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Financial Aid

  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the free application you need to fill out in order to process any financial aid request at the University of Maine.
  • UMaine’s Office of Student Financial Aid is a valuable resource for all students wanting to attend UMO.
  • FinAid provides financial aid information with a section specifically for minority students.
  • Gates Millenium Scholarship provides scholarships and fellowships for outstanding low-income African-American, Native American, Hispanic American, and Asian American students, both undergraduates and graduates.
  • Financial Aid and Scholarships for Minority Students at the Center for Online Education is a good clearinghouse for financial aid links and strategies.
  • Project EASI lists information for students including repayment of loans, receiving financial aid, etc.
  • Resource Pathways’ College Financial Aid Resources lists a variety of financial aid resources for students including (printed guidebooks, web sites, CD-ROMs, etc.) that can help you learn about, apply for, and improve your chances for financial aid for college.
  • Morris K. Udall Scholarship offers a Native American Summer Congressional Internship Program and to become a Udall Scholarship recipient please contact the Wabanaki Center for specific information.
  • Indian Resources Development (IRD) can send you the New Mexico State University published booklet entitled “Sources for Financial Aid Available to American Indian Students”. for $4.00. In addition, the IRD also administers a USDA Agricultural Statistics scholarship for Native American students majoring in agriculture, science, math, computer science or statistics.
  • College Board On-Line site offers information through a number of sources. An excellent site!
  • College Net MACH 25 is a “free” web site that contains more than 500,000 private sector awards (school specific) from 1,570 sponsors with more than $1 billion in scholarship money awarded!A must See!
  • Free Scholarship Search Service is a great site that will match you up with free grants and scholarships.
  • FastWeb can help you find the money you need by matching your goals, hobbies, interests, and background with scholarship opportunities. By registering below you will have immediate access to the largest scholarship database available. Five simple steps could help you pay for college. And it’s completely free!

Professional Development

  • Indian Health Service provides scholarships to American Indian/Alaskan Native (AI/AN) health professionals and undergraduate and graduate students.
  • American Indian Science and Engineering (AISES) provides scholarships to American Indian students. You must become a member of the UMO AISES chapter to be eligible for the AISES scholarships. Join the UMO Chapter today by contacting the Wabanaki Center.
  • The Career Center – Located at the University of Maine. The Career Center offers career counseling, job search services, resume assistance, and information on graduate schools and scholarships.

Native American Information

  • Digital History – A site that contains detailed resources on Native American history and uses new technologies to enhance teaching and research.
  • Indian Country – Up-to-date indigenous news from across the country.
  • Indigenous Environmental Network – News about environmental struggles happening throughout Indian Country.
  • Native American Rights Fund – Hundreds of resources from the National Indian Law Library as well as scholarship information.
  • 500 Nations – Described as a Native American Super Site.
  • Native Web – Resources for indigenous cultures around the world.
  • Oyate – An educational resource site by a Native organization working to ensure accurate portrayal of Native lives and histories.
  • PBS Resources for the Classroom – “Get Local” – time lines, lesson plans, and links to dozens of great history sites.

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