The Carole J. Collins Memorial Scholarship was established in 2018 by the committee members of the “Upward Bound at USM Dollars for Scholars” Organization. Carole J. Collins was a founding member of the “UB at USM DFS” Organization in 2003 and served on the board until her passing in 2017. Ms. Collins was a parent of a student involved in the Upward Bound Program at USM and tirelessly advocated for Upward Bound through scholarships to support students in their goal of completing a college degree.
- Be a former participant of the TRIO Upward Bound Program at the University of Southern Maine
- Be a matriculated, degree-seeking student at USM
- Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
- Demonstrate financial need