School of Nursing

School of Nursing Scholarships

Non-USM Scholarships that are still available for fall 2014:

FISTAL FAMILY NURSING SCHOLARSHIP  - for undergrads (Deadline April 14, 2014)

MSNA Scholarships (deadlines: July 1 for fall semester, December 1 for spring semester)

Grande Du Maine: Chester Worthington Scholarship (Deadline April 1, 2014)

Grand Du Maine Voiture 354 Scholarship (Deadline April 1, 2014)

Loan Repayment through NHSC

Federal Work Study Opportunities in the School of Nursing

School of Nursing Scholarships (Incoming Accelerated and Options Students, deadline April 1, 2014)

Online Scholarship Application Form for School of Nursing Scholarships

  • Applications can be completed through the School of Nursing Scholarship Application Form.
    Forms must first be saved to your computer before you begin to enter any data, otherwise your information may be lost. The form is available as a fillable PDF or as a Word (.docx) document.
    ** PLEASE NOTE: We are experiencing issues with PDFs that have been completed using EchoSign. These forms are coming in blank. You should be able to complete the PDF form without using EchoSign. 
    Save either file to your computer, complete the required information, save the updated file, and send by email to Joanne Baribeau at baribeau@usm.maine.eduCompleted applications are due for incoming accelerated and option students by April 1, 2014.

  • Please note that letters of recommendation are not required for SON Scholarships this year.

Scholarship Application Questions

  • Questions regarding scholarship applications should be directed to Joanne Baribeau at or 207-780-4282.

Payment of Scholarship Awards

Awards to students beginning USM studies in May 2014 (options and accelerated students) will be made to student accounts when the student begins her or his academic program in the fall at USM as funds are made available or per the requirements of the individual scholarship criteria.

Release for Reference form 
(required in order for USM faculty and staff to write a letter of reference on your behalf)


NCLEX-RN Pass Rates

For 2012-2013, the USM School of Nursing had the largest number of first-time test takers of the NCLEX-RN exam, a licensing exam for US nurses, in the state of Maine. The group of 154 accounted for over 20% of first-time candidates and had a pass rate of 89.61% - surpassing the state average of 82.52% and national average of 84.3%.