Margaret Chase Smith Public Affairs Scholarship

UMaine is pleased to announce the Margaret Chase Smith Public Affairs Scholarship for 2016-2017. This is a scholarship for independent undergraduate research on a topic of public policy importance.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Student must be a Maine resident, currently enrolled at UMaine for 12 credits or more
    ·Be an undergraduate student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and
    ·         Have completed 40 degree hours prior to the current semester.

The amount of the 2016 – 2017 Margaret Chase Smith Public Affairs Scholarship will be $3,500 ($1,750 Fall/$1,750 Spring). The deadline for student applications is noon onFriday, April 8, 2016.

We would appreciate you bringing this scholarship to the attention of your eligible students. The application form and more information are available on our webpage at


Students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.  Previous recipients have come from such diverse disciplines as Geology, History, Political Science, International Affairs, Education, Sociology, Psychology, Social Work, Landscape Horticulture, Civil Engineering, Nursing, Mechanical Engineering, Natural Resources, Journalism and Mass Communication, Economics, Biochemistry and Microbiology.