College of Business Foundation Scholarships



Typically, each Academic College offers its own scholarships – separate from Admissions or Financial Aid scholarships – which funds are made available by private donors.  These private scholarships are managed through the USM Foundation.

You no longer have to search through long lists of scholarship funds and criteria to apply for scholarships separately. The USM Foundation uses a scholarship matching system that can suggest scholarships for which you qualify based on your responses on their application.  What's even better, if you are double majoring in a major outside of the College of Business, your search for scholarships in your other major has gotten even easier!  As mentioned previously, you will be automatically considered for scholarships for which you are eligible based on one application!  Keep in mind, however, some scholarships are very competitive, and may required additional information before they can be awarded.

  • College of Business Scholarships are separate from Admissions or Financial Aid scholarships.  The College of Business awards these scholarships annually, and they must be applied for each year. Due to a high demand, late applications will not be accepted.
  • Preferably, the letters of reference should come from previous professors, high school teachers, and employers.  Anyone who is a professional in their field with whom you have interacted and can provide you a positive letter.
  • Essays should be double-spaced, with one-inch margins, 12 pt. font (Arial or Times).
In order to apply, please scroll down to the SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION section of this page.

If you would like general information on Freshman or Transfer scholarships, please see:


The scholarship deadline for the 2014-2015 academic year has passed.  Late applications will not be accepted.  Good luck to those who submitted applications!

The scholarship application deadline for the Fall 2015-Spring 2016 academic year is February 15.





  • Eligibility requirements vary by scholarship - see specific scholarship description
  • Full-time students (12+ semester hours)
  • Awarded annually based on funds available
  • For those scholarships requiring “financial need,” the applicant must file a FAFSA with Financial Aid to be considered.
  • Scholarships are awarded in two separate semesters—half in fall and half in spring term.  If you are awarded a scholarship and graduate during the fall semester, you will only be awarded half the scholarship.



If you have further questions, please contact the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs at the following:

Dr. Brigitte Burgess
P: 601.266.4663

We are located in Scianna Hall, room 2035.