USM unveils $15M 'Promise Scholars' program to aid disadvantaged youths

The University of Southern Maine Foundation launched a campaign to raise $15 million to fund its Promise Scholarship program, money that would provide up to 100 students with as much as 50% of their costs to attend the university.

The campaign will fund scholarships of an average of $5,000 a year, and is aimed at students who otherwise wouldn't be able to attend college. The program works with 21 community partners to identify students who qualify, which the university cites as a unique aspect to the program.

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