University of Maine Presidential Scholarship (in state)

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Amount
Awarded

$32,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

December 1

Sunday
Awarded By:

University of Maine

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered each year varies annually based on the number of qualified applicants each year.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a high school senior at time of application.
  3. Must be a resident of Maine.
  4. Must graduate from a Maine high school.
  5. Must graduate in the top 10 percent of his/her class.
  6. Must have an SAT score of 1450 or higher (combined math and critical reading scores) or an ACT score of 32 or higher.
  7. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  8. Must plan to attend the University of Maine.
  9. Must plan to enroll as a full-time student in a minimum of 12 credits per semester in an approved undergraduate program.

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

Description: This scholarship is available for high school seniors who are residents of and attend high school in Maine, and plan to attend the University of Maine at Orono. Students must be in the top 10 percent of their class and have an SAT score of 1450 or higher or an ACT score of 32 or higher to be considered for the award, but selection is extremely competitive and recipients tend to be in the top 2% of their high school class.

Application requirements for the University of Maine Presidential Scholarship (in state) are:

  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
  • Essay
  • Recommendation letter
  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores
Additional Information: The University of Maine Academic Scholarship Program is designed to acknowledge, attract, and retain academically talented and diverse students who seek the intellectual stimulation and opportunities for personal development offered at the state's only comprehensive institution of higher learning in Maine. The scholarship committee will select recipients and determine award amounts based on the following criteria: academic achievement, as reflected by information in the completed application for admission; diversity, as reflected by ethnicity, race, gender, physical challenge, field of academic study, purpose for pursuing higher education, or perseverance in overcoming educational and social obstacles; and significant personal accomplishments beyond the traditional measures of academic achievement, including work experience, field study, or personal accomplishments in spite of adversity.

Award Amount: $8,000 annually, renewable for up to three additional years if the recipient maintains a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $32,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, December 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, December 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 Early Action is Dec. 15. 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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