As you prepare to apply to the University of Maryland there are important deadlines within the admission process to consider in order to maximize opportunities for scholarships and other financial aid. Prospective freshmen and transfer students who meet the university's early action admission deadlines are automatically reviewed for many campus merit scholarships managed by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Additionally, students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the University of Maryland priority deadline of January 1 in order to receive best consideration for need-based aid. Visit the Office of Student Financial Aid to learn more about the FAFSA and need-based aid opportunities. 

Incoming transfer students are also encouraged to apply for Clark School scholarships by completing the Clark School Scholarships Application by the priority deadline of May 31.

The Clark Foundation Scholarship Programs include three programs designed to support incoming freshmen and transfer undergraduate engineering students and one supporting graduate students in the A. James Clark School of Engineering.

A. James Clark Scholars Program

The A. James Clark Scholars Program is the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation's signature academic program. Learn more about what it means to be a Clark Scholar at the University of Maryland.


Clark Opportunity Transfer Scholars Program

Learn more about the Clark Opportunity Transfer Scholars Program, which supports students transferring from community colleges in Maryland.


Clark Legacy Scholarships

Learn more about the Clark Legacy Scholarships and Named Awards. Incoming freshmen in the Clark School are considered for these scholarship awards each year. The Named Awards include the William Barotti, Clark Enterprises, Richard Getsinger, and Benjamin T. Rome Scholarships.  


Clark Doctoral Fellows

The Clark Doctoral Fellows Program substantially increases the A. James Clark School of Engineering’s number of graduate fellows, supporting 30 first-year doctoral students each year as an impetus for research in strategic and vital areas. Learn more about what it means to be selected for this distinguished program.

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