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Umaine International Presidential Scholarships 2018

Applications are now available for the International Presidential Scholarships 2018 at the University of Maine.  International first-year and transfer undergraduate students are automatically eligible upon submission of their application for admission.


The University of Maine offers a limited number of International Presidential Scholarships in recognition of outstanding academic performance valued at US$15,000 per academic year.


Type: Undergraduate


Eligibility criteria

International first-year and transfer undergraduate students are eligible to be considered for this award. Students receiving the Canadian resident tuition rate are not eligible for this award.


Application procedure

Applicants are considered for this scholarship when their application for admission is reviewed. No additional application is required. Applicants do not need to submit SAT and ACT scores to be considered for this award.


Application deadline

There is no application deadline. Applicants to the University of Maine do not need to submit a separate application to be considered for the award.


Priority Deadlines:

Students need to have a complete undergraduate application on file in order to be considered for all UMaine international scholarships:

  • For Spring 2018 admission – by November 1, 2017
  • For Fall 2018 admission – by February 1, 2018

Students applying after these deadlines will be considered for scholarships as funds are available.


Awards are typically made along with an offer of admission to the University of Maine.


Selection criteria

The International Presidential Scholarship is awarded to the top tier of international applications each year.


The award is not renewed automatically each year. Students must maintain full-time enrollment and a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least 3.00 in order for the scholarship to be renewed.  Additionally, the award is for a maximum of 8 semesters (4 academic years) for a student entering as a first-year applicant and 4 semesters (2 academic years) for a transfer student. Recipients of the award must also remain on a non-immigrant student visa F-1 or J-1 to be eligible to hold the scholarship.



No, the International Presidential Scholarship cannot be combined with any other international scholarship. Students are eligible for other UMaine scholarships such as athletic or departmental scholarships.


There are other scholarships available at University of Maine for international students which include:

  • International Flagship Scholarship
  • International Dean’s Scholarship
  • Maine Global Partner Scholarship
  • IEI Bridge Scholarship
  • IEI Discovery Scholarship

Visit the official page of the University for details https://umaine.edu/international/scholarships/

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