Dorothy B. Padula Memorial Fund for Student Travel to Latin America


The Dorothy B. Padula Memorial Fund for Travel to Latin America was established at the University of Southern Maine in 2001 by an anonymous donor with the goal of providing financial assistance to USM students who will be traveling and studying in Latin American countries. 


Matriculated degree candidates traveling and studying in Latin America with a minimum 3.0 GPA. (Financial need not required but may be considered)

Award Amount



Early March, April, October & December

How to Apply

Complete application and submit with back up materials. If studying abroad in Latin America student must also submit a completed study abroad application. 

How to Renew

Not renewable


Director of International Programs
USM, 96 Falmouth Street, 101 Payson Smith, Portland, ME 04103
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.