This scholarship is intended to support a UMaine student who will study or intern in Russia or in any of the former Soviet states. Samantha Smith was a Maine schoolgirl who visited the Soviet Union in 1982 to lobby Soviet President Yuri Andropov for peace between our nations. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to be considered and must select an academic program approved by the University of Maine. The application deadlines are February 20 for the summer, fall semester and academic year programs, and October 15 for the spring semester programs.
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