Graduate Studies

Office of Graduate Studies Scholarship

Office of Graduate Studies (OGS) Scholarship

This award is for graduate students at USM. Scholarships are awarded in variable amounts of up to $3,000 per academic year, and are based on a holistic review taking into consideration financial need, academic performance, and contributions to the USM community. 

To qualify, students must:

  • be matriculated in a master's or doctoral degree at USM
  • be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or better
  • be enrolled in at least 6 graduate credits per semester
  • have completed the FAFSA (non US citizens need not complete)

Note: Students enrolled in Online Maine (OLME) programs are ineligible for the OGS scholarship. These programs include:Accelerated online programs in TESOL, Special Education, Educational Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction, Nursing Administration, and Nursing Education are not eligible for USM scholarships.

Now accepting applications for the 2022-23 academic year:  Priority Deadline December 15; Final Deadline March 1

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