USM Scholarships

Nora and Grace Nason Scholarship Fund


Established in 1967 by a bequest from Nora Nason.  Grace Nason was an alumna of the Gorham State College class of 1898.


Application for undergraduate admission and FAFSA with demonstrated academic achievement, service and financial need. 

Award Amount



Priority Deadline November 1

How to Apply

Application for undergraduate admission and FAFSA.

How to Renew

Not applicable. 


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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