USM Scholarships

John R. Babine Memorial Scholarship


The John R. Babine Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1973, by the family and friends of John R. Babine, for express purpose of providing scholarships to deserving students of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Southern Maine at Portland-Gorham. First preference will be given to entering freshman who are graduates of Deering High School, Portland, Maine. 


Entering freshman who are graduates of Deering High School that plan to enroll at USM.

Award Amount



February 15

How to Apply

Application to Undergraduate Admission and FAFSA

How to Renew

Not applicable. 


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.

Maine residents: Apply for free

Maine residents Apply to USM for free

We are pleased to announce that Maine residents can now apply to USM for free — for both undergraduate and graduate admission. If you have any questions please contact the Office of Admissions at 207-780-5670.

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Merit Scholarships

Merit Scholarships at USM

USM is proud to invest millions of dollars each year in merit scholarships for first-year and transfer students. When you apply to USM, you are automatically considered for these renewable scholarships.

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