Learn about scholarship and financial aid opportunities at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Preparing to attend college can be one of the most exciting moments in our lives. Unfortunately, worrying about paying for your education can also be one of the most overwhelming. That’s why the University of Maryland Eastern Shore strives to offer affordable tuition rates—we aim to make higher education more accessible for all our students. In addition, we also offer many scholarships for college students at UMES that can help you pay for your education and minimize the financial burden when graduating.
If you’re like many prospective UMES students, you are probably wondering how to earn a scholarship. Fortunately, we make it easy to apply for scholarships and other forms of financial aid. Also, 90 percent of our students qualify for financial aid to help pay for their undergraduate degrees, and we award $10 million in scholarships annually—making UMES a great financial decision for earning your degree. Below, we cover important information about paying for college, as well as the many scholarship and financial aid opportunities available to UMES students.
Before you begin researching scholarships for college, it’s a good idea to get a sense of tuition rates and fees to help you plan and think about how much college scholarships can help you.
Beyond tuition, there are other fees and costs that can affect how much you’ll need to attend UMES. Learn more about understanding your cost of attendance and how college scholarships can help you pay for housing, food, course materials, and other expenses. Students wondering how to earn a scholarship should check out our net price calculator to see what scholarship and financial aid options they qualify for and how much they can help with the cost of a UMES education.
Campus, Community & Local Scholarship Opportunities
Ongoing Scholarship and Financial Aid Opportunities
There are several scholarships for college students both throughout the university and in specific academic fields—as well as scholarship and financial aid packages for Ph.D. students and students who require childcare while enrolled. Learn more about the organizations and funds that provide scholarships for college students at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore:
Scholarship and Financial Aid Opportunities for International Students
Part of what makes the University of Maryland Eastern Shore such a uniquely diverse university is our large number of international students, who represent more than 33 countries. If you are an international student wondering how to earn a scholarship to attend UMES, below is a list of the associations and foundations that sponsor scholarships for college students from across the globe, as well as a search engine to search for international college scholarships:
The Thurgood Marshall College Fund
We are proud to offer many unique scholarship and financial aid options through the prestigious Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), which supports students at HBCUs across the country. TMCF and UMES are opening the door to college for more students from varied socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds through need- and merit-based college scholarships. Learn more about individual scholarships below:
The United Negro College Fund Scholarship and Financial Aid Opportunities
The University of Maryland Eastern Shore partners with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) to provide scholarships for college students of color—including Black women in STEM. Together, we’re fostering diversity in both higher education and the professional world beyond the classroom. To begin, check out the UNCF College Readiness Toolkit [CB1] to find a help guide on preparing for college. Read on to learn more about how to earn a scholarship through the UNCF:
|Current Scholarships Closing in JUNE 2024 & BEYOND
|Demetrios Agathangelides Memorial Agricultural Sciences Scholarship [$5,000]
|June 30, 2024
|2024 Abbott & Fenner [A&F] Scholarship [$1,000]
|June 10, 2024
|The Brian C. Jensen Grant [$1,000]
|April 30, 2024
|*Citizens Monthly Scholarship* [$2,500]
Maryland Higher Education Commission
UMES also provides many scholarship and financial aid options along with the Maryland Higher Education Commission, which is the state’s higher education regulatory and coordinating board and issues more than $100 million each year in scholarships for college. Learn more HERE.
Wor-Wic Community College Alumni Scholarship:
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Other Sources of Scholarship and Financial Aid Assistance
In addition to the many scholarships for college that we offer, you can also find financial assistance through other form of funding, including:
Contact Us about Scholarship and Financial Aid Questions
With so many scholarships for college, we know it can get overwhelming trying to find the right ones for you. That’s why our dedicated staff are here to help answer any of your questions about how to earn a scholarship. Here is some more information to help you on your journey to finding the right scholarships for college and making sure that you receive your money on time: