Scholarships

USM Scholar Award

Description

  • Awarded to first-year students based on academic achievement, demonstrated leadership skills, or other criteria. 
  • Annual Award: In State $2,000 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 USM application. Including the submission of their official high school transcript.

Students must take a minimum of 12 credits during Fall and Spring semesters.

For continued eligibility students must also complete 30 credits per academic year (including summer, fall, winter, spring). A typical course load consists of 15 credits. 

Award Amount

Annual Award Range $2,000 to $8,000

Deadline

April 1

How to Apply

Students must complete their USM application. Including the submission of their official high school transcript.

How to Renew

Maintain full-time enrollment (minimum 12 credits Fall and Spring semesters) and a 2.5 GPA.

Students must successfully complete a minimum of 12 credits per Fall and Spring semester and 30 credits per academic year (including summer, fall, winter, spring).

Questions on Renewal should be directed to Nancy Varin at nvarin@maine.edu or 207-780-5330

Contact

Associate 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