Apply to be a USM Pioneer!

For students beginning study at USM in Fall 2015:

Applicants for the Pioneers Program must complete and return the following applicaton no later than March 20, 2015.

  • Pioneers Application (PDF)
  • Pioneers Essay question: To be answered separately, in 250 words or less. Why specifically are you interested in the USM Pioneers Program?

Students must also apply for admission to USM into a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) major, listed below, by April 1, 2015 and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) no later than February 15, 2015.

All application materials for the USM Pioneers Program should be sent to the following address:

Student & University Life
c/o Katherine Friedlander
100 Upton Hall
Gorham, ME 04038

Or, email materials to Katherine Friedlander,

Important Dates

March 20, 2015 - Applications due
Interviews for Pioneers candidates will be held at the John Mitchell Center on the USM Gorham campus. You will be contacted with interview details. 

STEM Majors at USM include:

Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Policy and PlanningEnvironmental Science, General ScienceMathematics, Mechanical EngineeringPhysics, Technology, and STEM Education.

For more information, please contact Katherine Friedlander, (207) 780-5706,

Pioneers Application Deadlines

Students wishing to become a USM Pioneer must submit a supplemental Pioneers application by March 20, 2015. Interviews for the Program will take place in the John Mitchell Center on the Gorham campus.

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