Founded in the year 1970 by the combination of two separate state universities, Gorham Normal School and University of Maine at Portland, the University of Southern Maine has grown over the years to become one of the best institutions in United States of America. It is a public university with campuses in Portland, Gorham and Lewiston in the U.S. state of Maine.
The university offers undergraduate, graduate and Doctorate degree programs. It welcomes international students, and has a good number of programs to aid them in achieving their academic goals. Scholarships and Graduate Assistantships are part of the financial aid programs that domestic and international students can take advantage of, in order to facilitate their education.
Undergraduate International Merit Scholarships
All international undergraduate students that apply to the University of Southern Maine will automatically be considered for Academic Merit-Based Scholarships. If the student meets the academic criteria they will be awarded a merit-based scholarship at the time of admission. This means that students will find out right away if they will receive a scholarship from USM and it also means that more students will receive scholarships.
International Student Merit Scholarships
|Name of Scholarship||GPA Requirement||Amount||Availability|
|USM Scholar||2.75-2.99||$8,000/year||Available to 1st year students only|
|Dirigo Scholar||3.0-3.49||$10,000/year||Available to 1st year students only|
|President’s Scholar||3.5||$12,000/year||Available to 1st year and transfer students|
Graduate Studies Scholarship Application
The Office of Graduate Studies awards several scholarships and tuition waiver awards each year. Both new and returning students are eligible to apply, however, there may be additional criteria for some awards. Students can submit the Graduate Studies Scholarship Application along with the required documents and will be considered for all OGS scholarships and tuition waivers. The awards are contingent upon annual available funding and range from a one year award to a four year award. Scholarships are awarded in variable amounts up to $3,000 per academic year. Tuition waivers are awarded in flexible credit increments up to eighteen credits per academic year.
To be eligible for a graduate assistantship position, students must be:
- Fully matriculated in a degree program at the graduate level. (They must have met all criteria for graduate student status, including completion of a baccalaureate degree); and must be
- Registered for at least 6 credits of coursework in the semester(s) in which they will be working (master’s and CAS students), or registered for GRS 602 (masters) or GRS 701 (doctoral) and have a certificate of satisfactory progress from their program.
Country: United States of America
Institution: University of South Maine
Study level: Undergraduate and Graduate
Eligibility: International students
Funding: Partly funded
Application Link: https://usm.maine.edu/international/international-funding