AA-I believes a solid education can contribute to making all students great leaders.  That is why it is a major function of AA-I to provide undergraduate scholarships.  The scholarship funds are determined each year and voted upon by the Executive Committee based on market performance of investments.  AA-I acts solely as the administrator of the funds.  Each USM Financial Aid Office is responsible for the selection based on the Criteria & Guidelines set forth by the Executive Committee of AA-I.  The scholarship is awarded each year in the spring for the next school year.  The deadline to apply will vary from campus to campus but tend to be in early part of the calendar year. Please contact your campus’ Financial Aid Office for more information on application deadlines.

Student should send their applications to the Financial Aid Office of the campus they are applying to or currently attending. The application should include the following:


  • Scholarship Application
  • Written Summary
  • TranscriptCoppin 0052a
  • Minimum of 2 recommendation letters

Campuses must submit their selections by May 1 of each calendar year. (NOTE to STUDENTS: each campus will have their own deadline for submission. Please contact them directly for this information). Funds will be distributed in mid August directly to the each campus for the fall semester. Spring funds will begin getting disbursed in mid January. However they are dependent upon each Financial Aid Office’s timeliness in providing updated GPA and enrollment status of recipient(s).

Campuses and students will be notified once verification of all information has been made by AA-I administrator. All should expect to hear from AA-I by mid June.

Question about each campuses’ process of selection should be directed to the Financial Aid Office of that campus.