Pioneers

Pioneers Program Requirements

To apply for Pioneers, you must be a Maine high school student that has applied for admission into one of the following USM science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) majors:

Additional requirements include:

  • A Math SAT of 650 or higher
  • A 3.5 or B+ average grade in science and math at the high school level
  • Strong inclination to live on campus in select housing
  • Letter of recommendation from high school science or math teacher.
  • Your Pioneers essay
  • On-campus visit
  • Pre-acceptance interview

Renewal of the award each year will be contingent on maintaining a 3.0 GPA in your chosen major.

For information contact Michael Wing at mcwing@usm.maine.edu or USM Office of Undergraduate Admission.

Pioneers Application Deadlines

Students wishing to become a USM Pioneer must submit a supplemental Pioneers application by February 12, 2014. On-campus interviews for the program will be held on Friday, February 28, 2014. Interviews take place in the John Mitchell Center on the Gorham campus.

Learn More

Connect With Us