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UMD Merit Scholarship Info?

Hi everyone! I'm planning on applying to the University of Maryland, and I was curious about their merit scholarship offerings. Can anyone shed some light on what types, amounts, or requirements they have for these scholarships? Any advice on making my application competitive would be great too!

7 months ago

Hi there! I'm happy to help with information on the University of Maryland's merit scholarship offerings. UMD offers several types of merit-based scholarships for incoming freshmen, including the following:

1. Banneker/Key Scholarship: This is UMD's most prestigious merit-based award, and it covers full tuition, mandatory fees, room, and board. It also includes an annual stipend and access to various enrichment programs. The scholarship is very competitive, with roughly 350 finalists being invited for an interview weekend, out of which about 150 are selected as scholars.

2. President's Scholarship: This award ranges from $2,000 to $12,000 per year for four years, depending on the level awarded (Gold, Silver, or Bronze).

3. Dean's Scholarship: This one provides awards from $500 to $2,000 per year for four years.

In order to be considered for these merit-based scholarships, you must apply by the priority deadline, which is typically in early November. You'll be automatically considered for the President's and Dean's Scholarships, while the Banneker/Key Scholarship requires a nomination (usually by your school counselor). It's crucial to perform well academically, showcase strong involvement in extracurricular activities, and present impressive leadership experiences to make your application competitive.

Best of luck with your application, and I hope you find this information helpful!

7 months ago

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