SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS
The Maine State Science Fair is delighted to announce that college scholarships will be among the prizes awarded at the 2017 Fair.
The University of Maine and College of the Atlantic are partnering with MSSF to 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 projects, at the discretion of the awarding institutions (UM and COA), and pending the evaluation of student projects. Selection will be made as a component of the MSSF ‘Special Awards’. Scholarships will not be awarded by default to the top winners in any given category. Category awards and Grand Awards (Intel ISEF trip), will be judged and assigned independently of special awards including these scholarships.
The students with the top three projects exhibited at Maine State Science Fair will be win an-all-expense-paid trip to present at the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair on May 8-12, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA.
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
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 who present at the Maine State Science Fair. Students must indicate if they wish to be considered for the U Maine scholarship competition.
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
College of the Atlantic (Bar Harbor), will offer up to two $100,000 scholarships to students distinguished by the quality of their scientific inquiry or engineering design innovation, as presented at the Maine State Science Fair.
Eligibility: Students must indicate if they wish to be considered for the COA scholarship competition and are subject to normal COA admissions practices, after the scholarship has been awarded.
Scholarship: The scholarship provides $25,000 per year, renewable for up to four years with a maintained 3.0 GPA.