Scholarships

Re-entry Scholarship Programs

Description

We have two re-entry scholarship programs available for our students here at the University of Southern Maine:

The Osher Re-entry Scholarship was established at the University of Southern Maine Foundation to benefit the University of Southern Maine in 2009 by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Scholarship recipients will be known as Osher Reentry Scholars. 

The Crankstart Re-entry Scholarship Program was established at the University of Southern Maine in 2019.  Scholarship recipients will be known as Crankstart Re-entry Scholars.

Eligibility

  1. Students have experienced a cumulative gap in their education of 5 or more years
  2. Students are at the undergraduate level and pursuing their first baccalaureate degree, either full or part-time (minimum enrollment of 6 credit hours per semester).
  3. At least 50% of credit hours must be earned in traditional classroom courses (not on-line) in any semester.  On-line courses are allowed, provided they don’t exceed 50% of the total credit hours in any semester.
  4. Students anticipate participation in the workforce for a significant period of time subsequent to graduation 
  5. Demonstrated financial need, not necessarily on their FAFSA
  6. Academic promise and commitment to obtaining their degree

Award Amount

Not to exceed $5,000 per student, per award cycle (12 months) and are to be applied to tuition exclusively.

Deadline

The application is closed for the 2020/21 academic year.

How to Apply

Submit Reentry Scholarship application, including a statement of educational purpose and a statement of financial need.

How to Renew

Submit Reentry Scholarship application, including a statement of educational purpose and a statement of financial need.

Contact

Scholarship and Financial Literacy Coordinator
101 Bailey Hall, Gorham
207-780-5330
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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