The Clark Opportunity Transfer Scholars Program offers a scholarship 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):

  • Apply to the University of Maryland by March 1, 2019 for the Fall 2019 semester.
  • Submit your scholarship application no later than March 8, 2019.

For internal transfer applicants (University of Maryland students):

Eligibility

To be eligible, you must: 

  • Be a student from a Maryland community college, admitted to the Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland for the Fall 2019 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 2019.

Award Requirements

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

Summer 2019

External Transfer Students

  • Major-specific academic coursework* or seminars.** On-campus housing or transportation subsidies for scholars residing off-campus will be provided.
  • Weekly Summer Bridge Program evening workshops during Session 2 (July 8 - August 16). This program is designed to provide an overview of resources available to all engineering students. Bridge will be in addition to the required summer academic courses/seminars.

Internal Transfer Students

  • Weekly Summer Bridge Program evening workshops during Session 2 (July 8 - August 16). 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 2019/Spring 2020

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

Summer 2020

  • Paid internship or on-campus research experience

Fall 2020/Spring 2021

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

 

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