Scholars Programs

UMBC’s Premier Scholars Programs

Within these programs, students define their future through innovative approaches to study. These competitive programs combine financial awards with special opportunities for advanced research, unique seminars, directed internships, study abroad and more. Scholarships range from $5,000 to $22,000 per year.

Application Deadline: January 15

Applying to a scholars program will require that you have your UMBC Campus ID. Your Campus ID will be sent approximately five to seven business days after you have submitted your Common Application to UMBC. We strongly encourage you to complete your undergraduate admissions package before November 1. This includes submission of your Common Application, high school transcript, and standardized test score results.
Center for Women in Technology Scholars Program

The Center for Women In Technology Scholars Program, also known as CWIT, is open to a community of learners interested in pursuing careers among the technology, engineering and information technology fields.
Priority Deadline: January 15

Cyber Scholars Program

UMBC’s Cyber Scholars Program is geared towards preparing the next generation of cybersecurity professionals in an increasingly digital age. The program was launched through a generous grant from the Northrop Grumman Foundation and in partnership with the Center for Women in Technology (CWIT).
First-Year Student Priority Deadline:
January 15
Continuing & Transfer Student Priority Deadline:
March 1

Humanities Scholars Program

The Humanities Scholars Program at UMBC enables undergraduate humanities scholars to become independent thinkers who examine cultural products and practices from a multitude of perspectives. It provides educational opportunities and strong support for learning, research, and civic engagement to a cohort of particularly talented young people who, over time, will have an impact on the intellectual atmosphere of the campus and will make significant contributions to the humanities in society.
Priority Deadline: January 15

Linehan Artist Scholars Program

The Linehan Artist Scholars Program is for talented students who distinguish themselves both academically and artistically through their craft.
Priority Deadline: January 15

Meyerhoff Scholars Program

The Meyerhoff Scholars Program is at the forefront of efforts to increase diversity among future leaders in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and related fields.
Priority Deadline: December 1
Final Deadline: January 15
(We strongly encourage submission no later than January 10 to facilitate timely review of your application.)

Sherman Teacher Scholars Program

UMBC’s Sherman Teacher Scholars Program supports and prepares high-quality teachers, particularly in STEM fields, to teach in urban, high-needs schools. Scholars in early childhood and elementary education prepare to be experts in teaching and integrating STEM subject areas, while secondary candidates become experts in teaching a STEM discipline.
First-Year Student Priority Deadline:
January 15
Continuing & Transfer Student Priority Deadline:
Spring – November 15
Fall – April 15

Sondheim Public Affairs Scholars Program

The Sondheim Public Affairs Scholars Program supports talented undergraduates aspiring to careers in a wide variety of public service fields, including government, law, non-profit leadership, education, healthcare and environmental sustainability.
Priority Deadline: January 15

* With the exception of the Cyber Scholars Program and Sherman Teacher Education Scholars Program, the scholars program applications are only open to incoming first-year students.