Office of Undergraduate Admission

Transfer Student Scholarships

Welcome Transfer Students!  USM has several transfer scholarships. These scholarships are available to any student who has attended any post-secondary institution as of the summer following their graduation from high school and beyond.

Please make sure to read the description of each scholarship for terms, conditions and eligibility.

 

NEW! Osher Reentry Scholarship Fund, Spring 2015

The Osher Reentry Scholars Fund was established at the University of Southern Maine by the Bernard Osher Foundation. This scholarship is available to all students who are matriculated in their first USM baccalaureate degree and who meet the following criteria:

  • Must have matriculated within the last 12 months
  • Must be registered for at least six credits for each semester of receipt and must have at least 30 credits remaining until the completion of the degree.
  • Must be an undergraduate reentry student who has experienced a gap of five or more years in pursuit of his or her education and who can look forward to a significant number of years of workforce participation after completion of the baccalaureate degree.

To apply,click here. Then send your application to USM Undergraduate Admission.

Applications are due in the office by Friday, December 5, 2014.

For more information, please contact Undergraduate Admission at (207)780-5670.

 

Leon and Lisa Gorman Scholarship for Transfer Students , Fall 2015

The Leon and Lisa Gorman Scholarship for Transfer Students was established to assist transfer students in making the transition to the University of Southern Maine.  One new recipient will be selected annually through a competitive process for this two year award.  The award is $1,500 for the first year and $1,000 for the second year.  To receive this award in the second year, a minimum USM GPA of 2.7 and registration for six or more credit hours are required.  Eligibility requirements for this scholarship include:

Applying to USM as a transfer student for fall admission.
A minimum of 24 credit hours earned from a regionally accredited institution.
A minimum transfer GPA of 3.0 is preferred.
All scholarship application materials submitted by stated deadline.

To apply, click here. Then send your application to USM Undergraduate Admission.

Applications are due Friday, June 5, 2015.

For more information, please contact Undergraduate Admission at (207)780-5670.

 

Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Scholarship, Fall 2015

This scholarship does not require an application, but it is awarded on a limited basis. The University of Southern Maine, through its Office of Transfer Affairs, supports the education of exemplary students who have earned an associate degree from a community or technical college.  Membership in the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is a prerequisite for consideration.  The minimum award is $500 per semester.  This scholarship is renewable for up to three consecutive semesters with maintenance of a 3.0 GPA while at USM.  Transfer students applying for admission who meet the following criteria are automatically considered for this award:

  • Member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
  • 3.25 GPA and an A.A., A.S., or A.A.S. degree from a community or technical college (please note: students with previous bachelor’s degree and non-U.S. citizens are ineligible).
  • Applying for fall admission (preferred) and intending to enroll full-time.
  • Completed USM application on file by May 1 with proof of acceptance
  • Earned associate degree with subsequent proof. Must be submitted by July 1.

 For more information, please contact Undergraduate Admission at (207)780-5670.

 

Gorman Scholars Fund, Fall 2015

This scholarship does not require an application, but it is awarded on a limited basis. The Gorman Scholars Fund was established to help Maine Community College students continue their education at USM.  These scholarships are renewable for up to three years.  Any student admitted to USM by June 6, 2014 for the fall semester and who meets the following criteria will be automatically considered for one of these $2,500 scholarships:

  • Maine resident transferring from a Maine Community College
  • Minimum 24 earned credits
  • Minimum transfer grade point average of 3.0
  • Planning to attend USM full-time (minimum 12 credit hours per semester)
  • Pursuing first bachelor’s degree

For more information, please contact Undergraduate Admission at (207) 780-5670.

 

Charles J. Hoff Scholarship, Fall 2015

The Charles J. Hoff Scholarship was established in 2010 as the result of a generous donation from the Hoff Foundation and matching funds from USM in the amount of $3,000.. It is awarded to incoming first-year students from Maine high schools and transfer students from the Maine Community College System. Preference will be given to graduates of York High School and transfers from York County Community College. Consideration will also be given to immigrants and refugees, students from single-parent homes, and students with developmental or other learning disabilities. This award is renewable for a minimum of 2 additional years. Recipients are chosen based on academic promise and financial need. 

To apply, click here. Then send your application to USM Undergraduate Admission.

Applications are due Friday, June 5, 2015.

For more information, please contact Undergraduate Admission at (207)780-5670.

 

Community Banks Scholarship, Fall 2015

This scholarship was established at the University of Southern Maine in 2010 with initial pledges from Androscoggin Bank, Auburn Savings Bank and Mechanics Savings Bank to match gifts from the citizens of the Androscoggin County. The recipient must be a part-time or full-time incoming freshman or transfer student from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, who is a resident of Androscoggin County pursuing his/her first baccalaureate degree in an LAC major and has a demonstrated financial need (FAFSA). Incoming freshman must have a B average from high school. Transfer students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Recipient will be expected to participate in events and activities at LAC and represent LAC in the community. 

To apply click here. Applications are due February 20, 2015

Download the Community Banks Scholarship Application Form

For more information, please contact Jim Bradley at (207)753-6618 or jbradley@usm.maine.edu

 

University of Maine System Adult Degree Completion Scholarship Fund

These scholarships are for adult students returning to college after an absence of three years or more, who are completing their very first baccalaureate degree. This scholarship will be a continuing scholarship that recipients—including working adults—will be able to receive for up to four years.
There are three opportunities for students to apply: May 8, August 1 and December 1. Applications can be found here.

Applicants must meet the following criteria in order to receive the scholarship:

  • Must be a matriculated student at a UMS institution seeking a first baccalaureate degree.
  • Must be a resident of the state of Maine.
  • Must be an undergraduate reentry student who has experienced a gap (three years or more) in the pursuit of post-secondary education at any institution. Students who returned to higher education beginning in Fall 2013 or more recently will be considered.
  • Must demonstrate financial need as determined by a completed FAFSA and/or statement outlining ability to pay/financial resources available for education.
  • Must be registered at least part time (6‐8 credits per semester (Fall and Spring) or 9‐12 credits total for the two semesters). Students enrolled in fewer credits will be considered on a case by case basis.

For questions about this scholarship, contact adultdegrees@gmail.com