USM Scholarships

FIRST Robotics Scholarship


Since 2013, USM has hosted the annual Maine FIRST Robotics Teams Kickoff Event, and recognizes, appreciates, and by way of this scholarship, wishes to support FIRST values in education.

Description of Scholarship: $1,000 applied to first year tuition.


To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, you must have participated on a FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®) or a FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC®) Team during high school, apply and be admitted to the University of Southern Maine as a full‐time student. You do not need to have already been admitted at the time you apply for this scholarship. Any intended major will be considered

Award Amount



February 28, 2018

How to Apply

Application Process
To apply for the Scholarship, complete and send the application package including:
 - A completed Scholarship Application (clickable link on this page)
 - A letter of recommendation from an adult mentor/coach on your FIRST team
 - A letter of recommendation from a teacher/guidance counselor
 - High School transcripts
 - An essay describing your educational goals, and how you expect your FIRST Robotics
experience to contribute to the USM Community and beyond.

Mail/email to:
University of Southern Maine
c/o Lori Arsenault
37 College Avenue
Gorham, ME 04038

How to Renew

Eligible students may reapply.


Lori Arsenault

Performing Arts Operations and Concert Manager, Summer Camp Coordinator
207 Corthell Hall, Gorham campus
Disclaimer: Be sure to read the criteria for individual scholarships carefully. Most scholarships have enrollment and GPA requirements. Award amounts may vary each year and are subject to fund availability. As an NCAA Division III school, USM is prohibited from awarding scholarships based on athletic participation.

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