Private groups and organizations sometimes offer scholarships. Students are encouraged to apply for as many outside scholarships as possible. Students are responsible for reporting, in writing, to the Financial Aid Office any outside scholarships they receive. Receipt of outside aid may have an effect on financial aid already awarded.

This office receives notifications of scholarships from certain agencies. The Scholarship List shown below is by no means an exhaustive list of available scholarships, so we recommend that students conduct their own scholarship searches as well. There are a number of free scholarship searches, and many of them now use the Internet as their main gateway for sharing information.  Please refer to the following websites for further information:

Two local organizations that offer scholarships and scholarship information are The Finance Authority of Maine (1-800-228-3734 (from within Maine) or 207-623-3263 (outside of Maine), and Maine Education Services (1-800-922-6352).

Scholarship Listings

This list is being updated as we receive new scholarship information.  Dates and application procedures may change at any time, so check back often!

 

Scholarship

Description

Deadline Date

Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants recognize the need of most students today to receive financial assistance to be able to continue with their education. We are pleased to be able to continue being a part of that assistance with our annual scholarship program. June 12, 2017
AES Engineers Scholarship Scholarships are intended for future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility. October 6, 2017
American Chemical Society Open to African American, Hiic/Latino, or American Indian who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. The student needs to be enrolled full-time with a GPA of 3.0 or better and must have a strong component of chemistry in their major. March 1, 2017
American Legion Auxiliary Scholarships The American Legion Auxiliary scholarship for post-freshman year for children of veterans. Deadlines vary, so be sure to read each scholarship description carefully!
American Meteorological Society Scholarship/Fellowship Awards are available for undergraduate students planning to pursue careers in the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrological sciences. Deadlines vary, so be sure to read each scholarship description carefully!
Annie’s Homegrown Environmental Studies Scholarship Open to undergraduate and graduate students focusing in environmental studies. January 5, 2017
Army Emergency Relief Spouse and Children Scholarship Program January 1, 2017 until May 1, 2017
Barking Foundation Open to Maine residents enrolled in a degree-granting program. March 1, 2017
Bath Iron Works Scholarship Scholarship for Maine residents who are employees, or children of employees, of Bath Iron Works. September 1st of each year.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program The Gilman International Scholarship Program provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad for up to one academic year. October  4, 2017
Boulos Family Scholarship This scholarship was established to recognize and show appreciation to the men and women of Maine who served their country in Iraq or Afghanistan during the post-September 11th conflicts. Deadline is not stated. Scholarship will be awarded on a first come, first served basis.
Candance Johnson Vinette Scholarship Open to Maine residents who are a senior in a bachelor’s degree program in the Fall 2016 term and has financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. June 1, 2017
Clyde Russell Scholarship Fund Open to Maine residents who are full or part-time undergraduate or graduate students, or students enrolled in a teacher preparation program. February 2, 2017
Cumberland County Retired Educators Association Scholarship Open to residents of Cumberland County, Maine, who have completed one semester of college and are majoring in Education or Nursing. March 1, 2017
Educators for Maine Loan Program The program is a competitive, merit-based, forgivable loan program for students who are planning a career in education in Maine and who do not currently hold state certification. Open to Maine residents and has a most recent cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.0. May 1, 2017
Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest Open to junior and senior students willing to write a 3-4,000 word essay on an ethical topic. February 10, 2017
Families Of Freedom Scholarship Fund Available to students affected as a direct result of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Not stated.
Futurama Arline Andrews Scholarship Maine female resident who will graduate or has graduated from high school and will attend college beginning in fall 2016. April 20, 2017
Futurama Career Advancement Scholarship A scholarship available for women of non-traditional college age residing in Maine. April 20, 2017
Futurama Continuing Education Scholarship Scholarship for female students continuing their college education. April 20, 2017
Futurama Rachel Lemieux Scholarship Maine resident who is a high school senior or recent graduate who will attend college beginning in fall 2015. April 20, 2017
Garden Club Federation of Maine The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage financial aid students who are interested in majoring in horticulture, floriculture, landscape design, conservation, forestry, botany, agronomy, plant pathology, environmental control, city planning, and/or other gardening related fields. April 26, 2017
Gates Millennium Scholarship Program Open to graduate or undergraduate African American, Native American, Hiic, and Asian American students with demonstrated financial need. Not stated, so get the application in early!
Henry Gemmill Memorial Scholarship A scholarship available to residents of Franklin Town, Hancock County, ME. The scholarship will be given upon his or her registering for the second semester of post-freshman study. April 15, 2017
Hugh and Elizabeth Montgomery Scholarship Open to Franklin County residents who are non-traditional students and have been out of high school for at least 2 years. August 15, 2017 & December 19, 2017
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Fellowship is available for graduate study in American History, American Government, or social studies. March 1, 2017
John N. Lagerstrom Memorial Farm Credit Scholarship Open to Maine residents who are attending a university within the University of Maine System and who has a parent /grandparent who is a current/former Farm Credit stockholder or who is a current/retired employee of Farm Credit of Maine. April 1, 2017
Koster Insurance Health Care Scholarship This scholarship is to provide financial assistance and encouragement to talented and financially needy college undergraduates who are academically preparing themselves for careers in health care. May 9, 2017
Maine Community Foundation’s Scholarship Program Scholarships are available to Maine residents only, and are separated by county. Deadlines are listed with each fund. Most of the Maine Community Foundation scholarship deadlines are in April and May.
Maine Public Policy Scholars The recipient must be a UMF student during the 2016-2017 academic year. Students of all majors are invited to apply. April 8, 2017
Maine State Society of Washington D.C. Foundation, Inc. Scholarship A scholarship to Maine undergraduate students who are enrolled full-time in a Maine college or university. Recipients must be under 25 and have a GPA of 3.0. April 1, 2017
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Open to sons and daughters of US Marines. April 15, 2017
Mary Cone Barrie Scholarship Open to any Non-traditional student currently enrolled in a course or program at a Canadian or US accredited college or university. August 29, 2017
MELA Scholarship Current undergraduate or graduate college students or high school seniors planning to pursue a two or four-year degree on at least a half-time basis Deadlines vary, so be sure to read each scholarship description carefully!
Mensa Education & Research Foundation Open to students who will be enrolled in an accredited U.S. institution of higher learning during the academic year following the application date. Click on Scholarship title. January 15, 2017
MES Foundation Scholarships The MES Foundation administers several scholarships to benefit students seeking higher education. Deadlines for the individual scholarships vary. Please read the website carefully so as not to miss important dates.
 Mitchell Scholarship To be eligible to apply, you must be a legal resident of Maine graduating from a Maine public high school, planning to attend a four-year or two-year degree program at an accredited college or university. Applicants must be planning to enter their first year of college in fall. Deadlines for the individual scholarships vary. Please read the website carefully so as not to miss important dates.
National Federation For The Blind Scholarships Open to full-time and part-time undergraduate or graduate students who are legally blind. March 31, 2017
Patriot Renewables Scholarship We are looking for students that have a strong interest in renewable energy, sustainability, or the environment. June 28, 2017
Rotary Foundation: Ambassadorial Scholarship/ Grants for University Teachers Scholarships for students wishing to study abroad and grants for University teachers. Not stated. Contact your local Rotary Club for more details.
Sallie Mae Fund Scholarship Program Be enrolled in a Title IV eligible institution and meet other specific program criteria. Deadlines for the individual scholarships vary. Please check the provided website for more information.
Talbot’s Women’s Scholarship Fund Open to female Maine residents of non-traditional college age. January 20, 2017
Thomas W. and Beulah Long Musgrave Schol Open to Maine residents who are enrolled in a degree program. Rolling Acceptance – No Application Deadline