Maine Policy Scholars 2016

The 2016 scholars, affiliations, and topics are listed below. Click on the topic to access the policy memo. Note that the views expressed in the policy memos are those of the scholars based on their research and understanding of the issue. They do not reflect the views of the Maine Community Foundation or of the academic institutions represented by the scholars.

 

Maine Policy Scholars 2015

The 2015 scholars, affiliations, and topics are listed below. Click on the topic to access the policy memo. Note that the views expressed in the policy memos are those of the scholars based on their research and understanding of the issue. They do not reflect the views of the Maine Community Foundation or of the academic institutions represented by the scholars.

Maine Policy Scholars 2014

The 2014 scholars, affiliations, and topics are listed below. Click on the topic to access the policy memo. Note that the views expressed in the policy memos are those of the scholars based on their research and understanding of the issue. They do not reflect the views of the Maine Community Foundation or of the academic institutions represented by the scholars.

Maine Policy Scholars 2013

The 2013 scholars, affiliations, and topics are listed below. Click on the topic to access the policy memo. Note that the views expressed in the policy memos are those of the scholars based on their research and understanding of the issue. They do not reflect the views of the Maine Community Foundation or of the academic institutions represented by the scholars.

Maine Policy Scholars 2012


Images from the 2012 Maine Policy Scholars graduation ceremony held April 20, 2012.


The 2012 scholars, affiliations, and topics are listed below. Click on the topic to access the policy memo. Note that the views expressed in the policy memos are those of the scholars based on their research and understanding of the issue. They do not reflect the views of the Maine Community Foundation or of the academic institutions represented by the scholars.

April 12, 2012

Maine Policy Scholars 2011

Slide Show: The 2010-2011 Maine Policy Scholars Present Their Memos

The 2011 scholars, affiliations, and topics are listed below. Click on the topic to access the policy memo. Note that the views expressed in the policy memos are those of the scholars based on their research and understanding of the issue. They do not reflect the views of the Maine Community Foundation or of the academic institutions represented by the scholars.

April 11, 2011

Maine Policy Scholars 2010

This year's scholars, affiliations, and topics are listed below. Click on the topic to access the policy memo. Note that the views expressed in the policy memos are those of the scholars based on their research and understanding of the issue. They do not reflect the views of the Maine Community Foundation or of the academic institutions represented by the scholars.

April 2, 2010

Maine Policy Scholars 2009

Former Governor Angus King addresses the 2009 Maine Policy Scholars
Former Maine Governor Angus King, chair of the Maine Policy Scholars advisory committee, addresses policy scholars, panelists and guests at the 2009 graduation ceremony for the 2009 scholars held at UMA on April 3. Photo: Andy Molloy

 

Conceived by the late Peter Cox and funded by many donors, the Maine Policy Scholars program engages University of Maine students in the public policy process. One student from each of the university’s campuses, working with a faculty advisor, tackles a real-life policy issue facing Maine. After conducting extensive research, the scholar produces a final report in the form of a memo to the Governor or appropriate policy maker outlining the problem, the data available, and recommended policy solutions.

Final presentations are made to a panel of policy practitioners. The program is managed by the Maine Community Foundation and overseen by an advisory committee of policymakers and University of Maine faculty.

This year's scholars, affiliations, topics, and faculty advisors are listed below. Click on the topic to access the policy memo. Note that the views expressed in the policy memos are those of the scholars based on their research and understanding of the issue. They do not reflect the views of the Maine Community Foundation or of the academic institutions represented by the scholars.

The 2009 scholars gave their final presentations to the Maine Policy Scholars advisory committee on Friday, April 3, at the Michael Klahr Holocaust and Human Rights Education Resource Center at the University of Maine at Augusta. Senator Libby Mitchell moderated the panel, which included former Governor Angus King, Maine Community Foundation President and CEO Meredith Jones, State Senator Justin Alfond, and University of Maine at Augusta President Allyson Hughes Handley.

For more information about the Maine Policy Scholars program or if you are interested in attending this year's graduation event, contact Laura Armstrong Reed at (207) 564-3236.

 

April 9, 2009

Maine Policy Scholars 2008

2008 Maine Policy Scholars
Participants in the 2008 Maine Policy Scholar event included: (front l-r) Rep. Kim Silsby, Panelist; Sarah Sherman, 2007 Scholar, UMaine at Augusta; Anna Korsen, 2008 Scholar, USM; Theresa Dempsey, 2007 Scholar, UMaine at Machias; Alex Pringle, 2007 Scholar, UMaine at Farmington; Sen. Elizabeth Mitchell, Program Advisor; (back l-r) Angus King, Program Chair; Wendy Wolf, Panelist; Amy Clearwater, Panelist and 2006 Scholar, UMaine Farmington)


Conceived by the late Peter Cox and funded by many donors, the Maine Policy Scholars program engages University of Maine students in the public policy process. One student from each of the University's seven campuses, working with a faculty advisor, tackles a real-life policy issue currently facing Maine. After conducting extensive research, the scholar produces a final report in the form of a memo to the Governor or appropriate policy maker outlining the problem, the data available, and recommended policy solutions. The program is managed by the Maine Community Foundation and overseen by an advisory committee of policymakers and University faculty. Angus King chairs the advisory committee.

Panel members for the 2008 event included: Laura Fortman, Commissioner, Maine Department of Labor; Dr. Theodora Kalikow, President, University of Maine at Farmington; Angus King, Chair, Policy Scholars Advisory Committee; Earle McCormick, Senator, District 21; and Alex Pringle, 2007 Policy Scholar.

The 2008 scholars, affiliations, topics, and faculty advisors are listed below. Click on the topic to access the policy memo. Note that the views expressed in the policy memos are those of the scholar based on their research and understanding of the issue. They do not reflect the views of the Maine Community Foundation or of the academic institutions represented by the scholars.