Mondor Memorial Scholarship


The Mondor Memorial Scholarship (“Fund”) was established at the University of Southern Maine (USM) in 2023 with memorial gifts received from family, friends and colleagues of Dean of Students, Rodney Mondor through the University of Southern Maine Foundation (USMF). Dean of Students, Rodney Mondor lost his son to an accidental overdose of fentanyl. “Always Student Focused Every Day”, the Mondor Memorial Scholarship is intended to support a University of Southern Maine student who is committed to and practicing a pathway of recovery from addiction


Funds shall provide scholarships of at least $1,000 each award, or as funds are available, for students enrolled as an undergraduate (taking a minimum of six credit hours) or as a graduate (taking a minimum of three credit hours), maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.25 and with demonstrated financial need.

Award Amount

$1,000 each award


Priority deadline of August 1st

How to Apply

Applicants must provide a personal statement (not to exceed 500 words) describing how scholarship funding will support their recovery and academic life, financial need, and how the Recovery Orientated Campus Center (ROCC) has enhanced their college experience as a student in recovery. Include details outlining active participation in the recovery community in one or more of these categories:

  • Attending on/off campus support meetings and/or groups
  • Active member of the ROCC (the student organization) meetings, events, and service hours (including planning and preparation for events)
  • Outreach activities, including tabling, speaking on or off-campus, and other opportunities to share about the ROCC and your recovery journey.

You should submit your essay directly to Steven Gregory by e-mail at on or before August 1st.

How to Renew

Not applicable. All recipients will be required to re-apply for the scholarship prior to the priority deadline.


Steven Gregory
Project Specialist for Enrollment Management, Marketing, and Student Retention
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.