Apply to be a USM Pioneer!

For students beginning study at USM in Fall 2014:

Applicants for the Pioneers Program must complete and return the following applicaton supplements no later than February 12, 2014.

  • 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?

In addition to this form and separate essay, a letter of recommendation from a science or math teacher is also required and must be submitted by February 12, 2014.

Students must also apply for admission to USM into a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) major, listed below, by February 12, 2014 and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) no later than February 15, 2014.

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

University of Southern Maine
Office of Undergraduate Admission
37 College Avenue
Gorham, ME 04038
(207)780-5640 (fax)

Important Dates

February 12, 2014 - Applications due
February 28, 2014 -  On-campus interviews for Pioneers candidates. Interviews will be held at the John Mitchell Center on the USM Gorham campus. 

STEM Majors at USM include:

Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Policy and PlanningEnvironmental Science, General Science, Geosciences, Mathematics, Mechanical EngineeringPhysics, and Technology.

For more information, please contact the USM Office of Undergraduate Admission at (207)780-5670 or

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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