Put your academic goals within reach. University of Maryland University College offers more than 100 scholarships to help students like you achieve your educational goals. Each year, we award more than $6 million in scholarship funds to more than 3,500 students.
UMUC scholarships are available to students based on merit and/or financial need. Award amounts vary by scholarship. Specially designated scholarships are available for undergraduate students, graduate students, community college transfers, students in certain academic programs, military servicemembers, veterans, military spouses, and more.
Important: You do not need to apply to specific scholarships, as this universal application will be used to find all scholarships that match your specific eligibility.
Please note that employees of UMUC and their dependents, as well as those who receive remission of fees from other institutions, are not eligible to apply for UMUC institutional scholarships or to receive UMUC institutional grants.
Interested in a UMUC Scholarship?
- Complete the FAFSA: The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known as the FAFSA, is required for most UMUC scholarships. When you apply for financial aid, you will be prescreened for scholarship eligibility. (See instructions on how to apply for financial aid at UMUC.)
- Wait for notification: If you're eligible for a UMUC scholarship, we'll let you know. Students who have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and at 15 undergraduate or 9 graduate credits at UMUC will receive an e-mail notifying them of scholarship eligibility via the To Do List in MyUMUC. You may even be eligible for more than one scholarship! Notifications usually go out in mid-summer. Please note that meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee that you will receive a UMUC scholarship.
- Apply early: Scholarship awards are based on funding availability so if you're notified that you're eligible, fill out the universal scholarship application in MyUMUC as soon as possible. It's also important to submit your FAFSA early each year, as many of scholarships can be renewed from year to year if you continue to maintain your eligibility requirements.
UMUC Scholarship Applications
2017–18 UMUC Scholarships
The Financial Aid Office will begin to initiate scholarship application invitations via the To-Do List by the end of the spring semester for the upcoming academic year. Please refer to the eligibility requirements above to determine if you will receive an invitation. Awarding of 2017–18 scholarships will begin after the priority filing deadline of July 15 and last throughout the remainder of the summer.
2016–17 UMUC Scholarship Application Update: All funding for the 2016–17 academic year has been exhausted at this time.