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.

Deadline: Applications received by late February are given priority.The 2016-2017 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 2016

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.

New Publications

What's New?

Building Bridges Beyond the Quadrangle: The CAO and the External Community
(Book chapter by Mark Lapping in: Martin J, Samuels JE, eds. The Provost's Handbook: The Role of the Chief Academic Officer. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press; 2015:200-206.)

Health Data and Financing and Delivery System Reform: Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty? (Issue Brief by Barbara Shaw, Andy Coburn, Kimberley Fox, Andrea Gerstenberger, and Barbara Leonard)

New Jersey's Manage by Data Program: Changing Culture and Capacity to Improve Outcomes(Report by David Lambert and Julie Atkins).

Rural Implications of Medicaid Expansion under the Affordable Care Act. (Issue Brief by Erika Ziller, Jennifer Lenardson, and Andy Coburn).

Safety of Rural Nursing Home-to-Emergency Department Transfers: Improving Communication and Patient Information Sharing across Settings. Journal for Healthcare Quality, 37(1), 55-65. (Authors: Judy Tupper, Carolyn Gray, Karen Pearson, and Andy Coburn).

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