Transfer Student Scholarships
Transfer student is defined as any student who has attended any postsecondary institution as of the summer following their graduation from high school and beyond.
Please note: Unless otherwise specified in the description for a particular scholarship (with a link provided), there are no scholarship applications for scholarships for incoming transfer students. For scholarships with no link to an application below, all eligible incoming students who apply for admission to USM by the deadline indicated for each scholarship are automatically considered for applicable scholarships, and recipients are notified in writing if they have been awarded a scholarship.
Charles J. Hoff Scholarship
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.
Gorman Scholars Fund
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 7, 2013 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
Leon and Lisa Gorman Scholarship for Transfer Students
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.
Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Scholarship
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. Subsequent proof of earned associate degree must be submitted by July 1.
Community Banks Scholarship
- $1,000 per academic year
- 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.
- Download the Community Banks Scholarship Application Form
For more information, please contact Jim Bradley at (207)753-6618 or email@example.com.