In addition to federal and state grants awarded based on 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 its criteria and deadlines. Please speak to your advisor for more detailed information.

NEW FOR FALL 2023 - USG $500 JumpStart Scholarship for Newly Admitted Students

USG is offering a $500 tuition scholarship to newly enrolled undergraduate students to “jumpstart” them into their academic program in the Fall 2023 semester.

The $500 scholarship will be provided to all new incoming, undergraduate students for Fall 2023, once they are registered. The program is designed for transfer students who enroll in at least nine credit hours in any of the undergraduate programs offered by our partner universities at USG.  

To be considered for this scholarship, students must meet the following requirements:

●   Be a fall 2023 newly admitted, enrolled student into an undergraduate program at USG.

●   Be registered for at least nine credit hours in the fall 2023 semester at USG.

●   Must have completed and submitted a USG Scholarship Application by July 31, 2023

These special JumpStart scholarships will only be applied for the fall 2023 semester and cannot be used for any other semester. Students are also eligible for other scholarships through USG and its partner universities.

Note: The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Maryland State Financial Aid Application (MSFAA) are not required for this scholarship, but these applications are highly recommended for students seeking other available financial aid opportunities. We encourage students to visit their Home Institution Financial Aid Offices for additional information.

2+2 Transfer Scholarship

The 2+2 Transfer Scholarship is designed to assist and encourage transfer students 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 degree-seeking students 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. The 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 semesters, 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.

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