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Scholarships at UMGC

Learn about scholarships at UMGC and find out if you qualify.

At University of Maryland Global Campus, we understand that funding your education is one of the most important factors in your educational journey. Our goal is to help as many students as possible make the dream of earning their degree a reality. To that end, we provide you with resources and guidance for navigating the world of scholarship offerings at UMGC.

Check out the scholarship categories below to see what you might qualify for and to learn about the different scholarship awarding processes. These categories have unique eligibility requirements and application processes, so reviewing all the information on this page can help you stay as informed as possible about the different opportunities available to you. 

Please note: The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required for most scholarships offered by UMGC. Make sure you complete the FAFSA early.

Most scholarships require students to be enrolled in a minimum number of program-applicable credits in each semester they receive an award.

UMGC Institutional Scholarships and Grants

Institutional scholarships and grants are funds that are provided to eligible students directly by UMGC. We provided more than $15 million to our students in these types of scholarship awards last year. Each of these funds has a different process by which students may become eligible, but many don’t require an application other than the FAFSA. Please read the details below and visit the webpage links where available for details on how students earn these awards.

More Institutional Scholarships & Grants

Kemi A., Yuma, AZ

Donor-Funded Scholarships

Donor-funded scholarships are provided to UMGC by generous donors who are invested in the success of our students. We are pleased to be able to offer more than 100 of these scholarships each year. Each fund has limited funding and unique eligibility criteria.

You cannot apply for these scholarships individually. There is one annual application process by which eligible students are considered for these awards. Every spring, students who meet the baseline eligibility criteria for these awards receive an invitation to complete the UMGC Donor Scholarship Application.

Military & Veteran Scholarships


More Scholarship Information

At UMGC, we strive to present you with the latest information about scholarships, including state scholarship and grant programs, third-party programs, and other unique programs we offer at the university. Please check back frequently for the latest information.

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