Merit scholarships provide financial awards to some of the University of Maryland’s most academically talented transfer students. Transfer applicants are automatically considered for some of these merit scholarships, while others require a separate application. Only U.S. citizens and permanent residents can qualify for the university’s merit scholarships.
Admission decision letters for priority applicants are mailed by mid-April, and merit scholarship award notifications are mailed beginning a few weeks later. Students cannot appeal their merit scholarship decisions, and the university does not match award offers from other institutions. Awards offered to admitted students who do not enroll at Maryland cannot be disbursed to other students.
To be considered for merit scholarships, students must submit a completed undergraduate admission application for the fall semester by the March 1 Priority Deadline. Students are only eligible to receive one merit scholarship. All merit scholarship decisions are based on academic and applicant information at the time of applying, not current or ongoing work. Additional eligibility requirements for each scholarship vary and can be found below.
The Transfer Academic Excellence Scholarship (TAES) is awarded each fall semester and assists transfer students by covering full tuition for four consecutive semesters. The TAES application must be submitted no later than March 1 by 5:00 pm. Selected recipients will be invited to campus for an interview in late March or early April as part of the final selection process. TAES recipients will be notified via mail by the end of April if they receive an award. If you should have any questions please email TAES@umd.edu.
To be eligible for TAES, candidates must:
To apply for TAES, candidates must submit the following required materials by March 1:
If you should have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding the Transfer Academic Excellence Scholarship, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Maryland Transfer Scholarship provides partial-tuition awards ranging from $5,000 distributed equally over two semesters to $10,000 distributed equally over four consecutive semesters.
Only in-state students transferring to the University of Maryland from a two-year or four-year institution are eligible. Students are considered for this award on the basis of academic talent and demonstrated financial need. To maintain the scholarship, students must be enrolled full time beginning this fall academic semester and maintain a cumulative grade point average of a 3.20. Each fall, roughly 200 Maryland Transfer Scholarship recipients are welcomed to campus.
The President’s Transfer Scholarship provides funding for a maximum of two years to out-of-state transfer students enrolled at the University of Maryland. The annual award is in the amount of $5,000 and is determined through a competitive process based on academic talent. Only out-of-state applicants are eligible to receive the President’s Transfer Scholarship. No separate application is required for consideration, as recipients are identified through evaluation of admission application materials including academic achievement, extracurricular activities, awards, honors, and an essay
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