UMaine College of Education and Human Development announces scholarship opportunity for graduate students in Oxford County

The University of Maine College of Education and Human Development is now accepting applications for a scholarship of up to $25,000 available to Oxford County residents seeking their master’s degree in education at UMaine.

Susan Hathaway Glines, who worked as an educator in Oxford County for many years, has provided a generous donation to the University of Maine Foundation to establish the Susan Hathaway Glines Scholarship. Ms. Glines was the beneficiary of a scholarship herself during her time at UMaine, where she earned her degree in 1969.

“This is my way of paying it forward,” Glines says. “With this scholarship I hope to support future Maine educators and motivate others to do so as well.”

The Susan Hathaway Glines Scholarship will provide financial aid to one full- or part-time master’s candidate in the College of Education and Human Development, who lives in Oxford County. This renewable scholarship may be used for tuition, fees, books and materials (including a computer), as well as relevant professional development, conference travel or fees, and travel and lodging for classes.

Besides living and teaching in Oxford County, individuals interested in the scholarship are asked to fill out a short application and submit two letters of reference that speak to their potential to be effective educators or administrators. Applicants do not need to be current students, but will need to enroll in a master’s program in the College of Education and Human Development at UMaine prior to receiving the scholarship funds.

The College of Education and Human Development offers master’s programs in curriculum, assessment and instruction, educational leadership, higher education, human development, instructional technology, kinesiology and physical education, literacy education, Master of Arts in Teaching, and special education. Many degrees can be earned entirely online or through blended coursework requiring minimal travel to the UMaine campus in Orono.

The gift is part of UMaine’s $200 million comprehensive campaign, Vision for Tomorrow, led by the University of Maine Foundation. Scholarship support is a priority for the campaign.

Applications for the Susan Hathaway Glines Scholarship are due Nov. 1. Questions should be directed to Jim Artesani, associate dean for graduate studies, research and outreach at