USM Scholarships

Lucille T. Laliberte Working Mother Scholarship


This endowed scholarship was established at the University of Southern Maine Foundation in 2008, by Lucille T. Laliberte. The intent of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a single female custodial guardian with at least one dependent child, enrolled as a student either part-time or full-time primarily at the University of Southern Maine Lewiston-Auburn College. A single female custodial guardian includes a biological mother, mother by legal adoption, grandmother, aunt or cousin of a dependent child or children to whom the court has awarded permanent custody until the child/children attain the age of 18 years. For the purpose of this scholarship, the term "single female custodial guardian" does not include women who are foster care givers under the supervision of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. 


Eligible students must be single female custodial guardians (as outlined above) with at least one child, either part-time or full-time, with a demonstrated financial need. Priority is given to a resident of Lewiston or Sabattus, Maine at time of award. If there are no eligible students from Lewiston or Sabattus, all eligible students from Lewiston Auburn College will be considered. 

Award Amount

Award amount varies and is renewable for up to 7 semesters.


Priority Deadline November 1

How to Apply

Application for Undergraduate Admission and FAFSA

How to Renew

This award is renewable up to 7 semesters, if the student maintains a minimum 2.5 GPA.


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.

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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