Visual and Performing Arts Scholarships

These $3,000 annual scholarships are offered by the University to new students with demonstrated talent in art, music, theatre and dance. They are renewable for up to a total of 8 semesters, provided the student meets the renewal criteria specified for each award. In order to be eligible to receive these scholarships students must submit a complete application for admission by December 1 (the Early Action deadline date).

University of Maine Art Scholarship

  • Requires a statement discussing the student’s work and interest in the Visual Arts.
  • Requires submission of a digital portfolio of 10 – 15  JPEG images of the student’s work for portfolio review.
  • Students should submit both statement and portfolio no later than December 1, 2018 via email to um.art@maine.edu.
  • Scholarship students must enroll in one of UMaine’s art majors (Studio Art, Art Education, History of Art) as their major or one of their double majors.

University of Maine Music Performance Scholarship

  • Students must verify that they are interested in the VAPA Music Performance scholarship with the Music Division no later than December 1, 2018 (phone: 207-581-4703 or email bwiemann@maine.edu) so they can be added to the VAPA database.
  • Students must be nominated for this scholarship to the Music Department by a music teacher or music director or be observed in performance by a Music Department faculty member by December 1st, 2018.
  • Scholarship students must participate each semester in an ensemble that is approved by the Chair of the Division of Music.
  • Please note: auditions, while not required for the Music Performance Scholarship, are required for students wishing to enroll in music major.
  • If you wish to complete your admission as a music major (Music, Music Education, Music Performance), auditions are arranged through the Music Division, to schedule a music audition, please contact Kerry Davis, kerryd@maine.edu or 207.581.4703.

University of Maine Theatre Arts Scholarship

  • Students wishing to be considered for the scholarship should email UMtheatrescholarship@maine.edu no later than December 1, 2018 to identify their interest in the VAPA Theatre Arts scholarship.
  • Students must be nominated to the Theatre department by a drama instructor or audition in person or via digital recording by December 1, 2018 . Contact Kerry Davis, 207.581.4703.
  • Scholarship students must enroll as a theatre major as their major or one of their double majors.
  • Scholarship performers must audition for all theater productions produced by the department.
  • Scholarship technicians must take on one tech role in a production each academic year.

University of Maine Dance Performance Scholarship

  • Students wishing to be considered for the scholarship should email kerryd@maine.edu by December 1, 2018 to identify their interest in the VAPA Dance Performance Scholarship.
  • Students must audition in person or via digital recording for a Dance Performance Scholarship by December 1, 2018. Contact Kerry Davis, kerryd@maine.edu or 207.581.4703.
  • Scholarship students must enroll as a dance minor.
  • Scholarship students must participate in at least one main stage dance concert each year.
  • Scholarship students must participate in at least one dance ensemble.