Scholarships and Awards
The Maine State Science Fair is delighted to announce that college scholarships will be among the prizes awarded at the 2018 Fair.
Scholarships will include:
The University of Maine
College of the Atlantic
Maine colleges and universities will offer scholarships to meritorious students interested in attending one of these two institutions. Scholarship details are provided below.
Scholarships will only be awarded to meritorious individual students, at the discretion of the awarding institution, and pending the evaluation of student projects. Scholarships will be evaluated and awarded separately from Category Awards and Grand Awards (Intel ISEF trip). Students interested in the scholarship competition must register in advance.
Category awards will be awarded to the top three projects (1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize including both individual and team projects), in each designated category of the Maine State Science Fair.
Special Awards will be awarded across categories to acknowledge student achievement in a given research area. Some special awards include:
- Intel Computer Science Award
- National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration Award
- Stockholm Junior Water Prize
The University of Maine (Orono) will offer up to 12 full-tuition scholarships to students distinguished by the quality of their scientific inquiry or engineering design innovation presented at the Maine State Science Fair.
Eligibility: Scholarship candidates include Maine
high school juniors and seniors* who present at the Maine State Science Fair.
Students must indicate if they wish to be considered for the U Maine
Selection: Students will be selected on the quality of their project, as determined by judges from the University of Maine. Up to 12 scholarships will be awarded across all MSSF categories.
Scholarship: Awardees will join the UM Top Scholars Program. This program includes a full tuition scholarship to The University of Maine, admission to the UM Honors College, match with a faculty mentor, and an annual research supply budget. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years with a maintained 3.3 GPA.
College of the Atlantic (Bar Harbor) will offer up to two $25,000 tuition scholarships.
Eligibility: Scholarship candidates include Maine high school juniors and seniors* who present at the Maine State Science Fair. Students must indicate if they wish to be considered for the COA scholarship competition.
Selection: Students will be selected on the quality of their project, as determined by judges from College of the Atlantic. Up to two scholarships will be awarded.
Scholarship: This award provides a $25,000 scholarship renewable for up to four years with a maintained 3.0 GPA or equivalent, and full-time enrollment at COA.
* Eligible seniors include those students who have not already committed to attend a college or university other than the scholarship-awarding institutions listed here.