Scholarship Opportunities

Available for first year, upper class and transfer students.


100% of Pulp and Paper Foundation Senior Scholarship recipients are employed or have chosen to attend graduate school.

The pulp and paper industry needs energetic, bright people to help solve challenging business and technical problems and to provide innovative ideas for future success.

With the evolution of technology and the demand in eco-conscious products, processes and packaging, pulp and paper companies have a surplus of jobs and opportunities for technically trained engineers.

You could be one of them. 

The University of Maine Pulp and Paper Foundation provides full or partial tuition scholarships to aspiring chemical, civil, computer, electrical and mechanical engineering students at the University of Maine who are interested in pursuing careers in the booming paper industry.


Each year, we award more than 130 of these scholarships, supported by annual gifts from more than 60 companies in 50 states, as well as individual gifts from more than 300 alumni and friends.

“I am very excited for my future in the pulp and paper industry. Because of UMPPF, I have been given the tools to communicate and succeed with whatever project or challenge I come across.”

– Grace Farrington, ’21

I am not a current UMaine Engineering student.
Application Deadline: December 31st
Students will hear by January 5th if they have been selected to interview. Interviews will be held via Zoom on January 12th.

I am a current UMaine Engineering student.
Application Deadline: March 31st
Students will hear by April 10th if they have been selected to interview.

Curriculum requirements

Over the course of study, recipients of a Pulp and Paper Foundation scholarship must demonstrate or have:

  • Cumulative GPA ≥3.0
  • Active interest in a career in pulp and paper or supplier industries by participating in:
    • Chinn Management Seminars
    • Student Organization membership
    • Co-op job or internships after the sophomore year of study

Additional details are available when scholarship is awarded.

Interested in Applying?

Does any or all of the following sound like you?

  • In the top 15% of your high school class
  • Have combined SAT score of > 1100 (SATs optional)
  • Receive academic honors
  • Participate in extracurricular activities
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication

UMaine Pulp + Paper Foundation


5737 Jenness Hall, Orono, Maine 04469

217 Jenness Hall, Orono, Maine 04469