Students transferring from a Maryland Community College are eligible to apply for the Summer Pathways and/or Summer Acceleration Scholarship to cover the cost of summer courses. NOTE: Summer Pathways & Summer Acceleration is a reimbursement fund. Students must first complete the summer course and enroll at UMD in order to be eligible for the scholarship funding.
Summer Pathways Scholarship (SPS): Courses in the Clark School of Engineering are not always taught every semester. Therefore, in an effort to support students transferring from MD community colleges, the Clark School is pleased to provide the SPS Program in order to support the cost of summer courses for those students who need to catch up on their major-required courses. Please be advised that SPS is designed to cover specific course requirements and course availability will vary by major. The Summer Pathways Scholarship (SPS) is a non-competitive application for students who need to take pre-identified courses in the A. James Clark School of Engineering. Not all students may be eligible for the SPS funding.
Courses Traditionally Covered by SPS (dependent on summer course availability):
|Major||Recommended SPS Course|
|Bioengineering||BIOE120, BIOE121, BIOE221|
|Chemical Engineering||CHBE101, CHBE250, CHBE301|
|Fire Protection Engineering||Speak with an advisor about Summer Acceleration|
|Materials Science & Engineering||ENMA300|
|Mechanical Engineering||Speak with an advisor about Summer Acceleration|
Summer Acceleration Scholarship (SAS): Not all students may fit the traditional SPS requirements. For those students who are NOT eligible for SPS but who need support to take summer courses, the Clark School provides a secondary scholarship opportunity - the Summer Acceleration Scholarship (SAS). The SAS application is competitive. For details regarding SAS, please contact email@example.com.
Additional Program Details:
MD Community College transfer students in need of summer courses are eligible to receive reimbursement for the cost of tuition* to be used towards University of Maryland summer coursework based on the following conditions:
- Students must be admitted to the University of Maryland and the A. James Clark School of Engineering for a fall semester;
- Students must be transferring from a Maryland state community college;
- Students must be enrolled in one of the eligible courses (as outlined in the application);
- Students must earn the minimum passing grade in the course (C- or higher unless otherwise noted);
- Students must successfully matriculate and enroll in the University of Maryland in the Fall semester.
Please be advised that SPS is a reimbursement fund and that the scholarship is awarded after the conclusion of the Fall Schedule Adjustment Period. Therefore, students must be able to pay for the course up front.
For best consideration, students should apply to both the Summer Pathways and Summer Acceleration Scholarship by May 17th. Please note that the Summer 2021 application will be made available by April 1, 2021.
*Note: Students paying out-of-state tuition are eligible to receive up to $2,000 per course