The Promise Scholarship

Daniel Barton

Director, Promise Scholarship Program

Office Location

102 Bedford Street



Academic Degrees

  • Ithaca College, M.S. in Sport Management, 2008
  • University of New Hampshire, B.S. Kinesiology, 2006


Daniel Barton serves as the Coordinator for the Promise Scholarship Program, which is a cohort-based scholarship program that combines financial awards with peer mentorship and connection through service to help first-generation, low income college students thrive at USM. He is also responsible for coordinating the Boulos Veteran Scholarship Program, which provides financial support and career mentoring services to USM veteran scholars who are near degree completion, but have limited GI benefits remaining. In these roles, he is focused on the retention and success of first gen/low income students across campus. Daniel has been working in higher education for over 12 years with prior experience in TRIO college access programs, residential life and academic advising. He also works per diem for the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) leading financial aid info sessions for school communities across Maine.

Originally from New Hampshire, Daniel has lived and worked across the northeast including Massachusetts, New York and now Maine. He was a first-generation college student earning his bachelor's degree from the University of New Hampshire in Kinesiology & Psychology and his master's degree in Sport Management from Ithaca College.