IEI Bridge Scholarship

The Bridge scholarship is valued up to US$4,000 per academic year. All international applicants enrolled in the Bridge program at the Intensive English Institute (IEI). It is applied as a $1,000 scholarship for each IEI session for Fall A, Fall B, Spring A and Spring B.

Who is eligible?

International students enrolled in the Bridge program at the English language instruction at the Intensive English Institute are eligible. Students in the IEI Bridge program are eligible for the IEI Bridge scholarship and not for international academic scholarships (International Presidential, Flagship, Dean’s and Maine Global Partner Scholarship). See bottom of page for more information.

International graduate students are also eligible for this scholarship. Graduate students receiving graduate assistantships may receive a pro-rated scholarship up to the cost of the IEI course tuition.

How do I apply?

Applicants are considered for this scholarship when their application for admission is reviewed. No additional application is required.

When is the deadline?

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

When are awards made?

Awards are typically made at the time of enrollment or progression into the Bridge program.

Is the award renewed automatically each year?

Students with excellent class attendance and satisfactory academic progress may be considered for a second year of this scholarship. Recipients of the award must also remain on a non-immigrant student visa F-1 or J-1 to be eligible to receive the scholarship.

Are conditionally admitted applicants eligible for other scholarships?

The Bridge Scholarship is a pre-academic scholarship for the Intensive English Institute for ESL or conditionally admitted students. Therefore, students can be awarded an academic scholarship once they matriculate at UMaine and start their full-time academic program. The Bridge scholarship precedes the academic scholarship, and cannot be received at the same time as the academic scholarship.  UMaine offers the following international academic scholarships: