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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.

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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
Audway Stuart and Phyllis Lord Treworgy Scholarship Fund
  • Major in College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
  • Junior or non-graduating Senior
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
Award: Varies. Deadline: January 1
Bank of America Scholarship
  • School of Business major
  • Maine resident
Award: $2000 Deadline: January 1
Berry Talbot Royer Excellence in Accounting Scholarship
  • Accounting major
  • Junior (54 credits at the start of fall semester)
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA
Award: $1,000 Deadline: January 1
Berry Talbot Royer Outstanding Achievement Scholarship
  • Accounting major
  • Junior (54 credits at the start of fall semester)
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA
Award: $1000 Deadline: January 1
Betty Atterbury Award
  • Music Education major
  • Completed FAFSA
  • On track to graduate the following year
Award: Varies. Award for 2019-20 was $500. Deadline: November 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: November 1 for continuing students; Feb 28 for entering students
Boulos Veterans Promise Completion Scholarship
  • USM Veteran
  • 2.5 GPA minimum cumulative GPA
  • Full-time students, within one academic year of graduation
Award: Varies Deadline: April 1st
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
Bronwyn Millard Memorial Scholarship
  • Theatre major
  • Good academic standing
  • Good character
  • Financial need as evidenced by the FAFSA
Award: Varies. Deadline: January 1
Burchard Dunn Memorial Scholarship
  • School of Business major
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Completed FAFSA
Award: $1,000 Deadline: January 1
C. Elizabeth Sawyer
  • English major
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
Award: Varies. Deadline: January 1
CAHS Dean's Scholarship
  • Student with a major in College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Financial need as evidenced by the FAFSA
Award: Varies. Deadline: January 1
Campbell Family Endowed Scholarship
  • Maine Resident
  • Undeclared Major
  • Minimum of 12 earned USM credits
  • Minimum GPA 2.5
  • Demonstrated Financial Need
Award: $500.00 Deadline: November 1st
Carl Leroy and Olive Dean Armentrout Award
  • Physics major
Award: Varies Deadline: December 1st
Carole J. Collins Memorial Scholarship
  • Former participant in the TRIO Upward Bound Program at USM
  • Matriculated, degree-seeking student at USM (any major)
  • Minimum college GPA of 2.0
  • Demonstrate financial need
Award: Annual awards ranging from $500.00 to $1,000.00 will be made to eligible students. Deadline: December 1st
Charles N. Greene Scholarship
  • School of Business major
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Earned minimum A- in BUS 340
  • Interest in management field
Award: $750 Deadline: January 1
Classical Voice Scholarship
  • Music major
  • Maintain a minimum 2.67 GPA
  • Preference given to a vocal major
  • Enrolled in applied music and appropriate ensembles
  • Enrolled full time
Award: Awards in 2020 - 2021 were for $1000 Deadline: November 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
Dr. Harlan Philippi Memorial Scholarship
  • Lewiston-Auburn College student (not specific to campus)
  • Completed a minimum of 30 credits
Award: $250 Deadline: Priority Deadline: December 1
Dr. Robert V. Nelson Memorial Scholarship
  • Students in Biology, Chemistry, or Physics
  • Good academic standing
  • Financial need
  • Maine resident
Award: Awards vary Deadline: December 1st
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
Edna Frances Dickey Scholarship
  • Major in the Arts & Humanities program at Lewiston-Auburn College (not specific to campus)
Award: Varies Deadline: Priority Deadline: December 1
Electa "Lecky" McLain Brown Scholarship
  • School of Business major
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Completed FAFSA
  • Maine high school graduate
Award: $3,500 Deadline: January 1
Esther Wood Scholarship Fund
  • History major
  • Junior or non-graduating Senior
  • Financial need as evidenced by the FAFSA
  • Preference given to students with higher academic standing and those who are Maine residents
Award: Varies. Deadline: January 1
Faculty Honors Scholarship
  • Theatre major
  • Junior standing with 55 or more completed credits
  • GPA of 3.0 of higher
Award: Varies. Deadline: January 1
Frank F. Brown Music Scholarship
  • Music major
  • Minimum 2.67 GPA
  • Junior standing or above
  • Enrolled in applied music and appropriate ensembles
  • Enrolled full time
Award: Varies. Award for 2020-2021 was $700 Deadline: November 1
Gateway Mastering Studios Scholarship
  • Music major
  • Maintain a minimum 2.67 GPA
  • Enrolled in applied music and appropriate ensembles
  • Enrolled full time
Award: Varies. Two awards of $1000 were given in 2020-2021 Deadline: November 1
George D. Woodward Accounting Scholarship
  • Accounting major
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Cumberland County residence preferred
Award: $2,000 Deadline: January 1
Gerard G. Chamberland Memorial Scholarship
  • Music major
  • Minimum 2.67 GPA
  • Preference given, but not limited to a vocal major
  • Enrolled in applied music and appropriate ensembles
  • Enrolled full time
Award: Varies. Award for 2020-2021 was $1000 Deadline: November 1
Grannia Theatre Scholarship
  • Theatre major
  • Sophomore, Junior or non-graduating Senior
  • Equal weight is given to: Ability in the field of Theatre and Financial needs as evidenced by the FAFSA
Award: Varies. Deadline: January 1
Hagge Family Scholarship
  • Science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) major
  • Enrolled full-time
  • Maine resident
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Completed FAFSA
Award: Varies Deadline: December 1st
Helen D. '85 and Waldeck E. Mainville Jr. Scholarship
  • Mathematics major
  • Junior or Senior standing
  • Completed FAFSA
  • Students interested in teaching preferred
Award: $750 Deadline: December 1st
Helen Greenwood Scholarship
  • Natural and Applied Sciences major (not specific to campus)
  • Strong interest and achievement in the sciences
Award: Varies Deadline: Priority Deadline: December 1
Higher Education Assistance Foundation - Administered by the Maine Bankers Association
  • School of Business major (even years) or Economics major (odd years)
  • Graduate of a Maine high school or Maine GED program
  • Completed FAFSA
Award: Varies, $1000 Deadline: mid-October
Honors Leadership Development Scholarship
  • Honors Minor
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA
Award: $1,000 per semester Deadline: Priority Deadline November 1st
Jack Eagleson Scholarship
  • Major in Biochemistry, Biology, or Engineering (Electrical of Mechanical)
  • Enrolled part-time or full-time
  • Minimum 2.50 GPA
  • Completed FAFSA
Award: $2,000 Deadline: December 1st
James V. Sullivan Scholarship
  • Recreation and Leisure Studies major
Award: $300 Deadline: December 1st
James W. Pendleton Scholarship
  • Environmental Science major
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
Award: Varies Deadline: December 1st
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
L.L.Bean Scholarship
  • Environmental Science or Environmental Planning and Policy major
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
Award: Varies Deadline: December 1st
Lewiston-Auburn College Teacher Education Program Endowment
  • Lewiston-Auburn College student (not specific to campus)
  • Teacher Education Pathway
Award: Varies Deadline: Priority Deadline: December 1
Lewiston-Auburn College Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Lewiston-Auburn College student (not specific to campus)
  • 3.0 GPA
Award: Varies Deadline: Priority Deadline: December 1
Lillian LaFontaine O'Brien '52 Scholarship
  • Undergraduate Social Sciences or Education student
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Sophomore standing
  • Either Lewiston-Auburn College student OR taking courses at the Lewiston campus
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
Maine Association of Broadcasters Scholarship
  • Media Studies major
  • Maine resident
  • Intend to pursue a career in broadcasting
  • Financial need as evidenced by the FAFSA
Award: $1,650 Deadline: mid-October
Maine Society of Certified Public Accountants USM Endowed Scholarship
  • Accounting major
Award: $500 Deadline: N/A
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
Mary Purkis and Horton P. Gilman Scholarship
  • School of Business major
  • Minimum 3.2 GPA
Award: Varies Deadline: January 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
Mildred A. Roche Nursing Scholarship
  • School of Nursing student
  • Junior or Senior standing
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
Music Theatre Scholarship
  • Music Theatre major
  • Maintain a minimum 2.67 GPA
  • Enrolled in applied music and appropriate ensembles
  • Enrolled full time
Award: Awards for 2020-2021 were $1000 Deadline: November 1
Najeeb S. Lotfey Scholarship
  • Accounting major
  • Must be a junior or senior
Award: $1,000 Deadline: N/A
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
Otis Family Scholarship
  • School of Business major
  • Maine resident
  • Preference given to accounting and finance majors
Award: $1,000 Deadline: January 1
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
Peregrine Press Scholarship in honor of Kate Mahoney and Marcia Carner
  • A promising graduating Senior printmaker who will be living in the Portland area and has the time and desire to commit to Peregrine Press
Award: The value of a membership to Peregrine Press for one year is over $500. Deadline: January 1
Presser Scholar Award
  • Music major
  • Minimum 2.67 GPA
  • Junior or Senior Standing
Award: Varies. Amount determined by funding Deadline: November 1
Re-entry Scholarship Programs
  • Application for admission
  • Cumulative 5 year gap in pursuit of first bachelors degree
  • Financial Need
Award: Not to exceed $5,000 per student, per award cycle (12 months) and are to be applied to tuition exclusively. Deadline: The application is closed for the 2020/21 academic year.
Richard S. Petereit Scholarship
  • Theatre major
  • Good academic standing
  • Outstanding abilities in Theatre
  • Dedication to the continuing growth of the Theatre Department
Award: Varies. Deadline: January 1
Richard W. Carbonneau, Jr. Scholarship
  • English major
  • Good academic standing
  • Judged to have outstanding writing ability
  • Eligible to attend the Stonecoast Writer's Conference
  • Completion of an application form provided by the English Department
Award: Varies. Deadline: January 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 major or 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
Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Scholarship
  • Technology major
Award: $500 Deadline: December 1st
Sport Management Scholarship
  • Sport Management major
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Enrollment in BUS 397 for upcoming academic year required
Award: Varies Deadline: Rolling application deadline
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
Steven O. Innes Memorial Scholarship
  • Physics, Engineering, or Technology major
  • Completed at least one semester at USM
Award: Varies Deadline: December 1st
Systems Engineering Scholarship
  • Information Science major or related field
  • Junior standing or higher
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Maine resident
Award: $2,000 Deadline: December 1st
Technology Management Scholarship
  • Technology Management major
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Enrolled in at least 6 credit hours per semester
  • Completed FAFSA
Award: $1000 Deadline: December 1st
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
William G. and Laura S. Hooper Scholarship
  • Technology major
  • Enrolled in at least 6 credit hours per semester
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Non-traditional student preferred
Award: Varies Deadline: December 1st

More Information

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.