The Discovery scholarship is valued up to US$2,000 per academic year. All international applicants enrolled at the Intensive English Institute (IEI) at UMaine as well as those conditionally admitted to UMaine are eligible for this scholarship. It is applied as a $500 scholarship for each IEI session for Fall A, Fall B, Spring A and Spring B.
Who is eligible?
International students accepted for English language instruction at the Intensive English Institute or conditionally admitted to an academic program at UMaine are eligible. Students in the IEI Bridge program are eligible for the IEI Discovery scholarship and not for international academic scholarships (International Presidential, Flagship, Dean’s and Maine Global Partner Scholarship). See bottom of the page for more information.
Graduate students are not eligible for this award. Sponsored students are not eligible for this award.
How do I apply?
Applicants are considered for this scholarship when their application for admission is reviewed. No additional application is required.
When is the deadline?
There is no application deadline. Applicants do not need to submit a separate application to be considered for the award.
When are awards made?
Awards are typically made along with an offer of admission to the Intensive English Institute for English language instruction or to the University of Maine for conditionally admitted students.
Is the award renewed automatically each year?
Students with excellent class attendance and satisfactory academic progress may be considered for the second year of this scholarship. Recipients of the award must also remain on a non-immigrant student visa F-1 or J-1 to be eligible to receive the scholarship.
Are conditionally admitted applicants eligible for other scholarships?
The Discovery Scholarship is a pre-academic scholarship for the Intensive English Institute for ESL or conditionally admitted students. Therefore, students can be awarded an academic scholarship once they matriculate at UMaine and start their full-time academic program. The Discovery scholarship precedes the academic scholarship, and cannot be received at the same time as the academic scholarship. Students in the IEI Bridge program are eligible for the IEI Discovery scholarship and not for the academic scholarships.