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Maine Scholarships

Maine (/meɪn/ (listen)) is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. Maine is the 12th smallest by area, the 9th least populous, and the 38th most densely populated of the 50 U.S. states. It is bordered by New Hampshire to the west, the Atlantic Ocean to the southeast, and the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Quebec to the northeast and northwest respectively. Maine is the easternmost state in the contiguous United States, and the northernmost east of the Great Lakes. It is known for its jagged, rocky coastline; low, rolling mountains; heavily forested interior; and picturesque waterways, as well as its seafood cuisine, especially lobster and clams. There is a humid continental climate throughout the state, even in coastal areas such as its most populous city of Portland. The capital is Augusta.

For thousands of years, indigenous peoples were the only inhabitants of the territory that is now Maine. At the time of European arrival in what is now Maine, several Algonquian-speaking peoples inhabited the area. The first European settlement in the area was by the French in 1604 on Saint Croix Island, by Pierre Dugua, Sieur de Mons. The first English settlement was the short-lived Popham Colony, established by the Plymouth Company in 1607. A number of English settlements were established along the coast of Maine in the 1620s, although the rugged climate, deprivations, and conflict with the local peoples caused many to fail over the years.

As Maine entered the 18th century, only a half dozen European settlements had survived. Loyalist and Patriot forces contended for Maine's territory during the American Revolution and the War of 1812. During the War of 1812, the largely-undefended eastern region of Maine was occupied by British forces, but returned to the United States after the war following major defeats in New York, Maryland and Louisiana, as part of a peace treaty that was to include dedicated land on the Michigan peninsula for Native American peoples. Maine was part of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts until 1820, when it voted to secede from Massachusetts to become a separate state. On March 15, 1820, under the Missouri Compromise, it was admitted to the Union as the 23rd state.

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Maine College Scholarships

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New England-China Scholarship Program

New England Board of Higher Education

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New England-China Scholarship Program

New England Board of Higher Education

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Lambarene Schweitzer Fellows Award

Albert Schweitzer Fellows Program

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Lambarene Schweitzer Fellows Award

Albert Schweitzer Fellows Program

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Intel PhD Fellowship Program

Intel Foundation

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Intel PhD Fellowship Program

Intel Foundation

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Arkansas Health Education Grant Program

Arkansas Department of Higher Education

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Arkansas Health Education Grant Program

Arkansas Department of Higher Education

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Matching Maine Colleges

University of Maine
Four or more years; Public; $27,960 average out-state tuition; $8,580 average in-state tuition
University of New England
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $35,240 average out-state tuition; $35,240 average in-state tuition
University of Southern Maine
Four or more years; Public; $19,292 average out-state tuition; $7,336 average in-state tuition
Bowdoin College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $51,344 average out-state tuition; $51,344 average in-state tuition
Colby College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $50,890 average out-state tuition; $50,890 average in-state tuition
Bates College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $52,042 average out-state tuition; $52,042 average in-state tuition
Husson University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $14,105 average out-state tuition; $14,105 average in-state tuition