President’s Scholar Award at University of Southern Maine USA

Closing date: 1 April 2024

Student type: Domestic and International students are eligible for this scholarship program.

Level of study: first-year students

Study area: Any

Scholarship value: annual range $5,000 to $12,000


Description: the president’s scholar awarded to first-year students based on academic achievement, demonstrated leadership skills, or other criteria.


  • Students must complete a USM application. Including the submission of their official high school transcript.
  • 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 school’s profile.
  • 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 terms). A typical course load consists of 15 credits.
  • Students who have already earned a bachelors degree by the time they start courses at USM are not eligible for merit scholarships.

How to apply: All qualified incoming first-year students who complete a USM application — including your official high school transcript, letter of recommendation, and completed personal statement (essay) — will be automatically considered.

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