USM Scholarships

Leon and Lisa Gorman Scholarship


This endowed scholarship was established at the University of Southern Maine in December 2003 by Leon and Lisa Gorman. The purpose of the scholarship the scholarship is to assist transfer students in transitioning to the University of Southern Maine. 


Students applying to USM as transfer students are eligible to apply for this award. Eligible students must have earned a minimum of 24 credit hours at a regionally accredited institution of higher education. A GPA of 3.0 is preferred. 

Award Amount

$1,500 in the first year. Renewable for $1,000 in the second year.


June 10

How to Apply

Submit the Lisa and Leon Gorman Scholarship application, a statement of educational purpose, and a sealed recommendation postmarked no later than June 10th to:  Mitchell Bean, Office of Undergraduate Admission, 37 College Ave, Gorham, ME 04038

How to Renew

Once a student receives the scholarship, they must follow all of the terms and conditions outlined in the scholarship agreement form.


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.

Important financial aid deadline

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New and continuing students: File your FAFSA for the 2018–2019 school year by January 15, 2018.

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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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Scholarship for NH and VT residents

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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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