Scholarship Application | A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland

The online scholarship application is for current Clark School engineering students and new transfer students to the Clark School. Scholarships for current engineering students are awarded annually by the Clark School and the academic departments. Students must complete the online scholarship application each year to be considered for Clark School Scholarships. Scholarship applications are reviewed by the student's major department and at the college level (if the student's major is undecided) after spring grades are posted. 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. Notification usually begins in July. Please be aware that scholarship funding for the college changes each year. Students receiving scholarship funding one year may not receive the same or any funding in future years. 

Before You Begin the Online Scholarship Application

  1. Prepare a complete resume or curriculum vitae. The resume does not have to be one page for the scholarship 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.
  2. 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.
  • 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 scholarship application, you must complete it. You will not be able to partially complete the application, save it, and return to it later.

We strongly encourage students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as many engineering scholarships have a financial need requirement. 

The 2019-2020 scholarship application is available online.

2019-2020 Scholarship Application

For best consideration, please submit your application by the priority deadline of Friday, May 31, 2019.

Scholarship Spotlight

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.

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