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Freshman Merit Scholarships

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Freshman Merit Scholarships

We are dedicated to enrolling the most talented and academically promising students. And we offer generous merit scholarships to back that up.

Merit scholarships are offered to some of the University of Maryland’s most academically talented incoming students. These competitive scholarships are based on past academic performance and potential to excel at the university, not financial need.

Students who submit their admission application and all required materials by the November 1 early action deadline are automatically reviewed for merit scholarships. No additional application is necessary. Please review the sections below for information on eligibility and when students are notified of scholarships they have been offered.

Additional Scholarship Resources

We are committed to providing you with helpful information and resources that can assist in making a UMD education affordable for you and your family. Students admitted to UMD have the ability to find and apply for external scholarships through our scholarship matching tool, Scholarship Universe.

Additionally, several academic departments offer merit scholarships to their most promising students. You should contact the department, college or school directly for information about availability, eligibility, applications and deadlines.