The University of Maine Retirees Harold “Brownie” Brown Scholarship Fund was established at the University of Maine Foundation in 2013 by the President’s Council of Retired Employees. In 2018 the fund was named in honor of Harold “Brownie” Brown for his outstanding volunteer service after retirement, being the first chair of the President’s Council of Retired Employees, and for playing an important role in establishing the scholarship. The fund provides financial assistance to students in good academic standing attending the University of Maine in Orono who are relatives of University of Maine retirees.

Carter Verrengia and his grandmother, June Stafford

This year’s (2020-2021) recipient of the scholarship is Carter Verrengia, grandchild of June and Rupert Stafford ’59, ’69G, both retirees from the University of Maine.  Carter is now a member of the class of 2023 working on a double major in Finance and Finance Economic


Previous Recipients

2014-2015   Hannah Chavis                         more                  2015-2016  Samuel Favreau    more

2016-2017   Kasha Serekyo                          more                  2017-2018  Stacy Meister        more

2018-2019   Juliana Southworth Acheson  more                  2019-2020   Emma Turlo         more



If you would like to support this fund, donations can be made online at or sent to:

University of Maine Foundation

Two Alumni Place, Orono, ME 04469-5792

call 207.581.5100 or 800.982.8503

or email

Please designate the University of Maine Retirees Scholarship Fund.