Selective Scholarships

Selective Scholarships are donor funded, and the criteria for the scholarships are established by the donors. Students must complete a Selective Scholarship Application Form for each selective scholarship they wish to be considered for, and must file their FAFSA each year if financial need is a scholarship criteria (look for the * by the scholarship title).

You do not need to fill out an application form after the first year you are awarded the scholarship if you continue to meet the criteria; we will keep your application on file. We do encourage all students applying for a selective scholarship to fill out a Scholarship Information Release Form so that the donors may know where their money is going.

Further information about selective scholarships can be found by following the links on the right-hand side of this page.

To be considered for a University of Maine Selective Scholarship, you must fill out the Selective Scholarship Application (PDF).

At a minimum, the criteria for scholarships awarded through the university include:


  • U.S. Citizen OR Permanent Resident
  • Full Time Student (12+ Credits)
  • Academic Merit
  • Financial Need


  • Late Filing FAFSA
  • On Academic Probation
  • Criminal Record

Students are automatically considered for need-based scholarships awarded by the Office of Student Financial Aid, but must fill out the Selective Scholarship Application to be considered for a UMaine Selective Scholarship.

Click the links on the left to view a listing of UMaine’s Selective Scholarships based on eligibility: