Gorman Scholars Undergraduate Fund


The Gorman Scholars Undergraduate Fund was established at the University of Southern Maine (USM) Foundation on behalf of the University of Southern Maine (USM) in 2005 with a memorandum of understanding between USM Foundation and Leon and Lisa Gorman. Income from the endowed fund shall be used to provide financial assistance for tuition and fees to undergraduate full time Maine students with academic potential and financial need. 


Eligible students must be transfer students whose last institution attended was any college within the Maine Community College System (MCCS).  A minimum grade point average (GPA) is preferred and 24 earned credit hours from MCCS.  An associate degree is not necessary to receive this scholarship. Students must be Maine residents and enroll full time (minimum 12 credits per semester).

Award Amount

$2,500 per award, renewable for up to 2 additional years


June 10

How to Apply

Application for undergraduate admission and FAFSA.

How to Renew

To renew the scholarship, students must achieve a 2.5 GPA in their freshman year and a 3.0 GPA thereafter. Preference will be given to students who want to remain in Maine after completing their education. 


Scholarship and Financial Literacy Coordinator
101 Bailey Hall, Gorham
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.