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
$200 Residential Life Deposit Scholarship
A limited number of Housing Deposit Scholarships are available to students to receive the $200 housing deposit in order to secure guaranteed...
A limited number of Housing Deposit Scholarships are available to...
  • Deadline: 10/31/2020
  • Award: $200
Deadline10/31/2020
Varies Student Success Scholarship
Residential Life Student Success Scholarships was created with the purpose of assisting students who demonstrate significant financial need who may...
Residential Life Student Success Scholarships was created with the...
  • Deadline: 10/31/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/31/2020
Varies 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: 11/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/01/2020
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: 11/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/01/2020
$1,000.00 Bolton Family Scholarship Endowment
This award honors Robert Bolton. The Bolton Family Scholarship Endowment was established in 2018. This scholarship is awarded to INDS majors with...
This award honors Robert Bolton. The Bolton Family Scholarship Endowment...
  • Deadline: 11/14/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline11/14/2020
Varies SFS
UMBC is one of an elite number of schools participating the National Science Foundation’s Scholarship for Service (SFS) program. Each SFS...
UMBC is one of an elite number of schools participating the National...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/15/2020
$1,000.00 Zainab Damji Memorial Scholarship Endowment
The Zainab Damji Memorial Scholarship Endowment was established in 2015 by Fizza Gulamali-Majid in memory of her mother, Zainab Damji. Zainab Damji...
The Zainab Damji Memorial Scholarship Endowment was established in 2015...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline11/15/2020
Varies UMBC Winter Session Scholarship
The Office of Summer & Winter Programs awards a limited number of full and partial scholarships to UMBC degree-seeking students based on the...
The Office of Summer & Winter Programs awards a limited number of full...
  • Deadline: 11/20/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/20/2020
$5,000 - $22,000 Center for Women in Technology Scholars Program
Open for Fall 2021 Incoming Freshmen ONLY The Center for Women In Technology Scholars Program, also known as the CWIT Scholars Program, enables...
Open for Fall 2021 Incoming Freshmen ONLY The Center for Women In...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2021
  • Award: $5,000 - $22,000
Deadline01/15/2021
$5,000 - $22,000 Humanities Scholars Program
Open for Fall 2021 Incoming Freshmen ONLY The Humanities Scholars Program at UMBC enables undergraduate humanities scholars to become independent...
Open for Fall 2021 Incoming Freshmen ONLY The Humanities Scholars...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2021
  • Award: $5,000 - $22,000
Deadline01/15/2021
$5,000 - $22,000 Linehan Artist Scholars Program
Open for Fall 2021 Incoming Freshmen ONLY The Linehan Artist Scholars Program is for talented students who are serious about pursuing their art in...
Open for Fall 2021 Incoming Freshmen ONLY The Linehan Artist Scholars...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2021
  • Award: $5,000 - $22,000
Deadline01/15/2021
$5,000 - $22,000 Meyerhoff Scholars Program
Open for Fall 2021 Incoming Freshmen ONLY The Meyerhoff Scholars Program has been at the forefront of efforts to increase diversity among future...
Open for Fall 2021 Incoming Freshmen ONLY The Meyerhoff Scholars Program...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2021
  • Award: $5,000 - $22,000
Deadline01/15/2021
$5,000 - $22,000 Sondheim Public Affairs Scholars Program
Open for Fall 2021 Incoming Freshmen ONLY The Sondheim Public Affairs Scholars Program supports talented undergraduates aspiring to careers in a...
Open for Fall 2021 Incoming Freshmen ONLY The Sondheim Public Affairs...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2021
  • Award: $5,000 - $22,000
Deadline01/15/2021
$500.00 Joseph and Frieda Faiman Eisenberg/VPC, Inc. Scholarship Endowment
This need-based scholarship is awarded to students who are interested in becoming an entrepreneur and are associated with the Alex. Brown Center...
This need-based scholarship is awarded to students who are interested in...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline03/01/2021
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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
Up to $7,000 annually for two years Transfer Scholars in IT and Engineering (T-SITE)
Thank you for your interest in the T-SITE Scholars Program for Computing and IT Majors (computer science, computer engineering, information...
Thank you for your interest in the T-SITE Scholars Program for Computing...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Up to $7,000 annually for two years
Deadline03/01/2021
$5,000 - $22,000 Cyber Scholars Program
Open for Incoming Fall 2021 Freshmen, Transfers and Current UMBC Students Freshmen Deadline – 1/15/2021 Transfers & Current Student Deadline –...
Open for Incoming Fall 2021 Freshmen, Transfers and Current UMBC...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $5,000 - $22,000
Deadline03/15/2021
$5,000 - $15,000 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: 04/15/2021
  • Award: $5,000 - $15,000
Deadline04/15/2021
Varies Theatre Department Scholarship
The Theatre Department Scholarship is awarded to theatre students on the basis of academic accomplishment and service to the department. Awards...
The Theatre Department Scholarship is awarded to theatre students on the...
  • Deadline: 04/16/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/16/2021
$2,904.76 Charlotte W Newcombe Scholarship
Please note, students attending UMBC on a full scholarship are not eligible to apply and if you qualify and apply for both the legacy and general...
Please note, students attending UMBC on a full scholarship are not...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,904.76
Varies AFCEA CMD Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to full-time students who are majoring in technical fields. Preference will be given to students majoring in computer...
This scholarship is awarded to full-time students who are majoring in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies 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: Varies
Ended
Varies 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: Varies
Ended
Varies 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: Varies
Ended
Varies Dottie Koh Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a female Engineering student who is entering their freshman year. The award will be given based on academic...
This scholarship is awarded to a female Engineering student who is...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Gregory Schwerdt Endowed Memorial Scholarship
This merit and need-based scholarship is awarded to students in the College of Engineering and Information Technology who have successfully...
This merit and need-based scholarship is awarded to students in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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 Mercedes-Benz USA Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is awarded to undergraduate student majoring in Mechanical Engineering or involved with the UMBC Chapter of Society of Automotive...
This scholarship is awarded to undergraduate student majoring in...
  • 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
Varies The Legg Mason Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is awarded to students in the Information Technology Program of the Information Systems/Computer Sciences Department at UMBC. The...
This scholarship is awarded to students in the Information Technology...
  • 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 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 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 Alice McDonnell Robinson Memorial Scholarship Fund in Theatre
This scholarship is awarded to students in the Theatre Department. The Alice McDonnell Robinson Memorial Scholarship Fund in Theatre was...
This scholarship is awarded to students in the Theatre Department. The...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Anita Maddox Jackson and Everett Jackson Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student at UMBC who is from the Eastern Shore of Maryland or Baltimore City and has demonstrated a...
This scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student at UMBC who is...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies 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: Varies
Ended
Varies Brightside IRC Scholars
This scholarship is awarded to students interning in the Imaging Research Center at UMBC. The Brightside IRC Scholars fund was established in...
This scholarship is awarded to students interning in the Imaging...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Bunting Family Foundation Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is awarded to student at UMBC. The Bunting Family Foundation Scholarship Fund was established in June 2000 by the Bunting Family...
This scholarship is awarded to student at UMBC. The Bunting Family...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies CAPS/Yager Endowment Fund
This scholarship is awarded to students at UMBC majoring in the Visual and Performing Arts with a concentration in Photography. The CAPS/Yager...
This scholarship is awarded to students at UMBC majoring in the Visual...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Carolyn Barnes Scholarship
This merit-based scholarship is awarded to UMBC students, with preference given to students from Woodlawn High School in Maryland who demonstrate...
This merit-based scholarship is awarded to UMBC students, with...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Carton Family Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to incoming freshman who are Maryland residents with a declared major in the areas of visual and performing arts. The...
This scholarship is awarded to incoming freshman who are Maryland...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Clarence E. Robinson, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to support a housing scholarship for students at UMBC. The Clarence R. Robinson Jr. Memorial Scholarship was...
This scholarship is awarded to support a housing scholarship for...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Clements Family Endowed Scholarship
This need and merit-based scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students at UMBC. The Clements Family Endowed Scholarship was established in 2013.
This need and merit-based scholarship is awarded to undergraduate...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Constellation Energy Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is awarded to high-achieving STEM and business students. The Constellation Energy Scholarship Fund was established in November...
This scholarship is awarded to high-achieving STEM and business...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Darrel W. and Dorothy J. Anderson Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to one student in the Theatre Department at UMBC with financial need. The Darrel W. and Dorothy J. Anderson Endowed...
This scholarship is awarded to one student in the Theatre Department at...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Diane Zdenek Classical Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is awarded to incoming students at UMBC who plan to major in Ancient Studies and who has demonstrated outstanding academic...
This scholarship is awarded to incoming students at UMBC who plan to...
  • 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 Donald N. Langenberg Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is awarded to talented Physics students enrolled at UMBC. The Donald N. Langenberg Scholarship Fund was established in January...
This scholarship is awarded to talented Physics students enrolled at...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended