The online scholarships application is for current and prospective Clark School engineering students to the Clark School. Scholarships for engineering students are awarded annually by the Clark School and the academic units. Students must complete the online application each year to be considered for Clark School scholarships. The priority deadline is May 31 which means that students who submit the application by that date are considered first for our Clark School scholarships.
Applications are reviewed by the student's major department and by the Clark School after spring grades are posted and financial need is verifed by the Office of Student Financial Aid. Applicants will be considered for every scholarship administered by the Clark School for which they are eligible. Only students receiving a scholarship will be notified by email. These notifications usually begins in July and continues into the fall semester.
Please be aware that scholarships funding for the Clark School changes each year. Students receiving scholarships funding one year may not receive the same or any funding in future years.
Before You Begin the Online Scholarships Application
- Prepare a complete resume or curriculum vitae. The resume does not have to be one page for the scholarships application. Need help writing a resume? Look at available workshops and resources from Engineering Career Services. Your resume or CV must be submitted in PDF or MS Word format. A PDF preserves your formatting whereas the formatting in MS Word can change.
- Plan your responses to two short statements (maximum 500 words per statement). Write professionally using good grammar, spelling and punctuation. In addition to being reviewed by the Clark School, you could be nominated for external scholarships provided by corporations or engineering organizations. We nominate students whose applications have a professional appearance.
The short statements are:
- Describe any financial considerations affecting your ability to attend the University of Maryland and to enroll in engineering courses. In particular, please include anything which may have not been addressed via the FAFSA, such as extenuating financial concerns, medical situations in the family, or parental unemployment.
- Describe your engineering interests and career plans: how you became interested in engineering; what interests you about your major; your plans after graduation; and what you hope to do with your engineering degree.
Please note that once you begin the scholarships application, you must complete it. You will only be able to edit it up until May 31 and after that time, you will not be able return to edit it later.
We strongly encourage students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Ais (FAFSA) annually by the University of Maryland prioirty deadline of January 1, as many engineering scholarships have a financial need requirement.
The 2020-2021 scholarships application will be available by April 6th, 2020.
In light of the University's decision for spring 2020 undergraduate courses be graded pass/fail (unless the student elects to receive an earned grade for the course), the Clark School's 2020-21 scholarships application will ask students to insert their Fall 2019 cumulative gpa. When reviewing these applications, the Clark School will be looking at the student's application as a whole, with their University gpa being one consideration.2020-2021 Scholarships Application
For best consideration, please submit your application by the priority deadline of May 31st each year.
Dreamkeepers Emergency Assistance Grant
Funding for the Dreamkeepers Emergency Assistance Grant is designed to assist students who are experiencing temporary hardships. Please note, the grant can not be used to pay for costs related to books or tuition and mandatory fees In order to qualify for a Dreamkeepers Grant, students must be an undergraduate or graduate student at UMD, enrolled in a degree-seeking program, and registered for at least six credits. The Dreamkeepers Grant can be used to assist students with delinquent off-campus living expenses (i.e. rent/mortgage payments), delinquent utility bills, delinquent medical expenses not covered by insurance, food-related expenses (i.e. groceries). Please be aware that proof of circumstances must be provided to the Office of Student Financial Aid. For more information regarding the criteria for this grant please contact the Office of Student Aid Scholarships Office at 301-314-9000.
For additional questions, please email us at FutureEngineer@umd.edu