Ellen Chickering Music Scholarship


A continuing scholarship awarded to an entering vocal student with outstanding potential. This scholarship was established in 2005 in recognition of USM faculty member Ellen Chickering's accomplishments both as a joyful musician and dedicated teacher.


  • Student must be a vocal music major.
  • Enrolled full time. (12 cr. Undergraduate; 6 cr. Graduate)
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA. ( 2.67 Undergraduate; 3.00 Graduate)
  • Enroll in applied music and appropriate ensembles.

Award Amount



February 28

How to Apply

Faculty nomination on the basis of student application to USM and the student's Osher School of Music audition.

How to Renew

  • One year, renewable up to three additional years. (Ugrd)
  • One year, renewable up to one additional year. (Grad)


Christenia Alden-Kinne
103 Corthell Hall
207 780-5265
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.