USM Scholarships

Viola M. Palmacci Nursing Scholarship


This scholarship was established in 1989 by family, friends, and associates to honor Mrs. Palmacci's 26 years of distinguished service to the University and to the community as coordinator of student health services on the Portland campus.


Recipient(s) must be a matriculated student who shows outstanding promise as a dedicated professional and is committed to the ideals of nursing. In addition, recipient(s) must be a junior, senior or graduate student in good academic standing. Selection of the recipient 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.

Maine residents: Apply for free

Maine residents Apply to USM for free

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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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