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Current Scholars

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Information for Current UMBC Scholars

UMBC Scholar recipients are required to maintain a minimum cumulative 3.25 grade point average and successfully maintain and complete a minimum 12+ credits each fall and spring semester.


Effective May 27, 2020

Due to the impact of COVID-19, the Office of Financial and Scholarships has elected to forego taking action on academic reviews for the Spring 2020 semester for all UMBC Merit Scholars.  Therefore, any general merit scholar student below the minimum requirements of their scholarship agreement, will be automatically placed on scholarship probation but will retain their full award amount for the upcoming Fall 2020 semester.

In an effort to ensure academic progress for the subsequent semesters, the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships will provide scholars experiencing academic challenges information on campus resources to include support from our Academic Success Center.  Scholars will also be encouraged to develop Academic Improvement Plans, where necessary.

Any merit scholar student currently on Spring 2020 probation will be removed from probationary status if they have successfully reached the required grade point average (GPA) and/or enrollment completion this semester.

The normal academic review process will resume at the conclusion of the Fall 2020 semester.If you have any questions, we welcome you to contact a UMBC Scholarships Staff Member at:

Scholars are required to sign an agreement in order to officially accept their offer by the published deadline.  Feel free to view the terms and conditions of current UMBC scholarship agreements here.

Scholars may also

For information regarding Maryland State scholarships, please the Office of Financial Aid’s website.