Scholarship Spotlight: UMaine Flagship Match Program

There is a scholarship (or many scholarships) out there for everyone. Every student has some skill, interest, experience, or characteristic that may make them an attractive candidate for one scholarship or another. And while we often refer to scholarships as “free money,” scholarships don’t actually come for free. It takes work to thoughtfully consider your strengths and research the scholarships that might be most appropriate for you. While the effort that goes into finding and winning scholarships may be akin to a part-time job, we at College Coach want to make your job a little easier. This on-going scholarship series highlights a new scholarship each week. Check out the below, along with the other posts in the series, and you may discover a funding resource that will make covering that college bill a little (or a lot!) easier.

Students who attend an out-of-state public college or university generally pay more for college. Tuition is discounted for in-state students, and everyone else pays a higher tuition rate. A competitive, two-tiered merit scholarship program established at the University of Maine helps equal the playing field for strong students from other states who wish to attend the institution, guaranteeing the highest achievers that they will pay no more for UMaine than they would for their home state’s flagship university.

Scholarship: UMaine Flagship Match Program

Awarding Organization: University of Maine

Amount: Students are awarded based upon academic tier and state of residency.

Number of Scholarships Awarded: All students who apply and qualify for the scholarship will receive one.

Eligible Students: First year accepted applicants at the University of Maine.

Eligible College(s): University of Maine

How to Apply: Students must complete an admissions application by the priority deadline and meet the required minimum GPA and ACT or SAT criteria. See website for details.

Deadline: March 1


Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.


Written by Robyn Stewart
Robyn Stewart is a member of College Coach’s team of college finance experts. Prior to joining College Coach, she worked as a former financial aid officer at College of the Holy Cross. Visit our website to learn more about Robyn Stewart.