Phi Theta Kappa scholarship


The University of Southern Maine, through its Office of Transfer Affairs, supports the education of exemplary students who have earned an associate degree from a community or technical college.  Membership in the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is a prerequisite for consideration.     


Application for undergraduate admission and FAFSA. Applying for fall admission (preferred) and intending to enroll full-time. Completed USM application on file by May 1 with proof of acceptance. Earned associate degree with subsequent proof. Must be submitted by July 1. Students must also be members of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. They must have a 3.25 GPA and an A.A, A.S. or A.A.S degree from a community or technical college (please note: students with previous bachelor’s degree and non-U.S. citizens are ineligible). 

Award Amount

The minimum award is $500 per semester


July 1

How to Apply

Application for undergraduate admission and FAFSA. Applying for fall admission (preferred).

How to Renew

This scholarship is renewable for up to three consecutive semesters with maintenance of a 3.0 GPA while at USM. 


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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