (85%), 9-11 credits (70%), and 6-8 credits (50%).