USM First Year Residence Hall Scholarship


  • Awarded to first-year merit award recipients who have indicated their intention to live on campus at the time of application.
  • Annual Award:
    • $1,000
  • Scholarships are payable in equal amounts for fall and spring semesters.


  • Students must complete a USM application and indicate housing interest at time of application.
  • Students must take a minimum of 12 credits during Fall and Spring semesters.
  • Scholarship eligibility requires living on campus.

Award Amount



April 1

How to Apply

All qualified incoming first year students who complete a USM application, and who have indicated housing interest at time of application, will be considered.

How to Renew

  • Maintain full-time enrollment (minimum 12 credits Fall and Spring semesters) and a 2.0 GPA.
  • Continued status as a residential student.
  • Awards to first-year students can be used for a maximum of eight (8) semesters within a period of five (5) years, commencing with the term of initial enrollment.

Questions on renewal should be directed to Nancy Varin via email or call 207-780-5330.


Cody Campbell
Assistant Director of Admissions
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.