University of Maine National Merit Semi-Finalists Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$80,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

March 1

Sunday
Awarded By:

University of Maine

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually based on the number of qualified applicants.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must attend the University of Maine.
  3. Must be a first-time, first-year undergraduate student who has selected University of Maine as his/her first-choice college during the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
  4. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  5. Must plan to enroll as a full-time student in a minimum of 12 credits per semester in an approved undergraduate program.
  6. Must be a National Merit Scholarship finalist or semi-finalist.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship is available for U.S. high school seniors who plan to attend the University of Maine at Orono. Students must be National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists or finalists.

Application requirements for the University of Maine National Merit Semi-Finalists Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
  • Essay
  • Recommendation letter
  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores
Additional Information: This award is given to National Merit semi-finalists who identify the University of Maine as their first choice of college.

Award Amount: Maine residents will receive $10,628 annually and non-residents are awarded $29,000. Awards are renewable for up to three years.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $80,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, March 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, March 1

Detailed information about this scholarship is available online on the University of Maine (UMaine) website. The student applies for this scholarship by applying for admission to UMaine. No separate scholarship application is required. Students may apply for admission via any one of the following methods: the University of Maine System online application; UMaine paper application; the Common Application; or the Universal Application. In addition to the completed application for admissions, the student must submit the following: a $40 application fee; an official high school transcript that includes at least the first set of senior grades; official SAT/ACT scores (waived for transfers with more than 12 completed credits or applicants age 20 and older); official college transcripts for all attempted college coursework, if applicable; an essay; and an official school recommendation (for first-year applicants only). To be assured of full consideration for this award, the student should apply for admission and be accepted through UMaine's non-binding Early Action Admission program. The deadline for submitting an application for guaranteed aid consideration is March 1. Students who submit their admissions application after this date will only be considered for scholarships on a funds-available basis.
Contact: Carol Edgecomb
Address: Office of Admissions, 5713 Chadbourne Hall Orono, Maine 04469-5713

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