Scholarship Opportunities at the Muskie School
Scholarships are available for matriculated Muskie School students who are enrolled in at least 6 credits each semester in the year for which a scholarship is awarded. The only exception for the 6-credit requirement is for doctoral students in the dissertation phase applying for the Muskie School General Scholarship or the Key Bank scholarship. For all scholarships, a student must maintain a 3.0 GPA while receiving a scholarship. Scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the School.
The application and information for scholarships can be found on the USM Scholarships page.
Deadline: Applications received by late February are given priority.The 2017-2018 academic year application deadline is March 1, 2016.
- The Muskie School Scholarship and Assistantship Application and Information PORTAL WILL BE OPEN NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 2017
USM Graduate Scholar Award
Presidential scholarships reduce tuition for out-of-state and international students to approximate in-state tuition rates. All students applying for part-time or full-time status in a Muskie School master's degree program for Fall 2016 are eligible to apply. Qualified students may receive up to $30,000 over the course of their degree program.
Peter Feeney Scholarships
Peter Feeney Scholarships are awarded to continuing matriculated students in a master's or doctoral program who show financial need, have completed 12 credit hours of course work, and exhibit a demonstrated commitment to public service. Doctoral students in the dissertation phase are not eligible for this scholarship.
Muskie School General Scholarships
Muskie School General Scholarships are awarded to incoming or continuing students matriculated in a master's or doctoral program at the Muskie School and can be in either the course or dissertation phase of a doctoral program. If a doctoral student is in the dissertation phase, the 6 credit per semester requirement is waived. Students must demonstrate academic excellence, show evidence of commitment to public service and show financial need.
The Key Bank Scholarship in Honor of Ken Curtis
The Key Bank Scholarship in Honor of Ken Curtis is awarded to one or more students that have demonstrated an outstanding academic record including any prior graduate study and show evidence of commitment to public service. An interest in state government is preferred.
The Donald E. Nicoll Scholarship
The Donald E. Nicoll Scholarship is awarded to incoming students. Continuing students who received the Nicoll Scholarship their first year are eligible to reapply. Students must demonstrate outstanding academic record, show evidence of commitment to the public service values exemplified by Senator Edmund S. Muskie.
The ChrisAlice Scholarship
The ChrisAlice Scholarship is awarded to incoming or continuing master's students who have demonstrated an outstanding academic record, including any prior graduate work, or who show evidence of commitment to voluntary public service through one's record of accomplishment in professional, community or campus service. Public service is defined as the act of helping to create a thriving community for all. Students must show financial need with a written statement. The statement should outline how the financial resources awarded will help address the student's needs for obtaining a graduate education.