Oxford County educators eligible for UMaine scholarship

The University of Maine’s College of Education and Human Development has opened a new round of applications for the Susan Hathaway Glines Scholarship for educators who live and work in Oxford County, Maine and are interested in pursuing graduate studies.

Established in 2019 with a generous donation to the University of Maine Foundation, the scholarship is named for Glines, a longtime Oxford County educator who benefitted from a scholarship during her time at UMaine, where she earned her degree in 1969.

Full- or part-time master’s students are eligible for the award, which is renewable and can be applied to tuition, fees, books and materials (including a computer), as well as relevant professional development, conference travel, lodging, fees or other related expenses.

Besides living and teaching in Oxford County, educators 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 they will need to enroll in a master’s program at the UMaine College of Education and Human Development prior to receiving the funds.

The college offers master’s programs in curriculum, assessment and instruction, educational leadership, instructional technology, kinesiology and physical education, literacy education, Master of Arts in Teaching, and special education. Many programs are offered entirely online or can be completed through blended coursework requiring minimal travel to the UMaine campus in Orono.

Applications are due March 1. The application form is available at umaine.edu/edhd/graduate/susan-hathaway-glines-scholarship.

For more information, contact UMaine College of Education and Human Development associate dean for graduate studies, research and outreach Jim Artesani, arthur.artesani@maine.edu.