USM Scholarships

Bob Crewe Foundation Music Scholarship


This scholarship was established in 2010 with a gift from the Bob Crewe Foundation. Awards are given each year to students majoring in music. These awards may be for one or two years for continuing students. Awards may be given to an entering student for a maximum of four years.


Student must be a music major, enrolled in at least 12 credits per semester.
Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.67.
Enroll in applied music and appropriate ensembles.
Demonstrated financial need as evidenced by the FAFSA


Award Amount

Varies. Seven awards of $1000 were given in 2014-15



How to Apply

Faculty Nomination for continuing students
Faculty Nomination on the basis of student application to USM and their School of Music audition for entering students.

How to Renew

One year, renewable for one additional year for continuing students
One year, renewable for three additional years for incoming students



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.

Scholarship for NH and VT residents

Autumn on Peabody River

Every academically qualified student from New Hampshire and Vermont can attend USM for less than the cost of in-state tuition in their home states. Application deadline is April 1.

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Merit Scholarships

Merit Scholarships at USM

USM is proud to invest millions of dollars each year in merit scholarships for first-year and transfer students. When you apply to USM, you are automatically considered for these renewable scholarships.

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Maine residents: Apply for free

Maine residents Apply to USM for free

Maine residents can apply to USM for free for both undergraduate and graduate admission. If you have any questions please contact the Office of Admissions at 207-780-5670.

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