University Scholarship and Support Funds
Whether you choose to designate your gift to the area of greatest need (Unrestricted Fund), the Arts Program Support Fund, a scholarship program, or a specific academic program, your generosity can help UMUC gain extraordinary strength to reach its extraordinary goals. And you’ll be helping more UMUC students write their own success stories.
Adjunct Faculty Scholarship Fund. This fund supports adjunct faculty members who have taught at least 30 credits at UMUC. The scholarship will cover the cost of tuition for one course per academic year.
Area of Greatest Need (Unrestricted Fund). UMUC builds its world-class reputation by moving quickly whenever and wherever opportunities arise. Contributions to this unrestricted fund power our entrepreneurial spirit.
Arts Program Support Fund. This fund helps improve and conserve the university’s collections of fine art.
Asian Division Endowed Scholarship Fund. This fund provides scholarship support for UMUC students exclusively from UMUC Asia.
Community College Transfer Scholarship. This scholarship helps cushion the “sticker shock” of coming from less expensive community colleges to UMUC so that students can make smooth transitions into bachelor's degree programs.
Cybersecurity Scholarship Fund. This fund provides financial support to students currently enrolled in UMUC cybersecurity programs.
Dragon Boat Fund. This fund provides support for the Dragon Boat Program.
European Division Endowed Scholarship Fund. This fund provides scholarship support for UMUC students exclusively from UMUC Europe.
The Graduate School Endowed Scholarship Fund. This fund focuses on students seeking graduate degrees and helps make it possible for them to advance their knowledge in their chosen fields or to advance to leadership positions.
Shirley Merica Memorial Scholarship Fund. This fund was created in memory of Shirley Merica, a longtime employee of the Inn and Conference Center.
Military Textbook Scholarship Fund. This fund supports UMUC’s military students around the world by providing financial assistance to purchase textbooks. Priority is given to students currently serving in Afghanistan, Iraq, or another theater of operation.
Military Veteran Scholarship Fund. This fund supports UMUC’s military veterans, their spouses, and their dependents by providing scholarships to take classes at UMUC. Priority is given to veterans who served in Afghanistan or Iraq.
James O’Donnell Information Technology Scholarship Fund. This fund was created in memory of James O’Donnell, a longtime employee of UMUC’s Information Technology office. The fund provides financial support to UMUC students who have demonstrated financial need and are majoring in information technology or related fields, including project management.
Psychology Scholars Endowment Fund. This fund provides scholarships for undergraduate students majoring in psychology who have completed 9 credits or more in psychology, maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and are not in their final semester.
UMUC Faculty and Staff Endowed Scholarship Fund. This fund provides general scholarship support for UMUC students.
Undergraduate Programs Endowed Scholarship. This fund provides scholarship support for students enrolled in The Undergraduate School at UMUC.
Working Family Scholarship Fund. This fund supports students who have family commitments and are currently enrolled at UMUC and working full-time.
UMUC Faculty and Staff Endowed Funds
Following is the list of endowment funds established by UMUC faculty and staff members.
Drazek Teaching Excellence Fund
Dr. Julian Jones
This fund provides support for the Drazek Teaching Excellence Awards and other faculty development activities at UMUC.
Dr. Evelyn J. Bata Fund for Excellence Scholarship Fund
Dr. Evelyn J. Bata
Scholarships for students who are enrolled at a UMUC campus within the United States.
Dr. Evelyn J. Bata Fund for Educational Excellence: Asian Division
Dr. Evelyn Bata
Support to encourage, develop, and increase academic excellence in the Asian Division of UMUC.
Dr. Evelyn J. Bata Fund for Educational Excellence: European Division
Dr. Evelyn Bata
Support to encourage, develop, and increase academic excellence in the European Division of UMUC.
Mathilde Eiker Memorial/Irving Foote and Iverna Eiker Foote Tribute Scholarship Fund
Earl H. Foote
Scholarships for students who resides in Washington, D.C., or Prince George’s County or who have attended public secondary school in either of those jurisdictions, with preferences given to students choosing a specialization in English or literature.
Ruth Gatewood Kelly Scholarship Fund
Ruby Kelly King
Scholarships for students in the European Division, with preference given to AA or BA/BS students with a specialization in accounting.
Paul H. Hamlin PhD Tribute Fund
Paul H. Hamlin and Julie Porosky Hamlin
Scholarships for undergraduate students who are majoring in one of the Social Science disciplines.
Daniel Healey Memorial Scholarship Fund
Scholarship to provide support to undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need.
Joseph M. and Mary Ellen Hrutka Scholarship Fund
Mary Ellen Hrutka
Scholarships for undergraduate students.
Christina and Lawrence Hannah MBA Scholarship Fund
Dr. Christina Hannah
Scholarship for MBA students.
Shirley Merica Memorial Scholarship Fund
Laura F. Foreman, Lois Kirk
Scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students.
Millennial Scholarship Endowed Fund
Dr. Nicholas H. Allen
Scholarships for students at UMUC, based on financial need.
Nancy E. and Edward A. Parnell Scholarship Fund
Edward and Nancy Parnell
Scholarships for undergraduate students.
Joseph F. Poland Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
Gertrude Poland Keller and Barry T. Borella
Scholarships for students in the European Division who are studying history.
Psychology Scholars Endowment Fund
Dr. Thomas C. Bailey PhD, John W. Gustafson, PhD, Joann V. Altiero, PhD, Evelyn J. Bata, PhD
Scholarships for undergraduate students majoring in Psychology who have completed 9 credits or more in psychology, maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher and who are not in their final semester.
Selvanayagam Education Is First Endowed Scholarship Fund
Dharma R. Selvanayagam
Scholarships for undergraduate students who are employed full-time and have family commitments (spouse and dependents).
R. Ward Terrell Endowed Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for students in the European Division.
Patricia Toregas Endowed Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for undergraduate students in business administration who have reached at least the junior level of study.
Linda Tränkle Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for students in the European Division of UMUC who are in the first 15 semester hours of college study.
Whitfield Endowed Scholarship Fund
Robin C. Whitfield
Scholarships for undergraduate students maintaining a GPA of 2.5 or higher and graduate students maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Preference given to parents residing in Washington, D.C., Maryland or Virginia.