Scholarships

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Ron Helderman

More than $12 million in scholarships

Through generous donations from our alumni, the business community, and ongoing financial investments in our students from University resources, we are pleased to offer scholarship aid to support our students. Scholarships offer valuable financial aid you don’t have to repay later.

Two students at Commencement

Over $18 million in grants

Grants funded by the University or the Federal or state government are awarded to undergraduate students who demonstrate a financial need. These awards are not dependent on academic standing and they do not need to be repaid — grants are free money to help reduce your student debt. Learn more.

Scholarships by Student Type

Scholarships by Student Type
Scholarship General Eligibility Award Deadline
Bank of America Scholarship
  • School of Business major
  • Maine resident
Award: $2000 Deadline: January 1
Bob Crewe Foundation Music Scholarship
  • Music major
  • Minimum 2.67 GPA
  • Enrolled in applied music and appropriate ensembles
  • Enrolled full time
  • Completed FAFSA
Award: Varies. Deadline: October 31 for continuing students Feb 28 for entering students
Boyne Family Nursing Scholarship
  • School of Nursing student
  • Completed FAFSA
  • Students interested in providing care for the elderly in health-care deprived areas in Maine preferred
Award: The number and amount of the award(s) will be based on available income. Deadline: November 1 for current Nursing students, February 15 for students expecting to matriculate to Nursing in May or September
Brian C. Hodgkin Dean's Scholarship
  • Computer Science, Engineering, Environmental Science, or Technology major
  • Completed FAFSA
Award: $1,000 Deadline: December 1st
Charles J. and Judith F. '87G Micoleau Scholarship
  • Graduate Students
  • Enrolled in a program in the Muskie School of Public Service
  • Good academic standing
Award: $1,000 Deadline: Priority Deadline May 1
ChrisAlice Scholarship
  • Matriculated into Muskie Program
  • Outstanding academic record
  • Commitment to Public service
  • Financial need
Award: $1,000 or more Deadline: May 1
CSTH Dean's Scholarship
  • College of Science, Technology, and Health student
Award: Varies Deadline: December 1st
Dean John W. Bay Scholarship
  • School of Business major
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Exhibits leadership through volunteerism
Award: $1,500 Deadline: January 1
Donald E. Nicoll / Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Policy Board of Visitors Scholarship
  • Matriculated into Muskie Program
Award: Varies Deadline: Priority Deadline May 1
E. June Clark and Irene Watson Nursing Scholarship
  • Certified nurse assistant or comparable credentials or status
  • Completed FAFSA
Award: The number and amount of the award(s) will be based on available income. Deadline: November 1 for current Nursing students, February 15 for students expecting to matriculate to Nursing in May or September
Edmund S. Muskie Memorial Scholarship
  • Matriculated into Muskie Program
Award: Varies Deadline: Priority Deadline May 1
Elizabeth S. Hagar Endowed Music Scholarship
  • Music major
  • Minimum 2.67 GPA
  • Enrolled in applied music and appropriate ensembles
Award: Varies, contingent upon funding availability. Deadline: February 28
Graduate Studies Scholarship Spring 2016 Award: Scholarships: Variable amounts / Tuition waivers: Flexible credit increments Deadline: December 20, 2015
Key Bank Scholarship in Honor of Ken Curtis Fund
  • Matriculated into Muskie Program
  • Outstanding academic record
  • Full time enrollment
Award: Varies Deadline: Priority Deadline May 1
Kim Moody '82 and Family Nursing Scholarship
  • School of Nursing student
  • Completed FAFSA
  • Underrepresented students who have an interest in staying in Maine preferred
Award: The number and amount of the award(s) will be based on available income. Deadline: November 1 for current Nursing students, February 15 for students expecting to matriculate in Nursing in May or September
Lewiston-Auburn College Graduate Scholarship
  • Lewiston-Auburn College graduate student (not specific to campus)
  • Completion of at least one semester
Award: Varies Deadline: Priority Deadline: December 1
Lorelle's Nursing Scholarship
  • School of Nursing student
  • Completed FAFSA
Award: The number and amount of the award(s) will be based on available income. Deadline: November 1 for current Nursing students, February 15 for students expecting to matriculate to Nursing in May or September.
Mabel G. Skillin Nursing Scholarship
  • School of Nursing student
  • Cumberland County, Maine resident preferred
Award: The number and amount of award(s) will be based on available income. Deadline: November 1 for current Nursing students, February 15 for students expecting to matriculate to Nursing in May or September
Madeline D. Giguere Scholarship
  • Lewiston-Auburn College student
  • Must express interest in Franco-American studies
Award: $1,000 Deadline: February 27
March of Dimes Nursing Scholarship
  • Graduate Nursing student
  • Interest in pediatric nursing preferred
Award: The number and amount of the award(s) will be based on available income. Deadline: November 1 for continuing Nursing students, February 15 for students expecting to matriculate to Nursing in May or September.n May.
Marjorie Roscoe Memorial Nursing Scholarship
  • School of Nursing student
  • Completed FAFSA
  • Vinalhaven, Maine resident preferred
Award: The number and amount of the award(s) will be based on available income. Deadline: November 1 for current Nursing students, February 15 for students expecting to matriculate to Nursing in May or September
Martha M. Skoner Memorial Nursing Scholarship
  • School of Nursing student
  • Maine resident
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Students interested in working with or researching older adults living in the community, incontinence in women, and/or holistic health preferred
Award: The number and amount of award(s) will be based on available income. Deadline: November 1 for current Nursing students, February 15 for students expecting to matriculate to Nursing in May or September
Marv Druker Scholarship
  • Lewiston-Auburn College student (not specific to campus)
  • 3.0 GPA
Award: Varies Deadline: Priority Deadline: December 1
Michael E. Dubyak Scholarship
  • Mathematics, Information Technology, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Technology Management, or Statistics major
  • Maine resident
Award: Full tuition for one year (full scholarship with no other financial aid, or the difference between financial aid and the cost of tuition and fees). Deadline: December 1st
NiSource Charitable Foundation Scholarship
  • Computer Science, Engineering, Environmental Science, or Technology major
  • Enrolled part-time
  • Completed 30 credit hours, 15 at USM
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
Award: $500 Deadline: December 1st
Office of Graduate Studies Scholarship
  • Must be matriculated student in a master's or doctoral degree at USM
  • Must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Must be enrolled in at least 6 graduate credits per semester
  • Must have submitted the FAFSA (non US citizens need not complete)
Award: Scholarships: Variable amounts up to $3,000 per academic year Deadline: November 15
Patricia A. Geary Memorial Nursing Scholarship
  • School of Nursing student
  • Completed FAFSA
Award: The number and amount of the award(s) will be based on available income. Deadline: November 1 for current Nursing students, February 15 for students expecting to matriculate to Nursing in May or September
Peter Feeney Scholarship
  • Continuing Muskie students
  • Completed 12 credits
  • Financial need
  • Commitment to Public Service
Award: $1,000 or more Deadline: Priority Deadline May 1
Robert W. Berry Memorial Scholarship
  • School of Business major
  • 2.5 GPA
  • Interest in technology and business
Award: $1,500 Deadline: January 1
Sandra T. Scully Nursing Scholarship
  • School of Nursing student
  • Transfer or non-traditional student preferred
Award: The number and amount of the award(s) will be based on available income. Deadline: November 1 for current Nursing students, February 15 for students expecting to matriculate in Nursing in May or September
School of Education and Human Development Scholarships
  • Current matriculated undergraduates who are in a teacher education pathway or,
  • New or current graduate students who are matriculated in a program within the School of Education and Human Development,
  • Enrolled in at least six credits each semester
Award: Varies Deadline: DECEMBER 1: Current Undergraduate Students; MARCH 1: Incoming and Current Graduate Students
School of Nursing Scholarship
  • School of Nursing student
Award: The number and amount of award(s) will be based on available income. Deadline: November 1 for current Nursing students, February 15 for students expecting to matriculate to Nursing in May or September
St. Mary's Health System Scholarship
  • Lewiston-Auburn College student in an undergraduate major or graduate program associated with health services (not specific to campus)
  • Androscoggin County, Maine resident
Award: Varies Deadline: Priority Deadline: December 1
STEM Scholarship
  • Science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) major
Award: Varies Deadline: December 1st
Stonecoast MFA Scholarship for Continuing Students Award: Varies, $500 Deadline: mid-February
The Women's Board of Maine Medical Center Nursing Scholarship
  • School of Nursing student
  • Completed FAFSA
Award: The number and amount of the award(s) will be based on available income. Deadline: November 1 for current Nursing students, February 15 for students expecting to matriculate to Nursing in May or September
Viola M. Palmacci Nursing Scholarship
  • School of Nursing student
  • Junior, Senior, or Graduate
Award: The number and amount of the award(s) will be based on available income. Deadline: November 1 for current Nursing students, February 15 for students expecting to matriculate to Nursing in May or September
WEX Scholarship
  • Mathematics, Information Technology, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Technology Management, or Statistics major
  • Maine resident
Award: Varies Deadline: December 1st

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Professor Mark Monnin working with a student

About faculty-nominated scholarships

Our faculty care about your success — academically, personally, and financially. A number of our scholarships are sponsored by USM’s colleges and schools, and faculty nominate the student award recipients. So get to know your professors! They’re also an invaluable information resource and can connect you with opportunities in your field of study.

The Promise Scholarship

Designed for students who have shown a dedication to leadership through their youth development organizations, this scholarship is awarded to students who are often the first member of their family to attend college.

Hector Ortiz '14

University of Maine System Affiliation Scholarships

A number of scholarships have been established for students within the University of Maine System who are affiliated with specific places, families, companies, or organizations.

Nursing students in the classroom

External Scholarships

In addition to scholarships provided by the University, there are many external scholarship opportunities provided by state, national, and global organizations. Please note that USM is not responsible for external scholarship program information or the selection of award recipients.

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.