University of Maine Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship

Award Amount
Application deadline
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 be a graduating high school senior at time of application.
  3. Must plan to attend the University of Maine.
  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 intend to major in visual or performing arts.
  7. Must plan to attend a college or university in Maine.

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

Description: This scholarship is available for high school seniors who will graduate from a state-approved Maine high school and plan to attend the University of Maine at Orono.

Application requirements for the University of Maine Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship 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. Selection is competitive and based on a combination of portfolio, class rank, and standardized test scores. Students earning these awards are generally in the very top of their high school class, have an outstanding grade point average and have excellent standardized test scores. 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: $3,000 annually, renewable for those credits required to complete a first program of study, or a total of eight semesters of full-time study, whichever occurs first.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $12,000.

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. For consideration, a separate scholarship application, which may require an audition or portfolio, and a complete application for admission must be on file by the Early Action deadline date of Dec. 1. 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). In addition, students must submit a second application that includes portfoilio or audition results, test scores, or academic achievement.Applications for admission and applications for this scholarship program must be received by the deadline date.
About University of Maine:
Contact Information: Carol Edgecomb, Office of Enrollment Management, Coordinator
Address: Office of Admissions, 5713 Chadbourne Hall Orono, Maine 04469-5713

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