Blackwood Family Scholarship


Distinguished USM alumni Bob Blackwood MA '78 BS '82 and Jill Blackwood MA '83 desire to create a lasting scholarship which will benefit graduates of South Portland High School. The scholarship is open to all applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, veteran status or disability.


Scholarships are awarded to admitted, incoming, first-year students who are graduates of South Portland High School, South Portland, Maine.  The award may be renewed each year, as long as recipients are making progress toward their degree.

Award Amount

$2000 per award, renewable for up to 3 additional years


Priority Deadline January 1

How to Apply

Application for Undergraduate Admission and FAFSA

How to Renew

Maintain progress toward degree.


Scholarship and Financial Literacy Coordinator
101 Bailey Hall, Gorham
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.