Merit Scholarship Program

For First-Year Students Entering Maine Maritime Academy

PRESIDENTIAL ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP | $3,000 – $6,500*

  • Offered on a need-blind basis on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Offered to first-time (not transfer) accepted students

To be considered for this scholarship, a student must:

  1. Be a recent high school graduate
  2. Have a high school cumulative grade point average of at least 3.30 or higher
  3. Achieve a 1200 or higher on SAT Critical Reading/Math or a 25 or higher ACT composite

 DEAN’S SCHOLARSHIP | $2,500 – $5,000*

  • Offered on a need-blind basis on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Offered to first-time (not transfer) accepted students

To be considered for this scholarship, a student must:

  1. Be a recent high school graduate
  2. Have a high school cumulative grade point average of at least 3.30 or higher
  3. Achieve a 1100 or higher on SAT Critical Reading/Math or a 22 or higher ACT composite

DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR AWARD | $2,000 – $3,500*

  • Offered on a need-blind basis on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Offered to first-time and transfer students
  • Preference given to female students and students from underrepresented populations

To be considered for this scholarship, a student must:

  1. Be a recent high school graduate
  2. Have a high school cumulative grade point average of at least 3.30 or higher
  3. And preference is given to those with an 1000 or higher on SAT Critical Reading/Math or a 19 or higher ACT composite

Or, a transfer student must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher and a minimum of 24 credits

The Presidential Achievement, Dean’s and Distinguished Scholar Merit Award Recipients are required to:

  1. Submit all MMA Undergraduate Admission Application materials to MMA by March 1
  2. File Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1
  3. The Presidential Achievement Scholarship, Deans’ Scholarship and the Distinguished Scholar Award are renewable for 8-10 consecutive semesters (depending on major)

To maintain the scholarship(s) as an upper-class student, the following are required:

  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher at the close of each spring semester
  • Required to remain in good standing according to the Student Honor Code of Conduct and Responsibilities
  • Required to file a FAFSA each year

*A separate application is not required; decisions on the above merit scholarship recipients are made as part of the admissions process provided the application is complete by the March 1 deadline.

Meeting these qualifications does not guarantee a scholarship will be awarded. The number of scholarships is LIMITED and will be awarded on a “first-applied, first-served” basis until funds are allocated.  Generally only those who complete their Admissions application prior to November 1st receive these scholarships.


HAROLD ALFOND SCHOLARSHIP FOR ENGINEERING

The Harold Alfond Scholarship for Engineering is a merit scholarship established in 2015 to encourage the study of engineering. The scholarship is funded by a generous donation from the Harold Alfond Foundation.  Details of the scholarship include:

  • Up to $10,000 annually
  • Awarded to first-year engineering students
  • Preference given to Maine residents and first-generation* college students
  • Preference given to students who have earned at least a 3.3 high school cumulative grade point average and have no final grade below 2.00 (C) in any course
  • Renewable for 8-10 consecutive semesters (depending on major)
  • Required to have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher at close of each spring semester
  • Remain in good standing according to the Student Honor Code of Conduct and Responsibilities
  • Required to file a FAFSA each year
  • If a student also receives a Presidential or Dean’s Scholarship, the Harold Alfond Scholarship will be reduced by the amount of the Presidential or Dean’s Scholarship

*First-generation is defined as having no parent who has completed a baccalaureate degree

To be considered for this scholarship a student must:

  1. Be a recent high school graduate who is a first-time undergraduate
  2. Be an applicant for one of MMA’s engineering programs
  3. Be a good citizen
  4. Submit the scholarship application and 300-word essay describing the student’s history of collaborative spirit, community service, and interest in Maine Maritime Academy by February 1. NCAA Division III bylaws prohibit Maine Maritime Academy from considering athletic information including, but not limited to, accomplishments, leadership, and participation (at the youth, high school, club or collegiate level), in the process of awarding scholarships to its students. The inclusion of athletics information in your scholarship application materials will exclude you from consideration for any merit aid
  5. Required to submit all MMA Undergraduate Admissions Application material to MMA by February 1
  6. Required to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 1

To apply for this scholarship, please confirm that you meet the criteria above and submit your application and essay by February 1.
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NOTE: Submission of an application does not guarantee a scholarship. Award amount may change at any time based on available funding.


TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP FOR DIVERSITY

The Trustee Scholarship for Diversity is a merit scholarship established in 2015 to address the Academy’s strategic objective to demonstrate a commitment to an inclusive community by improving the gender balance and enhancing student exposure to cultural diversity. Details for the scholarship include:

  • $3,500 – $10,000 annually
  • Awarded to first-year students and preference given to under-represented populations at MMA; currently, under-represented populations include women, African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, and Pacific Islanders
  • Preference given to students who have earned at least a 3.3 high school grade point average and have no final grade below 2.00 (C) in any course
  • MMA Trustee scholarships are renewable for 8-10 consecutive semesters (depending on major)
  • Required to have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher at the close of each spring semester
  • Remain in good standing according to the Student Honor Code of Conduct and Responsibilities
  • Required to file a FAFSA each year
  • If a student also receives a Presidential or Dean’s Scholarship, the Trustee Scholarship will be reduced by the amount of the Presidential or Dean’s Scholarship

To be considered for this scholarship a student must:

  1. Be a recent high school graduate who is a first-time undergraduate
  2. Be an applicant for one of MMA’s undergraduate programs
  3. Submit the scholarship application and 300-word essay describing the student’s history of collaborative spirit, community service, and interest in Maine Maritime Academy by February 1 NCAA Division III bylaws prohibit Maine Maritime Academy from considering athletic information including, but not limited to, accomplishments, leadership, and participation (at the youth, high school, club or collegiate level), in the process of awarding scholarships to its students. The inclusion of athletics information in your scholarship application materials will exclude you from consideration for any merit aid.
  4. Required to submit the MMA Undergraduate Admission Application material to MMA by February 1
  5. Required to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 1

To apply for this scholarship, please confirm that you meet the criteria above and submit your application and essay by February 1.
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NOTE: Submission of an application does not guarantee a scholarship.  Award amount may change at any time based on available funding.


Captain William Bullard ’59 Scholarship

The Captain William Bullard ’59 Scholarship is a merit scholarship established in 2019 through a generous gift from the Captain William L. Bullard estate. Details for the scholarship include:

  • $2500 to $5,000 annually
  • Awarded to first-year students and new transfer students.
  • Preference may be given to those with demonstrated financial need.
  • Preference given to students who have earned at least a 3.3 high school grade point average
  • Renewable for 8-10 consecutive semesters (depending on major)
  • Required to have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher at the close of each spring semester
  • Remain in good standing according to the Student Honor Code of Conduct and Responsibilities
  • Required to file a FAFSA each year

To be considered for this scholarship a student must:

  1. Be a recent high school graduate who is a first-time undergraduate or a new transfer student who has not previously attended MMA.
  2. Be an applicant for one of MMA’s undergraduate programs
  3. Submit the scholarship application and 300-word essay describing the student’s interest in Maine Maritime Academy and an experience with overcoming challenges to success by February 8.  NCAA Division III bylaws prohibit Maine Maritime Academy from considering athletic information including, but not limited to, accomplishments, leadership, and participation (at the youth, high school, club or collegiate level), in the process of awarding scholarships to its students. The inclusion of athletics information in your scholarship application materials will exclude you from consideration for any merit aid.
  4. Required to submit the MMA Undergraduate Admission Application material to MMA by February 1
  5. Required to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 1

To apply for this scholarship, please confirm that you meet the criteria above and submit your application and essay by February 1.
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NOTE: Submission of an application does not guarantee a scholarship.  Award amount may change at any time based on available funding.