Mary Purkis and Horton P. Gilman Scholarship


This scholarship was established in 1984 in memory of Mary Purkis Gilman. The scholarship was created by friends and family in recognition of her commitment to American business and to those individuals entering business as a career. In 1996, the scholarship was renamed to honor Horton Gilman as well, who was a faithful friend and loyal supporter of the School of Business. The recipient must embody the free enterprise spirit and have demonstrated involvement in extracurricular activity, work, or community service.


Must have earned at least 84 credits, and not more than 115 credits by the end of the fall semester in which the scholarship is awarded; Cumulative G.P.A. of 3.2 or better required; Enrolled in a minimum of 6 USM credits when funds are received; Will graduate no sooner than December of the academic year funds are received; Normally completes at least 12 credits per year; Involved in extracurricular activities, work, or community activities.

Award Amount



January 8

How to Apply

Students must complete a School of Business scholarship application and essay. Essay topic: Describe how you typify the free enterprise spirit through your involvement in extracurricular activities, work, or community service.

How to Renew

Not renewable.


Melissa Burns
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.