Explore financial aid opportunities you don’t have to repay later

There are many different types of scholarships with a broad range of eligibility requirements. Some scholarships can be awarded automatically when you apply for admission based on your prior academic performance while others may require a separate application or even a nomination from faculty. You can explore scholarships by student type, special interest, or affiliation.


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Scholarships
Scholarship General Eligibility Award Deadline
President’s Scholar Award
  • Merit Scholarship
  • All qualified incoming first-year students are automatically considered
  • 3.5 and above GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
Award: Annual range $4,000 to $11,000 Deadline: April 1
President’s Transfer Scholar
  • Merit Scholarship
  • Cumulative transfer GPA 3.5 and above
Award: Annual range $1,000 to $9,000 Deadline: April 1
Dirigo Scholar Award
  • Merit Scholarship
  • 3.0 – 3.49 GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
Award: Annual range $2,000 to $11,000 Deadline: April 1
ConnectED Pathways Scholarship
  • Students who earned an Associates Degree from a Maine Community College
  • Students admitted through the ConnectED Pathways program
  • Cannot be combined with other Merit Scholarships
Award: $1,000 Deadline: Associate’s degree must be on record with the Office of Admission (by receipt of an official transcript) by the end of the Add/Drop period of the student’s first semester. ConnectEd Pathways scholarships cannot be awarded after this deadline.
USM Scholar Award
  • Merit Scholarship
  • 2.75 – 2.99 GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
Award: Annual range $1,000 to $7,000 Deadline: April 1
Mountains to the Sea Scholarship
  • Residents of New Hampshire or Vermont
  • Completed USM application and FAFSA
  • Full-time student with at least 12 credits per semester
  • Cannot be combined with other Merit Scholarships
Award: Annual award amount of $2,000 to $4,000 Deadline: April 1
Adult Degree Completion Scholarship
  • At least a 3-year gap in education
  • Matriculated into a degree program
  • Earned a minimum of 30 college credits
  • Demonstrate financial need
Award: Up to $4,000 per academic year Deadline: Applications are due by August 1 and December 1 for priority consideration
Alfred Clarke Memorial Scholarship
  • Continuing School of Business student.
Award: Varies Deadline: N/A
Anne Randolph Henry Scholarship
  • Music Major
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA appropriate to career level
  • Enrolled full time. (12 cr. Undergraduate; 6 cr. Graduate)
  • Enrolled in applied music and appropriate ensembles
Award: Varies Deadline: February 28
Audway Stuart and Phyllis Lord Treworgy Scholarship Fund
  • Student with a major in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Award: Varies Deadline: January 1
Bank of America Scholarship
  • School of Business major
  • Maine resident
Award: varies Deadline: January 8
Berry Talbot Royer Excellence in Accounting Scholarship
  • Accounting major
  • Junior (54 credits at the start of the Fall semester)
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA
Award: $1,000 Deadline: January 8
Berry Talbot Royer Outstanding Achievement Scholarship
  • Accounting major
  • Junior (54 credits at the start of the Fall semester)
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA
Award: $1000 Deadline: January 8
Betty Atterbury Award
  • Music Education Major
  • Have demonstrated financial need as evidenced by FAFSA
  • Be on track to graduate the following year
Award: Varies - Award for 2022-23 was $500 Deadline: November 1
Bob Crewe Foundation Music Scholarship
  • Music Major
  • Enrolled in at least 12 credits per semester
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.67 or higher
  • Demonstrated financial need
Award: $1,000 Deadline: November 1
Boyne Family Nursing Scholarship
  • School of Nursing student
  • Completed FAFSA
  • Students interested in providing care for the elderly in health-care deprived areas in Maine preferred
Award: The number and amount of the award(s) will be based on available income. Deadline: November 1 for current Nursing students, February 15 for students expecting to matriculate to Nursing in May or September
Brian C. Hodgkin Dean’s Scholarship
  • Computer Science, Engineering, Environmental Science, or Technology major
  • Completed FAFSA
Award: $1,000 Deadline: December 1
Burchard Dunn Memorial Scholarship
  • School of Business major
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Completed FAFSA
Award: varies Deadline: January 8
CAHS Dean’s Scholarship
  • Students with majors within the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Award: Varies Deadline: January 1
Campbell Family Endowed Scholarship
  • Undeclared at the time of scholarship decision
  • Must have at least 12 USM earned credits
  • A maximum of 83 earned degree credits
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Be a Maine resident and have demonstrated financial need as determined by the FAFSA
Award: $500 Deadline: January 5
Carole J. Collins Memorial Scholarship
  • Former participant in the TRIO Upward Bound Program at USM
  • Matriculated, degree-seeking student at USM (any major)
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Demonstrate financial need
Award: Annual awards ranging from $500 to $1,000 will be made to eligible students. Deadline: December 1
Charles J. and Judith F. ’87G Micoleau Scholarship
  • N/A
Award: $1000 Deadline: Priority Deadline May 1
Charles N. Greene Scholarship
  • School of Business major
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Earned minimum A- in BUS 340
  • Interesting in management field
Award: Varies Deadline: January 8
ChrisAlice Scholarship
  • Matriculated into a Muskie Graduate Program
  • Outstanding academic record
  • Commitment to Public Service
  • Financial need
Award: $1,000 or more Deadline: May 1
ChrisAlice Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Demonstrate commitment to voluntary public service
  • Be currently enrolled as an undergraduate degree candidate at USM
  • Attend community engagement training programs
  • Submit regular volunteer timesheet logs to scholarship coordinator
Award: $2000 Deadline: November 1 and February 1
Churchill Family Music Scholarship
  • Music major - vocal
  • Enrolled full time. (12 cr. Ugrd; 6 cr. Grad)
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA (2.67 Ugrd; 3.00 Grad)
Award: Varies Deadline: February 28
Classical Voice Scholarship
  • Classical Vocal Major within any School of Music degree
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.67
  • Enrolled in at least 12 credits per semester.
Award: Varies Deadline: November 1
CSTH Dean’s Scholarship
  • College of Science, Technology, and Health student
Award: Varies Deadline: December 1
Dean John W. Bay Scholarship
  • School of Business major
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Exhibits leadership through volunteerism
Award: Varies Deadline: January 8
Donald E. Nicoll / Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Policy Board of Visitors Scholarship
  • Eligible students must be matriculated in a program at the Muskie School.
Award: Varies Deadline: Priority Deadline May 1
Dr. and Mrs. Newell A. Augur, Jr. Scholarship
  • Music major
  • Maine State resident preferred
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA. ( 2.67 Undergraduate; 3.00 Graduate)
  • Enrolled full time. (12 cr. Undergraduate; 6 cr. Graduate)
Award: Varies Deadline: February 28
Dr. Robert V. Nelson Memorial Scholarship
  • Students in Biology, Chemistry, or Physics
  • Good academic standing
  • Completed FAFSA
  • Maine resident
Award: Awards vary Deadline: December 1
E. June Clark and Irene Watson Nursing Scholarship
  • Certified nurse assistant or comparable credentials or status
  • Completed FAFSA
Award: The number and amount of the award(s) will be based on available income. Deadline: November 1 for current Nursing students, February 15 for students expecting to matriculate to Nursing in May or September
Edith Speziali Music Scholarship
  • Music major
  • Enrolled full time (12 cr. Ugrd; 6 cr. Grad)
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA ( 2.67 Ugrd; 3.00 Grad)
Award: Varies Deadline: February 28
Edmund S. Muskie Memorial Scholarship
  • Matriculated into Muskie Program
Award: Varies Deadline: Priority Deadline May 1
Electa “Lecky” McLain Brown Scholarship
  • School of Business major
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Completed FAFSA
  • Maine high school graduate
Award: $3,500 Deadline: January 8
Elizabeth S. Hagar Endowed Music Scholarship
  • Music major.
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.67
  • Enroll in applied music and appropriate ensembles.
  • Enrolled full time
Award: Varies Deadline: February 28
Ellen Chickering Music Scholarship
  • Music Vocal Major
  • Enrolled full time
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.67 (Ugrd); 3.00 (Grad)
Award: Varies Deadline: February 28
FIRST Robotics Scholarship
  • Science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) first-year student
  • Prior or current FIRST Robotics participant during high school
Award: $1,000 Deadline: April 30
Frances Allen Rossiter Nursing Scholarship
  • School of Nursing student
  • Completed FAFSA
  • Maine Resident
  • First-generation college student preferred
Award: The number and amount of the award(s) will be based on available income. Deadline: November 1 for current Nursing students, February 15 for students expecting to matriculate to Nursing in May or September
Frank F. Brown Music Scholarship
  • Music major
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.67 or better
  • Enrolled full time
Award: $700 Deadline: November 1
Gateway Mastering Studios Scholarship
  • Music Major
  • Enrolled in at least 12 credits per semester
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.67 or higher
Award: Varies. Two awards of $1,000 were given in 2021-2022 Deadline: November 1
Gene R. Cohen Entrepreneurial Scholarship
  • School of Business major
  • At least sophomore standing
Award: Varies Deadline: N/A
George D. Woodward Accounting Scholarship
  • Accounting major
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Cumberland County residence preferred
Award: Varies Deadline: January 8
Gerard G. Chamberland Memorial Scholarship
  • Music Major
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.67
  • Enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits per semester
Award: Varies. Award for 2021-2022 was $1000 Deadline: November 1
Goldsworth/Philbrick Endowed Scholarship for Nursing
  • Junior or Senior
  • Completed FAFSA
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Preference to students interested in emergency nursing and interest in working or practicing in Maine
  • Preference given to Maine residents
Award: The number and amount of the award(s) will be based on available income. Deadline: November 1 for current Nursing students, February 15 for students expecting to matriculate to Nursing in May or September
Hagge Family Scholarship
  • Science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) major
  • Enrolled full-time
  • Maine resident
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Completed FAFSA
Award: Varies Deadline: December 1
Harold Alfond Foundation Ambassador Scholarship
  • Pursue and complete a full time approved degree (see eligibility requrements)
  • Students must begin coursework in the fall semester of academic year. Currently enrolled students are not eligible
  • Recipients may not have a graduate assistantship or workstudy
  • Student may not receive full-time wages and a scholarship simultaneously
Award: Variable Deadline: January 30, 2023
Helen Heel Music Scholarship
  • Music Major
  • Enrolled full time. (12 cr. Ugrd; 6 cr. Grad)
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA (2.67 Ugrd; 3.00 Grad)
Award: Varies Deadline: February 28
Herbert & Sally Carroll Payson Scholarship
  • Music Major
  • Enrolled full time (12 cr. Ugrd; 6 cr. Grad)
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.67 (Ugrd); 3.00 (Grad)
Award: Varies Deadline: February 28
Higher Education Assistance Foundation – Administered by the Maine Bankers Association
  • School of Business major (even years) or Economics major (odd years)
  • Graduate of a Maine high school or Maine GED program
  • Completed FAFSA
Award: Varies, $1,000 Deadline: mic-October
Jack Eagleson Scholarship
  • Major in Biochemistry, Biology, or Engineering (Electrical of Mechanical)
  • Enrolled part-time or full-time
  • Minimum 2.50 GPA
  • Completed FAFSA
Award: $2,000 Deadline: December 1
Jerry Bowder Scholarship
  • Music Major
  • Enrolled full time
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.67 (Ugrd); 3.00 (Grad)
Award: Varies Deadline: February 28
John and Pete Kelly Entrepreneurship and Small Business Scholarship
  • School of Business major with an Entrepreneurship minor
Award: Varies Deadline: N/A
Kenneth D. Benson Scholarship
  • School of Business major
Award: Varies Deadline: N/A
Key Bank Scholarship in Honor of Ken Curtis Fund
  • Matriculated into Muskie Program
  • Outstanding academic record
  • Full time enrollment
Award: Varies Deadline: Priority Deadline May 1
Kim Moody ’82 and Family Nursing Scholarship
  • School of Nursing student
  • Completed FAFSA
  • Underrepresented students who have an interest in staying in Maine preferred
Award: The number and amount of the award(s) will be based on available income. Deadline: November 1 for current Nursing students, February 15 for students expecting to matriculate in Nursing in May or September
Leon and Lisa Gorman Scholarship
  • Completed Scholarship Application
  • Completed USM Application for Admission
  • Completed FAFSA
  • Minimum 24 credits earned
  • Preference 3.0 GPA
Award: $1,500 in the first year. Renewable for $1,000 in the second year. Deadline: June 15th
Lorelle’s Nursing Scholarship
  • School of Nursing student
  • Completed FAFSA
Award: The number and amount of the award(s) will be based on available income. Deadline: November 1 for current Nursing students, February 15 for students expecting to matriculate to Nursing in May or September.
Mabel G. Skillin Nursing Scholarship
  • School of Nursing student
  • Cumberland County, Maine resident preferred
Award: The number and amount of award(s) will be based on available income. Deadline: November 1 for current Nursing students, February 15 for students expecting to matriculate to Nursing in May or September
Madeleine D. Giguère Scholarship
  • USM degree student (Graduate or Undergraduate)
  • Must express interest in Franco-American community
  • Enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits per semester
Award: $2,000 Deadline: Rolling Deadline
Maine Insurance Agents Association Scholarship
  • School of Business student with RMI concentration or RMI minor
  • 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Completed at least 54 credits (junior standing)
Award: Varies Deadline: N/A
Maine Society of Certified Public Accountants USM Endowed Scholarship
  • Accounting major
  • Full-time student
Award: $500 Deadline: N/A
March of Dimes Nursing Scholarship
  • Graduate Nursing student
  • Interest in pediatric nursing preferred
Award: The number and amount of the award(s) will be based on available income. Deadline: November 1 for continuing Nursing students, February 15 for students expecting to matriculate to Nursing in May or September.
Marjorie Roscoe Memorial Nursing Scholarship
  • School of Nursing student
  • Completed FAFSA
  • Vinalhaven, Maine resident preferred
Award: The number and amount of the award(s) will be based on available income. Deadline: November 1 for current Nursing students, February 15 for students expecting to matriculate to Nursing in May or September
Marr-Anderson Family Foundation Scholarship
  • School of Business major or Education major
Award: $5,000 Deadline: N/A
Martha M. Skoner Memorial Nursing Scholarship
  • School of Nursing student
  • Maine Resident
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Students interested in working with or researching older adults living in the community, incontinence in women, and/or holistic health preferred
Award: The number and amount of award(s) will be based on available income. Deadline: November 1 for current Nursing students, February 15 for students expecting to matriculate to Nursing in May or September
Mary Purkis and Horton P. Gilman Scholarship
  • School of Business major
  • Minimum 3.2 GPA
  • Earned more than 84, but less than 115 credits at time of award
Award: Varies Deadline: January 8
Michael E. Dubyak Scholarship
  • Mathematics, Information Technology, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Technology Management, or Statistics major
  • Maine resident
Award: Full tuition for one year (full scholarship with no other financial aid, or the difference between financial aid and the cost of tuition and fees). Deadline: December 1
Mildred A. Roche Nursing Scholarship
  • School of Nursing student
  • Junior or Senior standing
Award: The number and amount of the award(s) will be based on available income. Deadline: November 1 for current Nursing students, February 15 for students expecting to matriculate to Nursing in May or September
Music Merit Scholarship
  • Music major
  • Enrolled full time (12 cr. Ugrd; 6 cr. Grad)
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA (2.67 Ugrd; 3.00 Grad)
Award: Varies Deadline: February 28
Music Talent Scholarship
  • Music major
  • Enrolled full time. (12 cr. Ugrd; 6 cr. Grad)
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA (2.67 Ugrd; 3.00 Grad)
Award: Varies Deadline: February 28
Music Theatre Scholarship
  • Music Theatre major
  • Enrolled in at least 12 credits per semester
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.67
Award: Varies Deadline: November 1
Najeeb S. Lotfey Scholarship
  • Accounting major
  • Must be a junior or senior
Award: $1,000 Deadline: N/A
NiSource Charitable Foundation Scholarship
  • Computer Science, Engineering, Environmental Science, or Technology major
  • Enrolled at least part-time
  • Completed 30 credit hours, 15 at USM
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
Award: $500 Deadline: December 1
Office of Graduate Studies
  • 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) 
Award: Variable amounts up to $3,000 Deadline: Priority Deadline December 15; Final Deadline May 1
Office of Graduate Studies Summer Scholarship
  • 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 3 graduate credits for the summer session(s)
  • Have completed the FAFSA (non US citizens need not complete)
Award: $1000 Deadline: March 1
Opening Doors Scholarship
  • Matriculated into a degree program
  • Demonstrate financial need on FAFSA
  • Independent Student on FAFSA
  • Maine Resident
Award: Varies: $500 to $1000 per semester based on enrollment Deadline: Applications are due by August 1 and December 1 for priority consideration
Otis Family Scholarship
  • School of Business major
  • Maine resident
  • Preference given to Accounting and Finance majors
Award: $1,000 Deadline: January 8
Patricia A. Geary Memorial Nursing Scholarship
  • School of Nursing student
  • Completed FAFSA
Award: The number and amount of the award(s) will be based on available income. Deadline: November 1 for current Nursing students, February 15 for students expecting to matriculate to Nursing in May or September
Peter Feeney Scholarship
  • Continuing Muskie students
  • Completed 12 credits
  • Financial need
  • Commitment to Public Service
Award: $1,000 or more Deadline: Priority Deadline May 1
Peter Martin Music Scholarship
  • Music Major
  • Enrolled full time. (12 cr. Ugrd; 6 cr. Grad)
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA (2.67 Ugrd; 3.00 Grad)
Award: Varies Deadline: February 28
Philip and Joan Jagolinzer Scholarship
  • Completed a class in intermediate accounting or accounting theory at USM
  • Minimum 3.3 GPA overall
  • Minimum 3.4 GPA in accounting courses
Award: $1,000 Deadline: February 16
Presser Scholar Award
  • Music Major
  • Junior or Senior Standing
  • Enrolled in 12 credits or more per semester
  • Minimum 2.67 GPA
Award: Varies. Amount determined by funding Deadline: November 1
Promise Scholarship
  • Be an incoming first-year or transfer undergraduate admitted to a USM degree program
  • Be a resident of the State of Maine
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Intend to be a full-time student at USM
  • Be a first-generation student (preferred)
Award: Awards are multi-year and vary based upon a student’s eligibility for other federal, state, and institutional aid. Deadline: March 15
ReEntry Scholarship Program
  • Admitted to degree-seeking undergraduate program
  • Cumulative 5 year gap in pursuit of first bachelors degree
  • Financial Need
Award: Up to $5,000 per academic year Deadline: December 10th
Robert Russell Music Scholarship
  • Music Major
  • Enrolled full time. (12 cr. Ugrd; 6 cr. Grad)
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA (2.67 Ugrd; 3.00 Grad)
Award: Varies Deadline: February 28
Robert W. Berry Memorial Scholarship
  • School of Business major
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Interest in technology and business
Award: Varies Deadline: January 8
Roberta and Joseph A. Zinni Music Scholarship
  • Music major.
  • Enrolled full time
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.67
Award: Varies Deadline: February 28
Ronald Cole Music Scholarship
  • Music Major
  • Enrolled full time. (12 cr. Ugrd; 6 cr. Grad)
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA (2.67 Ugrd; 3.00 Grad)
Award: Varies Deadline: February 28
Sandra T. Scully Nursing Scholarship
  • School of Nursing student
  • Transfer or non-traditional student preferred
Award: The number and amount of the award(s) will be based on available income. Deadline: November 1 for current Nursing students, February 15 for students expecting to matriculate in Nursing in May or September
School of Education and Human Development Scholarships
  • Current matriculated undergraduates who are in a teacher education major or pathway
  • Or, new or current graduate students who are matriculated in a program within the School of Education and Human Development,
  • Enrolled in at least six credits in the semester/s in which awarded.
Award: Varies Deadline: DECEMBER 1: Current Undergraduate Students; MARCH 1: Incoming and Current Graduate Students
School of Nursing Scholarship
  • School of Nursing student
Award: The number and amount of award(s) will be based on available income. Deadline: November 1 for current Nursing students, February 15 for students expecting to matriculate to Nursing in May or September
Sport Management Scholarship
  • Sport Management major
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Enrolled in BUS 397 for upcoming academic year
Award: Varies Deadline: Rolling application deadline
STEM Scholarship
  • Science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) major
Award: Varies Deadline: December 1
Systems Engineering Scholarship
  • Information Science major or related field
  • Junior standing or higher
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Maine resident
Award: $2,000 Deadline: December 1
Technology Management Scholarship
  • Technology Management major
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Enrolled in at least 6 credit hours per semester
  • Completed FAFSA
Award: $1000 Deadline: December 1
The Osher Scholarship Program
  • First Year Student from York County (ME) High School
  • Completed USM application and FAFSA
  • Full-time student with at least 12 credits per fall and spring semesters
Award: $6,800 Deadline: April 15th
The Women’s Board of Maine Medical Center Nursing Scholarship
  • School of Nursing student
  • Completed FAFSA
Award: The number and amount of the award(s) will be based on available income. Deadline: November 1 for current Nursing students, February 15 for students expecting to matriculate to Nursing in May or September
USM Access Scholarship
  • Students must not eligible to file a FAFSA for Federal Student Aid (including loans)
  • First Year, Continuing, or Transfer Student
  • Matriculated into a degree program at USM
  • Preference Given to Maine Residents
Award: Amount Varies Deadline: June 15th
USM Alumni Association Scholarship
  • Children, grandchildren, or spouses of USM alumni
  • Demonstrate Financial Need on FAFSA
  • Incoming Admitted Student
Award: Varies Deadline: May 1
USM Classics Scholarship
  • Continuing sophomores in Humanities or Social Science
Award: Varies Deadline: January 1
Viola M. Palmacci Nursing Scholarship
  • School of Nursing student
  • Junior, Senior, or Graduate
Award: The number and amount of the award(s) will be based on available income. Deadline: November 1 for current Nursing students, February 15 for students expecting to matriculate to Nursing in May or September
WEX Scholarship
  • Mathematics, Information Technology, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Technology Management, or Statistics major
  • Maine Resident
Award: Varies Deadline: December 1
William Bingham, II Scholarship
  • Music Major
  • Enrolled full time
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA appropriate to career level
Award: Varies Deadline: February 28

Find scholarships by special interest

The following scholarships are not associated with a particular student type or area of study. These include scholarships for students with interests such as studying abroad, the ROCC Program, and voluntary public service.

Scholarships
Scholarship General Eligibility Award Deadline
Boulos Veterans Promise Completion Scholarship
  • USM Veteran
  • Demonstrate Financial Need
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Within 30 credits of completing bachelors degree or within 12 credits of completing graduate degree
Award: Varies Deadline: November 1 and April 1
Recovery Oriented Campus Center (ROCC) Scholarship
  • Preference for students self-identifying as in recovery from addiction
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Demonstrated Financial Need
Award: Five (5) awards of $2,500 shall be given each semester fall and spring semester, as funds are available Deadline: Priority deadline of August 1st

Find scholarships by affiliation

Affiliation scholarships are for students who are connected with specific places or families. A scholarship may require an affiliation to a company or organization, or to be a descendant of a particular family.

University of Maine System affiliation scholarships

Please send an email to Norma Catalano for more information regarding the following scholarships.

Deadline: January 15 for priority consideration.

Bath Iron Works Scholarship Fund

Undergraduate applicant should be a son or daughter of a current or retired BIW employee; accepted into a degree program at the University of Southern Maine; applied for financial aid; have demonstrated financial need; and must be in good academic standing. Certification is required on part 2 of the USM scholarship application by a BIW personnel officer, to include the employee’s name, position with company, and number of years employed on the application.

Sebago Technics Scholarship Fund

A first preference shall be given to the children, stepchildren and grandchildren of Sebago Technics’ current employees. Certification is required on part 2 of the USM scholarship application by a Sebago Technics personnel officer or appropriate supervisor, to include the employee’s name, position with company, and number of years employed on the application.

The Jay Foundation Scholarship

Recipients shall be limited to members in good standing of the Maine AFL-CIO, their spouses, and their dependents as defined by the Internal Revenue Service. Students with financial need receive priority consideration. Certification is required on part 2 of the USM scholarship application by an AFL-CIO personnel officer or human resources officer, to include the employee’s name, position with company, and number of years employed on the application.

The Gorham Savings Bank Scholarship Fund

A first preference shall be given to children, stepchildren and grandchildren of Gorham Savings Bank’s current employees. Certification is required on part 2 of the USM scholarship application by a Gorham Savings Bank official. If there are no students meeting the first preference, then recipients shall be a graduate of a high school in the Gorham Savings Bank’s service area who demonstrates either a financial need or high academic standing.

Austin and Ida Stearns Scholarship Fund

Recipients shall be limited to descendants of Austin and Ida Stearns who have financial need and a high academic standing.

Dorothy Menzies Bostwick Pi Beta Phi Memorial Scholarship

Recipients shall be limited to heirs of Dorothy Menzies Bostwick who are attending college at any campus of the University of Maine System.

James W. Hastings Family Fund

Recipients shall be limited to meritorious descendants of James W. Hastings with financial need, must be taking a minimum of 12 credits a semester and demonstrate financial need.

The Blake Family Scholarship Fund

Open to worthy and needy undergraduate students enrolled in a four-year curriculum within the University of Maine System who are residents of the town of LaGrange or descendants of Lewis and Ethel Blake, including adopted. Applicants who meet the LaGrange criteria should have the town clerk certify their residency. Students who are descendants of Lewis and Ethel Blake should briefly document their relationship to the Blakes.

The Gordon Erikson and Dorothy B. Erikson Scholarship Fund

Established in memory of Arthur H. Porter, Sr. and Dorothy V. Porter, preference for the scholarship is given to students who are descendants of Arthur H. Porter, Sr. and Dorothy V. Porter attending any campus in the University of Maine System.

The Philip J. and Muriel F. Brockway ’31, ’32 Scholarship

Recipients shall be limited to worthy and needy undergraduate students within the University of Maine Systems in four-year curricula in the following order of preference:

  1. To descendants of Philip and Muriel Brockway until the year 2048. Should there be more than one descendant applying in a given year, the award shall be made in the following order of priority:
    1. to the descendant with the greatest need;
    2. to any descendent(s) regardless of financial need and residency.
  2. To non-traditional students who residency is from rural Maine

The University of Maine Class of 1970 Scholarship

First consideration given to sons and daughters of University of Maine Class of 1970 alumni. Second consideration given to younger brothers and sisters of Class of 1970 alumni.

The Edward and Lea Anne Cote Scholarship Fund

Preference is given to undergraduate students who are descendants of Edward and Lea Anne Cote.  Students should be able to document their relationship to Edward and Lea Anne Cote.

The Mid Coast Maine AAUW Scholarship

Awarded to financially need students who graduated high school from:

  • Lincoln County
  • Knox County
  • Waldo County

Applicants must submit the USM Application for UMaine System Scholarships accompanied by an essay describing educational, personal, and career goals. Must include a letter of recommendation from a professor, and employer, or community member. A preference is given to those applicants who have engaged in community service or extracurricular activities or who possess special skills (including, but not limited to managing horse farms, lobster fishing, nursing training or musical abilities).

Other affiliation scholarships

Awarded to full-time or seasonal employees (within last 12 months) or to children, stepchildren, or grandchildren of current CPM employees majoring in engineering, technology, or business.

Awarded to children, stepchildren, or grandchildren of current Gorham Savings Bank employees.

Awarded to Maine Residents pursuing a major related to a career in building (e.g. Engineering or Architecture) and involved in a career or industry related professional organization (e.g. CSI).

Awarded to a current employee or child of an employee. Current employee must be employed at Webber Energy Fuels for the last 2 years.

Awarded to undergraduate students matriculated in the University of Maine System who are children, stepchildren and grandchildren of Sebago Technics’ current employees.


Professor Mark Monnin working with a student

Faculty-nominated scholarships

Our faculty want to get to know you and care about your success — academically, personally, and financially. Since some scholarships are awarded to students nominated by a faculty member, it can only help you to be more engaged in the classroom and get to know your professors.

External scholarships

In addition to scholarships provided by our university, there are many external scholarship opportunities provided by state, national, and global organizations. Explore external scholarships and resources.

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Disclaimer: Be sure to read the criteria for individual scholarships carefully. Most scholarships have enrollment and GPA requirements. Award amounts may vary each year and are subject to fund availability. As an NCAA Division III school, USM is prohibited from awarding scholarships based on athletic participation.