The UMF Financial Aid Office can help you find other forms of financial assistance — aid based on factors such as veteran’s service, Native American status, as well as outside scholarships and more.

George Mitchell Scholarship

The Mitchell Scholarships were established in 1994 by U.S. Senator George J. Mitchell. One of Senator Mitchell’s highest priorities is to expand and improve opportunities for the education of young people in Maine. The Mitchell Institute awards a scholarship to a graduating senior from every public high school in Maine. Each scholarship award is in the amount of up to $6,000 (i.e., $1,500 for each year of college).

For more information or an application visit the Senator George J. Mitchell Scholarship and Research Institute.

UMF International Mitchell Scholarship

The UMF International Mitchell Scholarship was established by UMF for George Mitchell Scholars who are enrolled in a degree-seeking program at the University of Maine at Farmington. This one-time, $2,500 scholarship is designed to be used during the junior or senior year of study to pursue any UMF-based international experience, including short-term travel courses in January, May or Summer terms and semester-long study abroad experiences.

The University of Maine at Farmington created this scholarship because of its shared goal with the Mitchell Institute to increase the number of Mitchell Scholars participating in an international experience during their undergraduate college career.

Contact the UMF Financial Aid Office (below) for details.

Native American Waiver and Scholarship Program

This program covers tuition, mandatory fees and room & board charges for Native North Americans who have resided in Maine for at least one year.

Contact the UMF Financial Aid Office (below) for an application and details.

Outside Scholarships

Private groups and organizations sometimes offer scholarships. Students are encouraged to apply for as many outside scholarships as possible. Students are responsible for reporting, in writing, to the UMF Financial Aid Office any outside scholarships they receive. Receipt of outside aid may have an effect on financial aid already awarded. The UMF Financial Aid Office receives notifications of scholarships from certain agencies.

We also recommend students conduct their own scholarship searches. There are a number of free scholarship searches, and many of them now use the Internet as their main gateway for sharing information. Two of the most popular searches are fastWeb and Mach25. Two local organizations that offer scholarships and scholarship information are The Finance Authority of Maine and Maine Education Services.

Contact the UMF Financial Aid Office (below) for details.

Veterans Benefits

Veterans Benefits at UMF are approved by the Veterans Administration for the education and training of veterans, service-persons, and dependents of disabled and deceased veterans. Students who expect to receive benefits should contact the nearest VA regional office for information concerning eligibility, counseling, and benefits. Once admitted, new students should advise the Registrar’s Office they wish to be certified for VA benefits.

Contact the UMF Financial Aid Office (below) for details.

Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits

UMF is approved for student benefits through the Maine Rehabilitation Commission. Applicants for Maine Vocational Rehabilitation educational benefits must also apply for and be eligible for financial aid.

Contact the UMF Financial Aid Office (below) for details.

International Student Scholarships

International Education Financial Aid (IEFA) Scholarship Search is the premier resource for financial aid, college scholarship and grant information for international students wishing to study abroad. At this site, you will find the most comprehensive college scholarship search and grant listings plus international student loan programs and other information to promote study abroad.

For Current UMF Students

The University of Maine at Farmington has a number of scholarships that recognize students’ academic and other achievements. Current students may apply for these scholarships by completing a form on our internal Web site (myCampus) in late fall.

On this form, they can designate the funds for which they are applying and submit the application electronically to the faculty Academic Scholarship Committee. (Note that academic scholarship applications are separate from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.)

UMF’s restricted academic awards are generally merit-based and are targeted primarily toward returning UMF students who have demonstrated a high level of academic achievement. The application deadline is usually early in January.

Contact the UMF Financial Aid Office for details.

Contact Us

Financial Aid Office
University of Maine at Farmington
224 Main Street
Merrill Hall
Farmington, Maine 04938
tel 207-778-7100
fax 207-778-7555
TDD/TTY 207-778-7000
umfaid@maine.edu