International Presidential Scholarship

The University of Maine offers a limited number of International Presidential Scholarships in recognition of outstanding academic performance valued at US$15,000 per academic year.

Who is eligible?

Scholarships are primarily limited to first-time, degree-seeking, undergraduate foreign nationals who qualify for the F-1 or J-1 student visa. Recipients of the award will be required to maintain their status as full-time students at the University of Maine. Students receiving the Canadian resident tuition rate are not eligible for this award.

How do I apply?

Applicants are considered for this scholarship when their application for admission is reviewed. No additional application is required. Applicants do not need to submit SAT and ACT scores to be considered for this award.

When is the application deadline?

There is no application deadline. Applicants to the University of Maine do not need to submit a separate application to be considered for the award.

When are awards made?

Awards are typically made along with an offer of admission to the University of Maine.

What is the selection criteria?

The International Presidential Scholarship is awarded to the top tier of international applications each year.

Is the award renewed automatically each year?

The award is not renewed automatically each year. Students must maintain full-time enrollment and a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least 3.00 in order for the scholarship to be renewed.  Additionally, the award is for a maximum of 8 semesters (4 academic years) for a student entering as a first-year applicant and 4 semesters (2 academic years) for a transfer student. Recipients of the award must also remain on a non-immigrant student visa F-1 or J-1 to be eligible to hold the scholarship.

Can this award be combined with other scholarships?

No, the International Presidential Scholarship cannot be combined with any other international scholarship. Students are eligible for other UMaine scholarships such as athletic or departmental scholarships.