USM Scholarships

Electa "Lecky" McLain Brown Scholarship


This scholarship was established by Electa "Lecky" McLain Brown, a longtime resident of Gorham who worked at USM from 1943 (when it was the Gorham Normal School) until 1976. When she left the university, she had held the position of bursar for 33 years.  This endowed scholarship is designed to help USM School of Business students with financial need meet the cost of tuition. Recipients of Electa McLain Brown Endowed Scholarships must be graduates of a Maine high school.


Cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 or better required; Enrolled in a minimum of 6 USM credits when funds are received;  Will graduate no sooner than December of the academic year funds are received; Preference given to those with demonstrated need as evidenced by the FAFSA; Graduated from a Maine high school.

Award Amount



December 1, 2017

How to Apply

Students must complete a School of Business scholarship application.

How to Renew

Scholarship is not renewable.


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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