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New UMS Program Awards Scholarships to Students From Historically Underrepresented Communities

For Immediate Release

Contact: Rebecca Gilbert, rebecca.gilbert@maine.edu

New UMS Program Awards Scholarships to Students From Historically Underrepresented Communities

The Harold Alfond Foundation Ambassador Scholarship provides funding for students to pursue graduate degrees in law, business, policy, and public health — and make an impact when they enter the Maine workforce.

ORONO, Maine — The University of Maine System (UMS) has launched a new scholarship program made possible by the Harold Alfond Foundation for students from historically underrepresented backgrounds who wish to pursue graduate degrees full time in a vibrant, interdisciplinary environment.

Two of the six inaugural Alfond Ambassadors attend the University of Southern Maine's Muskie School of Public Service: Mahmuda Alam, a master’s student of Public Health, and Wilsan Mohamed, a master’s student of Policy, Planning and Management.

For more information about the Harold Alfond Foundation Ambassador Scholarships, click on the link to read the full press release on the University of Maine System website.