USM Scholarships

Dorothy L. Snowman Scholarship for Teaching


This named scholarship was established at the University of Southern Maine in August 2005 by Dr. Margaret J. Early in memory of her editor and long-time friend Dorothy L. Snowman. Dorothy was a graduate of Caribou High School and became an editor at Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, where she was responsible for the Bookmark Reading Program and literature anthologies for middle and high schools. 


An eligible student must plan to become a teacher and be a graduate of Caribou High School (CHS). If there is no qualified student from CHS, eligible graduates of any high school in Aroostook County, Maine will be considered. 

Award Amount

Dependent on income from endowment.


Priority Deadline November 1

How to Apply

Application for Undergraduate Admission and FAFSA

How to Renew

Not applicable. 


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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