Merit scholarships awarded are available to incoming freshman and incoming community college transfer students and are based on academic achievement or a combination of academics and a special talent. Other scholarships are based on the athletic ability and/or financial need of an applicant. UMBC also offers seven Scholars Programs based on academic interest. A separate application is required for these programs.
In addition, UMBC provides the Scholarship Retriever Database which lists hundreds of internal and external scholarships available to new and current students. Each scholarship has its own criteria, application and additional requirements. Make sure you read the applications carefully, fill them out completely, and meet the application deadlines.