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

    University of Maryland, College Park - Transfer Academic Excellence 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 www.admissions.umd.edu/finaid/MeritScholarshipsForTransferStudents.php.

    Also, for more information and application questions, please contact your MC campus representative:
    Barb LaPilusa, Germantown - barbara.lapilusa@montgomerycollege.edu
    Jessica Present, Rockville – jessica.present@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 2nd

    Campus Representatives:
    Germantown: Barb LaPilusa, Germantown Counseling Center barbara.lapilusa@montgomerycollege.edu 
    Rockville: Jessica Present, Rockville Counseling Center, jessica.present@montgomerycollege.edu
    Takoma Park/Silver Spring: Jeri Gresham, Takoma Park/Silver Spring Counseling Center, jeri.gresham@montgomerycollege.edu

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

    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/

    Stevenson University - Transfer Fellowship Scholarship

    3.8 GPA or greater - $14,000
    3.65-3.79 - $12,000
    3.5-3.64 - $10,000
    3.35-3.49 - $8,000
    3.0-3.34 - $7,000
    2.8-2.99 - $5,000
    Honors Incentive - $2,000

    Apply and be accepted into a degree program\
    Honors Incentive - Be involved with honors society at community college

    February 1st - Fall
    October 1st - Spring

    Office of Financial Aid, financialaid@stevenson.edu, (443)334-3200


    Students who have at least 18 college credits and a 3.0 GPA are eligible for a $2,000 annual scholarship, in addition to any other merit scholarships given by Stevenson.

    May 1


    MC Transfer Agreement: http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/EDU/Plain.aspx?id=51735

    For More Information: http://www.stevenson.edu/admissions-aid/financial-aid-scholarships/types-of-aid/transfer.html

    UMBC MARC U*STAR Transfer Scholarship

    Nearly full tuition scholarship at UMBC.
    A generous stipend to help defray the cost of room and board.
    Travel funds for approved scientific meetings.

    Transferring to UMBC with a minimum of 60 credits.
    Have a 3.2 GPA each semester and a cumulative GPA of 3.2.
    Plan to pursue a Ph.D. and a career in biomedical research or mathematics.
    Citizen, non-citizen national or permanent resident of the United States.

    February 20.

    Dr. Jackie King, MARC U*STAR Program Assistant Director, jking3@umbc.edu

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

    For more information: visiwww.umbc.edu/MARC/index.html

    George Washington University - CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service

    Tuition & fees paid in full
    $1500 for Professional Development
    $1000 for Books
    Paid summer internship after Junior year

    Eligible majors include, but are not limited to: Cybersecurity, Mathematics, Biometrics, Electrical, Electronic, Software, & Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Programming, Computer Support, Information Security (Assurance), Information Systems Technology, Forensic Science, Business Management, Business Administration, Public Policy and Public Administration
    3.0 GPA
    U.S. Citizen
    Two years government service after graduation

    January 31 

    Rockville – Jessica Present, jessica.present@montgomerycollege.edu, (240) 567-5063
    Germantown – Barb LaPilusa, barbara.lapilusa@montgomerycollege.edu, (240) 567-6965
    Takoma Park/Silver Spring – Jeri Gresham, jeri.gresham@montgomerycollege.edu, (240) 567-1614

    MC Transfer Agreement:http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/EDU/Plain.aspx?id=54014

    For More Information: http://www.seas.gwu.edu/cybercorps/application/

    Universities at Shady Grove

    33 different scholarships of various amounts

    Submit all application materials

    Usually through May

    Universities at Shady Grove, Office of Student Services, shadygrove@umd.edu, (301)738-6023

    MC Transfer Agreement: See all colleges with "@USG" in title - http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/agreements/

    For More Information:http://www.shadygrove.umd.edu/scholarships

    McDaniel College

    Benefits & Eligibility
    $18,000 per year for a 3.5 GPA and Phi Theta Kappa students
    $16,000 per year for a 3.2 GPA
    $14,000 per year for a 2.8-3.2 GPA

    June 10 for fall admission
    January 4 for spring admission.

    Dawn Young, Assistant Director of Admissions, dgold@mcdaniel.edu, 1-(800)-638-5005

    University of Maryland, Eastern Shore

    $2,500 scholarship


    2.7 GPA
    24-30 credits
    STEM Major

    Must apply and accept admissions by June 14

    Tyrone Young, Director of Admissions and Recruitment, tyoung@umes.edu(410) 651-6411

    MC Transfer Agreement: http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/EDU/Plain.aspx?id=53001

    For more information visit: http://www.umes.edu/financialaid/Default.aspx?id=19088

    University of Akron - Advantage Awards

    Benefits & Eligibility
    -$9,000 per year with (2 of the following) 3.25 GPA with 24 semester hours, High School GPA 3.5, Top 10% of High School class, SAT (Reading & Math Score) 1130)
    -$6,500 per year with 2.75 GPA
    -$2,500 per year with 3.5 GPA, 24 credits
    -$2,000 per year with 3.25 GPA, 24 credits
    -Extra $1,000 per year with Phi Theta Kappa Membership

    June 1 for fall semester, Dec. 1 for spring semester.

    Karen Dickerson, Director, Transfer and Adult Student Enrollment Center, kdicker@uakron.edu(330) 972-6415

    For More Information: http://www.uakron.edu/transferstudents/paying-for-your-education/scholarships-for-transfer-students.dot