Our Opportunities

Welcome to UMBC Scholarship Retriever!

Below you will find a listing of scholarships available to students with brief information about the scholarship qualifications. To apply to scholarships:

  1. You must first sign in with the same user name and password you use to access your My.UMBC.edu login portal.
  2. Complete the General Application;
  3. Once submitted, if applicable, you will be notified if you are eligible to apply for additional Apply-To Scholarships (see below).

Automatch Scholarships: Once you complete your General Application, you will be matched with scholarships for which you immediately qualify based on school reported data – no further action is required. All students who qualify will be automatched to these opportunities. Qualifying does not guarantee you will receive a scholarship only that you are now eligible to be considered for one.

Apply-To Scholarships: These are scholarships in which have an additional criteria beyond the General Application.
To see a list of scholarships that may need additional action on your part to receive consideration,

  1. Select “Recommended” under “Opportunities.”
  2. Submit any additional essays, recommendation letters, etc required for further consideration.

Award Amount: The number and award amount of scholarships are for general information purposes only and should not be considered a guarantee of what you will receive if selected. Actual award amounts vary based on students’ individual eligibility, funds available, and other factors.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Varies Rodney C. Adkins Endowed Scholarship Fund
This award was established in honor of Rodney C. Adkins, currently Chairman of Avnet, Inc., a Fortune 500 company and one of the world’s largest...
This award was established in honor of Rodney C. Adkins, currently...
  • Deadline: 11/29/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/29/2021
Varies Nick and Ola Ford Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding undergraduate student who intends to pursue graduate studies in English and has demonstrated a...
This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding undergraduate student who...
  • Deadline: 12/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/01/2021
Varies Richard K. Barksdale Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is awarded to talented students in the English Department at UMBC who have demonstrated a commitment to the advancement of...
This scholarship is awarded to talented students in the English...
  • Deadline: 12/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/01/2021
$1,000 Second Generation Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is awarded to outstanding undergraduate students who intend to pursue study at UMBC, have demonstrated a commitment to the...
This scholarship is awarded to outstanding undergraduate students who...
  • Deadline: 12/06/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline12/06/2021
$5,000 - $22,000 Center for Women in Technology Scholars Program
Open for Fall 2022 Incoming Freshmen ONLY The Center for Women In Technology Scholars Program, also known as the CWIT Scholars Program, enables...
Open for Fall 2022 Incoming Freshmen ONLY The Center for Women In...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2022
  • Award: $5,000 - $22,000
Deadline01/15/2022
$5,000 - $22,000 Cyber Scholars Program
Open for Incoming Fall 2022 Freshmen, Transfers and Current UMBC Students Freshmen Deadline – 1/15/2022 Transfers & Current Student Deadline –...
Open for Incoming Fall 2022 Freshmen, Transfers and Current UMBC...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2022
  • Award: $5,000 - $22,000
Deadline01/15/2022
$5,000 - $22,000 Humanities Scholars Program
Open for Fall 2022 Incoming Freshmen ONLY The Humanities Scholars Program at UMBC enables undergraduate humanities scholars to become independent...
Open for Fall 2022 Incoming Freshmen ONLY The Humanities Scholars...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2022
  • Award: $5,000 - $22,000
Deadline01/15/2022
$5,000 - $22,000 Linehan Artist Scholars Program
Open for Fall 2022 Incoming Freshmen ONLY The Linehan Artist Scholars Program is for talented students who are serious about pursuing their art in...
Open for Fall 2022 Incoming Freshmen ONLY The Linehan Artist Scholars...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2022
  • Award: $5,000 - $22,000
Deadline01/15/2022
$5,000 - $22,000 Meyerhoff Scholars Program
Open for Fall 2022 Incoming Freshmen ONLY The Meyerhoff Scholars Program has been at the forefront of efforts to increase diversity among future...
Open for Fall 2022 Incoming Freshmen ONLY The Meyerhoff Scholars Program...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2022
  • Award: $5,000 - $22,000
Deadline01/15/2022
$5,000 - $12,000 Sherman STEM Teacher Scholars Program
Open for Incoming Fall 2021 Freshmen, Spring 2021 Transfer and Current UMBC Students, and Master of Arts in Teaching candidates UMBC’s Sherman STEM...
Open for Incoming Fall 2021 Freshmen, Spring 2021 Transfer and Current...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2022
  • Award: $5,000 - $12,000
Deadline01/15/2022
$5,000 - $22,000 Sondheim Public Affairs Scholars Program
Open for Fall 2022 Incoming Freshmen ONLY The Sondheim Public Affairs Scholars Program supports talented undergraduates aspiring to careers in a...
Open for Fall 2022 Incoming Freshmen ONLY The Sondheim Public Affairs...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2022
  • Award: $5,000 - $22,000
Deadline01/15/2022
Varies Alumni Scholarship
Thank you, #RetrieverNation. You’ve made us proud and now UMBC wants to celebrate its alumni with a $1,000 scholarship toward first semester...
Thank you, #RetrieverNation. You’ve made us proud and now UMBC wants to...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2022
$500.00 Joseph and Frieda Faiman Eisenberg/VPC, Inc. Scholarship Endowment
This need-based scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students who are interested in becoming an entrepreneur and are associated with the Alex....
This need-based scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students who are...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2022
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline03/01/2022
Varies PNC Fund for Entrepreneurship
The purpose of the PNC Scholars/Fellows Program is to provide awards up to $2,000 to outstanding UMBC students interested in becoming an...
The purpose of the PNC Scholars/Fellows Program is to provide awards up...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2022
Varies Bank of America Teachers Scholars Program
This scholarship is awarded to students at UMBC, who are committed to teaching in urban area Maryland schools of high need for a minimum of two...
This scholarship is awarded to students at UMBC, who are committed to...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Roger Michael Davis Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to full-time undergraduate students at UMBC who demonstrate academic promise and who intend to major in the Biological...
This scholarship is awarded to full-time undergraduate students at UMBC...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Thomas V. Marsho and Martin Schwartz Memorial Fund
This fund supports undergraduate and graduate students, seminar speakers, and other appropriate educational activities in the fields of Biological...
This fund supports undergraduate and graduate students, seminar...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies UMBC Chess Scholarships
Chess-Player Scholar. These awards range from $1,000 to $15,000 for Maryland residents, or $1,000 to $22,000 for out-of-state students per academic...
Chess-Player Scholar. These awards range from $1,000 to $15,000 for...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Adam Yarmolinsky Fellowship Endowment
This fellowship is awarded to students pursuing a graduate degree in Policy Science at UMBC. The Adam Yarmolinsky Fellowship Endowment was...
This fellowship is awarded to students pursuing a graduate degree in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Phi Kappa Phi Chapter 22 Endowment
The fund will provide scholarships, fellowships, and grants in recognition of academic excellence by student members of Phi Kappa Phi Chapter...
The fund will provide scholarships, fellowships, and grants in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies S. Knapple Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is awarded to undergraduate or graduate students pursuing a concentration in the study of the German Language, in order to assist...
This scholarship is awarded to undergraduate or graduate students...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Victor P. Vitullo and John R. Mittino Memorial Fund
This fund supports undergraduate and graduate students, seminar speakers, and other appropriate educational activities in the fields of Chemistry...
This fund supports undergraduate and graduate students, seminar...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Samuel I. Rosenberg Fund
This annual award will recognize a student at UMBC who has completed an outstanding apprenticeship within the citizenship and public policy...
This annual award will recognize a student at UMBC who has completed an...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies AEGON Scholars Program
This scholarship is awarded to students at UMBC who have demonstrated high academic performance as well as financial need. Preference shall be...
This scholarship is awarded to students at UMBC who have demonstrated...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Jodi Mister - Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation Endowed Scholarship
This need-based scholarship is awarded to students enrolled at UMBC who are at least 25 years of age. Preference will be given to female students...
This need-based scholarship is awarded to students enrolled at UMBC who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Richard and Roselyn Neville Memorial Fund
This need-based scholarship is awarded to junior or senior level undergraduate “returning woman students” who are matriculating for a bachelor’s...
This need-based scholarship is awarded to junior or senior level...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Rosalie Tydings Business and Professional Women's Scholarship Endowment Fund
This scholarship is awarded to returning women students enrolled at UMBC. The Rosalie Tydings Business and Professional Women’s Scholarship...
This scholarship is awarded to returning women students enrolled at...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Jacqueline C. Hrabowski Endowment Fund
This scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate a commitment to improving the lives of youth from under-resourced communities through their...
This scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate a commitment to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Louis L. Kaplan Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to deserving undergraduate students at UMBC who have achieved a minimum 3.0 grade point average, have junior or senior...
This scholarship is awarded to deserving undergraduate students at UMBC...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Rose Grabania Tice Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in Social Work at the Universities of Shady Grove Campus who is entering his/her field placement...
This scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in Social Work at the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Maggie Geeter Hrabowski Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is awarded to students coming to UMBC who have high academic achievement. The Maggie Geeter Hrabowski Scholarship Fund was...
This scholarship is awarded to students coming to UMBC who have high...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Gust W. Mitchell Endowed Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is awarded to students in the Social Work Program. The Gust W. Mitchell Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in 2015.
This scholarship is awarded to students in the Social Work Program. The...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Shirley Bembry Endowed Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is awarded to students in the Social Work Program who are interested in a career in child welfare. The Shirley Bembry Endowed...
This scholarship is awarded to students in the Social Work Program who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Susan Bernstein - Charlotte W. Newcombe Memorial Scholarship
This need-based scholarship is awarded to students enrolled at UMBC who are majoring in social work and at least 25 years of age. Students should...
This need-based scholarship is awarded to students enrolled at UMBC who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Tejal Khajuria Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to students in the School of Social Work who are entering their field placement. Preference will be given to students...
This scholarship is awarded to students in the School of Social Work who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Mechanical Engineering S-STEM Scholarship
The Mechanical Engineering Department is pleased to announce an exciting and unique opportunity for undergraduate students. The Department was...
The Mechanical Engineering Department is pleased to announce an exciting...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Donald J. Creighton Memorial Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is awarded to students in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UMBC. The Donald J. Creighton Memorial Scholarship Fund...
This scholarship is awarded to students in the Department of Chemistry...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Lisë K. Satterfield Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship is awarded to undergraduate chemistry students enrolled at UMBC. The Lisë K. Satterfield Scholarship Endowment was established in...
This scholarship is awarded to undergraduate chemistry students enrolled...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,000.00 AFCEA CMD Scholarship
The AFCEA CMD Scholarship was established by the Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association, Central Maryland Chapter in 2012.This...
The AFCEA CMD Scholarship was established by the Armed Forces...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$3,360.00 Anthony Alvarez Award for Outstanding Students in Engineering
This scholarship is awarded to junior or senior students majoring in mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering and Information...
This scholarship is awarded to junior or senior students majoring in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,360.00
Ended
1,000 Carmi Family Scholarship Endowment
This merit-based scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students in the College of Engineering and Information Technology at UMBC. The annual...
This merit-based scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 1,000
Ended
$8,352.50 Danaher Endowment Fund
This scholarship is awarded to students in the College of Engineering at UMBC. The Danaher Endowment Fund was established in May 1996 by the...
This scholarship is awarded to students in the College of Engineering at...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $8,352.50
Ended
1,000 Gregory Schwerdt Endowed Memorial Scholarship
This merit and need-based scholarship is awarded to students in the College of Engineering and Information Technology who meet the qualifications...
This merit and need-based scholarship is awarded to students in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 1,000
Ended
Varies Janice Lumpkin Scholarship
This scholarship or student lectureship is awarded to Chemical Engineering students at UMBC. The Janice Lumpkin Scholarship was established in...
This scholarship or student lectureship is awarded to Chemical...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Rite Aid Scholars Fund
This scholarship is awarded to students in the computer science field at UMBC. The Rite Aid Scholars Fund was established in April 1996 by the Rite...
This scholarship is awarded to students in the computer science field at...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
1,000 The Legg Mason Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is awarded to students in the Information Technology Program of the Information Systems or Computer Sciences Departments at...
This scholarship is awarded to students in the Information Technology...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 1,000
Ended
Varies Applied Molecular Biology Program Endowment
This scholarship is awarded to graduate students in the UMBC Applied Molecular Biology Program. The Applied Molecular Biology Program Endowment was...
This scholarship is awarded to graduate students in the UMBC Applied...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$2,500 Arthur T. Johnson Transfer Student(s) Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in Political Science and transferring from another college or university to pursue a...
This scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in Political Science...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500
Ended
Varies Betty L., Harold T., and William G. Sinnigen Scholarship
This merit-based scholarship is awarded to students of Latino or Hispanic ancestry or students who have demonstrated a commitment to the...
This merit-based scholarship is awarded to students of Latino or...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$750 Bradley and Dawn Smith Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship was created by two UMBC alumni to provide support or UMBC undergraduate students. One (1) scholarship will be awarded to a...
This scholarship was created by two UMBC alumni to provide support or...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $750
Ended