The Meyerhoff Scholars

The Meyerhoff Scholars Program is at the forefront of efforts to increase diversity among future leaders in science, technology, engineering, and related fields. Are you ready to become one of the 1,300 Meyerhoff alumni making a global impact in STEM?

About Our Program

Claim your future with a community of learners just like you–students of all backgrounds energized by science and engineering.

You’re invited to join the Meyerhoff Scholars, where you will:

  • Engage in meaningful research on campus, across the nation, and around the globe
  • Benefit from high-impact advising, mentoring, and coaching for academic success
  • Connect with faculty, peer, and alumni mentors
  • Prepare for admission into STEM graduate programs (Ph.D. or M.D.-Ph.D.)

How We Support Our Scholars

The Meyerhoff Scholars Program provides four-year awards, to assist in covering tuition, mandatory fees, and other expenses. Scholars will be offered scholarships up to:


Per academic year for in-state students


Per academic year for out-of-state students

Our Scholars Make a Difference

You might follow in the footsteps of alumni from our program by interning at places like:

Meyerhoff Scholars Lead the Way

Corbett (front row, second from left) and Olubukola Abiona ’17 (back row, third from left) and team at NIH.

Many of our alumni are at the forefront of our greatest STEM challenges. Immunologist Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett ‘08, M16, biological sciences, is working alongside fellow alumni researchers and leading efforts to develop a COVID-19 vaccine. Dr. Monroe Kennedy III ‘12, M20, mechanical engineering, an assistant professor at Stanford University, is developing assistive robotic systems that can intelligently build a model of the world and engage with it autonomously.

Are You Eligible For the Program?

The Meyerhoff Scholars Program is open to all high-achieving high school seniors who have an interest in pursuing doctoral study (Ph.D. or the combined M.D.-Ph.D.) in the sciences or engineering, and who are interested in the advancement of minorities in the sciences and related fields. Historically, application to the Meyerhoff Program was initiated through nomination. While it is no longer a requirement to be nominated for our program, it is highly encouraged. Nominations are most frequently submitted by high school administrators, guidance counselors, or teachers. Students may also be nominated by other adults who are influential in their educational and personal lives, including community leaders, mentors, and family.

Request More Information

Share your contact information and Keith M. Harmon, Director of the Meyerhoff Scholars Program, will be in touch soon.

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Important Dates and Deadlines

If you're considering applying to our program, be sure to add these important dates and deadlines to your calendar:

November 1, 2020

Undergraduate Admissions Early Action Application Deadline

We strongly recommend submitting your application to UMBC by the Early Action deadline.

November 1, 2020
December 1, 2020

Meyerhoff Scholars Program Application Priority Deadline

The Meyerhoff Scholars Program is competitive, so we encourage you to take advantage of this deadline.

December 1, 2020
January 15, 2021

Final Meyerhoff Scholars Program Application Deadline

Remember, you'll need to apply for our Scholars Program independently from your application to UMBC.

January 15, 2021
January 31, 2021

Initial Decision Letters Mailed to Program Applicants

We'll send out our initial decision letters by the end of January.

January 31, 2021
April 1, 2021

Final Decision Letters Mailed to Program Candidates

We'll send out our final decision letters in early April– keep an eye on your mailbox!

April 1, 2021
May 1, 2021

Deadline to Accept or Decline Meyerhoff Award Offers

If you'd like to accept your offer join the Meyerhoff family, be sure to let us know by May 1.

May 1, 2021

Ready to learn more?

If you're interested in our program, let us know and Keith M. Harmon, Director of the Meyerhoff Scholars Program, will be in touch to get you more details and learn more about what drives you.

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