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The Sherman STEM Teacher Scholars

Extend beyond with a community of learners just like you–students committed to equity and social justice.

About Our Program

The Sherman Scholars program supports and prepares high-quality teachers for urban 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 their STEM discipline. Students either pursue an undergraduate certificate or a master’s degree in education.

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

  • Learn from experienced mentors about teaching in urban, high-needs schools and STEM classrooms
  • Gain experience working with children of all ages
  • See how education is enriched by a multicultural classroom
  • Receive a four-year scholarship

How We Support Our Scholars

The Sherman STEM Teacher Scholars Program provides four-year awards, which often cover the greater part of the cost of attendance at UMBC. Selected scholars will be offered scholarships up to:

$15,000

Per academic year for in-state students

$22,000

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:

Are You Eligible For the Program?

The Sherman Teacher Scholars Program is open to all students interested in urban education. We admit incoming freshmen, transfer students, upperclassmen, and graduate students who intend to pursue a teaching certificate in early childhood, elementary, or secondary education.

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FY21 PAO – Sherman

“There are lots of benefits to being a Sherman Scholar. One is that you are able to take advantage of Applied Learning Experiences and get your feet wet before your internship. Another is the extra support during internship. The coaching helps you see yourself grow and see students respond to changes you make in real-time.”

~Lydia Coley ‘20, American studies

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 First-Year Application Deadline

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

November 1, 2020
January 15, 2021

Sherman Scholars First-Year Students Priority
Application Deadline

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

January 15, 2021
March 1, 2021

UMBC Undergraduate Admissions Priority Transfer Application Deadline

Priority deadline for transfers to submit their application for admission to the university.

March 1, 2021
March 15, 2021

Sherman Scholars First-Year Students Regular Decision Application Deadline

First-year students must submit their Sherman Scholars application by this date.

March 15, 2021
April 15, 2021

Sherman Scholars Upperclassmen, Transfer, and Graduate Students Application Deadline for the Fall Semester

Deadline for non-first-year students who wish to join the Sherman Scholars Program the following fall semester.

April 15, 2021
October 15, 2021

UMBC Undergraduate Admissions Priority Transfer Application Deadline for the Spring Semester

We strongly recommend that transfer students submit their application to UMBC by the Priority deadline.

October 15, 2021
November 15, 2021

Sherman Scholars Upperclassmen, Transfer, and Graduate Students Application Deadline for the Spring Semester

Deadline for non-first-year students who wish to join the Sherman Scholars Program the following spring semester.

November 15, 2021

Ready to learn more?

If you’re interested in our program, let us know and Sherman Scholars staff will be in touch to get you more details and learn more about what drives you.

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