Mountains to the Sea Scholarship


In recognition of the strong connections with our neighbors in the mountain states of New Hampshire and Vermont, the University of Southern Maine is pleased to offer the Mountains to the Sea Scholarship, which allows every academically qualified student from New Hampshire and Vermont to attend USM for less than the cost of in-state tuition in their home states. From the White and Green mountains to the west, to the ocean waters of Casco Bay in Portland, Maine, USM is proud to offer academic excellence and unmatched affordability to students across the region. 


Scholarship Details:


  • Renewable scholarship of $3,000 - $9,000 per year for up to 4 years for first-year students and up to 3 years for transfer students who remain in good standing with the institution.

  • Students must meet admission criteria and be residents of New Hampshire or Vermont.

  • Students must apply for financial aid and attend full-time in order to receive this scholarship.

  • The priority application deadline for the scholarship is April 1st.

  • Students from VT and NH can only receive one non-need-based scholarship from USM.

  • Students must enroll in 15 credits per fall and spring semesters. 
  • Students who have already obtained a bachelors degree are not eligible for this award. 

For more information, contact Mitch Bean, Assistant Director of Admissions, at: or 207-780-5183


Residents of New Hampshire or Vermont

Award Amount

Annual award amount of $3,000 to $9,000


April 1

How to Apply

Students must complete their USM application. Including the submission of their official high school transcript.

Submit a FAFSA

How to Renew

Continued enrollment in 15 credits per fall and spring semesters and remain in good standing with USM.

Students must successfully complete a minimum of 15 credits per fall and spring semesters or 30 credits per academic year (including summer, fall, winter, spring). 


Associate Director
115 Bailey Hall, Gorham campus
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.