Clark Opportunity Transfer Scholars Program | A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland

The Clark Opportunity Transfer Scholars Program offers a scholarship of in-state tuition, mandatory fees and differential tuition (if applicable) for four semesters of study—and includes comprehensive academic, career, and research support provided to all Clark School students.

How to Apply

For external transfer applicants (Maryland community college students):

  • File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by January 1.
  • Apply to the University of Maryland by March 1, 2020 for the Fall 2020 semester.

For internal transfer applicants (University of Maryland students):

Eligibility

To be eligible, you must: 

  • Be a transfer student from a Maryland community college, admitted to the Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland for the Fall 2020 semester, or a student at the University of Maryland who attended a Maryland community college and will be transferring to the Clark School of Engineering as an internal transfer student in Fall 2019
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Demonstrate financial need as indicated by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid

*Preference will be given to students who will be eligible to take junior-level engineering coursework by Fall 2020.

Award Requirements

Clark Opportunity Scholars are expected to participate in all activities described below.

Summer 2020

External Transfer Students

  • Major-specific academic coursework* or seminars.** On-campus housing or transportation subsidies for scholars residing off-campus will be provided.
  • Two-day Summer Bridge Workshops in late August. This program is designed to provide an overview of resources available to all engineering students. Bridge workshops will be in addition to the required summer academic courses/seminars.

Internal Transfer Students

  • Two-day Summer Bridge Workshops in late August. This program is designed to provide an overview of resources available to all engineering students.

*You will be required to pay for academic coursework, and will be reimbursed provided that you earn a C- or higher.

 **Most courses and seminars will be directly related to your engineering major and will provide you with specific content knowledge that you need to be successful in your junior-level courses. In some cases, these courses may reduce your time to graduation. Please note that some courses will be offered during the day, for example, from 12:00 pm–3:00 pm.

Fall 2020/Spring 2021

  • Monthly cohort meetings each semester
  • At least one advising appointment with program faculty and staff each semester 

Summer 2021

  • Paid internship or on-campus research experience

Fall 2021/Spring 2022

  • Monthly cohort meetings each semester
  • At least one advising appointment with program faculty and staff each semester

 


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