Community College Staff Scholarship

UMUC offers transfer scholarships to eligible staff members of participating community colleges in the United States. Recipients may be awarded $1,000/year ($500 for fall, $500 for spring).

Which Colleges Participate?

Maryland Community College Alliance Partners

What Are the Application Criteria?

To be eligible, you

  • Must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA from all previous institutions.
  • Must be a new student to UMUC.
  • Must be a full-time community college staff member from an Alliance school who is not receiving 100% tuition remission.
  • Must be a citizen or U.S.-eligible non-citizen.
  • Must pursue a first-time bachelor's, master's or doctorate degree.
  • Must enroll in at least six UMUC credits per fall and spring semesters.
  • Must maintain a 3.0 GPA at UMUC.
  • Must submit verification of employment, such as your most recent pay stub or a letter from your community college's Human Resources department that states that you are currently employed at that institution.The scholarship is renewable for students who maintain a 3.0 GPA, enroll in at least 6 credits at UMUC per fall and spring semesters and maintain employment at an Alliance community college.

What Is the Application Deadline?

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Applications for the upcoming semester will be accepted as long as funds remain available.

How Do I Apply?

  • Complete admission application through MyUMUC.

  • Complete the Staff CC Transfer Scholarship Application.

  • Send all official transcripts from previous colleges attended. Official transcripts are sealed transcripts sent by the institution.

  • Submit the scholarship application and official transcripts to:

    College and University Partnerships
    Attn: Scholarship Coordinator
    University of Maryland University College
    6865 Deerpath Road
    Elkridge, MD 21075

A complete packet includes the Community College Scholarship application and official copies of transcript from previous colleges attended. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

When Am I Notified of the Scholarship Award Decision?

Scholarship applicants will be notified of the award decision via e-mail before the start of the semester for which they have applied.

Please note: Half of the award will post to your account 10 days prior to the start of the last registered class for the fall semester. The remaining half will be posted to your account 10 days prior to the spring semester. Students registered for Term II or mid-fall/spring classes will have their awards posted 10 days before the start of class.

Is the Scholarship Renewable?

Yes. The scholarship is automatically renewed if the scholarship guidelines and criteria are met.

  • Maintain 3.0 GPA

  • Recipients must enroll in at least 6 UMUC credit hours each fall and spring semesters.
  • Awards will post to your account 10 days before the start of the last registered class for the semester.
  • Students must maintain employment at a participating Alliance community college.
  • You do NOT need to submit a scholarship application for renewal.

Who Do I Contact for Additional Information?

College and University Partnerships
University of Maryland University College
6865 Deerpath Road
Elkridge, MD 21075

Office Phone: 443-459-3500

Frequently Asked Questions