GAPSA Student Scholarship Award Application
GAPSA Student Scholarship Award

Graduate and Professional Student Association
2023-2024 Student Scholarship Award
4 Scholarships of $3000 each will be awarded
Total amount awarded is $12,000.00

Beginning in 1999, the University of New England Graduate Student Government (then located on the Biddeford Campus) initiated an endowed student scholarship fund with a percentage of funding to be placed into the endowment each year. It was the belief of the student government group that scholarship funding was critical to assist graduate students with the costs of graduate education and limited assistance opportunities. Today, your Graduate and Professional Student Association (GAPSA) carries on that belief and is pleased to inform graduate and undergraduate professional students from the Portland and Biddeford Campuses that yearly limited scholarship funding is now available to eligible students.

Application Eligibility and Qualifications:

To qualify for the GAPSA 2023-2024 Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

1. Be a current matriculated graduate or undergraduate student (Spring 2023) enrolled in the Portland Campus College of Dental Medicine, Westbrook College of Health Professions, or Biddeford Campus graduate students in Athletic Training, Marine or Biological Sciences.

2. Have completed a minimum of one semester by the application deadline. (1st year ABSN students are eligible)

3. Have a demonstrated financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office.

4. Be registered as a full-time student during the scholarship period. Scholarship award is split between two semesters of study.

5. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, or in good academic standing as determined by those programs with no GPA calculation, at the end of the fall 2022 semester.

6. Complete the Scholarship Application form in full, including the written essay, professional/educational goals and resume attached.

7. Have not been a previous recipient of the GAPSA Scholarship.


Any questions regarding the 2023-2024 GAPSA Student Scholarship should be directed to Ray Handy, Associate Dean of Students, Graduate and Professional Student Affairs, Proctor Hall, Room 2, 221-4212 or, or Autumn Nostrom, GAPSA Vice President and Scholarship Committee Chair at

Application Deadline:

To be considered for the scholarship, all applications must be received no later than 5:00 pm on Wednesday, March 1, 2023.
  • Describe in detail what scholarship assistance would mean to you in the pursuit of your educational goals and career aspirations as a marine bio/biological science or health care professional. 500 word limit.
  • Describe your short and long term educational and professional goals. 400 word limit.
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