Scholarships General Information

Put Your Academic Goals Within Reach

UMUC offers a wide variety of opportunities to help you achieve your educational goals. UMUC scholarships are available to students based on merit and/or financial need. Award amounts vary by scholarship. Before completing the UMUC Scholarship Application, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Please allow three to five business days for your FAFSA information to be loaded at UMUC. Be sure to include UMUC's school code on your FAFSA: 011644.

Students who apply for financial aid will be pre-screened for scholarship eligibility. Students who have met UMUC's established scholarship criteria will be notified via the "To Do List" in the MyUMUC Student Portal of their eligibility for the 2012-13 academic year.

If you are notified that you are eligible to apply for a scholarship, we encourage you to complete and submit your application as soon as possible. Scholarships are awarded for the academic year on a first-come, first-served basis. Scholarship eligibility does not guarantee that you will be awarded a scholarship.

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria



Minimum GPA of 2.5

Minimum GPA of 3.0

Completion of 15 credits

Completion of 9 credits

Other UMUC Requirements

To be eligible for UMUC scholarships, a student must:

Additional Scholarship Information

Scholarship funding is limited. We recommend you apply early for maximum consideration. To be considered for renewal, you must reapply each year. Renewal awards are not guaranteed.

Unless otherwise stated, the minimum enrollment requirement during the award period is 3 credits. UMUC scholarships are generally awarded for the fall and/or spring semesters only. Employees of UMUC and their dependents, as well as persons who receive remission of fees from other institutions, are not eligible to apply for UMUC institutional scholarships or to receive UMUC institutional grants.

We wish you success in your pursuit of scholarship and grant assistance—and in achieving your academic goals. Please e-mail us at for any scholarship-related inquiries.