UMBC offers merit scholarships to incoming UMBC students: Freshmen, Transfer, and International. Additional scholarship opportunities for incoming and current students may be found in Scholarship Retriever.


Fall 2022 Transfers

Scholarship decisions for Fall 2022 transfers have been released. Please check your UMBC email for any updates. For detailed information on transfer merit scholarships, please visit Incoming Transfers.

Fall 2022 Freshmen

Merit scholarship offers are sent about 2-3 weeks after students have received their acceptance for admission, as long as funds still remain. Notifications are sent to students’ UMBC and personal email on file. Students awarded will also have a myUMBC alert of their Merit Scholarship Agreement. Please email scholarships@umbc.edu if you have any questions.

Spring 2022 Student Bills

Spring 2022 student bills will be released to students via email on January 1, 2022, by Student Business Services. The E-bill will show the spring portion of the merit scholarship as pending and will be posted to student accounts on January 25, 2022. Students should pay their balance minus the amount of their pending aid by the bill due date of January 20, 2022, to avoid late fees. More information about the E-bill can be found here.

Scholarship Retriever

All UMBC students and applicants with a UMBC Campus ID may now submit a General Scholarship Application through Scholarship Retriever to be considered for Fall 2022 – Spring 2023 institutional scholarships.