The Promise Scholarship

At the University of Southern Maine, we believe that anyone – regardless of circumstances – who has the drive to succeed and the willingness to work hard deserves a chance at higher education. The Promise Scholarship helps Maine’s young people take that next step to college. Learn more about The Promise Scholarship.

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Every Big Dream Starts Somewhere

Mo’s path to USM began in Africa, Brianna’s in Portland, Maine. Their journeys inspired a new model for helping Maine youth go to college and achieve their dreams.

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What's At Stake?

The need for The Promise Scholarship is critical – both for young Mainers and our state’s future.
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Our Campaign Goals

Your support will help ensure that the USM Promise Scholarship program is here for generations to come.
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Empowered By Partnership

Unique to The Promise Scholarship program is our partnership with Maine’s youth development organizations, who will recommend strong candidates for the scholarship.
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Impact: Success Stories

By creating opportunity, The Promise Scholarship is making a difference that impacts all of us in Maine.