Pioneers is a learning community bringing together the best and brightest students in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields.

USM Pioneers receive

  • a generous scholarship package (in-state Maine students)
  • undergraduate research opportunities
  • exciting paid internship at a Maine company
  • learning community environment
  • faculty support and mentors

For information contact Michael Wing at or USM Office of Undergraduate Admission.

The USM Pioneers Program is empowering a new generation of scientists, information technology specialists, engineers, and mathematicians. Pioneers engage in advanced cirriculum and highly innovative programming to maximize education growth.

By graduation, Pioneer scholars will have completed 1,000 hours of high-impact, experiential learning opportunities designed to deepen their knowledge in STEM and to prepare them for careers after graduation.

Pioneers Application Deadlines

Students wishing to become a USM Pioneer must submit a supplemental Pioneers application by February 12, 2014. On-campus interviews for the program will be held on Friday, February 28, 2014. Interviews take place in the John Mitchell Center on the Gorham campus.

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