YES, you heard right — a $1,000 per year scholarship to ALL qualifying Transfer Students

Farmington has always welcomed students from other colleges who seek to join our campus community. We have a lot of Transfer students here, so you’ll fit right in. And it has been our experience that Transfers to Farmington have been among our strongest, most motivated and successful students.

That’s why our $1,000 per year Transfer scholarship is for everyone.

  • Maine Resident? Yes.
  • Resident from another state? Yes.
  • Attended a Maine college? Yes.
  • Attended an out-of-state college? Yes.
  • Attended a community college in Maine or anywhere else? Yes.

Oh, and our $1,000 Transfer Scholarship isn’t just a one-and-done limited-time offer. Yes, our Transfer Scholarship is renewable in the amount of $500 per semester for 6 consecutive semesters. And no additional application is required for this scholarship.

Our $1,000 per year Transfer Scholarship is awarded to Transfer applicants with an outstanding college record. This special Transfer Scholarship is renewable provided you meet the renewal requirements, which include enrollment in at least 12 UMF credit hours per semester and remain in good academic standing.

Plus a $2,000 scholarship for Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) members.

Are you a member of the prestigious Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society? As a member in good standing with a GPA of 3.5 or higher, you may be eligible for an additional $2,000 per year scholarship. No additional application is required for this scholarship.

Did you graduate from a Franklin County (Maine) High School in 2020?
Transfer to Farmington through our Come Home to UMF program and live on Campus FREE your first year!

Through our Come Home to UMF program, if you’re admitted as a Transfer student for Fall 2022 and you happen to be a 2020 graduate from any high school in Franklin County, Maine (or if you were home-schooled in Franklin County in 2020), you can receive FREE on-campus housing your first year — a savings of more than $5,000.

Let Us Help You

Transferring is a highly individualized process, and sometimes confusing. So let us give you the personal attention you deserve. Just contact us any step along the way. We look forward to meeting you.

Your Personal Transfer Guides

Joe McShane portrait

Joe McShane - UMF '07

Assistant Director of Admissions / Transfer Coordinator

Maine: Androscoggin County, Piscataquis County

Also: All Community Colleges, Transfer Students, International Applicants

Joe is your primary contact for all things Transfer. Because he transferred to the University of Maine at Farmington himself, Joe knows the UMF transfer terrain first-hand.

He can guide you through the process, answer your important questions, and also tell you how easy it is to transfer to Farmington and what it was like to go to school here: academics, extracurriculars, clubs and organizations, living in the Farmington area and more. Joe works at UMF year-round and is ready to help you on this next step of your academic journey.

Joe Toner - Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Joe Toner

Associate Director of Financial Aid

Joe is our Associate Director of Financial Aid. He can help guide you through the financial aid portion of transferring to Farmington.

A lifelong Mainer (a Lawrence H.S. and UMaine grad) Joe has worked in both our Financial Aid Office and in our Admissions Office, giving him a unique insider’s perspective of those key campus departments. After a three-year stint working for the City of Auburn, Maine as a Recreation Specialist, Joe began exploring his growing passion for higher education and was hired on at UMF in August of 2013 as the Admission and Financial Aid Counselor. This position offered valuable experience in college recruitment and retention efforts and provided the ability to guide prospective students and families through the financial aid process. In December of 2016, Joe moved fully to the UMF Financial Aid Office where he works alongside colleagues in Merrill Center, providing guidance on everything from FAFSA filing to loan counseling, to on-campus student employment. Joe lives in Jay, Maine with his wife Rachel, and two young girls, Vera and Nora.


  • 2009 BS University of Maine

Contact Us

Office of Admissions
University of Maine at Farmington
246 Main Street
Farmington, Maine USA 04938-1994
tel  207-778-7050
fax  207-778-8182
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