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Towson University

Towson University awards a limited number of academic scholarships each year to transfer students. Students who wish to be considered for these scholarship opportunities are encouraged to submit required forms no later than December 1. 

For additional information on available academic scholarships please visit the Towson University Scholarships website.

Molly Caitlin Counihan Endowed Scholarship
This endowed scholarship is awarded to a student entering the Towson University dual certification program in Elementary and Special Education at the Universities at Shady Grove. The minimum award is $800 annually.

To qualify, student candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be transferring from Montgomery College to the USG/Towson Education program
  • Hold a 2.75 GPA or higher
  • Incoming Junior or Senior

University of Baltimore

Undergraduate Scholarships for Full-Time Students
All new incoming undergraduates will be automatically considered for merit- and need-based awards. A separate application is not required. Scholarship information can be found here.

University Scholarship for Students with Disabilities
Apply directly to the Office of Disability Support Services - AC 139. Minimum requirements: Maryland resident enrolled as either full- or part-time degree seeking student with GPA of at least 2.5. Requires verification of disability, statement of financial need (including FAFSA and UB institutional financial aid application) & 500 word essay on selected topic. Award covers two years of full-time or four years of part-time study at the undergraduate in-state tuition rate.


University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Nursing

Financial Assistance is offered by the School of Nursing, the University of Maryland, Baltimore and external agencies. There are a wide variety of financial resources to assist you in meeting your educational goals and expenses. You may be eligible for both merit and need-based financial aid.


University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Academic Achievement Award for Transfers (AAAT)
This scholarship is awarded to transfer students on the basis of academic accomplishment.  Students may receive up to $2500 for each of two academic years.

To qualify, student candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Completed 35 or more credits at the time of application
  • Submit an essay with their application for admission
  • Be either a full-time or part-time student

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to transfer students on the basis of academic accomplishment and membership in the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Students receive awards from $2000 to $2500 per year for 2 academic years.

To qualify, student candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Submit proof of PTK membership
  • Submit an essay with their application for admission
  • Be either a full-time or part-time student

To be considered for these scholarships, students must submit an essay with their application for admission.  Please see the UMBC @ Shady Grove website for more information.


University of Maryland, College Park

As a College Park student you are eligible for any of the University of Maryland College and Department scholarships. For additional scholarship information, including tips and resources please visit the UMD Scholarship Resources webpage.

Frederick Douglass Scholarship (formerly Transfer Academic Excellence Scholarship)
This scholarship fund offers full tuition for four consecutive semesters to four outstanding transfer students.  The scholarship committee will review all applications and select ten finalists for interviews. 

To qualify, student candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a new applicant for Fall semester or currently enrolled in Spring semester in any of the University of Maryland, College Park programs at Shady Grove
  • Be a resident of Maryland for tuition purposes (US Citizen or Permanent Resident)
  • Overall cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 for all college work attempted
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student (12 credits per semester)
  • Completion for 56 credits or an Associates degree from a Maryland community college

For additional information please click here.


University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Marriott Scholarship (Hotel and Restaurant Management Students Only)
Due to generous funding from the Marriott Foundation, UMES is able to offer scholarships to students who are Hospitality and Restaurant Management majors. Students may be awarded up to $1500 annually; as long as they maintain a 2.5 or above GPA.

To qualify, student candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a US citizen or Permanent Resident of the US
  • Show Financial Need
  • A transfer GPA of 2.5 and
  • Complete the Application Form and Personal Statement. (Available from the UMES HRM Program Director)

NOVA Transfer Student's Tuition Assistance/Scholarship
Effective Fall 09: All qualified Hotel and Restaurant Management or Construction Management Technology students transferring from NOVA to UMES and attending the program at The Universities at Shady Grove. The objective is to provide tuition assistance, by way of a scholarship, to transfer students from NOVA in an amount to nearly equalize tuition dollars to those paid by Maryland State residents.

Scholarship Requirements:

  • The NOVA student must have achieved a GPA of 2.5 or above;
  • Be a US citizen or legal resident;
  • Meet all other transfer student requirements;
  • Be a full-time student earning a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester during Fall and Spring semesters (NOTE: a student taking credits during a summer session will not receive scholarship assistance);
  • Enrollment must be continuous, and
  • Each semester, the HRM, or CMT department will determine if assistance will continue to be provided after a review to ensure the student is maintaining the requirements as established.

See your Program Director for more information and procedures.


University of Maryland University College

Completion Scholarship Program

UMUC offers Maryland community college graduates the opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree at a significantly reduced cost with the UMUC Completion Scholarship. Award recipients can complete a bachelor's degree program for well below the typical tuition cost for in-state students.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Have completed an associate's degree from one of Maryland's 16 community colleges
  • Is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident non-citizen
  • Is a Maryland resident or active duty military
  • Must be a degree seeking student pursuing a first bachelor's degree
  • Is not receiving 100% tuition assistance or reimbursement

For more information, please click here.