Fellowships and Awards
UMaine Scholarships and Department Fellowships & Awards
For Maine Scholarships please go to: The Office of Major Scholarships, a resource for nationally competitive merit-based scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students.
E. Reeve Hitchner Scholarship
This award is in memory of E. Reeve Hitchner, faculty member and Chair of the Department of Microbiology. Dr. Hitchner was Head of the Department of Microbiology from 1922 to 1959 and is the person for which Hitchner Hall is named. This award recognizes an undergraduate student based on financial need and academic merit.
E. Reeve Hitchner Memorial Scholarship
This award is in memory of E. Reeve Hitchner, faculty member and Chair of the Department of Microbiology. Dr. Hitchner was Head of the Department of Microbiology from 1922 to 1959 and is the person for which Hitchner Hall is named. This award recognizes outstanding achievement by an undergraduate student majoring in Microbiology.
Professor Frederick H. Radke Award
The Professor Frederick H. Radke Award was established at the University of Maine in 1997 with a gift from his widow, Margaret H. Radke. This award is given to an outstanding third- or fourth-year student in the Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology. Recipients of the award are recognized for the academic excellence that Dr. Frederick Radke strove to inspire in his students.
Frederick H. Radke Memorial Award
This award was established in 1978 at the University of Maine in memory of Frederick H. Radke, faculty member and Chair of the Department of Biochemistry. Dr. Frederick Radke came to the University of Maine in 1952 and was Head of the Department of Biochemistry from 1958 until his death in 1977. This award recognizes outstanding achievement by an undergraduate student majoring in biochemistry.
The Edie McVay King Scholarship
This fund was established in 2005 with a gift from Edie McVay King, a member of the class of 1967. Mrs. King majored in bacteriology and worked in the State of Maine’s public health lab for twenty-five years. The scholarship is awarded to deserving third or fourth year undergraduate students attending the University of Maine and majoring in microbiology.
Dr. Mary Rumpho-Kennedy Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2005 with an initial gift from Barbara and Russell Bodwell, members of the classes of 1945 and 1944 respectively. The scholarship is awarded to deserving students attending UMaine who are majoring in Biochemistry, Microbiology or Molecular and Cellular Biology.
Susan Elliot Judd Roxby Memorial Scholarship
Susan Elliot Judd Roxby joined the Department of Biochemistry as a part-time, temporary instructor in 1977. Her intelligence, considerable energy and dedication not only to her own teaching but also to making sure the teaching labs ran smoothly for all the faculty quickly made her an indispensable member of the department. Although Susan retired from her roles as teacher and organizer of the biochemistry teaching labs in 1997 the impact of her devotion to the laboratory classes and the department is still evident. The fund for this award was established in her memory by her family and friends after her death in 2002.
Richard P. Fournier, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
This award was established in 2000 by Richard and Leanne Fournier in memory of their son Richard Fournier, Jr. The Fournier Memorial Scholarship is given to a Maine high school graduate with financial need and who is an undergraduate student in the Department of Molecular & Biomedical Sciences.
Outstanding Graduate Research Award
The Anne Hanson Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award
Other UMaine Fellowships
Other UMaine Awards
Outstanding NSFA Graduate
Outstanding International Graduate