ConnectED Pathways Scholarship


ConnectED Pathways is an innovative partnership between the University of Southern Maine and each of three community colleges: Southern Maine Community College, Central Maine Community College, and York County Community College. 

ConnectED Pathways provides students from selected academic programs at these community colleges a smooth and simple transfer path to compatible programs at USM upon completion of their associate degree.




Students admitted through the ConnectED Pathways program or who have earned an Associates Degree from a Maine Community College who do not qualify for a merit scholarship of greater value. 

Students are only eligible for one non-need based scholarship from USM. 

Students who have earned a bachelors degree are not eligible for this scholarship. 

Award Amount



April 1

How to Apply

Completed application to USM and FAFSA

How to Renew

Maintain full-time enrollment and a 2.5 GPA

Students must successfully complete a minimum of 15 credits per semester or 30 credits per academic year (including summer, fall, winter, spring). 

Maintain full time enrollment

Questions on Renewal should be directed to Nancy Varin at or 207-780-5330


Associate Director
115 Bailey Hall, Gorham campus
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.
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