BioME Academic Scholarship

Academic scholarships for life science majors

A highly trained workforce is a critical component for the development and advancement in the life science community in Maine. We want to further support scientific achievement by helping students who are interested in developing a career within the life sciences.

Bioscience Association of Maine funds $5,000 Academic Scholarships to undergraduate students majoring in the field of life sciences. Funding to cover costs associated with attending university.

  • Residency – must be enrolled in a Maine academic institution OR have a valid Maine ID (letter of acceptance from a Maine institution, transcript from a Maine institution or a Maine ID is required).
  • Income – Demonstrate unmet financial need.
  • Life science majors only. Some life science majors include biology, biomedical sciences, bioengineering, ecology, virology – for a full list please see examples HERE.
  • High School Seniors 
    • Senior standing – Plan to graduate from a Maine high school in the spring.
    • Fall College Enrollment –Planning to enroll full-time in a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited higher education institution in the fall directly after your graduation from high school.
  • Existing Undergrad College Students
    • College enrollment – must be accepted to or enrolled in an accredited full-time college program in the field of bioscience.
  • Note: Applicants may apply to multiple scholarships but are eligible to receive only one BioME Scholarship (any category) per academic year.
  1. Apply between February 1 – March 24, 2024.
  2. Award recipient(s) are announced mid-April via email.
  3. Awardees must submit college acceptance letter by June 1 (incoming freshman only).
  4. Awardees must provide a letter of enrollment in mid-September and award will be disbursed on October 1.
  5. Follow up: BioME requires proof of college enrollment when the academic year starts (mid-September). Awardees are also asked to provide a written testimonial explaining how the scholarship helped them in their academic development.
  • Can a candidate attend a school out of state?
    • Yes, as long as they have a valid Maine ID
  • What is considered as a life science major?
    • Please see HERE for examples of eligible majors.
  • What do I need to submit with my application?
    • Resumé or CV
    • Personal Statement – up to 500 words explaining why and how you would benefit from this scholarship written in your own words
    • Acceptance Letter – letter of acceptance to college, if you have it (recent high school graduates only)
    • Enrollment/Transcript – Letter of enrollment or transcript (college students only)
    • Maine State ID – Copy of Maine State ID (if you have one)
    • Letter of Recommendation
      • Please send directly to BioME via email to [email protected] or by mail to Bioscience Association of Maine, PO Box 3362, Portland, ME 04104.
    • Note: Please title attachments with last name and document type ex. Smith Resume

BioME Academic Scholarship Application

If you are experiencing technical difficulties when submitting this form, please email [email protected].