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, place 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 a Spring semester, scholarship opportunities will be very limited as most scholarships are awarded for a full academic year.

    Institutional Scholarships

    UMES has several institutional scholarship opportunities. Most of the academic based scholarships (determined by major, GPA, and/or student involvement) are awarded through an academic department or specific organization. We also recommend that you, the student, directly contact your departments/organizations to get more information.

    You also want to read the weekly UMES Campus News and Announcements (send via campus email), as scholarship opportunities can be advertised there as well.

    UMES Scholarship Award (2017-18 application deadline PASSED)

    The purpose of the UMES scholarship Award is to provide each recipient the opportunity to obtain a four-year college education and graduate college debt free.

    For more information, selection criteria and eligibility requirements click the link below.

    UMES Scholarship Application 

    UMES Book Scholarship (Application deadline September 5,2017)

    Book Scholarships are awarded to enrolled students in order to further their educational goals.

    An achievement based award, 10 scholarships of up to $500.00 each (250.00 per semester) will be awarded based on applications

    submitted by currently enrolled students. For more information click the link below

    UMES Book Scholarship

    External Scholarships (Non-UMES)

    Disclaimer: Many of the following web sites will collect personal information that is used to identify your eligibility for scholarships. The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is not responsible for how these organizations will use that data

    Click here for a list of External Scholarships