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Awards and Scholarships

In recognition of the unique talents and interests of its entering students, the University of Maine at Presque Isle offers a number of merit-based awards, scholarships, and grants. Most do not require an entering student to show financial need. Additionally, there are scholarship opportunities, such as the Aroostook Aspirations Intiative available regionally, that incoming students may want to explore.

Aroostook Aspirations Intiative

Merit Awards

Presidential Scholarships
Four $1000 Presidential Scholarships are given to students who have done exceptionally well in high school. School citizenship and participation in school and community activities are also taken into consideration. The scholarships are renewable for up to four years if the recipient completes a minimum of 12 hours each semester and retains a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher at the end of each academic year.

Ambassador Scholarships
The University of Maine at Presque Isle believes that the presence of Canadian students enriches the educational experiences of all University students.

The University has established the Ambassador Scholarship Program. Ambassador Scholarships, which range between $500 to $1000(US),will be awarded to first-time freshmen Canadian students. The recipients must demonstrate academic potential and have a record of involvement in school or community activities. The first year scholarships will be disbursed over two semesters and applied to tuition, fees, room and board. Recipients are not required to live in the residence halls but must enroll in and complete a minimum of twelve semester hours for two consecutive terms. While the award is exclusively for the first year, in subsequent years recipients will be eligible to compete for scholarships and grants offered by the University to all upperclassmen.

To be considered for a scholarship a student must have applied to and been accepted by the University of Maine at Presque Isle.

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Freshman Foundation Scholarships

Allen Scholarship
This scholarship is given to a high school graduate from the Caribou area, who will be a full-time student. The Allen Scholarship was named for Ralph W. Allen, a Caribou native who was active in business and civic affairs and served in the State Legislature.

Baker Scholarship
This scholarship is given to students from Aroostook County with a preference for those from Presque Isle. Recipients must be registered full-time. The Baker Scholarship was established in 1994 in memory of Dorothy and Gordon Baker.

Christie Scholarship
The Christie Scholarship is given to Aroostook County students who have demonstrated leadership qualities and have a good academic record. The scholarship was named for P. Arnold Christie, a long-time resident of Aroostook County.

Corey Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a "fairly recent graduate of Caribou High School." The recipient must demonstrate high academic achievement and promise. The scholarship was named for George T. Corey, a long-time resident of Caribou.

Doughty Scholarship
The Doughty scholarship is awarded to a full-time student pursuing a degree in teaching or nursing, funded through the generosity of alumnus Robert S. Doughty, Jr. The student must be from Aroostook County and demonstrate financial need.

Flewelling Lamoreau Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a deserving student from Aroostook County with a good work ethic, high moral characteristics and ethical standards, and one who promises high academic achievement and will contribute to college life and society. It was established in memory of Florence Flewelling Lamoreau by her family.

Frank W. Hussey Scholarship
The Hussey Scholarship is awarded to a full-time, "all-around" student from Aroostook County who shows academic promise. The scholarship was established by the family in 1995.

Maine Potato Growers Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded annually to a full-time student. The recipient must show scholastic achievement, demonstrate financial need, and be a resident of Maine. Preference is given to candidates who completed high school in areas serviced by MPG, Inc.

Maine Public Service Company Scholarship
The MPS Scholarship is awarded to a full-time Aroostook County resident with preference given to a student pursuing a vocation useful in a career with Maine Public Service Company.

Freda C. Mitchell Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a full-time student who shows academic promise and has financial need. Consideration is given to married, non-traditional students. The scholarship was established in memory of Freda Mitchell, former Director of Financial Aid at UMPI.

George & Clara Morris Scholarship
These scholarships are awarded to Limestone High School graduates who demonstrate leadership, upright character, scholastic standing, financial need and service to the community.

Charles A. Nutter Scholarship
The Nutter Scholarship is awarded to students from the Mars Hill area. It was created in 1984 by members of the Mars Hill Rotary Club in memory of Charles A. Nutter.

Paris Snow Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to high school graduates, preferably from Aroostook County, who show interest in environmental-related studies, political science, or public management.

Presque Isle Rotary Scholarship
Awarded to a student from Aroostook County who exemplifies an ethic of community service.

Ruby Ashby Snowman Memorial Scholarship
The Snowman Scholarship is awarded to a full-time student from the State of Maine majoring in education.

Other Types of Financial Aid Awards

Adult Degree Completion Scholarship Fund
This scholarship has been created by the University of Maine System to assist Maine adult learners in completing their academic studies. These scholarships are for adult students returning to college after an absence of three years or more who are completing their first baccalaureate degree. A continuing scholarship, recipients may be eligible for as much as $4,000 per year for up to four years. Click here to learn more.

American Indian Scholarship Program
Waivers covering tuition and fees are available for eligible members of the Passamaquoddy and Penobscot Tribes and other persons who have resided in Maine for at least one year and who have at least one parent or grandparent on the census of a North American Indian tribe or who hold a band number of the Micmac or Maliseet Tribes. In addition, room and board charges are subsidized for those eligible students residing in residence facilities. Indian Scholarship Program funds, when combined with other forms of assistance, cannot exceed total costs of education. Inquiries should be directed to the Native American Coordinator, located in Preble Hall.

Trustee Waiver Program
Tuition waivers are awarded to students whose presence would enhance the University experience for all students. The recipients may be gifted scholars, accomplished artists, or from groups significantly under-represented on a campus. The waivers are renewable providing the student meets the renewal requirements of the Program.

War Orphan and Widow Tuition Waivers
Tuition may be waived for persons qualifying under subchapter 37-A MRSA, Section 50-J to 50-M.

Tuition Waivers for Children of Fire Fighters and Law Enforcement Officers Killed in the Line of Duty
Tuition waivers are available for children of fire fighters or law enforcement officers who have been killed or who have received an injury during the performance of duties which results in death.

Public Benefit Programs
The University of Maine at Presque Isle is approved by the Veterans Administration, the Social Security Administration, the Maine Rehabilitation Commission, and other public agencies for educational benefits under a variety of programs.

Malcolm E and Cecilia Gagnon Murphy Scholarship
Scholarship awarded to a senior art major who is a graduate of an Aroostook County high school. Must have a GPA of at least 2.5.

University Work Program
A limited number of jobs are available on campus for students who are not eligible for financial assistance.

University Grant
University Grants are available as part of the financial aid package for students demonstrating financial need.

Academic Scholarships
The University of Maine at Presque Isle awards four Academic Scholarships for each academic year. These include two $1,000 Presidential Scholarships and two $500 Vice-Presidential Scholarships. The scholarships are renewable providing the student maintains a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better.

The scholarships will be awarded to incoming freshmen based primarily on high school success in academic scholarship and SAT or ACT scores. School citizenship, extra-curricular school and community activities will also be considered.

Humanities Scholarship
The Humanities Scholarship is available to any junior or senior majoring in Art, English, Communication, or French. The scholarship was designed to defray costs associated with research projects. Students should apply for the scholarship through their advisor. A detailed description of the research project should be included with the application.

Student Senate Scholarships
The Student Senate Scholarships were created by the 1984 Student Senate to promote high academic achievement. Senate Scholarships are awarded annually to deserving students.

Edna L. Higgins Memorial Scholarships
This scholarship is awarded annually from a memorial fund established by the late Edna L. Higgins, with preference given to students from the greater Portland, Maine area.

Dr. Clifford O.T. Wieden Scholarship
Founded by the UM-Presque Isle Alumni Association to honor UM-Presque Isle's President Emeritus, the scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving student.

George and Clara Fenlason Morris Scholarship Fund
These awards are given to graduates of Limestone High School who are enrolled at the University of Maine at Presque Isle and based upon scholastic standing, character, leadership, and service to the community.

David G. Flewelling Memorial Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is awarded annually to students possessing literary talent and academic ability and demonstrating financial need.

Alumni Scholarship
This $500 scholarship is awarded annually by the Alumni Association of the University of Maine at Presque Isle. The applicant must be the son, daughter, or grandchild of an alumnus. Any full-time, second semester freshman, sophomore, or junior with a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or better in any major may apply for this Alumni Scholarship.

Alice and Hazen Stetson Scholarship
This fund was established by Mr. and Mrs. Stetson for a deserving student from Aroostook County who is enrolled at the University of Maine at Presque Isle. Mr. Stetson served as the first chairman of the University-Presque Isle Community Council and was very active in community affairs until his death.

Arthuretta Kierstead/Theora Bartley Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate junior or sophomore majoring in Elementary or Physical Education who has a demonstrated ability in the arts.

William Haskell Scholarship
Founded by the UM-Presque Isle Alumni Association, this scholarship is awarded annually to a Recreation major who shows academic promise and who resides in Presque Isle or a community in Aroostook County or the State of Maine.

Maine Potato Growers - Harley D. Welch Scholarship
Established by Maine Potato Growers in honor of Harley D. Welch, this scholarship is awarded to an Aroostook County student enrolled as a degree candidate or an entering full-time freshman with significant promise.

Lionel and Rita Theriault Family Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to an entering full-time freshman student from Aroostook County who shows promise of benefiting from a college education. First preference shall be given to employees of Lionel Theriault, Inc., or their immediate families.

Joel W. Dana Memorial Fine Art Program Award
Established by family and friends in memory of Joel Dana, former UM-Presque Isle art professor, the award is given annually to an outstanding art major for use in his or her senior exhibition.

Dr. George T. Corey Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established through the Foundation of the University at Presque Isle to honor the late Dr. George T. Corey of Caribou. The award is given to a full-time student at UM-Presque Isle from the greater Caribou area. The recipient must demonstrate high academic achievement and promise.

Rev. George M. Park Memorial Scholarships
These scholarships are awarded annually from the memorial fund established by the late Clinton D. Park in honor of his father, a founder of UM-Presque Isle.

Allan Vlasak Memorial Scholarship
Named after the late Allan Vlasak, Class of 1974, this scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving Elementary or Secondary Education major.

Math/Science Academic Scholarship
The scholarship fund has been established by UM-Presque Isle faculty to assist in enhancing the academic reputation of the campus by recognizing academic achievement in the math-science area.

Maine Potato Growers Scholarship
This fund was established by Maine Potato Growers to assist a highly motivated Aroostook County student studying at UM-Presque Isle.

William Forbes Geology Scholarship
This scholarship has been established by the Aroostook Beverage Company in honor of Dr. William Forbes, former Professor of Geology at UM-Presque Isle.

Nellie T. Dunning Scholarship
Established by the Alumni Association in 1986 to honor Nellie T. Dunning, a former Finance Officer at the Aroostook State Teachers College, the scholarship is awarded to a female Elementary Education major who exhibits promise. Recipient must be from Aroostook County.

Caroline Gentile Scholarship
This scholarship has been established under the Foundation of the University at Presque Isle by the Alumni Association in honor of long-time faculty member, Professor Caroline Gentile. Student applicants must be in the field of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation or Elementary Education. Only juniors or seniors with a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or better are eligible.

C. A. Nutter Scholarship Fund
The C. A. Nutter Scholarship Fund was established under the Foundation of the University at Presque Isle to benefit a Mars Hill student attending the Presque Isle campus. Initial funding came from the Walter Dearborn family and the Mars Hill Rotary Club.

Freda Clark Mitchell Memorial Scholarship
Started by the family and friends of the late Freda Clark Mitchell, a Financial Aid Director at UM-Presque Isle, the scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving student.

The Smith C. and Charlene W. McIntire Scholarship
This scholarship has been established under the Foundation of the University at Presque Isle by Smith C. and Charlene W. McIntire. Recipients shall be graduates of a Maine secondary school or shall have been domiciled in the State of Maine for the two (2) years prior to application for scholarship. Applicants shall have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.80 and demonstrate need for scholarship assistance.

Patricia Collins Art Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to an art major, selected on the basis of merit.

Florence Flewelling Lamoreau Scholarship
This award goes to a full-time entering student from Aroostook County who shows promise of high academic achievement and the potential to make a significant contribution to college life and society.

Maine Public Service Company Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a full-time entering student who shows significant promise, with preference given to students pursuing vocations useful in a career with Maine Public Service Company.

Ralph W. Allen Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the Allen family and is to be awarded to a full-time student or entering freshman from the Caribou area.

General Biology I Award
This award is made to a Biology I student.

Jere Green/UM-Presque Isle Library Staff Scholarship
This award goes to a student who has worked more than 30 weeks as a work-study student in the UM-Presque Isle Library.

Paris Snow Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is made to a student from Aroostook County who has interest in environmental studies and/or political science.

Timothy E. Townsend Memorial Scholarship
It is the intent of this fund to support the learning of Geology in the broadest sense. The grant might support field trips, lab equipment, books, scholarships and other activities.

Wysocki International Business Fund
This scholarship was established in 1992 by Professor Wysocki to foster and nurture an international business focus on the campus. The award may be used for student travel, internships, books, research, or scholarships.

T.W. Morrison Scholarship
Established by the Student Senate, this scholarship is awarded to a deserving full-time student who demonstrates leadership skills in campus and/or community activities. Any student with a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 or better is eligible.

Bath Iron Works Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1990 by Bath Iron Works and its employees to provide scholarship aid to needy undergraduate students in good academic standing enrolled at a campus of the University of Maine System. Preference is given to Bath Iron Works employees and their children.

Daniel Schmidt Scholarship
Applicants for the Dr. Daniel Fredric Schmidt Memorial Scholarship shall be any student whose chosen major or minor academic studies are in the field of behavioral science. Grants will not be made to an entering freshman student. Applicant must have achieved an academic average of 3.0 or better during his or her prior academic year.

Robert S. Doughty Jr. Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a needy full-time student, in the following order of preference, who is (1) from Fort Fairfield, (2) from Aroostook County, (3) married and working his or her way through school, or (4) from the State of Maine, pursuing a degree in teaching or nursing.

Merrill (Mike) Bull Scholarship
Applicants shall be full-time, third year business majors from Aroostook County, who have maintained at least a 2.5 average during their first two years of study. Recipient must demonstrate significant promise to meet his or her lifetime goals.

Gordon and Dorothy Baker Memorial Scholarship
These scholarships are awarded to students from Aroostook County, with preference given to students from the Presque Isle area. Recipients shall be deserving, both financially and from the standpoint of potential scholarship and demonstrated integrity.

Mel and Phyllis Hovey Scholarship
This award will go to a student who demonstrates a high degree of interest in a college education and potential for making a contribution to college life.

Alan Arman Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving campus resident in good academic standing.

Delta Kappa Gamma Education Scholarship
Delta Chapter located in Central Aroostook County is offering a $500 scholarship to a woman who is serious about pursuing her career as a teacher. The money is to be used during student teaching or for other related college expenses her senior year.
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