Office of Undergraduate Admission


The Office of Undergraduate Admission at USM administers scholarships to incoming first-year students, transfer students and international students who exhibit exceptional scholastic success. We invite you to learn more about the different scholarships offered by the Office of Undergraduate Admission, by clicking here: View the complete list of all the scholarships. Please note that there are many more scholarships available at USM, to a list see all the USM scholarships, visit the Student Success wesbite.

If you are a current student and want more information about scholarships, view the Student Success Center's Scholarships and Finances page as well as the Office of Student Financial Aid for Maine or national scholarship resources.

Click the links below for Undergraduate Admission Scholarships:

  • First Year Students: This includes merit-scholarships as well as the Charles J. Hoff Scholarship and the USM Pioneers Scholarship. To be eligible, students must have a completed application (including required materials) by April 1. No additional application form is necessary.
  • Transfer Students: A transfer student is defined as any student who has attended any postsecondary institution as of the summer following their graduation from high school and beyond.
  • Other Scholarships : Several departments within the University administer scholarships to USM students. Many of these awards are reserved for continuing students.

Please note: Unless otherwise specified in the description for a particular scholarship (with a link provided), there are no scholarship applications for scholarships for incoming first-year and transfer students. All eligible incoming students who apply for admission to USM by the deadline indicated for each scholarship are automatically considered for applicable scholarships, and recipients are notified in writing if they have been awarded a scholarship.