Presser Scholar Award


The Presser Scholarship is given to an outstanding music major at, or after the end of his or her junior year. The recipient of this prestigious award is designated a Presser Scholar. The student selected is identified by the music faculty with the choice guided solely by consideration of excellence and merit.


  • Student must be a music major.
  • Junior standing or above (54+ credits)
  • Enrolled in at least 12 credits per semester.
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.67.
  • Enroll in applied music and appropriate ensembles.

Award Amount

Varies. Amount determined by funding


November 1

How to Apply

Self-nomination or Faculty nomination

How to Renew

Not renewable


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.