USM Scholarships

Mabel G. Skillin Nursing Scholarship


This scholarship was established in 1995 through the generosity of the Simmons Foundation. In honor of Mabel Skillin, who trained and served at Maine General Hospital as a nurse during the 1890's. Mrs. Skillin considered Nursing to be a very high calling, and maintained a lifelong interest in education.


Matriculated Nursing students with preference given to residents of Cumberland County. Selection of the recipient(s) shall be made by the School of Nursing Scholarship committee.

Award Amount



January 30 for current Nursing students, April 1 for students expecting to matriculate to Nursing in May or September

How to Apply

Complete and submit the online application. Please note that you must be logged into your e-mail to access the form.

How to Renew

Non Renewable


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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