Scholars Programs
at UMBC

Define your future through these innovative academic mentorship programs.

Center for Women in Technology

The Center for Women Technology (CWIT) empowers and prepares our scholars to be change agents in creating technology workplaces that are diverse, equitable, and inclusive.

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Cyber Scholars

Closely aligned with CWIT, Cyber Scholars prepares the next generation of cybersecurity professionals and enables success for women and other underrepresented groups in technology education and careers.

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Humanities Scholars

A program for talented students with strong intellectual abilities who are passionate about pursuing the study of literature, history, philosophy, language, and culture. Humanities Scholars. You’ll explore human cultural practices and products from a multitude of perspectives.

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Linehan Artist Scholars

A creative community for talented students in performing and visual arts who are serious about pursuing their art in a university setting and preparing for a creative career.

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Meyerhoff Scholars

A rigorous but deeply supportive community of scholars in science, technology, and engineering with a track record of leadership nationwide to increase diversity in these fields.

Learn about Meyerhoff Scholars

Sherman Scholars

A program preparing teachers to thrive in urban, high-needs schools. Scholars in early childhood and elementary education prepare to be experts in teaching and integrating STEM subject areas, while secondary candidates become experts in teaching a STEM discipline.

Learn about Sherman Scholars

Sondheim Public Affairs Scholars

Supports talented undergraduates aspiring to careers in a wide variety of public service fields, including government, law, non-profit leadership, education, healthcare and environmental sustainability.

Learn About Sondheim Scholars

Scholars Programs

Application Deadlines

Scholars Programs

Center for Women in Technology Scholars Application Deadline

January
15
First-Year Priority Application Due

Cyber Scholars Application Deadlines

January
15
First-Year Priority Application Due
March
1
Transfer Priority Application Due [Fall Enrollment Only]

Humanities Scholars Application Deadline

January
15
First-Year Priority Application Due

Linehan Scholars Application Deadline

January
15
First-Year Priority Application Due

Meyerhoff Scholars Application Deadlines

December
1
First-Year Priority Application Due
January
15
First-Year Final Application Due

Sherman Scholars Application Deadlines

January
15
First-Year Priority Application Due
November
15
Transfer Priority Application Due [Spring Enrollment]
April
15
Transfer Priority Application Due [Fall Enrollment]

Sondheim Scholars Application Deadline

January
15
First-Year Priority Application Due

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Earn A Four-Year Scholarship

When you apply for a scholars program, you’ll be considered for a four-year scholarship award of up to $15,000 for in-state students of up to $22,000 for out-of-state students, which often covers the greater part of the cost of attendance at UMBC.

Support for Prestigious Scholarships

We support students in their pursuit of internationally renowned scholarships that help them grow into leaders whose research and careers will have a far-reaching impact on the world.

A few of the scholarships our students earn include:

  • Rhodes Scholarship
  • Gates-Cambridge Scholarship
  • Marshall Scholarship
  • Barry Goldwater Scholarship
  • Harry S. Truman Scholarship
  • Fulbright Program

Living-Learning Communities

Our ten Living-Learning Communities (LLCs for short) are designed to complement and extend classroom experiences and build tight-knit communities.

The Honors College and several of the Scholars Programs offer priority acceptance to live in LLCs.