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Undergraduate Scholarships

There are numerous scholarships (normally up to $4000) available to all of our qualified students. You may apply using the following link and application form:

A list of these scholarships is depicted below:

In the mean time contact Mo Shahinpoor (shah@maine.edu) or call 207 581 2143 for additional details.

Mechanical Engineering Scholarships:

Ellis-Young Engineering Scholarship Fund

The Ellis-Young Engineering Scholarship Fund was established in the University of Maine Foundation for the benefit of the University of Maine, Orono, Maine, by Osborne N. Ellis, a member of the Class of 1951, and Virginia Young Ellis, in celebration of the Ellis and Young families. The principal shall be endowed and only the income shall be used to provide scholarship aid for undergraduate junior or senior students who are graduates of Maine high schools and attending the University of Maine majoring in civil or mechanical engineering. A preference shall be given to graduates of Lawrence High School, Fairfield, Maine (or its successor school). Criteria for selection shall be in the following order of priority: attitude (assessment shall include but not be limited to self confidence, industriousness and an outgoing, pleasant personality), financial need, scholarship (a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale) and good written and oral communications skills.

The Civil and Mechanical Engineering faculty shall make nominations for the candidates. Selection of the recipient(s) shall be made by the Office of Student Financial Aid in consultation with the Dean of Engineering.


Clifford, George E. ’43 Memorial Scholarship

The George E. Clifford ’43 Memorial Scholarship (E) was established at the University of Maine in 1994 with gifts from the family, friends, alumni and the student branch of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in memory of Professor Emeritus George E. Clifford, who taught many of the applied Mechanical Engineering courses for 33
years until his retirement in 1988. The income from the fund shall be used for scholarship assistance to meritorious students enrolled in applied Mechanical Engineering courses. Selection of the recipients shall be made under the direction of the Chair of the Department of  Mechanical Engineering. The fund shall be administered by the Office of Student Financial Aid.


American Welding Society (Maine Section) Scholarship Fund

The American Welding Society (Maine Section) scholarship fund (E) was established in 1970. The income from this fund is to be used for scholarship assistance to a student enrolled in the College of Engineering at the University of Maine at Orono who is taking courses associated with welding or metallurgy. If the income from the fund is not awarded to a student in any year, it is to be added to the principal and thereafter remain a part of the principal. The award will be made by the Office of Student Financial Aid only to a student maintaining scholastic grades satisfactory for obtaining an Engineering Degree.


Davee, Everett W. Scholarship Fund

The Everett W. Davee Scholarship Fund (F) was established in the University of Maine foundation for the benefit of the University of Maine by his daughter, Pauline Davee Hitchings ’39 in honor of her father, who was a member of the mechanical Engineering faculty at the University of Maine. The income from the fund shall be used to provide scholarship assistance to a student in Mechanical Engineering. Selection of the recipient shall be made under the direction of the Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. The fund shall be administered by the Office of Student Financial Aid.


Flagg, Warren W. and Hazel S. Scholarship Fund

The Warren W. and Hazel S. Flagg Scholarship Fund (F) was established in the University of Maine Foundation for the benefit of the University of Maine, Orono, Maine with a gift from Warren W. Flagg ‘5 and Hazel S. Flagg. The principal shall be endowed and only the income, as established by the University of Maine Foundation Board of Directors, shall be used to provide scholarship assistance for undergraduate students in the College of Engineering. A preference shall be given to students in Mechanical Engineering, who have either a financial need or a high academic standing. The minimum award shall be at least $500 per school year. Selection of the recipients shall be made by the Office of Student Financial Aid in consultation with the Dean of the College of Engineering. The fund shall be administered by the Office of Student Financial Aid.


Hosmer, Thomas P. Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering

The Thomas P. Hosmer Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering (E) was established at the University of Maine in 1993. The income from the fund shall be used to assist undergraduate students in preparing for careers in design engineering. Recipients shall be in their third or fourth year of study in Mechanical Engineering, shall have demonstrated a high degree of competence in their studies, and shall have demonstrated a strong interest in design engineering. Selection of the recipients shall be made by the Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. The fund shall be administered by the Office of Student Financial Aid.


Merrill, Howard and Edith Scholarship Fund

The Howard and Edith Merrill Scholarship Fund (F) was established inthe University of Maine Foundation in 1998 for the benefit of the University of Maine, Orono, Maine with a gift/bequest from Howard W.Merrill ’42 and Edith Huntley Merrill ’43. The principal shall be endowed and only the income, as established by the University of Maine Foundation Board of Directors, shall be used to provide scholarship assistance for undergraduate students studying or planning to studyMechanical Engineering. A preference shall be given to those students who have graduated from a Maine high school. Should it ever become impossible or impractical to carry out the purposes of this fund asdescribed above, an alternative purpose which best fits the donor’s intent and wishes shall be designated by the Board ofDirectors of the University of Maine Foundation in its sole discretion. Selection of the recipients shall be made by the Chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department. The income from the fund shall be administered by the Office of Student Financial Aid.


Sanborn, Ralph D. ’39 Scholarship Fund

The Ralph D. Sanborn ’39 Scholarship fund (E) was established at the University of Maine in 1988 by a gift from his wife, Edith T. Sanborn ’38. The income from the fund shall be used to provide scholarship assistance to a meritorious student enrolled in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maine. The recipient shall be a resident of New England with financial need. Selection of the recipient shall be made by the Office of Student Aid in consultation with the Chairperson of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. The fund shall be administered by the Office of Student Financial Aid.


Stickney, Fernald S. ’23 Scholarship Fund

The Fernald S. Stickney ’23 Scholarship Fund (F) was established in 1982 at the University of Maine at Orono in the University of Maine Foundation by family and friends of Fernald S. Stickney. The income from this fund is to be used to provide scholarship(s) to student(s) from the State of Maine majoring in Engineering at the University of Maine at Orono, with first preference to be given to students in Mechanical Engineering on the basis of academic excellence and not need. Selection of the recipients shall be determined by a committee appointed by the Dean of the College of Engineering and Science in consultation with the Office of Student Financial Aid.


Tibbetts, Raymond Winslow Memorial Fund

The Raymond Winslow Tibbetts Memorial Fund (E) was established at the University of Maine in 1990 with a gift from Tibbetts Industries Foundation of Camden, Maine. The income from the fund (to include appreciation) shall be used to support a meritorious student enrolled in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maine. Selection of the recipients shall be made by the Mechanical Engineering Department Faculty, or its designee, in consultation with the Office of Student Aid. At the discretion of the Mechanical Engineering Department, all or part of the annual income may be returned to the principal account. The fund shall be administered by the Office of Student Financial Aid. If, at some future time, the Mechanical Engineering program ceases to exist, the fund shall be used for student support under the direction of the Dean of the College of Engineering.


Townsend, John Laurence, Class of 1924, Scholarship Fund

The John Laurence Townsend, Class of 1924, Scholarship Fund (E) was established at the University of Maine in 1998 through a bequest from Laurence Townsend, a member of the Class of 1924. The income from the fund shall be used to provide scholarship assistance to students with financial need enrolled in Mechanical Engineering. If, at any time the governing body of the University of Maine determines, in its sole discretion, that this fund cannot be used to substantial advantage for the purpose specified above, the income may be used for one or more other purposes similar in general nature such as engineering or science or for such other educational purpose as said governing body may determine. Selection of the recipients shall be made by the Office of Student Financial Aid in consultation with the Department of Mechanical Engineering. The fund shall be administered by the Office of Student Financial Aid.


Watson, Harry D. ’20 Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Harry D. Watson ’20 Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in the University of Maine Foundation at the University of Maine in 1984 by his family and friends. (In 2007, at the request of Mr. Watson’s family, the fund description was changed to add biographical information, to remove financial need as a criterion and to provide that the Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering shall select the recipients.) The principal shall be endowed and only the income, as established by the University of Maine Foundation Board of Directors, shall be used to provide scholarship assistance to deserving students who are residents of the State of Maine and majoring in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maine in Orono. Should it ever become impossible or impractical to carry out the purposes of the Fund as described above, an alternative purpose which best fits the donors’ intent and wishes shall be designated by the Board of Directors of the University of Maine Foundation in its sole discretion. Selection of the recipients shall be under the direction of the Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. The Office of Student Financial Aid shall administer the income from the fund.

The College of Engineering also offers scholarships to students entering engineering and for students already enrolled in an engineering major. Applications are encouraged from first year students who are in the top ten percent of their high school class, with SAT’s above 1250, and from continuing students who have a 3.0 or higher GPA. Additional scholarships are offered through the Mechanical Engineering Department.


Scholarships

The College of Engineering offers scholarships to students entering engineering and for students already enrolled in an engineering major. Applications are encouraged from first year students who are in the top ten percent of their high school class, with SAT’s above 1250, and from continuing students who have a 3.0 or higher GPA. Additional scholarships are offered through the Pulp and Paper Foundation, Army or Navy ROTC and through each engineering department.


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Mechanical Engineering
5711 Boardman Hall, Room 219
Orono, ME 04469-5711
Phone: (207) 581-2120 | Fax: (207) 581-2379E-mail: karen.fogarty@maine.edu
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Orono, Maine 04469
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