Scholarships Awarded By Specific Departments Or Committees

Recipients of these scholarships will be selected by applications made to specific departments and/or committees other than the Scholarship Committee (Departments, International Studies Committee, Director of Financial Aid, Director of Admission, etc.). Scholarships available for the 2015-2016 Academic Year are:

The Harvey Aft Chemistry Award is awarded annually for excellence in chemistry. Excellence in chemistry will be evaluated from grades in chemistry courses, general scholarship, demonstrated interest in chemistry, attitude towards the field, or other criteria the chemistry faculty deems appropriate at the time. Recipients should have preferably three one-year chemistry courses with laboratory (one first year course and two upper level courses*). At the discretion of the chemistry faculty, exceptional students with two years of chemistry courses with laboratory or 6 semester-courses with laboratory will be considered. *Upper level classes should have been taken at UMF.

The Mark Bartholomew International Scholarship is awarded to a UMF student traveling overseas as a part of one of UMF’s international exchange programs. Selection is made by the UMF International Studies Committee and is based on financial need and academic standing of at least a 3.0 GPA. Applications can be picked up in the Dean of Arts and Sciences/International Studies Office located at 101 South Street, 1st floor.

The Bath Iron Works (BIW) Scholarship is awarded to a meritorious or needy student, or students, with preference given to BIW employees or children of BIW employees. Contact the Financial Aid Office directly if you are interested.

The John E. and Lenore T. Bingley Scholarship is to be awarded annually to an entering UMF freshman from Mount Abram High School. Criteria – high academic average and unusual interest/achievement in either history, literature, art, or music. Selection made by Mount Abram High School Principal.

The “DOC” & “TOBY” Des Roches Scholarship Award is awarded annually to matriculated students in the Ski Industry Program showing evidence of initiative, personal presence and excellence in the program, and who bring credit to UMF. Selection is made by the Ski Industries Committee.

The Elizabeth Sturtevant Gorvine Scholarship Fund provides for a scholarship to be awarded to graduate of UMF who is pursing graduate study in the field of home economics including, but not limited to, home economics education and/or administration; education, with a concentration in home economics; occupational and vocational education; nutrition and dietetics; child development and family relations; textiles; apparel and design; housing and home management; consumer studies. Contact the UMF Ferro Alumni Center directly if you are interested.

The Elsie C. Grote Scholarships Recipients shall be full-time junior or senior female students, of meritorious academic standing, with preference given to those who have exhibited proficiency in one of the creative arts. Contact the Visual and Performing Arts Department.

The Aton Hylton Memorial Fund is used to make an annual award of up to three hundred dollars ($300) to a UMF student majoring in creative writing and taking a semester abroad at any of UMF’s established exchange sites. The student would have to demonstrate need; high academic standing would not be a requirement. Selection is made by the UMF International Studies Committee. Applications can be picked up in the Dean of Arts and Sciences/International Studies Office located at 101 South Street, 1st floor.

The LTK Geology Field Trip Endowment Fund is awarded to enrich the lives of UMF students who choose to enroll in various geology field trip courses offered by UMF and who are deemed worthy pf financial assistance by the UMF geology faculty. Contact the Natural Sciences department for more information.

The Bell-Marin Field Study Fund shall be used to make annual awards of up to $250 per student. The recipients shall be UMF students who have registered for geology field trips and who have submitted an essay explaining in detail why they feel qualified to earn this award. Selection of the recipient shall be made by the UMF Geology faculty.

The Mills Internship Award For Science Study is awarded to support student internships for UMF students studying science topics that advance the understanding of biology or related aspects of human life. The income from the fund shall be used to pay a stipend to the student or the institution providing the internship or both. The award shall be made every two years to a student enrolled in an internship during a summer or fall or spring semester or May term and who has been selected by the science faculty. The first preference will be to a student interning at the Jackson Labs in Bar Harbor, Maine. Contact the Natural Sciences Department for more information.

The Sumner P. and Flora A.M. Mills Charitable and Educational Fund recognizes students who have given their time to improve the quality of life for community residents. These scholarships are awarded to UMF students with preference given to Farmington region residents. This is a $500 award (minimum). To qualify for this award, one must have attained a 2.5 GPA, performed 85 hours of volunteer community service within a continuous 9 month period within the last year, and have done the volunteer work in the Farmington area. Contact the UMF Ferro Alumni Center directly if you are interested.

The Al Mitchell Scholarship Fund is to be awarded to a graduating senior who has shown excellence in the field of geography. Selection to be made by the geography faculty.

The Clifford Oliver Award is given to a full-time mathematics major at UMF who has completed 24 credit hours in the major, earning at least 9 at UMF. Academic standing after successful semester is considered. Contact the Mathematics and Computer Science Department.

The Maude L. Parks Award is given to a junior student at UMF demonstrating excellence in communication arts in the field of English. Selection is made by the English Faculty.

The Gwilym R. Roberts Study Abroad Fund is awarded to students who have been accepted into a study abroad program, exhibit financial need and have a strong academic standing. Selection is made by the UMF Study Abroad Scholarship Committee, and applications can be picked up in the Dean of Arts of Sciences/International Studies Office located at 101 South Street, 1st floor.

The Eldred “Red” Rolfe Award is given to a graduating senior who has shown excellence in the field of geography. Selection is to be made by the geography faculty.

The Dr. John Roman Leadership Scholarship is awarded annually to a UMF student who has demonstrated a passion for leadership and the qualities of a leader in any one of the numerous clubs or organizations that are funded by the Student Activity Fee. Selection of the recipient shall be made by the Student Senate Advisor in consultation with the student Senate Scholarship Committee. The applicants will be required to submit an essay answering the question, “What are the qualities of a responsible leader?” Contact Student Senate for applications.

The Myron E. Starbird Award is open to graduating seniors who have excelled in the field of geography. Selection to be made by the UMF geography faculty.

The Gladys Felton Taylor Trust Fund shall be awarded annually to one or more incoming and/or current UMF students. Selection of the recipient shall be made in a manner to be designated by UMF’s president. The funds shall be administered by UMF’s Vice President for Administration.

The Anne Marie Tessier Scholarship shall be awarded annually to a graduate of a high school in Jay or Livermore Falls, Maine. The recipient shall have achieved high academic standing and have financial need. Preference shall be given to new, first-year, or in-coming transfer students who meet the above criteria.

The Candance Johnson Vinette Scholarship is awarded annually to a UMF student(s) for the senior year of study in either an associate or baccalaureate program. The student must have demonstrated financial need, have attended UMF for at least one year, be in good academic standing, and not have earned a prior baccalaureate degree. Preference to students with evidence of leadership and service to others. Selection of recipients to be made by the UMF Financial Aid Office which shall administer the fund.