MCS Public Affairs Scholarship

Scholarship Information:

Application Process:

The MCS Public Affairs Scholarship application is now hosted on the ScholarshipUniverse platform. The link can be found under Academic Resources on your UMaine Portal.

Application submission will include:

  • Completed brief application form.
  • Essay must not exceed 500 words
  • Identification of an academic advisor(s) for your proposed research (does not have to be current academic advisor)
  • A letter of recommendation must be from the academic advisor for your proposed research
  • Application Deadline: April 1, 2024

Selection is limited to students who show promise for future leadership in and contribution to public affairs.
Applications will be evaluated according to:

  • The relevance and significance of the proposed research topic to U.S. public policy
  • The quality of written work expressed through the application essay

The selection committee will review all proposals and invite the most promising for interviews.  All applicants will be notified of the committee’s decision in early May.

Eligibility Requirements:

Students must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a Maine resident enrolled at UMaine
  • Be an undergraduate student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Be registered at the University of Maine for 12 credits or more
  • Have completed 40 degree hours prior to the semester in which student is applying

Scholarship Renewal:

The scholarship may be renewed for up to three years, provided the recipient meets the following requirements:

  • Submits completed project by April 1
  • Continues to make satisfactory progress in his/her academic program
  • Continues to meet the criteria for the award
  • Applies to renew the scholarship by submitting a satisfactory proposal for next year’s project