Information Technology & Computer Science Scholarships

IT and Computer Science Scholarships

UMUC offers scholarships based on financial need and/or merit.

More than 50 scholarships are available to UMUC students, and many are exclusively available to UMUC IT and computer science students. We make applying for scholarships easy by providing students with a list of scholarships for which they qualify. 

Scholarships can be combined with federal, need-based grants, and other financial aid to reduce your cost of attendance.

Applying for UMUC Scholarships

All students who apply for federal financial aid are automatically screened for UMUC scholarship eligibility and notified if if they meet UMUC scholarship criteria. UMUC scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first served basis, so it’s important to submit your financial aid application as soon as possible.

To explore UMUC's scholarship opportunities, browse scholarship listings.

Featured IT and Computer Science Scholarships at UMUC

The following is just a sampling of scholarships available to IT and computer science students at UMUC:

  • AFFIRM Endowed Scholarship: For full-time students majoring in information technology or a related field. Recipients must have completed 60 credits or more at UMUC (junior level); maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher; and demonstrate financial need. Preference is given to U.S. citizens or resident aliens.
  • James O'Donnell Information Technology Scholarship: For graduate, undergraduate, and certificate program students who are enrolled in information technology-related fields, including project management, who maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher, and who demonstrate financial need.
  • J.F. Durkee Memorial Scholarship: For undergraduate students specializing in a technical management field or for graduate-level students specializing in a telecommunications field.
  • Marriott Foundation Scholarship: For undergraduate or graduate students majoring in information technology or computer science with an undergraduate minimum GPA of 3.0 and graduate GPA of 3.3.
  • The Open Systems Science Scholarship: For graduate students with demonstrated financial need who are enrolled in at least 6 credits during the award period, have earned at least 9 credits, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Preference is for military spouses and their dependents who are pursuing the Master of Science in Information Technology, Master of Science in Cybersecurity, or Master of Science in Cybersecurity Policy.
  • SAIC/UMUC Mentored Scholarship: For UMUC's graduate school students enrolled in a cyber security or information technology program.

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