The Office of Summer & Winter Programs awards a limited number of full and partial scholarships to UMBC degree-seeking students based on the following criteria:
- Total number of credits
- Percentage of courses taken at UMBC
- Current GPA
- Financial need (based on FAFSA information)
- Full scholarships cover tuition for one UMBC winter session course (up to 4 credits) based on UMBC’s in-state undergraduate or graduate tuition rate.
- Partial scholarships cover half of the tuition for one UMBC winter session course (up to 4 credits) based on UMBC’s in-state undergraduate or graduate tuition rate.
- Students are responsible for all fees associated with winter courses.
Cost of Attendance (COA)
Please be aware that scholarship awards will be decreased if the amount of the scholarship exceeds the student's Cost of Attendance (COA) budget.
- Undergraduate applicants must be UMBC degree-seeking students, and must submit an unofficial UMBC transcript indicating that they will have earned at least 100 undergraduate credits by the end of the current fall semester. Credits can include transfer credit from other institutions.
- Graduate applicants must show that they will have earned at least 23 graduate credits by the end of the current fall semester.
- Your transcript must indicate that your current UMBC cumulative grade point average is 3.20 or higher.
- You must have a current FAFSA form on file with the UMBC Office of Financial Aid, or provide written documentation on the application explaining why you have not filed a FAFSA form.
- Applications that do not meet the minimum qualifications and requirements are not considered by the Scholarship Review Committee.
- Scholarships are competitively awarded, so meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee a scholarship.
Submit scholarship application
- The deadline to apply for a Winter 2021 scholarship is Friday, November 20.
- Notification emails will be sent no later than Tuesday, December 1.
- All decisions/awards made by the scholarship review committee are final.
Financial aid (loans and/or grants) may be available for eligible UMBC students who are making satisfactory academic progress (SAP). Students are encouraged to contact their financial aid counselor or visit the Financial Aid website to learn more about possible winter financial aid.