USM Scholarships

Lillian LaFontaine O'Brien '52 Scholarship


This scholarship was established at the University of Southern Maine in 2017 with gifts received from Lillian LaFontaine O'Brien '52 and extended family.


  • Sophomore or second year (undergraduate)
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Attending classes through Lewiston-Auburn College (LAC), pursuing a career in Social Sciences or Education
  • Non-traditional student (i.e., not full-time)

Award Amount



Priority Deadline: November 1

How to Apply

  • Complete the LAC General Scholarship Application

How to Renew

This scholarship is only for one year.


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.

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