UNE offers a robust Merit Scholarship program that bases gift money awards on your level of academic achievement. All incoming full-time undergraduate students will receive Merit Scholarships in amounts from $3,000 to $18,000 per year, depending on a calculation of your GPA and SAT/ACT scores. These awards are renewable for four years of undergraduate study at UNE as long as you maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above.
If you demonstrate financial need, we may award this funding to further supplement the cost of your UNE education.
If you and your sibling are concurrently enrolled full-time at UNE, contact our office to obtain the Sibling Grant.
If your parent(s) earned a degree from UNE, Westbrook College, or Saint Francis College, contact our office to obtain the Legacy Grant.
These scholarships are made possible to returning undergraduate students by individual donors to UNE. Award criteria vary based on the individual donors' preferences. In most cases, awards are made on the basis of academic merit and financial need. Student Financial Services will contact students in late spring, highlighting the application process.
The Federal Pell Grant is awarded to undergraduate students who demonstrate exceptional financial need and have not yet earned a baccalaureate degree. Amounts can change yearly and are dependent on your enrollment status.
The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) can be awarded to undergraduate students who demonstrate exceptional financial need, and have not yet earned a baccalaureate degree. Eligibility and amounts are determined by our office.
Maine State Grant
The Maine State Grant is awarded to undergraduate students who are Maine residents, demonstrate financial need, and have not yet earned a baccalaureate degree. UNE will determine awards based on eligibility as well as enrollment status for applications received no later than the May 1st priority deadline.
Other States' Grants
Similar to Maine, other states may offer grant programs to our undergraduate students. Funding is usually based on exceptional financial need, enrollment status and the completion of application materials by a certain deadline found on the FAFSA website. We encourage you to check with your state for specific requirements.
Because millions of dollars of scholarship opportunities go unclaimed, we strongly urge you to diligently research available scholarships and to take advantage of as many as you can. Great resources for finding scholarships include guidance counselors, parents’ employers, local organizations and banks. The following sites contain scholarship information and effective search tools that can help you identify scholarships for which you may qualify: Fastweb.com, CollegeBoard.org, CollegeNet.com, Scholarships.com and Finaid.org.