USM Scholarships

L-A Bridge Scholarship Fund


The L-A bridge Scholarship Fund (The Fund) was established at the University of Southern Maine in 2013 with an initial contribution from Lucien B. and AnnaRose Gosselin The purpose of the scholarship is to provide support for students transferring from Central Maine Community College to the USM's Lewiston Auburn College to earn a baccalaureate degree. 


Recipients must be residents of Lewiston or Auburn, with a minimum GPA of 2.5 and a demonstrated financial need. The scholarship is not renewable but a recipient can reapply for a second award. Selection of the recipients of the scholarship shall be in consonance with the policies and procedures of the University of Southern Maine.

Award Amount



Priority Deadline November 1

How to Apply

Submit your entire USM application and FAFSA.

How to Renew

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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