USM Scholarships

President's Scholar Award

Description

  • Awarded to first-year students based on academic achievement, demonstrated leadership skills, or other criteria. 
  • Annual Award: In State $4,000 Out of State $12,000 
  • First year student merit scholarships are awarded up to 4 years with full-time enrollment (15 credit hours per semester)
  • Students whose GPA is over a 3.5 at the time of admission could be eligible for this award.
    • The University of Southern Maine uses a 4.0 scale to determine scholarship eligibility. If a student's GPA is not on a 4.0 scale we will convert it using the specific school's profile.

Eligibility

Students must complete their entire USM application. This includes: application fee, official high school transcript, official SAT or ACT scores, letter of recommendation and completed personal statement (essay). 

Award Amount

Annual Award Range $4,000 to $12,000

Deadline

Priority deadline April 1

How to Apply

All qualified incoming first-year students who apply are automatically considered. Students must complete their entire application. This includes: application fee, official high school transcript, official SAT or ACT test scores, letter of recommendation and completed personal statement (essay). 

How to Renew

Maintain full-time enrollment and a 2.5 GPA.

Contact

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.
P15A, P15B

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