About Our Program
Build together with a community of learners just like you–students energized by technology, computing, and engineering.
You’re invited to join CWIT, where you will:
- Receive mentorship from upper-class students, professors, and industry professionals in the computing and engineering communities;
- Participate in networking and other professional development events;
- Have priority acceptance to live in the CWIT Living Learning Community housing;
- Earn a CWIT Scholar four-year scholarship and more!
CWIT is closely aligned with the Cyber Scholars Program–interested students may apply to both.
How We Support Our Scholars
The CWIT Scholars Program provides four-year awards, which often cover the greater part of the cost of attendance at UMBC. Scholars will be offered scholarships up to:
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“CWIT was my community coming into UMBC. They always made sure we had a community of supporters, that we were engaged in the program, and that we felt welcome at the university.”
~ Jameka Wiggins ’21, Chemical Engineering
Are You Eligible for CWIT?
First-year students of all genders pursuing one of the College of Engineering and Information Technology majors–computer science, information systems, business technology administration (with a technical focus), computer engineering, mechanical engineering, or chemical engineering–are eligible to apply.
Center for Women in Technology Scholars Application Deadline
The deadlines above are for application and admission to this scholars program only. We strongly recommend submitting your application to UMBC by the Early Action or Priority deadline.