Give to International Programs

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The Office of International Programs welcomes gifts from alumni and other members of the community who wish to support students who are served by OIP and quality programs that help to create a diverse and inclusive environment for our campus and the surrounding communities. Please consider giving to one of the following funds.

International Studies Scholarship Fund

Donations to this account will be used for the immediate support of UMaine students studying abroad.  At the discretion of the Director of OIP, these funds will be used to cover students’ unexpected emergency expenses, need-based study abroad scholarships and other programs in support of UMaine’s Study Abroad program.

Karen Boucias International Scholarship Fund

This endowed fund was established at the University of Maine Foundation in 2018, in honor of Ms. Karen Boucias, who directed for seventeen years the University of Maine Office of International Programs. The fund will be used to provide financial support for undergraduate international students who demonstrate academic achievement.

Marisue and John Pickering Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was established at the University of Maine in 1993 with gifts from Marisue and John Pickering.  John was an educator who taught at and worked with students at the elementary school through university levels, and Marisue is a University of Maine Professor Emerita (Communication Sciences and Disorders).  It supports financial assistance to international students attending UMaine from Southereastern Europe.

Office of International Programs Fund

Donations to this account will be used for the immediate support of international students at the University of Maine.  At the discretion of the Director of OIP, these funds may be used to cover the cost of students’ emergency medical needs, short term need-based scholarships and other programs that will enhance the well-being of international students on our campus.

UMaine International Programming Fund

This endowed fund was created in 2014 by an alumnus in honor of the 10th annual International Dance Festival.  When our goal of $10,000 is reached, funds generated by this account will be used to continue providing quality international programming such as Culturefest and the International Dance Festival.

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