University of Maryland Global Campus offers undergraduate and graduate students a wide range of merit- and need-based scholarships, many of which are slated specifically for military personnel, veterans, spouses, and family members.

Applying for Scholarships at UMGC

UMGC-administered scholarships are available to current students based on merit and/or financial need and can be earned through our donor scholarship process. If you meet the specific eligibility criteria for one or more of these scholarships, you will be sent an invitation to complete and submit an application form. The Office of Financial Aid then matches students with one or more scholarships that align with their specific criteria.

Scholarships are awarded based on merit, financial need, military affiliation, program of study, and many other considerations.

Military Scholarships and Financial Assistance Programs

UMGC offers scholarships and financial assistance programs for active-duty servicemembers, veterans, and other students affiliated with the military, including:

Check back frequently to see what programs are available to the military community.

2020–2021 Pillars of Strength Scholarship Recipients

Pillars of Strength logoLearn about the 2020 winners of the Pillars of Strength Scholarship Program, who demonstrated extraordinary perseverance and navigated challenging obstacles on their personal and academic journeys.

Learn More About Scholarship Opportunities

Learn more about scholarships at UMGC, including the details of the donor scholarship process and several unique opportunities not limited to military students. Browse scholarships, including those available to military and veteran students, with the Scholarship Finder.

We offer several scholarships through the Veterans Initiatives Office, and we also encourage you to apply for third-party scholarship opportunities such as the CCME Scholarship and the NAIMES Student Spotlight Award. E-mail us at for more information.