List of UMGC Donor Scholarships

See a complete list of UMGC's donor scholarships and their descriptions.

University of Maryland Global Campus offers more than 100 donor scholarships to students. Each one of these scholarships—administered by the UMGC Office of Financial Aid—has unique eligibility criteria, which could take into account GPA, financial need, credits earned, and a host of other categories.

To be considered for these scholarships, you must be invited to complete the UMGC scholarship application each year. Invitations are sent each spring to all students who meet the initial eligibility criteria for these scholarships. More details can be found on our UMGC Donor Scholarships webpage. An invitation to apply does not guarantee you will be selected for a scholarship, as these scholarship funds are limited.

The scholarships in this pool are listed below with brief descriptions.

On July 1, 2019, the university changed its name to University of Maryland Global Campus. However, please note that funds created prior to July 1, 2019, still reflect the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) name.

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Adjunct Faculty Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for adjunct faculty who have taught at least 30 credits of coursework at UMUC.

Advanced Systems Development (ASD) Cybersecurity Scholarship Fund
Scholarship support to undergraduate and graduate students who are currently serving in the National Guard and pursuing a certificate or degree in cybersecurity.

AFFIRM Endowed Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for full-time students majoring in information technology or a related field.

Albert L. Emmel and Jeanette L. Emmel Memorial Fund
Scholarships for students enrolled at any of the three UMUC divisions.

Alix Volel Foundation Endowed Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for graduate, undergraduate, and certificate program students who are enrolled in information technology-related fields, including project management.

Andrea M. and Alexis T. Shewchuk Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for students in overseas programs of UMUC.

Anthony D. Scorsune Memorial Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for undergraduate students transferring from community colleges that are members of the Community College Alliance for Maryland.

Area of Greatest Need
Support for the university’s areas of greatest need.

Asia Endowed Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for students in Asia.

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Barbara Golden Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund
Merit-based scholarships for students enrolled in Asia.

Benjamin Locke Hemingway Memorial Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for students in Europe majoring in communications or English.

Bill G. and Helen R. Evans Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for students, with preference given to military spouses and dependents and veterans who have been honorably discharged for 10 years or more.

Bitting Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for undergraduate or graduate military-affiliated students.

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Cecile D. Barker/OAO Scholarship Fund
Support for military students.

Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for undergraduate students who graduated from high school at least eight years ago and have completed at least 60 credits toward their intended degree.

Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation Scholarship Fund (Operating Fund)
Scholarships for undergraduate students who graduated from high school at least eight years ago and have completed at least 60 credits toward their intended degree.

Christina and Lawrence Hannah MBA Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for MBA students.

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Dan Healey Memorial Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for undergraduate students who have demonstrated financial need.

David H. Wolotsky Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for undergraduate students who are seeking a degree in marketing at the university.

Donna H. Cunninghame Endowed Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for students in any of the three divisions of UMUC, with preference given to single parents.

Dr. Evelyn J. Bata Fund for Educational Excellence: Asia
Support to encourage, develop, and increase academic excellence in Asia.

Dr. Evelyn J. Bata Fund for Educational Excellence: Europe
Support to encourage, develop, and increase academic excellence in Europe.

Dr. Evelyn J. Bata Fund for Educational Excellence: Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for students enrolled at a UMUC location within the United States.

Dr. Fran Norflus Endowed Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for undergraduate students studying science and majoring in biotechnology or laboratory management or minoring in biology.

Dr. Joseph J. Arden Overseas Maryland Association Scholarships
Scholarship support to students in the Asia and Europe locations of UMUC who are active-duty military members, spouses or dependents of military members, or veterans.

Dr. Joseph J. Arden Overseas Maryland Association Scholarships (Operating Fund)
Scholarships for students who are active-duty members of all service branches, their spouses and dependents, and veterans attending UMUC at Asia and Europe locations.

Dr. Mort Glickman Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for undergraduate students who have completed 60 or more credits toward a major in business administration, human resource management, or management studies.

Dr. Thomas Bailey Endowed Nursing Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for registered nurse bachelor’s degree students who have an unencumbered license as a registered nurse.

Drake Family Endowed Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for students in cybersecurity degree programs including BS in Cybersecurity Management and Policy, MS in Cybersecurity Management and Policy, MS in Cybersecurity Technology, or MS in Digital Forensics and Cyber Investigation.

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Ed and Jean Miller Answering the Call Scholarship Award Fund
Scholarships for students who have served in the military or have a family member who served in the military. Funds will be given exclusively to those students who have served as part of the U.S. armed forces in a war zone in the past 24 months, those who are currently serving in a war zone, or to family members of soldiers who lost their lives in combat.

Edgar M. Mathews Endowed Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for undergraduate students maintaining a GPA of 2.5 or higher and graduate students maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or higher; students must also demonstrate financial need.

Edward A. and Marjorie M. Parnell Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for students enrolled at the university.

Edward J. and Phyllis R. Lubbers Endowed Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for undergraduate or graduate students who are veterans, military spouses, or dependents of active-duty military servicemembers.

European Endowed Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for students in Europe.

Excellence in Technology Fund—Shady Grove
Scholarships, including student tuition and technology costs, for residents of Montgomery County, Maryland, who are taking classes at UMUC’s Shady Grove location or online.

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Feldman Family Endowed Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for undergraduate students.

Floyd G. Hildebrand Endowed Military Scholarship Fund
Scholarships with preference given to the following: (a) active-duty members or veterans of the U.S. armed forces; (b) members or veterans who were wounded or had illness related to their service; (c) members or veterans of the Air Force.

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GEICO Federal/Military Scholarship Fund
Scholarship support for spouses and children of a federal employee in grades GS-1 through GS-15 and/or active duty, national guard/reserve, and retired enlisted military servicemembers.

General John W. Vessey Jr. Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for degree-seeking undergraduate students who meet one or more of the following additional criteria, listed in order of preference: (a) have been awarded the Purple Heart medal since August 1, 2000; (b) are active-duty military, guard, and/or reserve members or members of their immediate family; (c) have recently served as a member of the active-duty military and are making the transition into civilian life; (d) are students with demonstrated financial need.

George and Ruth Bryer Shepard Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for students who are on active duty in the U.S. Army or who are children of active-duty U.S. Army servicemembers.

George W. Wilson Jr. Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for undergraduate or graduate students majoring in accounting and information technology or related fields of study.

Gerencser Family Scholarship Fund for Cybersecurity Students
Scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in cybersecurity; students must also demonstrate financial need and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0

Gibson/Mensah Endowed Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for students enrolled in the healthcare administration track.

Gilbert Slomowitz Business Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for undergraduate students who are pursuing a degree in a business-related discipline, including, but not limited to, accounting, finance, and business administration; students must also demonstrate financial need and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Gina Noel Endowed Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for students with financial need.

Graduate Scholarship Fund for HBCU Alumni
Scholarships for students who have graduated from a historically black college or university and are enrolled in a UMGC graduate degree, graduate certificate, or doctoral program, with a preference given to students who are majoring in cybersecurity, information technology, computer science, or data analytics.

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HSBC-North America Military Family Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for students who are active-duty members of the U.S. armed forces or spouses of active-duty members of the U.S. armed forces.

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Irene Benko Cini Scholarship Fund
Scholarship support for UMUC undergraduate students majoring in any social science or health services field who intend to work in eldercare, particularly to improve the lives and care of the elderly.

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J. F. Durkee Memorial Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for undergraduate students majoring in information technology.

Joan F. Stern Endowed Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for UMGC students.

John and Linda Derrick Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for students enrolled at least half-time in a degree program who demonstrate financial need.  Preference given to active-duty servicemembers and veterans of the U.S. Navy and members of their families.

John L. and Symantha Milton Scholarship Fund
Scholarship support for the Pillars of Strength Scholarship Program.

John R. Syme Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for undergraduate students majoring in history.

Joseph F. Poland Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for students in Europe who are studying history.

Joseph M. and Mary Ellen Hrutka Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for undergraduate students.

Joyce Wright Endowed Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for undergraduate students who are veterans, spouses, or dependents of current military servicemembers.

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Leroy Hurtel Pailen Jr. and Loyce Best Pailen Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for graduate or undergraduate students.

Linda Tränkle Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for students in Europe who are in the first 15 credits of college study.

Lisa Ferguson Memorial Scholarship Fund
Scholarship support for academically talented students in need of financial assistance.

Lyn and Barry Chasen Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for either graduate or undergraduate students.

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Marilyn and René Grace Endowed Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for undergraduate students majoring in cybersecurity fields who are pursuing a double major.

Mark Gerencser Endowed Scholarship Fund
Scholarships with preference given to students who have incurred financial difficulty due to the death or disability of a parent or financial supporter.

Mark Huss Memorial Scholarship Fund
Scholarships with preference given to Army personnel.

Marriott Foundation Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for undergraduate or graduate students majoring in information technology or computer science.

Mary L. Linstrom Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for students with demonstrated financial need.

Mathilde Eiker Memorial/Irving Foote and Iverna Eiker Foote Tribute Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for students who reside in Washington, D.C., or Prince George’s County, or who have attended public secondary school in either of those jurisdictions, with preference given to students choosing a specialization in English language or literature.

Military Veteran Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for military veterans, spouses, and dependents with priority given to veterans who served in Afghanistan or Iraq.

Millennial Scholarship Endowed Fund
Scholarships for students at UMUC, based on financial need.

Minnie L. Peterson Memorial Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields offered at UMUC, such as information technology (all specializations). In addition, students studying business are also eligible.

Minor-Montgomery Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students.

Miyares Family Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for undergraduate students demonstrating financial need.

Munich Alumni Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for UMUC students enrolled in Europe.

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Nancy E. and Edward A. Parnell Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for students enrolled at the university.

Near Completers Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for undergraduate students who have completed more than 100 credits and have a 3.0 GPA and graduate students who have completed more than 30 credits and have a 3.5 GPA.

Norman S. Grabowsky Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students who are seeking a degree at the university.

NJVC Endowed Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for students currently enrolled in the cybersecurity program; students must also demonstrate financial need and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0.

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O. Wayne and Grace I. Krumwiede Fund
Scholarships for undergraduate students.

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Pateman Scholarship Fund
General scholarships based on financial need.

Patricia I. Currey Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for students studying psychology whose academic emphasis is in clinical science.

Patricia Toregas Endowed Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for undergraduate students in business administration who have reached at least the junior level of study.

Patrick L. Brown First Responders Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for first responders seeking to earn their degrees or take one of UMUC’s Public Safety Leadership programs.

Paul H. Hamlin, PhD, Tribute Fund
Scholarships for undergraduate students who are majoring in psychology, social science, criminology, or gerontology.

Peck Family Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for students who have children and need financial assistance.

Phi Kappa Phi UMUC Local Chapter 022UC Endowed Scholarship
Scholarships in recognition of academic excellence by student members of Phi Kappa Phi UMUC Local Chapter 022UC.

Piia T. Hanson Family Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for graduate students who are pursuing a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) with a preference given to students who are head of household.

Pillars of Strength Scholarship Program
Scholarships for students who are volunteer caregivers of injured military servicemembers.

President Gerald A. Heeger Tribute Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for students who have completed at least 12 college credits with a GPA of at least 3.0 and who meet one or more of the following additional criteria, listed in order of preference: (a) have been awarded the Purple Heart since August 1, 2000; (b) are active-duty military students, guard members, or reservists, or an immediate family member; (c) have recently served as a member of the active-duty military and are making the transition into civilian life; (d) any student who has demonstrated financial need.

President’s University Priority Fund
Provides scholarship and programmatic support at the discretion of the UMUC president.

Psychology Scholars Endowment Fund
Scholarships for undergraduate students majoring in psychology who have completed 9 credits or more in psychology, maintained a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and are not in their final semester.

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R. Ward Terrell Endowed Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for students in Europe.

Ralph J. Klein Scholar Award Fund
Scholarships for undergraduate or graduate students, based on exceptional achievement.

Ralph Hiteshew Memorial Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for graduate students in information systems management.

Ray Ehrensberger Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for students enrolled at any of the three UMUC divisions.

Richard and Mary Anne Hakes Endowed Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for undergraduate students.

Richard E. Horsley Memorial Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for graduate and undergraduate students majoring in business administration.

Richard Neidig Scholarship Fund for Excellence in Graduate Education
Scholarships for graduate students enrolled in any degree program.

Roberta C. Staff Scholarship Fund
Scholarship support for undergraduate students enrolled in Europe.

Roscoe E. Dann Sr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for degree-seeking undergraduates of sophomore standing or higher, with preference given to veterans.

Rosenberg Armed Forces Education Fund
Scholarships for students who are actively serving in the military and their spouses.

Rotary Club of College Park
Scholarships to undergraduate students in financial need.

Ruth Gatewood Kelly Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for students in Europe, with preference given to AA or BA/BS students with a specialization in accounting.

Ruth Jacobs Arrill and Daniel Arrill Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for undergraduate students who are returning to school after being in the workplace for several years and are majoring in business administration.

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Scholarships for Military Spouses
Scholarships for military spouses enrolled at UMUC.

Selvanayagam Education Is First Endowed Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for undergraduate students.

Shirley Merica Memorial Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students.

Slaner Larkin Endowed Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for graduate students who are primary caregivers working toward a master’s degree in management, with preference given to students in the marketing specialization.

Sorrell Ross Bollet Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for students who have financial need.

Southern Maryland Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for students who are residents of Southern Maryland.

St. Clair and Maria Thomas Endowed Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for students, with a preference given to students studying American history.

Stephen S. McDonald Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for students in Europe, preferably those who are majoring in English or art history.

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T. Benjamin Massey Scholarship Fund
Scholarship for students who have progressed in their academic careers but need financial assistance to complete their degree.

TAU Chapter/Alpha Sigma Lambda Endowed Fund
Scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students.

The Dr. Aaron Hunsberger Memorial Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for undergraduate students in the Asia and Europe divisions of UMGC.

The Dr. Milton Grodsky and Dr. Theresa Marron-Grodsky Scholarship Fund
Scholarship support to graduate students pursuing an MS in Management, and doctoral students; preferably first-generation students.

The Graduate Student Endowment Fund
Scholarships for graduate students.

The Jonathan S. and Patricia G. England Foundation Endowed Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for undergraduate students maintaining a GPA of 2.5 or higher and graduate students maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or higher; students must also demonstrate financial need.

The Lt. Colonel (Ret.) Anthony and Lillian J. Masi Scholarship Support for Families of Retired Veterans of Maryland
Scholarships for undergraduate students who are Maryland residents and the spouse or dependent child of a retired veteran; students must also demonstrate financial need.

The Marc David Westlein Memorial Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for undergraduate students who maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher and demonstrate financial need.

The Messier Family Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for undergraduate students in the Asian division, with preference given to students at Yokota Air Base, Camp Fuji, Naval Air Station Atsugi, Camp Zama, or Yokosuka Naval Base in Japan.

The Orkand Near Completers Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for students who are close to degree completion but cannot continue their studies due to financial constraints.

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UMUC Faculty and Staff Endowed Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for students enrolled at UMUC.

Undergraduate Programs Endowed Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for undergraduate students.

University of Maryland Global Campus Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for students working toward a degree at any of UMGC’s worldwide locations.

University of Maryland University College Endowed Anniversary Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for stateside and overseas students who maintain a GPA of 2.25 or higher and demonstrate financial need, with preference given to students studying online.

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Verizon Endowed Scholarship
Scholarships to undergraduate students in financial need.

Veterans Assistance Fund
Support for student veterans enrolled at UMUC to cover costs related to their education when veterans’ benefits are unavailable or exhausted.

Vida J. Bandis Scholarship Fund
Scholarships to support UMUC students.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for undergraduate or graduate students who are children of Vietnam-era military veterans or, in the case of active-duty military, the spouse of a Vietnam-era veteran’s child.

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Walter R. Somerville Jr. Undergraduate Business Students Endowed Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for undergraduate students majoring in business administration. The awards shall be given to community college transfer students who maintain an annual GPA of 3.0 or higher when transferring and demonstrate financial need.

Wayne and Nancy Chasen Endowed Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need and a GPA of at least 3.0.

Westates Holdings LLC Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for students attending UMUC.

Whitfield Endowed Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for undergraduate students maintaining a GPA of 2.5 or higher and graduate students maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or higher, with preference given to parents residing in the Washington, D.C./Maryland/Virginia area; students must also demonstrate financial need.

Willis T. Lansford Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for undergraduate or graduate students pursuing a degree in information technology with a preference given to undergraduate students seeking a degree in information systems management and graduate students seeking a degree in information systems and services specialization.

Wilson H. Elkins Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for students enrolled in Europe.

Working Family Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for students who are working full-time and have family commitments (spouse and dependents).