This scholarship was established at the Maine Community Foundation (MCF) by the Portland Press Herald. In 2010, the University of Southern Maine (USM) was asked to choose the scholarship recipients and administer the program.
An eligible recipient must be a high school graduate with a 2.5 GPA, Maine resident with demonstrated financial need, as determined by the FAFSA, and underrepresented either by being racially, or ethnically diverse or a first generation college student.
How to Apply
Application for Undergraduate Admission and FAFSA
How to Renew
Must maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and full time enrollment. Recipients may take a leave of absence for up to one year without defaulting on their scholarship.