UMaine Transfer Scholarships 2018-2019

Transfer awards are generally provided for students applying for admission for the Fall and Spring semesters.  They are renewable for up to 3 years, for a total of 6 semesters, if the renewal criteria are met. Students enrolling in 15 credits per semester are eligible for the full semester amount of their scholarship. For students enrolling in less than 15 credits the award amount will be pro-rated. If you are a Spring applicant, please note, that for your first year you will only receive half of the annual amount. After your first semester you will still have 5 semesters of eligibility.

Transfer Scholarships Guidelines:

  • There is a limited number of each scholarship. Scholarship candidates for these scholarships will be reviewed based on their academic achievement and the number of credits they have earned.
  • Maine students are only eligible to receive 1 of our 3 scholarships, in addition to the Maine Matters Award.
  • For Fall applicants you must submit your application by June 1, priority will be given to those who complete their applications prior to February 1.
  • For Spring applicants you must complete your application by January 15.
  • No FAFSA is required to receive our transfer scholarships, but students must file a FAFSA by March 1 in order to be considered for federal need-based aid.
  • No additional application is necessary to be considered for our Transfer Scholarships.

Maine Resident Transfer Students

Award Annual Award Amount
Maine Matters Award $1,000
UMaine Transfer Scholarship $1,500
 Maine Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship1 $1,500
 Maine Community College Scholarship2 $1,500

1to be eligible for the Maine Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship you must be a member in good standing of the Phi Theta Kappa chapter at their community college as noted in their admission application materials.

2to be eligible for the Maine Community College Scholarship you must be in good standing, and have at least 20 credits at one of Maine’s Community Colleges.

Out-of-State Transfer Students

For transfer students who are not residents of Maine, are not participating in the New England Regional Student Program (explained below) and are assessed the non-resident tuition rate.

Award Annual Award Amount
Flagship Award $6,000

New England Regional Student Program (NEBHE) Transfer Students

For transfer students who are residents of a New England State (NH, VT, MA, CT, and RI) and are participating in the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE)’s Regional Student Program (RSP) under which qualified residents of the region may receive reduced tuition rates when attending college in another New England state. The major chosen must be one that is not available in the student’s home state (as approved by the public institution in the home state) and is available for the tuition reduction by the institution the student plans to attend. For a current listing of qualifying majors by state, please see our current NEBHE factsheet (NEBHE Reduced Tuition for New England Students Fact Sheet (PDF)) or visit the NEBHE website.

Award Annual Award Amount
NEBHE Flagship Award $2,000


In addition to the scholarships listed on this page,
 transfer students are eligible to apply for UMaine’s Visual and Performing Art Scholarships which have a scholarship and admission application deadline date of December 1.  UMaine also offers selective scholarships for students meeting certain criteria; to be considered students must submit a selective scholarship application form which has a priority filing date of May 15 for the Fall.