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Graduate Studies - Graduate Student Financial Support
USM offers a variety of financial support to help students pay their graduate education. For selected students, funds may include graduate assistantships, tuition scholarships, and other graduate financial awards.
Graduate Recruitment and Trustee Tuition Scholarships
These waivers are awarded to outstanding students entering graduate studies at USM. Nominations are made by faculty members of individual programs. Contact your program about these opportunities during the admissions process. The Graduate Recruitment and Trustee Tuition Scholarship award process is currently in process for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Graduate Lunder Scholarships
Lunder Scholarships are available to both new and returning USM graduate students. First preference for the Lunder Scholarship is given to former employees or children of former employees of the Dexter Shoe Company. However, any Maine resident is eligible to apply. The award decisions are based on student financial need as described by the applicant. Recipients must maintain continuous enrollment and a GPA of 3.0. The scholarship is currently an award of $2500 per academic year ($1250 per semester) for up to four years. Funds are applied directly to the student's bill. The deadline for the 2013-2014 Lunder scholarship has passed.
Graduate Milliken Scholarships
Milliken Scholarships are awarded to new graduate students for the period of two years. The current scholarship applies $2500 ($1250 per semester) per academic year to the student's bill. These awards are made from the Office of Graduate Studies to programs on a revolving basis. Programs then award the scholarships to selected students.
Catharine Wilder Guiles Scholarships
In order to receive this scholarship students must be matriculated into either the MS in Nursing program, Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner concentration or the MSW program; be in the secound year of their program with a demonstrated financial need; and be a Maine resident. This scholarship will be in the amount of $2,000 for the academic year 2013-2014, and will be applied directly to the student's bill. This scholarship is awarded for one year. The CWG scholarship process for the 2013-2014 academic year has been completed.
Expanding Horizons Scholarship
The Expanding Horizons Scholarship is for first-time non-matriculated graduate students. Click here for more information.
You must file your FAFSA form to be eligible for federal student loans for graduate study. Indicate your interest in work-study on your application. Eligibility for work-study funds is determined by USM's Financial Aid Office.