The First Responder-Essential Worker Scholarship will be offered to 50 incoming and returning USM students who have been serving in first-responder roles or providing front-line critical services during the pandemic. Based on their demonstrated financial need, eligible students will receive the scholarship award of up to $1,000 for the 2020–2021 academic year. The new scholarship is available to students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs at USM’s campuses in Portland, Gorham, and Lewiston.
Students must complete their USM application. Eligible students also must have completed the 2020–2021 FAFSA form and have demonstrated financial need.
To be eligible for the USM First Responder-Essential Worker Scholarship applicants must be new or returning degree-seeking USM students that have enrolled or will enroll in courses for the fall 2020 term. Eligible students must be able to demonstrate employment working as and/or certified as a first responder or critical front-line service provider by sharing a supervisor’s name for employment verification. Preference will be given to students who are enrolled full time (12 credit hours for undergraduate students or 6 credit hours for graduate students) for fall 2020.
How to Apply
Fill out the USM First Responder-Essential Worker Scholarship application
How to Renew
This is a non-renewable award.