Skip to Main Content

Incoming Freshmen

UMBC offers a range of general merit scholarships to in-state, out-of-state, undocumented, DACA, and international students. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $12,000. To qualify for general scholarship review, students must first be admitted to the University.

In addition to general merit scholarships, UMBC offers seven Scholars Programs based on academic interest. A separate application is required for these programs.


Information for Freshmen Merit Scholarships:


Apply for Admission!

Current UMBC Scholars click here for more information.
Please note: No combination of UMBC awards/scholarships can exceed the cost of attendance for an academic year.


Get scholarships instantly for each of your achievements! UMBC has partnered with so students can easily earn scholarships each time they achieve something important in high school. Sign up now.

Note on combining scholarships: Dollars earned on RaiseMe do not combine with Freshmen general merit scholarships; students will receive the award with the greatest value.