Scholarships

USM Scholar Award

Description

  • Awarded to first-year students based on academic achievement, demonstrated leadership skills, or other criteria. 
  • Annual Award: In State $1,750 Out of State $8,000 
  • First year student merit scholarships are awarded up to 4 years with full-time enrollment (15 credit hours per semester)
  • Students whose GPA falls between 2.75-2.99 at the time of admission could be eligible for this award. 
    • The University of Southern Maine uses a 4.0 scale to determine scholarship eligibility. If a student's GPA is not on a 4.0 scale we will convert it using the specific schools profile.

Eligibility

Students must complete their entire application. This includes: application fee, official high school transcript, official SAT or ACT test scores, letter of recommendation and completed personal statement (essay).

Students must successfully complete a minimum of 15 credits per semester or 30 credits per academic year (including summer, fall, winter, spring). A typical course load consists of 15 credits. 

Award Amount

Annual Award Range $1,750 to $8,000

Deadline

Priority deadline April 1

How to Apply

All qualified incoming first-year students who apply are automatically considered. Students must complete their entire application by this date. This includes: application fee, official high school transcript, official SAT or ACT test scores, letter of recommendation and completed personal statement (essay). 

How to Renew

Maintain full-time enrollment and a 2.5 GPA.

Students must successfully complete a minimum of 15 credits per semester or 30 credits per academic year (including summer, fall, winter, spring). 

Questions on Renewal should be directed to Elizabeth Sarazin at esarazin@maine.edu or 207-780-5330

Contact

Assistant Director
Bailey Hall, Suite 115, Gorham campus
207-780-5183
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.
U15A, U15B