In addition to awarding financial aid based on demonstrated financial need, UMF awards institutional Merit-Based Scholarships for Maine residents.
No special application is necessary for consideration for these Merit-based Scholarships. All of them are renewable and available for up to a total of eight semesters, provided the student remains in good academic standing and maintains full-time enrollment of at least twelve credit hours per semester at UMF.
See our Net Price Calculator for an estimate of how much total financial aid you may be eligible for and of your net cost of attendance.
Below are the names and amounts of Merit Scholarships for First-Year students admitted to UMF in the fall.
The University of Maine at Farmington rewards students who have performed well in their high school academic courses. If you are admitted to UMF as a first-time, First-Year student from Maine, use the required GPA* below to see which academic scholarship you’re eligible for.
|Scholarship Name||Required GPA*||Amount Per Year|
|Academic Excellence Scholarship||3.5||$3,000 per year
($12,000 over four years)
|Academic Distinction Scholarship||3.25 – 3.49||$2,000 per year
($8,000 over four years)
|Academic Achievement Scholarship||2.75 – 3.24||$1,000 per year
($4,000 over four years)
*Your GPA is determined by a recalculation during the review. Typically, students with a B average will receive some form of Merit Award. Students with averages above B in academic courses can be considered for the other scholarships.
UMF Diversity Scholarship
Limited numbers of UMF Diversity Scholarships of $1,000 per year are available each year for outstanding new first-year students from Maine whose attendance at the University of Maine at Farmington would help create a more diverse campus community.
Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated quality academic achievement in high school, contributed to their schools and communities, and who can contribute to diversity on campus.
Criteria used when considering a student’s potential contributions to diversity include, but are not limited to, special talents (except for athletic ability**), geographic location, ethnicity, and academic interests and ability.
** As a member of NCAA Division III, UMF is not permitted to consider athletic skill in awarding any kind of financial assistance.
Financial at at UMF — Start to Finish
Whether you’re a First-Year student, a Transfer student or an Adult Learner, filing for financial assistance is critically important. In this informative video, Assistant Director of Financial Aid Joe Toner describes how financial aid works, explains some financial aid terminology, reviews the different types of aid you can apply for, explains how and when to apply for aid, and more.
Office of Admissions
University of Maine at Farmington
246 Main Street
Farmington, Maine USA 04938-1994
TYY (via Maine Relay Service) dial 711