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The UMBC Alumni Association is committed to supporting and celebrating the accomplishments of UMBC’s more than 65,000 alumni, while also helping alumni to maintain a meaningful lifelong connection to the University.

Through the UMBC Alumni Association Scholarship program, the Alumni Association strives to make a difference in the lives of deserving  students, to help them achieve their dream of receiving a university degree, and joining the UMBC alumni community. The Alumni Association is pleased to offer two scholarships to outstanding current undergraduate UMBC students. The scholarship program is administered by the Alumni Association Board of Directors, the governing body of the Alumni Association. Eligible students may apply for the general and legacy scholarships each year.

The award for the Alumni Association General and Legacy Scholarships for 2017-2018 is at least $1,500. These scholarships are partially funded through the generous support of UMBC alumni.

Learn more about the scholarships and the 2017-2018 requirements for application:

If you have questions or would like more information on the application process, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations by emailing or by calling (410) 455-ALUM.

Other Scholarships Our Chapters Support:
Many prospective and current UMBC students struggle to find the financial resources and community support they need to continue their studies. In an effort to help and inspire current and future UMBC students, our alumni groups and chapters have decided support the following scholarships:
  • Second Generation Scholarship -  A group of African-American alumni started the Second Generation Scholarship in 1986 as a means to give back to the campus and become more involved in UMBC. The scholarship award provides financial support to high-achieving UMBC undergraduates who have demonstrated a commitment to the advancement of minorities. In addition to other requirements, scholarship candidates must be enrolled or have completed a course in Africana Studies and demonstrate a commitment to improving the lives of racial/ethnic minorities through community service, extracurricular activities, or other community involvement.

    In 1987, the first recipient received $500, and each year thereafter, awards are given to two students in the amount of $500 or $1,000 per semester.

  • The Esperanza Scholarship - The Esperanza Scholarship was established in 2007 by five Latino members of the Chapter of Black and Latino Alumni steering committee. The founding alumni, building on the sense of unity and support among the still thriving student organizations on campus, set out to create a permanent fund to both assist and inspire UMBC undergraduate and graduate students of Latino or Hispanic ancestry, as well as other students committed to the advancement of Latino, Hispanic, and other racial/ethnic minority populations.

    In addition to other requirements, scholarship candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the advancement of minorities, especially of Latino or Hispanic descent, by reflecting a pattern of service to the community, extracurricular activities, or other community involvement.

    Each year, a student of at least second semester freshman standing is awarded a minimum of $1,000.

  • Meyerhoff Supported Scholarships - Meyerhoff alumni have set up a few scholarships, including the Meyerhoff Alumni Scholarship and the LaMont Toliver Alumni Memorial Scholarship. Learn more about these scholarships and other Meyerhoff funds

Additional Scholarship Opportunities:

 2017-18 AAI Scholarship:
The University of Maryland Alumni Association International provides scholarships for the fall and spring semesters to undergraduate students at USM institutions. To be considered, students must complete an online application and submit two letters of recommendation. For more information on the 2017-18 applications cycle, email
To review the criteria for the AA-I scholarship, please click here 

To apply for this scholarship please click here