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The Pennsylvania Completion Scholarship

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This scholarship is no longer being awarded to new students.

The scholarship will continue to be available to students who were awarded it when they began their studies at UMGC in summer 2017 or fall 2017.


If you're a Pennsylvania resident and have already earned at least 30 credits from another regionally accredited university or community college, you can earn as much as $12,000 in scholarship funds toward your bachelor's degree at University of Maryland Global Campus thanks to a special scholarship for Pennsylvania residents, the Pennsylvania Completion Scholarship.1

The prior credits you've earned don't have to transfer to UMGC for you to be eligible for the scholarship. As long as you've earned them and you meet the required criteria, you are eligible.

How to Earn the Pennsylvania Completion Scholarship

Start by contacting a UMGC admissions advisor. Just fill out the form to the right or call us at 855-655-8682, and your admissions advisor will walk you through the process, discuss your specific situation, and answer your questions.

Then, when you're ready, you can get started on your degree in three easy steps:

Scholarship Details

You will begin receiving scholarship funding after you have successfully completed your first term at UMGC. The Pennsylvania Completion Scholarship is awarded in increments based on the number of credits you complete. For example:


Eligibility Criteria for the Pennsylvania Completion Scholarship

To qualify for the Pennsylvania Completion Scholarship, you must

  • Be a current resident of Pennsylvania3
  • Have successfully completed at least 30 credits with a 2.0 average or better from a regionally accredited university or community college4
  • Meet UMGC's admissions requirements
  • Be pursuing a bachelor's degree
  • Be a new UMGC student and begin your studies at UMGC in summer 2017 or fall 2017
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better at UMGC

The Pennsylvania Completion Scholarship cannot be combined with other scholarships or tuition discounts. Current UMGC students who have not previously been awarded the scholarship are not eligible but may qualify for other scholarships.

Steps to Apply & Get Started

Apply online to UMGC and register for classes in a few easy steps.

1 This scholarship cannot be combined with any other discounts or with the Summer Term Scholarship or the Completion Scholarship for Maryland community college students.
2 Earned after your first term at UMGC.
3 You must be a permanent resident of Pennsylvania to be eligible.
4 An equivalent degree from another accredited institution may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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