Helen Heel Music Scholarship


The Helen Heel Music Scholarship was created for the benefit of the University of Southern Maine in 2019 with gifts from grateful alumni and friends in honor of Helen Heel, former music professor at USM.


  • Student must be a music major
  • Enrolled full time. (12 cr. Undergraduate; 6 cr. Graduate)
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA. (2.67 Undergraduate; 3.00 Graduate)
  • Enrolled 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.