Co-Op and Study Abroad

Co-Op Experiences/Internships

Prior to registering, scholars are highly encouraged to contact the Merit Scholarships Unit to determine whether their merit scholarship is valid towards the program experience or internship of their interest. Co-Op and internships must provide academic credit towards the scholar’s UMBC degree and major. Scholars enrolled in any courses affiliated with PRAC 099, which earn 0 credits towards their degree, are not eligible to collect their scholarship during the semester. Scholars may request to defer their scholarship during the semester they are enrolled in PRAC 099 to a future semester of eligible enrollment by submitting the Scholarships Deferral Request Form.

Study Abroad

Scholars may have the option to participate in a study abroad program for one semester and utilize their scholarship for credit-worthy courses earned abroad during the fall or spring semester. Any additional semesters abroad require special review. Prior approval is required from a member of UMBC Scholarships and the Study Abroad Office.

Scholars may complete the Scholarships Study Abroad Approval Form to receive approval to use any merit scholarships abroad and submit electronically to

In addition to the completed form, students must include the following items:

  1. Official Study Abroad Budget Form and;
  2. Acceptance Letter to the Study Abroad Program

Decisions will be sent to your myUMBC e-mail within 4-5 business days. Funds from your merit scholarship award may be disbursed prior to your departure abroad once approved.

Contact the Merit Scholarships Unit online via our contact form or by phone at 410-455-3813 for additional information.

Please Note: You must meet with your Financial Aid Counselor for approval to receive any need-based aid.