Boulos Veterans Promise Completion Scholarship


The Boulos Veterans Promise Completion Scholarship was established in 2019 with a generous gift from Mr. and Mrs. Joe and Sheri Boulos of Falmouth, Maine and is an expansion of the Promise Scholarship. This scholarship brings together both financial and career-orientated resources for veteran scholars, coordinated through the Promise Scholarship Program. Specifically, Boulos Veteran Scholars within reach of graduation are provided with a “fill-in-the-gap” scholarship that covers up to 100% of the cost of tuition and fees to help veteran scholars persist to graduation.


  • Be a USM Veteran with a Certificate of Eligibility from the VA, who has exhausted GI benefits or whose benefits are less than the 100% eligibility rate (or) be a USM Veteran who received honorable discharge (via the DD-214 form)
  • Be a matriculated undergraduate student with 30 or fewer credits to degree completion (or) a matriculated graduate student with 12 or fewer credits to degree completion
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be in good academic standing at the time of the application
  • Be a first-generation college student (preferred)

Award Amount



Rolling Application

How to Apply

  • Complete the linked application
  • Submit FAFSA form (if eligible)
  • Submit VA documentation as required
  • There are two application cycles annually for this scholarship. Students may apply by November 1st for a spring award or by April 1st for a fall award
  • Maine Law students are not eligible for this scholarship

How to Renew

Students are encouraged to reapply each semester if continued eligibility exists.



Director, Promise Scholarship Program
323 McGoldrick Center for Career & Student Success
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.