Muskie School of Public Service


To ensure that students for generations to come are supported with scholarships, individuals can give to the current endowments listed below. New endowments can be created at a minimum of $20,000. The following endowment opportunities exist at the Muskie School:

  • Donald and Hilda Nicoll Endowed Scholarship Fund
  • Muskie School Scholarship Endowment
  • Endowed Chairs

Donald and Hilda Nicoll Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Muskie School Board of Visitors has challenged the school to create a $250,000 endowment to allow us to continue to recruit top students to the school's degree programs. The Nicoll Endowment will offer selected incoming students full scholarships covering tuition and fees up to two years.

A recipient of the award must maintain a strong academic profile and also exemplify Don and Hilda's demonstrated commitment to public service. Don Nicoll, who served as top assistant to Senator Muskie, and his wife, Hilda, have been active in many volunteer activities in Maine, our nation's capital and internationally. If you are interested in helping create this fund, please visit How to Make a Gift.

Muskie School Scholarship Endowment

The Muskie School Scholarship Endowment is a fund to provide financial assistance to Muskie students. With a goal to create a $250,000 endowed scholarship fund, the School will be able to have a dependable base of support for the wide backgrounds and needs of the study body. This endowment fund was created to help recruit top quality students to the Muskie program and provide assistance to continuing students to support them during their studies. If you are interested in helping to build this fund, please visit How to Make a Gift.

Endowed Chairs

Muskie faculty are national leaders in key intellectual and professional areas related to the school's areas of academic distinction. Endowed chairs stabilize the capacity of curricular and scholarly offerings in the school's academic programs: geography-anthropology, public health, policy, planning & management, and tourism & hospitality. Our goal is to create endowed chairs centered around the School's areas of distinction. If you are interested in supporting these goals, please contact the director at (207) 780-5941.