School of Nursing

Nursing Scholarship and Work Study Opportunities

USM Scholarships

The Osher Reentry Scholarship Fund is available for 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.

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

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

Non-USM Scholarships:
Every year the National Student Nurse Association awards thousands of dollars in scholarships to nursing students who are members of NSNA. The membership fee is $25/year. Visit to begin your scholarship application! This is an online application process. Start now and finish later! Be sure to complete the application in Step 8 before the January 16, 2015 deadline. Funds awarded are for use in the 2015-2016 academic year.

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

Tylenol Future Care Scholarships

Loan Repayment through NHSC

Federal Work Study Opportunities in the School of Nursing

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