In-State First Year Students

Scholarship Name Award Criteria Amount 4 Year Total
Presidential Scholarship 3.0 High School GPA or Combined SAT score of 1020 or ACT score of 20 $4,000 annually $16,000
Bold Scholarship 2.5 High School GPA or Combined SAT score of 950 or ACT score of 18 $2,000 annually $8,000

 

First year scholarships are renewable for up to four years. Continuation into subsequent years is determined by an annual review after spring grades are available. A cumulative GPA of 2.5 must be achieved to retain the scholarship. Students will be notified in writing by the Financial Aid Office if the scholarship is suspended due to academic standing.

 

In-State Transfer Students

Scholarship Name Award Criteria Amount 2 Year Total
Presidential Scholarship 3.0 Transfer GPA $2,000 annually $4,000
Bold Scholarship 2.5 Transfer GPA $1,000 annually $2,000

 

Transfer scholarships are renewable for up to two years. Continuation into subsequent years is determined by an annual review after spring grades are available. A cumulative GPA of 2.5 must be achieved to retain the scholarship. Students will be notified in writing by the Financial Aid Office if the scholarship is suspended due to academic standing.

 

NEBHE and Canadian First Year Students

Scholarship Name Award Criteria Amount 4 Year Total
Sunrise Scholarship 3.0 High School GPA or Combined SAT score of 1020 or ACT score of 20 $1,000 annually $4,000

 

The Sunrise scholarship is offered in addition to the tuition break NEBHE students receive thought the New England Board of Higher Education’s (NEBHE) Regional Student Program (RSP). Canadians are charged the same rate as students in the NEBHE RSP program.

First Year scholarships for NEBHE and Canadian students are renewable for up to four years. Continuation into subsequent years is determined by an annual review after spring grades are available. A cumulative GPA of 2.5 must be achieved to retain the scholarship. Students will be notified in writing by the Financial Aid Office if the scholarship is suspended due to academic standing.

 

Out-of-State First Year Students

Please note that any change in residency will result in the adjustment of financial aid, including scholarships. This includes any waiver program that results in non-resident students being charged the resident tuition rate, or a change between out-of-state and NEBHE status.

Academic Criteria

Scholarship Name Award Criteria
Acadia Scholarship – $5,500 Minimum 3.6 GPA on 4.0 scale (or equivalent)
or
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math of 1110+
(or ACT Composite of 23+)
Sunrise Scholarship – $4,500 Minimum GPA 3.0 on 4.0 scale (or equivalent)
or
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math of 1010+
(or ACT Composite 20+)

 

Muriel L. and Kermit Kraus Memorial Marine Biology Scholarship

Each year UMM will select two or more new, first-year or transfer students, with preference given to out-of-state students. Students who wish to be considered for this competitive scholarship must submit an essay explaining why they wish to study Marine Biology at UMM. Students will be selected based on their high School record, SAT or ACT or equivalent test scores, and the quality of their essay. Students receiving this award will receive $1,000 per year in addition to any other scholarships for which they qualify. The successful candidate will receive this award for all four years of their degree as long as they maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher in the Marine Biology program and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

The completed application must be submitted by March 1, and successful candidates will be notified of this award by March 20th.

Please submit essay, high school records and test scores to the Admissions office at ummadmissions@maine.edu.

 

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