Scholarship Deferral Requests

Per the scholarship agreement, all scholars must maintain full-time (12+ credits) enrollment or a minimum of 6 credits for transfer scholars each semester in order to receive their scholarship. If a scholar falls below full-time status for any reason without receiving permission from the Scholarship Review Committee, their scholarship will be discontinued indefinitely.

Scholars planning on not enrolling during the fall or spring semesters may request a scholarship deferral prior to the beginning of the intended semester. A scholarship deferral allows the student a one-time, one semester of non-enrollment from UMBC while maintaining their scholarship eligibility upon their return. A scholarship deferral will only be granted by the Scholarship Review Committee under certain circumstances, such as medical conditions or co-op experiences. To request a scholarship deferral, scholars must submit the Scholarship Deferral Request Form.

The following information is required in order to complete the deferral request. Feel free to review the documents prior to accessing the on-line form.

  1. Scholarships Deferral Request Statement – Please submit a detailed statement in the box below regarding the reason you are requesting to defer enrollment for the semester.
  2. Supporting Documentation – You are highly encouraged to include any relevant supporting documentation, if applicable.  Documentation supporting the extenuating circumstance(s) listed in your deferral statement (i.e. hospital visits/bill, death certificate, etc). Time frame(s) on your documentation should support the circumstance described in your statement.

Now accepting Spring 2024 and Fall 2024 Deferral Requests.

Scholarship Deferral Request Form

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