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Attention Undergraduates:

You may be eligible to receive a merit scholarship from UB.

  • Freshman: Awards are made on the basis of high school GPA and SAT/ACT score(s). 
  • Transfer students: Awards are made on the basis of cumulative college GPA. 

Fill out this form and we'll send you an estimated award amount.

Scholarships on the Web

The University maintains this list of scholarships search engines as a courtesy and does not have any involvement or responsibility in the application or awarding process.

Scholarships are a great way to help you pay for the cost of your education.

There are two categories of scholarships: merit and need. While both recognize the highest-achieving applicants, the first type is awarded entirely on the basis of merit, the other on financial need as well as merit. Private scholarships are also available from other sources.

  • Freshman Scholarships

    Incoming freshman are automatically considered for up to $7,000 in annual scholarships - as much as $28,000 for four years of enrollment as full-time students, provided funding is available. These merit-based scholarships are determined by your high school GPA and SAT/ACT scores at the time of admission.

    Scholarship eligible students who submit their seat deposit on or before May 1 will be awarded a $1,000 Incentive Scholarship in addition to the $1,000 to $7,000 merit scholarship!

    Priority consideration for scholarships is given to those whose application is received by Dec. 1. To see if you qualify for a scholarship, click here.

  • Transfer Scholarships

    Incoming transfer students will be automatically considered for merit scholarships based on your cumulative transfer GPA from all previously attended schools. Full-time students with a GPA of 2.5 or greater may receive up to $3,000 per academic year.

    Half-time students with a GPA of 2.5 or greater may receive up to $600 per academic year when enrolled in at least 6 credits.

    Priority consideration for scholarships is given to those whose application is received by Dec. 1. To qualify for a UB merit scholarship, click here.

    Aspiring Baccalaureate Scholarship Program

    If you aspire to earn a bachelor's degree, you may qualify for:

    • $1,000 ($500 each for consecutive fall and spring semesters)
      • One-time, non-renewable
      • All admitted associate (A.A./A.S., A.A.S. or equivalent) degree holders with a GPA of 2.0 or better who enroll for at least 3* credits at UB in fall.

    *Some other forms of financial aid may not be available if only 3 credits are attempted.

    Legend: AA=Associate of Arts; AS=Associate of Science; AAS=Associate of Applied Science

  • Wilson Presidential Scholarship

    The Wilson Presidential Scholarship is available to new transfer students entering UB who are seeking their first bachelor’s degree with at least 60 credits. Students must have a cumulative transfer GPA of 3.5 or higher when entering. The Wilson Presidential Scholarship covers 100% of in-state tuition. The scholarship is automatically renewable for four semesters of enrollment (excluding summer) if a GPA of 3.25 is maintained at UB.

    There are two ways to apply for the scholarship:

    1. Directly to the University of Baltimore – The Wilson Presidential Scholarship Application, an essay of no more than 400 words, two letters of reference (at least one from a college faculty member), and all other supporting materials must be submitted by April 1 for the fall semester.
    2. Through a Maryland community college – Applications are available in the Office of Financial Aid and/or Honors Program department of all Maryland community colleges. Each community college may determine their own application procedures and establish eligibility criteria in addition to those specified by UB. Each community college has a predetermined number of nominations available. Nominations though the community colleges are only available for students entering fall semester.

    Students may not receive other institutional scholarships while receiving the Wilson Presidential Scholarship.

  • Undergraduate Scholarships

    The following scholarships, offered by the UB Foundation, have unique criteria. Students who meet the basic qualifications for individual scholarship funds will be notified and invited to apply each year. Scholarship availability is contingent upon funding each year. For additional information about the UB Foundation, click here.

    AFSCME/PJ Ciampa Scholarship: Applicant must be an AFSCME member or relative of an AFSCME member, must be enrolled full-time, must have completed 54 credits toward a bachelor's degree, and have a cumulative 3.0 GPA.

    Ajit Ahuja Memorial Scholarship: Applicant must be an entrepreneurship major, have a GPA of 3.0, and be full-time.

    Alumni Association Scholarship: Applicant must be a relative of a UB graduate, be enrolled full-time, and demonstrate financial need. Consideration will be given to freshmen who earn a 3.5 GPA.

    Colvin Scholarship: Applicant must be a senior with at least 90 credits completed, have a cumulative GPA of 3.3, and have financial need as demonstrated by the FAFSA.

    Maryland Law Enforcement Officers' Association Scholarship: Applicant must be a Maryland resident in good academic standing and pursuing a career in law enforcement.

    McGladrey Scholarship: Applicant must be a rising junior or senior in the MSB Accounting program. Applicant must be full time with a cumulative GPA of 3.5.

  • Graduate Scholarships

    Up to $3,000 in merit scholarships are awarded to select incoming graduate students with exemplary past academic records. These non-renewable awards must be used over two consecutive semesters; students registered for 9 credits will receive $1,500 per semester and students registered for 6 credits will receive $1,000.

    New graduate students may also qualify for various UB Foundation scholarships based upon admission credentials and the unique criteria of individual scholarships. Awards are made based upon admission credentials and the order in which completed admissions applications are received.

    Priority consideration for scholarships is given to those whose applications are received by Dec. 1. There is no separate scholarship application process; all admitted students are automatically considered for all scholarships. Students receiving a scholarship will be notified via email.

  • Law Scholarships

    Law scholarships are awarded to new and continuing students on the basis of merit, need, or a combination of the two. Interested law school applicants should apply for scholarships regardless of their financial circumstances because some awards are based on factors other than need. Applying for a scholarship has no effect on the admissions decision.

    For more information, visit the School of Law Scholarship Web site.

  • Graduate and Professional Scholarship (Law)

    All in-state law students who submitted their FAFSA before March 1 will automatically be considered for this scholarship. This is a need based scholarship program that is dependent on available funding from the Maryland Higher Education Commission. For additional information on this scholarship, visit MHEC's Web site.

    Selection of candidates is determined by financial need displayed by the FAFSA, enrollment, and other aid received.

  • Maryland Legislative Scholarships

    Maryland state Senators and Delegates offer scholarships to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students living within the districts they represent who enroll at least half-time. Requirements and application processes vary by legislator. For additional information on these scholarships, visit the Maryland Higher Education Commission's Web site.

    To determine the Senator and Delegates in your district, visit Simply enter your address and click Find.

  • Edward T. Conroy Memorial & Jean B. Cryor Memorial Scholarship

    The Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship is funded by the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) and administered by UB's Office of Financial Aid.

    The award is for students who meet one of the following criteria:

    • the son, daughter, or the surviving spouse (who has not remarried) of a member of the United States Armed Forces who died as a result of military service or who suffered a service-connected 100% permanent disability as result of military service;
    • a veteran who suffers a service-connected disability of 25% or greater, as a result of military service, and has exhausted or is no longer eligible for federal veterans’ educational benefits;
    • the son, daughter, or surviving spouse of a victim of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks who died as a result of the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the attack on the Pentagon in Virginia, or the crash of United Airlines Flight 93 in Pennsylvania;
    • a POW/MIA of the Vietnam Conflict or his/her son or daughter and was a resident of this State at the time the person was declared to be a prisoner of war or missing in action;
    • the son, daughter or surviving spouse (who has not remarried) of a state or local public safety employee or volunteer who died in the line of duty or who was 100% disabled in the line of duty or a state or local public safety employee or volunteer who was 100 percent disabled in the line of duty;
    • a veteran, as defined under § 9–901 of the State Government Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, who either suffers a service connected disability of 25% or greater and has exhausted or is no longer eligible for federal veterans’ educational benefits; or
    • the son, daughter, or surviving spouse (who has not remarried) of a school employee who, as a result of an act of violence either died in the line of duty or sustained an injury in the line of duty that rendered the school employee 100% disabled.

    If you meet one or more of these criteria, please complete the application below and submit it along with all supporting documents to UB's Office of Financial Aid by July 15. Eligibility decisions are emailed to students. Eligible students will see the scholarship reflected in their award offer on their MyUB Portal.

    Scholarship Application

  • Military and Veteran and Family Member Scholarships

    The following organizations offer scholarships primarily to active duty military, veterans, and/or their families. Further information is at the Web sites listed.

    American Legion


    Army Officers' Spouses' Club of the Greater Washington Area

    Paralyzed Veterans of America

    Veterans of Foreign Wars

  • Other Scholarships


    American Institute of CPAs
    AICPA/Acountemps Scholarship, John L. Carey Scholarship
    AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students
    AICPA Fellowship for minority doctoral students

    General Mills Health Scholarship
    The CBCF General Mills Health Scholarship is for students pursuing majors related to health. This scholarship is based on the student’s major (minors are not considered).

Last Published 7/27/17