Professor Nickerson Scholarships Increase With Endowment Growth

Professor Nickerson


A TRUE LEGACY. Thanks to the generosity of Professor John M. Nickerson ’59, for the 2022-2023 academic year, Nickerson scholarships are expected to cover the full cost of in-state tuition at the University of Maine for 22 students, with an additional 6 half-scholarships. This past spring, following the continued growth of the endowed Nickerson fund, an additional 18 one-time $2,000 awards were made by the Department to Political Science majors. One of the most transformational gifts ever made to the UMaine Political Science Department, John Nickerson’s philanthropic investment serves as a lasting legacy as we approach a decade since the fund was established.

Established in 2014 with a bequest from its namesake, the John Mitchell Nickerson University of Maine Memorial Scholarship Fund provides merit-based scholarships for juniors and seniors majoring in the Department who are residents of the State of Maine, “who have demonstrated scholarship of the highest order, and who have the greatest potential to serve the public unselfishly,” criteria set by Prof. Nickerson.