Recovery Oriented Campus Center (ROCC) Scholarship


The ROCC (Recover Oriented Campus Center) Scholarship was created at the University of Southern Maine (USM) in 2016 with a gift received through the University of Southern Maine Foundation (USMF). In 2019, the number, amount and frequency of awards were amended at the donor's request. The goal is to have awards made every semester, not just in the spring.


The fund shall be used to support students as follows:

  • Five (5) awards of $2,500 shall be given each semester fall and spring semester, as funds are available.
  • Preference will be given to students who self-identify as in recovery for alcohol and/or drug addiction.
  • Recipients must be enrolled full-time (minimum 12 credit hours), maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 and have demonstrated financial need.

The selection of recipients shall be made by the office of Enrollment Management and Marketing in consultation with staff from the Counseling Center, Campus Life, and Dean of Students offices, or successor administrative units.

Award Amount

Five (5) awards of $2,500 shall be given each semester fall and spring semester, as funds are available


Priority deadline of August 1st

How to Apply

Submit your application for financial aid (FAFSA) and send a 1 page essay related to Recovery and your need for Financial Assistance.

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.