Apply now for the Margaret Chase Smith Public Affairs Scholarship

University of Maine students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply for the Margaret Chase Smith Public Affairs Scholarship — a $3,500 academic-year scholarship to support an independent research project focused on a public policy topic and guided by a faculty mentor. 

The application deadline is Sunday, April 25. 

Eligible students are Maine residents currently enrolled at UMaine for 12 or more credits with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must have completed a minimum of 40 degree hours prior to the current semester. 

Previous recipients have been students in such diverse disciplines as geology, history, political science, computer science, international affairs, education, sociology, psychology, social work, landscape horticulture, civil engineering, nursing, mechanical engineering, natural resources, journalism, communications, economics, biochemistry and microbiology.

More information, including the required application, is online

In honor of Senator Margaret Chase Smith’s years of service to the citizens of Maine and the nation, this scholarship provides assistance to undergraduates who have demonstrated an active interest in public affairs and who show promise for future leadership in, and contribution to, public affairs. Sen. Smith’s abiding belief was that real progress would be attained only through the education of young people.