In addition to federal and state grants awarded on the basis of financial need, various private scholarships are available for students enrolled in programs at USG. These scholarships are created with contributions from private donors including the USG Board of Advisors, local businesses, foundations, community organizations and individual donors.

Scholarship Applications

USG Scholarship Timeline: The Fall Scholarship Application is available as of March 1st.  The priority deadline to submit this application is June 30th and the final deadline is July 31st.

The Spring Scholarship Application is available as of September 1st. The priority deadline to submit this application is November 30th and the final deadline is December 31st.

To apply for scholarships click on Apply for USG Scholarships below and sign in to your Student Portal. Once signed in click on the USG Scholarships tab at the top of the page and select Start a New Application.

Please Note: Students must be enrolled in a course/program at USG to be considered for scholarships for the semester they apply. 


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Most scholarship notifications will be sent out the second week of each semester, however, you can check the status of your application throughout the scholarship review process by logging into your student scholarship account. Thank you for your patience.


Institutional-Specific Awards

Institutional-Specific Awards have been designated for students enrolled in particular universities, each with their own criteria and deadlines. Please speak to your advisor for more detailed information.

2+2 Transfer Scholarship

The 2+2 Transfer Scholarship is designed to assist and encourage transfer student from Maryland community colleges to attend a 4-year institution within the State.  Students must be enrolled in an eligible accredited Maryland postsecondary institution.  

When and How to Apply

Students currently enrolled full-time or part-time as a degree-seeking student at a community college in Maryland.  Students are encouraged to complete a FAFSA application by March 1 for priority awarding.  FAFSA applications submitted after March 1 will be considered as long as funding is available. Complete and submit the 2+2 Transfer Scholarship application and all supporting documents by March 1 for priority consideration.  Applications and documents submitted after March 1 and before May 1 will be accepted if funding is available. Application is available in MD CAPS.   

For students who enroll in a science, teaching, engineering, computer science, mathematics, or nursing program, the award will be $2,000.  For all other students, the annual award will be $1,000. The award can be renewed for a total of 3 years of student, or six semester, whichever is longer.  For more information please visit:  

Maryland Delegate & Senatorial Scholarships

These scholarships are awarded by Maryland Delegates and State Senators to residents of their legislative districts.

Third-Party Scholarships

USG External Scholarship Resources Guide

State Financial Assistance Programs and Applications 

For more information please visit : Maryland Higher Education Commission

Graduate School Scholarships

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This scholarship honestly made me so happy. I thought to myself, it's great to see a reward like this. I also remember what my football coaches told me: 'when you do what you need to do in school, everything else will take care of itself'.
2016 Macklin Achievement Scholar