Financial aid opens the door to higher education But there are many students who aren’t eligible for any state or federal aid, Closing the door to their college dreams. We don’t think that’s right. We can do better. That’s why USM has the Access to Education Scholarship: To open doors for new Mainers, asylum seekers and other students. In April, MEMIC will match your gifts up to $20,000 to support the Access to Education Scholarship. Help us make the match! After all, USM is “The University of Everyone.” So let’s make sure everyone has a chance.