Honors Program

Honors Leadership Development Scholarship Overview

The Honors Leadership Development Scholarship (LDS) is a competitive scholarship for continuing USM Honors Students. Scholarship recipients receive $2000 per year (renewable up to 4 years) and are required to engage in a minimum of 25 hours of substantive community engagement per semester. This community work is intended to encourage students to develop their leadership and interpersonal skills, in particular: empathy, patience, tenacity, and coalition building.

Scholarship eligibility requirements include:

  • Honors Minor
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Minimum enrollment of 6 credits per semester

Apply here!

  • Priority Deadline: November 1st
  • Final Deadline: February 1st


To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Honors Administrative Specialist, Sarah Jane MacKay at sarah.j.mackay@maine.edu