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Banneker/Key Scholarship

Banneker/Key Scholarship

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The Banneker/Key Scholarship is the University of Maryland’s most prestigious merit scholarship for newly admitted freshmen invited to the Honors College. Students who have demonstrated significant academic leadership and accomplishment in high school are selected to be Banneker/Key Semifinalists; only the top two percent of all admitted students are selected.

As a part of the final selection process, all semifinalists must attend an on-campus Banneker/Key interview. If you haven’t already, please RSVP for your interview by 5:00 p.m. ET on February 19, 2024 within your Terps Application Portal.

Please indicate any special accommodations regarding dietary restrictions, mobility challenges or services for deaf or hearing impaired visitors when submitting your confirmation form within your Terps Application Portal. If you need further assistance, you may email