First Year Scholarships
All new students accepted into the Electrical or Computer Engineering programs are automatically considered for first-year departmental scholarships. (No additional application process is required for ECE-funded scholarships.)
The College of Engineering also awards scholarships for incoming students. Students may apply online though the College of Engineering web site. Applicants may also want to consider applying for a variety of scholarships funded by other organizations.
The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department has a limited number of funds provided by donors to give department assistance and scholarships to incoming and current students obtaining either an electrical or computer engineering degree.
Kepware Technologies, established in 1995, is a software development company headquartered in Portland, Maine. Kepware develops software solutions for the Industrial Automation Industry that help bridge the communication gap between diverse hardware and software applications. Kepware Technologies is proud to support Engineering education in Maine by offering three scholarships in the amount of $7,500 each awarded to students maintaining a 3.0 or better GPA.
Fairchild Semiconductor participate in the UMaine Microelectronics Scholarship Consortium. The purpose of this consortium is to increase the number of students at UMaine interested in preparing for jobs in the semiconductor industry. The scholarships are administered by the ECE Department but any Science or Engineering student at UMaine is eligible to apply.
The UMaine College of Engineering offers scholarships for 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year engineering students. Applications are reviewed by date of submission; applications received after April 1 may not be given full consideration, depending on availability of scholarships.
There are other major scholarships (up to full tuition) open to Electrical and Computer Engineering students that are offered by the following organizations. Please visit the sites below for the application process.
- University of Maine
- UMaine College of Engineering
- Pulp and Paper Foundation (full tuition)
- Dearborn Foundation ($5,000)
- Apriorit Scholarships for Computer Science or Computer Engineering
- Student Branch of the IEEE (PDF)
- National IEEE
- IEEE Power Engineering Society ($7000 over 3 years)
- Maine State Society
- NOAA Hollings scholarship
Both the UMaine and College of Engineering pages also have links to Army and Navy ROTC scholarships.
Other scholarship resources are available from the UMaine Scholarship Resources page.