The Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship Program is funded by the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) and administered by UMBC’s Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. The award is for Maryland resident undergraduate and graduate students who meet one of the following criteria:
- Sons, daughters, and stepchildren of members of the United States armed forces who died as a result of military service or who suffered a service connected 100% permanent disability as a result of military service;
- A veteran who suffers a service connected disability of 25% or greater as a result of military service and has exhausted or is no longer eligible for federal veterans’ educational benefits;
- POW/MIA’s of the Vietnam Conflict and their sons and daughters;
- Sons, daughters, stepchildren, and surviving spouses (who have not remarried) of victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks who died as a result of the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the attack on the Pentagon in Virginia, or the crash of United Airlines Flight #93 in Pennsylvania;
- Sons, daughters, stepchildren, and surviving spouses (who have not remarried) of State or local public safety employees or volunteers, or of school employees who, as a result of an act of violence either died in the line of duty or who sustained an injury in the line of duty that rendered the public safety employee or volunteer or school employee 100% disabled.
If you meet one or more of these criteria, please complete the application below and submit it along with all supporting documents to UMBC’s Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships by July 15th. Please note that funds may not be available to award all eligible students. Under Maryland law, program regulations limit the number of Conroy Scholarships an institution may award annually to veterans who suffer from a service-connected disability of 25% or greater.
The amount of your award may not exceed the equivalent annual tuition and mandatory fees of a resident undergraduate student at UMBC, not to exceed $12,030 per year. Awards to the sons, daughters, or spouses of victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks may not exceed the amount specified above when combined with any other scholarships received by a student based on the student’s status as a child or spouse of a victim of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Awards may be held for five years of full-time study (12+ credits per semester for undergraduate students; 9+ credits per semester for graduate students) or eight years of part-time study (6-11 credits per semester for undergraduate students; 6-8 credits per semester for graduate students) or a combination of both. Audited and/or wait-listed courses may not be used to reach the minimum credit hours required for full-time or part-time enrollment status.
Eligibility decisions are emailed to students. Eligible students will see the scholarship reflected in their award offer on their myUMBC account. Ineligible students may appeal to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. A typed letter and supporting eligibility documentation must be provided if requesting an appeal. Documentation should be forwarded to Jennifer Sandler, Assistant Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application period for the 2019-2020 Conroy Memorial Scholarship has ended.
The 2020-2021 Conroy Memorial Scholarship application will be available beginning in March 2020.