Tuition Fee Awards for International Undergraduate and Graduate Marisue and John Pickering Scholarships at the University of Maine in the USA 2023

Written by catherine.caoile on July 18, 2022

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

  • Country of the Scholarship

    United States
  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Bachelor's scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

    Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia
  • Expenses covered

    Tuition fees
  • Scholarship Contact Details

    International Programs
    300 Stodder HallOrono, ME 04469-5775
    Tel: 207.581.3437Fax: 207.581.2920[email protected]

Part of an academic career’s most exciting, rewarding, and challenging is pursuing your education abroad. It complements and enhances your education and student life at the University of Maine and helps you gain international knowledge. Studying abroad can take many forms, be it a semester, a year, a summer, or an internship. Not only will you have the opportunity to learn in a new context, but you will also have the opportunity to learn more about yourself in relation to your new country, new culture, and environment. Studying abroad gives you the opportunity to grow and reach new heights in your life and career.

Studying abroad can change the way you see the world. It offers a unique opportunity to learn outside of the classroom on topics inside and outside your major while gaining a new perspective on the world. You are not only a student in the classroom but also a student in a new place. By graduating, you will develop lifelong professional skills that will help you jump-start your career. From your personal skills to your organizational skills, you will emerge as a different person from your studies abroad.

About the Scholarship

For the academic Year of 2022-2023, the University of Maine offers the Marisue and John Pickering Scholarships which are open for international students who will undertake their undergraduate and graduate degree in an eligible course offered by the university.

The scholarship was established in the  Year 1993 at the University of Maine and was a gift from Marisue and John Pickering. The scholarship is intended to provide financial assistance to students who have completed their secondary school outside the country of the United States. The scholarship will be given to the students who have graduated from a secondary school in the following countries:

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Balkan Peninsula
  • Croatia
  • Albania
  • Montenegro
  • Macedonia
  • Kosovo

Scholarship Provider: University of Maine/ Marisue and John Pickering 

About the Providers

The Marisue and John Pickering 

The Pickerings began to work actively moving to Orono and raising two sons, David and Paul. John is an educator who has taught and worked with elementary through high school students, and Marisue is Professor Emeritus, Communication and Conflict Studies at the University of Maine. In addition to his work as a teacher, he worked in the central administration of UMaine for 10 years. During their professional career, Marisue and John are professional experts, publish books and articles in their fields, and advertise domestically and abroad.

University of Maine 

The University of Maine was founded in the year of 1865 and is located in Orono along the banks of the Stillwater River, this vibrant and vibrant university serves Maine, the nation, and the world through education, research, and outreach. The university offers more than a hundred degrees where the students can earn their certificates, master’s, doctorate, or associate’s degree in education. The center of the university’s mission is to provide an opportunity for its members and the community.

The University of Maine offers quality traditional education at an affordable price. The university’s financial aid and scholarships reaffirm its commitments to making higher education more affordable and developing the best and the brightest students. University of Maines created enriching educational challenges and chances that can prepare every student for their career goals and more employment opportunities.

The University of Maine addresses the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century through research-based knowledge while promoting learning and discovery through excellence and innovation in higher and higher education. A motivated and passionate learning environment drives students toward new learning and fosters an understanding of collaboration. Their educational goal is to help students develop understanding, creativity, communication, critical thinking, and understanding of skilled ethical and creative practices in the science, arts, and its profession.

Scholarship Summary 

  • Academic Year: 2022-2023
  • Applicant’s Nationality: International
  • Degree Level: Undergraduate and graduate degree
  • Field: Any eligible field offered by the university
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Duration: NA
  • Scholarship Awards: Tuition Fee
  • Scholarship Country: USA
  • Renewable: Yes
  • Offered Annually: Yes


Before proceeding with the scholarship application, the students must meet the eligibility of the scholarship.

  • The students must be classified as international paying fee students, who will be undertaking full-time undergraduate or graduate students at the University of Maine.
  • Must be graduated from high school in the following country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Albania, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, and Macedonia.
  • Must have good communication skills in oral and written English, and have met the English Proficiency requirements for admission.

Application Process 

Applicants must complete their application to an online portal provided by the University of Maine and must be able to submit the required documents for admission.

Required Documents 

The following required documents must be emailed to [email protected]

  • Declaration of Finance
  • Copy of ID or Passport
  • Transcript of records
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Test Scores
  • English Proficiency Test Scores

Admission is possible for students who do not meet the language requirements but have good academic results. Eligible students are enrolled in the school’s Intensive English Institute to take appropriate English lessons until they are sufficiently proficient in English.

Application Notification 

Information to activate your UMaine email and MaineStreet account will be emailed to you. Once your account is activated, you can check your application status online at Mainstreet. Continue to monitor your support status through MaineStreet’s Self-Service Center to ensure that all support information is received.

Scholarship Award 

The University of Maine will be covering the international tuition fee of every successful student who will be receiving the International Undergraduate and Graduate Marisue and John Pickering Scholarships.

The scholarship award will be granted for the academic year of 2022-2023, the successful students must read and agree to the terms and conditions applied for the scholarship.

Scholarship Deadline

The deadline to complete and submit the application is until November 1, 2022. All late and incomplete applications will be automatically rejected. However, the scholarship will be offered annually.

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