Most Russell Scholars courses satisfy USM Core/general education requirements. Students should consult with their mentor concerning the use of additional Russell Scholars courses to satisfy additional Core curriculum requirements.
RSP students take only a fraction of their USM courses through the Russell Scholars Program. Russell Scholars courses are intended to be used to satisfy only USM Core or general education requirements or electives toward graduation. The RSP Core curriculum is made up of primarily humanities-based and social science-based courses. RSP students must take all other core requirements outside of RSP. Since all RSP courses are either core or elective courses, no RSP course is intended to satisfy any credit requirements toward any academic major.
Admission to the Russell Scholars Program
Any admitted, full-time, residential USM student is eligible to be a Russell Scholar. Students wishing to be admitted to the Russell Scholars Program should complete the short application. If you have questions about the Russell Scholars Program, please contact:
The Russell Scholars Program
University of Southern Maine
37 College Avenue
Gorham, Maine 04038
Phone: (207) 780-5751
Applications are acted upon as they are submitted, therefore, early applications are encouraged.
To remain in the Russell Scholars Program, a student must remain a full-time student in good standing with the University and indicate a genuine desire to continue participating in the program.