Point Foundation Community College LGBTQ Scholarship

Students who apply can receive:
  • Up to a $3,700 financial award
  • Support and advice from a Point Alum who will serve as a “coach”
  • Admissions counseling and financial education
  • Access to Point Foundation network of LGBTQ scholars, more than 300 alumni, and many others dedicated to seeing LGBTQ students succeed

To Be Eligible:
  • As of fall 2019, Students must be enrolled in their final year at an accredited community college in the U.S. for the full academic year
  • Students must be intending to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program at a four-year college or university for Fall 2020 admission
  • Students must be “out” as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community
  • Students must submit an application online. The application opened on March 1st, 2019. The application closes May 1st, 2019 at 11:59 pm (PST).

Encourage Students to Apply:
  • Share our flyer via email or posting it on your campus
  • Post on social media. You can find examples of posts to be shared here

Point Foundation empowers promising lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ) students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential – despite the obstacles often put before them – to make a significant impact on society. Profiles of Point’s 2018 Community College Scholarship recipients and current application information are online at www.pointfoundation.org/communitycollege

Engineering Scholarship University of Maryland, College Park

Engineering Scholarship for Transfer Students from a Maryland Community College

Clark Opportunity Transfer Scholars Program

The A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland is looking for
tomorrow’s leaders to invest in, today.

The Clark Opportunity Transfer Scholars Program offers a scholarship for four semesters
 of study - and includes comprehensive academic, career, and research support provided to
all Clark School students.


·     Be a student from a Maryland community college admitted to the Clark School
 for the Fall 2018 semester.
·     Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
·     Demonstrate financial need as identified by the Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA), and as determined by the UMD Office of Student Financial Aid.

Preference will be given to students who will be eligible to take junior-level engineering
coursework by Fall 2018.


·     Complete the University of Maryland admissions application by the priority
 deadline of March 1, 2018
 for the Fall 2018 semester.
·     Visit go.umd.edu/fst to submit the scholarship application no later than March 8, 2018.


·     Major-specific academic coursework or seminars. On-campus housing or
 transportation subsidies for scholars residing off-campus will be provided.
·     Weekly Summer Bridge Program evening workshops during Session 2
 (July 9 - August 17). This program is designed to provide an overview of
resources available to all engineering students. Bridge will be in addition
to the required summer academic courses/seminars.

LEARN MORE  https://eng.umd.edu/clark-opportunity-transfer-scholars-program 

2+2 In-State Transfer Scholarship

The 2+2 Transfer Scholarship is designed to assist and encourage transfer students from Maryland community colleges to attend a 4-year institution within Maryland. Students must be enrolled in an eligible accredited Maryland postsecondary institution.

Benefits: $1,000 annually, or $2,000 annually for students who enroll in a science, teaching, engineering, computer science, math or nursing program.

Who may apply: Students currently enrolled full-time or part-time as a degree-seeking student at a community college in Maryland. You must have demonstrated financial need, defined as a federally calculated expected family contribution (EFC) of $10,000 or less as reported on the student's FAFSA.

How to apply: Applicants for the scholarship must submit the 2+2 Transfer Scholarship application available through MD CAPS, complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.gov, submit an official college transcript reflecting that the applicant has earned an associate’s degree from a Community College in the State, and documentation the student if applicable, has registered with the selective service system.


Students are encouraged to complete a FAFSA application by March 1 for priority awarding. FAFSA applications submitted after March 1st will be considered as long as funding is available. Complete and submit the 2+2 Transfer Scholarship application and all supporting documents by August 31.

For more information, visit 

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program

NIH's Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers:
  • Scholarship support
  • Paid research training at the NIH during the summer
  • Paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation
In order to determine if you meet the financial need eligibility guidelines, the UGSP encourages all students to complete the Exceptional Financial Need (EFN) form and submit it to your financial aid office. This form can be filed prior to completion of the online application.


    The NIH UGSP will pay up to $20,000 per academic year in tuition, educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses to scholarship recipients. Scholarships are awarded for 1 year, and can be renewed up to 4 years.


    For each full or partial scholarship year, you are committed to two NIH service obligations. The obligations are actually benefits of the UGSP, providing you with invaluable research training and experience at the NIH.
    1. 10-week Summer Laboratory Experience. After each year of scholarship support, you will train for 10 weeks as a paid summer research employee in an NIH research laboratory. This employment occurs after the receipt of the scholarship award. Each scholar will work directly with an NIH Principle Investigator or an NIH postdoctoral fellow, who will serve as mentors.
    2. Employment at the NIH after Graduation. After graduation, you will continue your training as a full-time employee in an NIH research laboratory. You must serve 1 year of full-time employment for each year of scholarship.


    You must meet all of these requirements in order to be eligible for admission into the UGSP.  Please take a moment to use our Eligibility Wizard.
    • U.S.A. citizen or U.S.A. permanent resident
    • Enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student at an accredited 4-year undergraduate institution located in the United States of America
    • Undergraduate University Grade Point Average of 3.3 or higher on a 4.0-point scale or within the top 5 percent of your class
    • Having 'Exceptional Financial Need' as certified by your undergraduate institution financial aid office - see table below (updated 8 November 2017).


    To learn more about the application process and requirements, review the videos "How to Apply to the NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program" and "How to Find an NIH Mentor".  In the meantime, you can request that your university determine whether you meet the required exception financial (EFN) need criteria.  To do so, download the EFN form, complete the top section and submit it to the financial aid office at the university you will attend during the 2018-2019 academic year.  The university determine your eligibility and forward the form to us.  We will subsequently inform you regarding your or your eligibility status.


    • January 2, 2018 - Application Opens
    • March 15, 2018 - Application Deadline
    • March 30, 2018 - Letter of Recommendation Deadline
    • May 11, 2018 - EFN Form with 2016 Tax Year Information Deadline
    • Mid-June 2018 - Invitations to Phone Interview Distributed
    • Mid-July 2018 - Phone Interviews for Admission
    • Late-July 2018 - Selection of Scholars
    Visit www.training.nih.gov programs/ugsp for more information.

    Salisbury University

    Salisbury University has new academic merit scholarships for international students. Admitted international transfer students are automatically considered for the below academic merit scholarships (renewable up to 4 years total).

    GPA Requirement
    Scholarship Amount Per Academic Year (USD)
    3.0 - 3.49
    3.5 - 3.74
    3.75 - 4.0

    Fred Schlingemann, Director, Office of International Recruitment and Admissions

    Georgetown University Preferred Consideration Program

    Thinking of transferring to Georgetown University?

    Montgomery College is accepting applications to be nominated for the Georgetown Preferred Consideration Program. The program identifies community college students who should be highly considered for admission to the University. Georgetown University is highly selective; typical nominees for this program have a GPA of 3.8 or higher, can demonstrate academic rigor and can show strong leadership and involvement in their community or school.

    To be considered for this program, you must complete two steps:

    Step 1: Complete your admissions application to Georgetown by March 1, 2018 (apply online at http://uadmissions.georgetown.edu/transfer/application)

    Step 2:  Submit the following materials to your campus representative (names and office location below):

    ·         An unofficial copy of your transcript
    ·         Your resume
    ·         A copy of the essay submitted as part of your application to Georgetown
    ·         Receipt of your application to Georgetown University
    ·         Three letters of recommendation

    Campus Representatives:
    Germantown: Barb LaPilusa, SA251
    Rockville: Jessica Present, CB215
    Takoma Park/Silver Spring: Evelyn Gonzalez-Mills, ST239

    All materials must be received by 4 p.m. on Monday, March 5, 2018.

    A committee of staff and faculty will choose up to three MC students to nominate for this program. Neither financial need nor US citizenship status will be used in deciding who to nominate, but they may affect your admission to Georgetown. International Students are not eligible for this program. Being nominated for the Preferred Consideration Program does not guarantee admission to Georgetown. 

    University of Maryland, College Park - Frederick Douglass Scholarship

    Full or partial tuition for four consecutive semesters


    Cumulative GPA of at least 3.5
    Completion of 56 credits or an Associate’s Degree
    U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    Maryland resident
    New applicant
    Demonstrate English language proficiency


    Apply for admissions and scholarship by March 1

    Office of Admissions, um-admit@umd.edu, (301) 314-8385

    MC Transfer Agreement: www.montgomerycollege.edu/MTAP 

    For more information, visit https://admissions.umd.edu/transfer-merit-scholarships

    Also, for more information and application questions, please contact your MC campus representative:
    Barb LaPilusa, Germantown - barbara.lapilusa@montgomerycollege.edu
    Elizabeth Kirby, Rockville – elizabeth.kirby@montgomerycollege.edu
    Jeri Gresham, Takoma Park/Silver Spring – jeri.gresham@montgomerycollege.edu

    University of Maryland, University College - Completion Scholarship

    Complete a bachelor's program for about $12,000


    At least a 2.0 cumulative GPA
    At least an associates from MC
    A U.S. citizen or permanent resident non-citizen
    International and Dream Act students are only eligible for the scholarship if they are permanent residents with a green card

    Tiffany Carter, Education Coordinator, College and University Partnerships, UMUC, tiffany.carter@umuc.edu, (301) 738-6152

    MC Transfer Agreement: www.montgomerycollege.edu/UMUC.

    For more information, visit www.umuc.edu/students/aid/scholarships/umuc-completion-scholarship-details.cfm.

    UMD Engineering Transfer Scholarship

    All scholarships offered by Clark School of Engineering

    FAFSA by February 15
    Fill out Engineering Scholarship application
    Be prepared to answer the following questions
    • Describe any financial considerations affecting your ability to attend the University of Maryland.
    • Describe your engineering interests and career plans. How you became interested in engineering, what interests you about your major, your plans after graduation, and what you hope to do with your engineering degree.
    May 31

    Bruk Berhane, Scholarship Coordinator for freshmen and transfer students, bberhane@umd.edu, (301)405-0287

    MC Transfer Agreement: www.montgomerycollege.edu/MTAP

    Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies

    The LaFarge Scholarship will provide a student from Montgomery College with a 50 percent reduction in tuition costs for the duration of the student’s time as a degree-seeking student in the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies program, as long as the student maintains a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 in Georgetown courses. 
    The Phi Theta Kappa Bridge Scholarship is awarded to one student each year entering the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies program at Georgetown University. The scholarship grants the student a 50 percent reduction in Georgetown tuition costs for the duration of the student’s time as a degree-seeking student in the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies program, as long as the student maintains a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 in Georgetown courses. Eligible PTK Bridge Scholarship applicants must have also completed at least 35 credits from their two-year institution. 

    More information about scholarships can be found here

    Morgan State University - Transfer Incentive Program

    $2,000 per semester ($4,000 per year)

    Must have an associate's degree
    Enroll in Actuarial Science, Chemistry, Construction Management, Economics, Engineering Physics, English, Finance, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics or Theater. (MC Transfer Agreements below) 
    Cumulative grade point average of 2.0 

    Transfer Incentive Program, tip@morgan.edu 

    UMBC - Mechanical Engineering S-STEM Site

    Avg. 4,500

    GPA of 2.75
    12 Credits in the last 2 years
    Letter of Interest

    April 1

    Dr. Liang Zhou, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, zlang@umbc.edu, (410)455-3332

    MC Transfer Agreement: www.montgomerycollege.edu/UMBC

    For More Information: www.umbc.edu/me-sstem.

    University of Maryland - Regents Scholarships

    All college expenses covered including in-state tuition, room & board, fees, and other academic expenses 

    56 credits completed prior to enrollment
    3.8 GPA or Higher

    May 4 at noon

    Campus Representatives:
    Germantown: Barb LaPilusa, Germantown Counseling Center barbara.lapilusa@montgomerycollege.edu 
    Rockville: Elizabeth Kirby, Rockville Counseling Center, elizabeth.kirby@montgomerycollege.edu
    Takoma Park/Silver Spring: Evelyn Gonzalez-Mills, Takoma Park/Silver Spring Counseling Center, evelyn.gonzalez-mills@montgomerycollege.edu

    MC Transfer Agreement: See various campus transfer agreements, montgomerycollege.edu/agreements

    For More Information: montgomerycollege.edu/regents

    Maryland Hispanic Achievement Scholarship

    $2,000 - one time 

    High school/College/University GPA of 2.5 or higher, or GED certification with a recommendation from an academic advisor
    Must attend a Maryland accredited post-secondary institution
    Significant contribution of voluntary community service during the last 12 months
    The applicant must not be more than a third generation Hispanic.
    Established home residency in the State of Maryland for at least two (2) years prior to the award date of the scholarship

    June 30

    Lorna Virgili, President/CEO National Hispanic Communications Groups, lorna@nhcgmedia.com240 277-8072 

    For more information, visit montgomeryhispanicgala.org/scholarship.html.

    Universities at Shady Grove - Terp Transfer Partnership Scholarship

    Difference between MC and UMD Tuition paid for one academic year

    Associate's degree from MC
    3.0 GPA or better
    Attend the USG Terp Transfer Partnership Orientation session at USG
    Meet at least once per semester with USG Transfer Access Assistant Director and UMCP Program Director
    Attend at least one USG Center for Academic Success Workshop per year
    Meet with USG Career Counselor prior to completion of Associate’s Degree
    Complete academic program requirements outlined in transfer agreements

    June 15 for Fall Enrollment
    November 15 for Spring Enrollment

    Justin Edgar, Assistant Director for Transfer Access Programs, jedgar@umd.edu, 301-738-6071

    MC Transfer Agreements:http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/EDU/Plain.aspx?id=61399

    For More Information:http://www.shadygrove.umd.edu/usg-ttp

    UMBC Merit Scholarships for Transfer Students


    Benefits:$2,500 each year for two years of academic study

    Eligibility:-For the Academic Achievement Award for Transfers3.7 GPA
    35 credits completed

    -For the Phi Theta Kappa Award
    3.7 GPA
    30 credits completed
    Deadline:March 15 for FallNovember 1 for Spring

    Contact:Emily Meyers, Merit Scholarship Coordinator, meyerse1@umbc.edu443-612-2948

    UMBC - Transfer Student Alliance


    1,500 per year for two years
    On Campus Housing
    25% Discounts on one course per term

    Associate's Degree
    3.5 GPA

    May 1 for Fall
    January 1 for Spring

    Germantown Campus, Anne Schleicher, Transfer Counselor, Anne.Schleicher@montgomerycollege.edu240-567-1991

    Rockville Campus, Joan Hawkins, Counselor, Joan.Hawkins@montgomerycollege.edu, 240-567-5075

    Takoma Park, Roberta Buckberg, Transfer Coordinator, Roberta.Buckberg@montgomerycollege.edu, 240-567-1614

    MC Transfer Agreement:

    For More Information: www.umbc.edu/undergraduate/apply/tsa.html

    UMBC - Cyber Scholars Program

    $5,000 - $15,000 scholarship per year
    A Living-Learning Community
    Faculty Mentor
    Cyber Security Internship

    60 Credits
    3.25 GPA

    February 14

    Cindy Greenwood, Assistant Director Cyber Scholars, cindyg@umbc.edu, 410-455-3881.

    MC Transfer Agreements:http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/EDU/Plain.aspx?id=52824

    For More Information:http://cybersecurity.umbc.edu/cyberscholars/

    Juniata College

    James Quinter Scholarship - $20,000 Per Year
    Phi Theta Kappa - $24,000 

    James Quinter Scholarship - 27 Credits & GPA
    Phi Theta Kappa - 45 Semester Hours & 3.85 GPA

    With Admissions Application

    Brett Basom, Director of Admission and Transfer Coordinator, basomb@juniata.edu

    University of Baltimore

    Full-time students - up to $3,000 per academic year
    Part-time students - up to $600 per academic year

    2.5 GPA or higher

    April 15

    Peter Scanlan, Director of Community College Relations, pscanlan@ubalt.edu, (410)837-6814

    MC Transfer Agreement: http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/EDU/Plain.aspx?id=52774

    For More Information: http://www.ubalt.edu/admission/transfer/index.cfm
    • 410.837.6859For More Information:

    UMBC Sherman STEM Teacher Scholars Program

    $5000-$10000 per academic year
    Membership in the small cohort
    Professional Support
    Social Support
    Academic Support

    Acceptance into a STEM or MAT program at UMBC

    March 15th

    Rehana Shafi, Director, rshafi@umbc.edu, (410)455-1736

    MC Transfer Agreement: http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/EDU/Plain.aspx?id=52824

    For More Information: http://shermanprogram.umbc.edu/how-to-apply/