Scholarships

Scholarships are funds that, normally, do not need to be repaid. Many scholarships, though, may require that the student study or work in a specific field, maintain a minimum GPA, file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and even submit an essay. Please be sure to review all requirements for applying for the scholarship, how to renew the scholarship (if necessary), and conditions for receiving the funds. Don t forget to check with local organizations for scholarships such as volunteer and civic organizations, honor societies/school clubs, employers (student and parent), businesses, places of worship, and your local library.

The key to applying for a variety of scholarships is to apply early! You should begin to inquire about scholarship applications for a fall semester (September) as early as January-March. For many scholarships, funds are limited and may only be awarded on a first-come/first-served basis. If you are beginning in the Spring semester, scholarship opportunities will be very limited as most scholarships are awarded for a full academic year.

Our new awarding philosophy ensures that 90% of our students receive some form of scholarship funding. The UMES Merit Grant awards up to $6,000 per student who qualifies. A minimum cumulative high school GPA of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale is required. 

Institutional Aid Offerings:

The following are a few internal resources students have used to successfully obtain additional scholarship funds:

*      UMES Land-Grant Scholars Program ($1,000 – $8,000)
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*      Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship ($10,000)
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More Institutional Scholarships

External Aid Offerings:

SME - Scholarships - Overview

Scholarships Available for University of Maryland Eastern Shore Engineering Students

Did you know that 13% of science and engineering positions are occupied by people who come from diverse and underrepresented populations or that 29% of science and engineering positions are occupied by women?

We can improve those numbers. As the philanthropic arm of SME, an internationally recognized nonprofit organization serving the manufacturing industry, the SME Education Foundation supports students by annually awarding millions of dollars in scholarships to graduating high school seniors, college undergraduates and graduate students pursuing degrees in engineering or manufacturing.

Now is your time to make a difference. Learn more about scholarship opportunities: https://campaigns.smeef.org/54vVsCXDvT5J

The Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce is seeking scholarship applications in Worcester County.  Scholarships will be awarded in 2021 to those who either reside or are employed in Worcester County and want to pursue career advancement and want to contribute to the workforce in Worcester County.  To apply students should go to www.occhamberfoundation.org

The Chamber Foundations has designated eight industry sectors with subsets including: Agriculture; Aquaculture; Attractions/Recreation/Arts; Business (i.e., Banking, Insurance, Accounting, Retail); Hospitality (i.e., hotels, restaurants & culinary); Medical/Emergency Services (i.e., first responders, fire, police, EMTs, nurses); Non-Profit; and Trades (i.e., plumbing, electric, HVAC, building, cosmetology, massage therapy, mechanics).

The Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce Foundation was established in 2010 with a mission of supporting economic and educational growth within our community through community.

“Our future is only as bright as our people, and Worcester County businesses are in great need of increased staff and workforce development initiatives.  Our yearly scholarships go to those residents who wish to expand their areas of expertise and apply those skills to local businesses, or start a business of their own,”  said Lachelle Scarlato, Executive Director of the Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce.

Students can APPLY ONLINE or apply in print.  

The USM Office of Academic and Student Affairs is pleased to share with you this scholarship opportunity to support the next generation of health equity and social justice college students.The American Heart Association (AHA) sponsored a $5,000 scholarship opportunity for students studying public health, health equity and community engagement.  

Empowered Scholar | EmPOWERED To Serve American Heart Association is the link that will provide additional information regarding how students can apply for the AHA scholarship.

The following are a few external resources students have used to successfully obtain additional scholarship funds:
*     National Association of Historically Black Colleges and Universities Title III Administrators, Inc. 
2021 Scholarship Applicant Information Form
2021 Scholarship Criteria
2021 Scholarship Application Statement of Accuracy

*     THE MACK ALSTON JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP 
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*     Alumni Association Scholarship 
($5,000)(Application forthcoming)*     

AMS Minority Scholarship (STEM)
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*     Breakout Escape Room Scholarship
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*     Comcast NBC-Universal (Veterans Scholarship):
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*     Conroy Scholarship
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*      ESA Foundation:
http://www.esafoundation.org/scholarship.asp

*      Extreme Terrain Student Scholarship
https://www.extremeterrain.com/scholarships.html

*     Gilman-McCain Scholarship ($5,000)
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*     Greater Washington Urban League
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*     HBCU-specific Scholarships:
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*     International Student Scholarship Opportunities:
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*     Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC)
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** MHEC Scholarship Opportunities for Graduate/Professional Students
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*      Natalie Johnson-BudweiserScholarship & Internship:
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*      National Society of Black Engineers:
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* National Association of Black Narcotic Agents:
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*Nursing Scholarships for Veterans:Apply Here!

* Richard W. Collins III Leadership Honor Scholarship
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*     Ron Brown Scholars Program
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*     Transfer Scholarships-
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*     Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF)-
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*     Tom Joyner Foundation
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*     United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
UNCF Scholarship Portal

*     U.S. Labor Dept. Scholarship Search Engine:
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