MCS Student Scholarships for 2015-16

Margaret Chase Smith Public Affairs Scholarships for 2015-2016 have been awarded to two University of Maine undergraduates pursuing independent research.

Allyson Eslin, a third-year student and triple major in Political Science, Psychology, and Economics, plans to study political decision making as influenced by a person’s psychological and economic attributes. Allyson will be working with researchers in the School of Economics in analyzing data sets which include surveys of Maine residents.

Garrett Raymond, a fourth year student majoring in Economics, plans to examine the economic feasibility of Maine license plate funding programs. Garrett will be working with researchers in the School of Economics and state representatives to explore this project.

These scholarships are awarded annually for independent undergraduate research on a topic of public policy relevance. Students from all majors are eligible.

Senator Margaret Chase Smith’s abiding belief was that real progress would be attained only through the education of young people.  In honor of Senator Smith’s many years of service to the citizens of Maine and to the nation, this scholarship provides assistance to undergraduates who have demonstrated an active interest in public affairs and who show promise for future leadership in, and contribution to, public affairs.