Humanities Scholars Program

Open for Fall 2024 Incoming Freshmen ONLY

The Humanities Scholars Program at UMBC enables undergraduate humanities scholars to become independent thinkers who examine cultural products and practices from a multitude of perspectives. It provides educational opportunities and strong support for learning, research, and civic engagement to a cohort of particularly talented young people who, over time, will have an impact on the intellectual atmosphere of the campus and will make significant contributions to the humanities in society.

Humanities invites all students to apply for an opportunity to become a scholar and earn:

Support from faculty to help scholars customize their academic schedules and find internship and research opportunities;
Opportunity to learn about the values of different cultures, about what goes into making a work of art, and about how history is made.
Two seminar-style interdisciplinary classes to prepare for engagement with a wide variety of social and career settings for the betterment of society
A semester studying abroad that matches their academic and career goals;
A Humanities Scholar scholarship and more!
For additional information, visit: Humanities Scholars Program

Fall 2024 Freshmen: Please note that if you are selected as a finalist, you will be invited to attend a Scholar Selection Day on Saturday, February 24. During this program, you will participate in an interview and have a chance to meet other finalists. Please be sure to save this date in your calendar.

$5,000 - $22,000
Supplemental Questions
  1. Why are you applying to the Humanities Scholars Program?
  2. What personal strengths do you believe you would bring to the program and to UMBC?
  3. Please provide a writing sample.
  4. Honors College: Indicate if you are interested in also applying to the Honors College.