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. Students are also highly encouraged to visit the Office of Student Financial Aid's website to learn more about financial aid and the university's cost of attendance.  The Office of Student Financial Aid recommends that all students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually by the university's priority deadline.  Due to the FAFSA delay, our 2024-25 FAFSA filing priority deadline is now April 1, 2024. We encourage you to complete the 2024-25 FAFSA as soon as possible. 

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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