UCU Scholarship Program

The 2024 Scholarship application period is now CLOSED.

UCU is pleased to announce the ninth year of its Scholarship Program. In 2024, UCU will award $1,000 scholarships to eight undergraduate students, and one graduate student furthering their education at the University of Maine System campuses and Maine Maritime Academy.

UCU Scholarship logo-animated .gifThe scholarships will be awarded as follows:

Undergraduate Scholarships

  • University of Maine - $1,000
  • University of Maine at Augusta - $1,000
  • University of Maine at Farmington - $1,000
  • University of Maine at Fort Kent - $1,000
  • University of Maine at Machias - $1,000
  • University of Maine at Presque Isle - $1,000
  • University of Southern Maine - $1,000
  • Maine Maritime Academy - $1,000

Graduate Scholarship

  • Advanced Degree Student at UMS, Maine Law or MMA - $1,000


Applicant must be a UCU member with account in good standing prior to application deadline of May 1, 2024. Primary account ownership is required and joint ownership on an account does not meet qualifications for application. Become a member today!Become a member today!

School Selection
Applicant must be entering the school year at one of the eight schools listed above in Fall 2024 semester. Individual applicants can submit one application per calendar year. If a change is made to which school the applicant is attending, notify UCU by May 1, 2024 and UCU can move the application to the correct school drawing within the scholarship program. Individuals will be awarded scholarship only when they are attending the school their name is awarded for. Scholarship awards are non-transferable between campuses, schools or individuals.

Complete Application
Applications must be fully completed to be considered eligible for the scholarship.

The scholarship funds will be disbursed directly to the school upon verification of enrollment and distributed equally between the first and second semesters. Awardees must be enrolled and attending college both semesters to receive both disbursements of full award amount. Awardees will be notified by phone and email. UCU employees, board members, and their immediate families are not eligible.

Complete applications must be submitted online and received through UCU’s website no later than Wednesday, May 1, 2024. Applicants must also become members of UCU by May 1, 2024. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Criteria for Selection

All applications will be sent to the Scholarship Committee after the application deadline. The committee will review all submissions for eligibility and requirements to determine entry into the drawing. Scholarship awardees will be randomly drawn from the pool of approved eligible applications for each of the nine awards. (Transcript is not required for this scholarship application). Scholarship awardees will be notified by June 1, 2024. Awardees will be asked to submit a photo for publication in our membership newsletter and press release. UCU reserves the right to discontinue this scholarship program anytime without notice. UCU reserves the right not to award any scholarships should there be no qualified applicants.

Questions? Please contact UCU marketing by email.