USM Scholarships

Madeline D. Giguere Scholarship


 This scholarship fund was established at the University of Southern Maine Foundation in 2007 with a gift from the estate of Madeline Giguere.  The scholarship is funded by the proceeds of the endowment and the number and size of awards may be adjusted over time.


  • Must be enrolled in, or applying to, a degree program at Lewiston-Auburn College.  Must be enrolled in at least 6 credits in each semester that scholarship is awarded.
  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • Will be awarded based on financial need determined by completing FAFSA. 
  • The recipient is also chosen on the basis of demonstrated interest in French North American Studies and/or the local Franco-American community.

Award Amount



February 27

How to Apply

  • Complete application.
  • Complete a 1-2 page statement outlining your interest in, or connection to, Maine's Franco-American community and attach it to the application.  You may include family background, career goals or academic interest. 

How to Renew

This scholarship is 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.

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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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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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