The MBA - Scholarships and Graduate Assistantships
Chart Your Path with a Rewarding MBA Degree
Scholarships listed below are by nominations only by the department for newly admitted or current students, taking the top tier with respect to record of academic achievements, on and off-campus engagement, and/or uniqueness about the candidate, as well as intended or current full-time status in the MBA program, required. The graduate committee determines the amount of the scholarships, which are typically awarded in late March to early April. It is advisable that, when applying to the MBA program, candidates upload their current resume along with application material. Should more information about the candidate be needed, student(s) will be contacted directly by the Manager of MBA Programs. Nominations for all accepted or current students begins on or around February 1st of each year.
Institutional (UMaine) Scholarships
Atlantic Provinces Graduate Scholarships
Available to Canadian citizens who are graduates of the colleges and universities of the Atlantic Provinces and Quebec. Total award:eighteen (18) credits for Academic Year and up to 6 (six) credits in the subsequent summer. Awards may be renewable for a second year if the student remains in good standing and the graduate coordinator contacts the Graduate School to extend the scholarship.
Trustee Tuition Scholarships
Available to all full-time registered graduate students not supported by other scholarships, fellowships, or assistantships. Total award: eighteen (18) credits for Academic Year and up to 6 (six) credits in the subsequent summer.
Thurgood Marshall Scholarships
Available to all full-time registered graduate students whose socioeconomic background, prior academic or work experience, and/or graduate educational interests would bring a unique perspective to The University of Maine community. Preference is given to individuals from groups that have been traditionally underrepresented at The University of Maine. Total award: 18 credits for Academic Year and up to six (6) credits in subsequent summer.
International Graduate Student Tuition Scholarships
Available for full-time registered international graduate students. Total award: 18 credits for Academic Year and up to six (6) credits in the subsequent summer. Awards are renewable for a maximum of two (2) years for Master’s degree students and four (4) years for Doctoral students if the student remains in good standing. The student is responsible for paying room, board, books, fees, insurance, travel and other costs.
The Maine Business School Scholarships
The George V. Nauman Scholarship
The George V. Nauman Scholarship was established in the University of Maine Foundation in 1985 through a bequest from his widow, Isabel H. Nauman to help those with financial needs to support their education, backed by strong academic performance. Award amounts range from $500 up to $3,000 per semester.
The James M. Webber Scholarship
The John M. Webber School of Business Scholarship was established at The University of Maine Foundation in 2007 by its namesake and is dedicated to provide financial assistance to students and who show potential for career success following graduation. Award amounts range from $500 up to $3,000 per semester.
The Maine Business School periodically advertises full-time and/or part-time Graduate Assistantships (GA) positions, for employment to start the academic year (fall, spring and up through May 31st). GAs provide important administrative work for faculty which includes but is not limited to: research, marketing, undergraduate test proxy, Blackboard setup and maintenance, and other administrative duties as assigned. GAs work up to 20 hours per week, earn a $14,600 annual stipend, and receive a 50% reduction on their student health insurance premiums.
New and current MBA students may be notified when openings become available, and may apply to any department on the campus for a GA position, or check this webpage periodically for current openings.
New admits and current students are also encouraged to check the following resources routinely as new GA positions often become available at varied times throughout the year:
- The Graduate School Student Portal: http://www.umaine.edu/graduate/prospectivestudents/search-assistantships
- The UMaine Career Center: http://umaine.edu/career/
- The Respective Departments/Schools of UMaine
- Your First Class Account
Graduate Assistance (GA) Positions for Academic Year 2015-2016 Openings: Downloadable Job Description (PDF)
For information, contact:
Carol L. Mandzik, MBA
Manager of MBA Programs