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AWARDS

At the Maine State Science Fair, we award the top three projects in each category. From those projects, we select the top three Grand Award Winners to represent Maine at the Regeneron International Science & Engineering Fair. In addition, we present dozens of Special Awards from local, state, and national organizations. Visit our Celebrate page to see winners from previous fairs.

SCHOLARSHIPS

MSSF partners with Maine colleges and universities to offer scholarships to participants. Since its inception in 2017, the program has offered over $5.3 Million in scholarships to Maine high school students.

Confirmed Scholarship sponsors for 2023

University of Maine - Orono

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 and uncommitted seniors who present at the Maine State Science Fair. Students must indicate that 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, a 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.

USM

The University of Southern Maine (USM) will offer up to two full-tuition scholarships and five $5,000 scholarships to students distinguished by the quality of their exhibits and connected studies presented at the Maine State Science Fair.

Eligibility: Scholarship candidates include Maine high school juniors and seniors who are uncommitted and present at the Maine State Science Fair. Students must indicate that they wish to be considered for the USM scholarship competition.

Selection: Students will be selected on the quality of their project, as determined by judges from the University of Southern Maine. Up to two scholarships will be awarded across all MSSF categories.

Scholarship: This program includes a full tuition scholarship or a $5,000 scholarship to The University of Southern Maine.  The scholarship is renewable for up to four years.

UNE

University of New England (Biddeford) will offer up to five $5,000 scholarships in the categories of Animal Sciences, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Biomedical and Health Sciences, and Environmental Sciences.

Eligibility: Scholarship candidates include Maine high school juniors and uncommitted seniors who present at the Maine State Science Fair.  Students must indicate that they wish to be considered for the UNE scholarship competition.

Selection: Students will be selected on the quality of their project, as determined by judges from UNE. Up to five scholarships will be awarded across four categories: Animal Sciences, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Biomedical and Health Sciences, and Environmental Sciences.

Scholarship: This award provides a $5,000 scholarship, renewable for up to four years, on top of whatever merit and need-based scholarship the student is awarded once they are accepted to UNE.

Saint Jospeh's

St. Joseph’s College of Maine (Standish) will offer two $2,500 renewable scholarships to be used toward SJC of ME tuition to students who participate in the Maine State Science Fair and whose projects demonstrate a commitment to academic excellence, detail, and understanding.

Eligibility: Scholarship candidates must include Maine high school juniors and uncommitted seniors who present at the Maine State Science Fair. Students must indicate that they wish to be considered for the SJC of ME scholarship competition.

Selection: Students will be selected based on the quality of their project, as determined by judges from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine. Up to two scholarships will be awarded.

Scholarship: This award provides a $2,500 scholarship, in addition to any merit scholarship the student is awarded upon admission and enrollment at Saint Joseph’s College. This award is renewable for up to four years, for a total of $10,000, as long as students remain in good academic standing.

UMA

University of Maine at Augusta will offer up to two $1,500 tuition scholarships.

Eligibility: Scholarship candidates include Maine high school juniors and seniors* who present at the Maine State Science Fair.  Students must indicate that they wish to be considered for the UMA scholarship competition.

Selection: Students will be selected on the quality of their project, as determined by judges from UMA. Up to two scholarships will be awarded.

Scholarship: This award provides a $1,500 scholarship renewable for up to four years, given that students remain in good academic standing.

The University of Maine College of Engineering will offer up to five scholarships: two awards will be valued at $2,500 and three awards will be valued at $1,000.

Eligibility: Scholarship candidates include Maine high school juniors and seniors who present at the Maine State Science Fair, enroll in the UMaine College of Engineering, and have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or higher.  Students must indicate that they wish to be considered for the College of Engineering scholarship competition.

Selection: Students will be selected on the quality of their project, as determined by judges from College of Engineering.

Scholarship: This award provides a one-time scholarship of $2,500 or $1,000 to the University of Maine College of Engineering.

Husson

Husson University will offer up to two $2,500 tuition scholarships.

Eligibility: Scholarship candidates include Maine high school junior and seniors who present at the Maine State Science Fair. Students must indicate that they wish to be considered for the Husson scholarship competition.

Selection: Students will be selected on the quality of their project, as determined by judges from Husson University. Projects in all categories are eligible for a Husson scholarship.

Scholarship: This award provides one non-renewable $2,500 scholarship.

University of Maine School of Forest Resources

The University of Maine’s School of Forest Resources will offer one $2,000 tuition scholarship.

Eligibility: Scholarship candidates include Maine high school junior and seniors who present at the Maine State Science Fair and enroll in the UMaine Forest Resource program (Forestry; Parks, Recreation, & Tourism; or Sustainable Materials & Technology; or Ecology & Environmental Science – Forest Ecosystems concentration only).

Selection: Students will be selected on the quality of their project, as determined by judges from the School of Forest Resources. Projects in all categories are eligible for this scholarship.

Scholarship: This award provides one non-renewable $2,000 scholarship.

* Eligible seniors include those students who have not already committed to attend a college or university other than the scholarship-awarding institution listed here.

 

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