Scholarships

The School of Social Work offers these scholarships:

Pat I. Richard Scholarship – Undergraduate Students

Ms. Pat. I. Richards is a 1983 graduate of the University of Maine BSW program. Recipients of the scholarship are undergraduate University of Maine social work majors with demonstrated financial need.

Dr. Kimberly Strom-Gottfried ’80 Scholarship – Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Dr. Kim Strom-Gottfried is a 1980 graduated of the University of Maine BSW program.  The fund is divided equally to provide scholarship assistance to one undergraduate and one graduate student with financial need who are enrolled in social work at the University of Maine.  First preference is given to students with junior status, leadership potential and commitment to the field.

Catharine Wilder Guiles Scholarship – Graduate MSW Students

The Catharine Wilder Guiles Scholarship was created by Ms. Guiles and established at the Maine Community Foundation.  The purpose of the scholarship fund is to support students enrolled in the MSW program at the University of Maine. In accordance with Ms. Guiles wishes, two Scholarships will be awarded to specialized year (advanced year) University of Maine social work students who are in good academic standing, with demonstrated commitment and potential to work in the public/non-profit mental health/behavioral health sector in Maine.  Applicants must show demonstrated critical and significant financial need and be residents of the State of Maine.  Two scholarships, each in the amount of $2,500 will be awarded.  The scholarship may be applied towards tuition, books, university fees, and housing. Applications are typically disbursed in the Spring semester.

Coverdell Fellows Scholarship – Graduate MSW Students – Past Peace Corps Volunteers

The Paul D. Coverdell Fellows program is a graduate fellowship program that offers financial assistance to returned Peace Corps Volunteers.The Coverdell Fellows program provides a great opportunity for returned Peace Corps Volunteers to continue their service to underserved communities while also pursuing graduate studies at a reduced cost.  For more information about this scholarship visit Coverdell Fellows Scholarship

The University of Maine Regional Graduate Scholarship – Graduate MSW Students

The Regional Graduate Scholarship reduces out-of-state tuition for specific programs. Visit the Regional Graduate Scholarship webpage at the Graduate school for more information.