Undergraduate Admission Scholarships

Towson University offers a variety of merit-based scholarships for new freshman and transfer students.

University Admissions Office Scholarships

Availability — The Towson University Admissions Office offers the following merit-based scholarships to freshman and transfer students who have demonstrated academic excellence.

To apply for these scholarships you must apply for FALL semester admission.

Application process  To be eligible for these scholarships, you must submit your application for fall admission including all required documents by December 1. No additional application form is required.

Selection criteria — Most of these scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to students with the strongest qualifications. The minimum criteria and final selection criteria are listed below. 

Scholarship recipients are notified on or about March 1. 

All of these awards require full-time Fall and Spring enrollment.

Provost and Tiger Scholarships

  • These are our largest awards for our most competitive freshman applicants. Awards amounts vary based on applicant strength and tuition rate (in-state or out-of-state). 
  • Funding is limited and final selection criteria are based on a competitive evaluation of each year's applicant pool. 

Transfer Achievement Award

Students must submit their admission application and all supporting documents by December 1 and must be transferring directly from a Maryland Community College. Students are evaluated based on credits completed by December 1 (excluding fall courses in progress at the time of application). Budget is limited so minimum GPA/credits will be determined by the strength of the applicant pool.

Top 10% Grants

  • Freshman who are admitted to TU from Baltimore City and Baltimore County public schools, who are in the top 10 percent of their class at the end of their junior year in high school.
  • Completion of college prep curriculum in the same high school for four years.
  • Interested students must apply to TU by the deadlines listed above and their top 10 percent status must be verified by their high school. (The high school must provide our office with a list of weighted class ranks.)
  • Applicants must also submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by January 15 and must demonstrate financial need defined as a FAFSA Expected Family Contribution (EFC) less than or equal to $10,000.

For the award payment and renewal conditions for students who have already been awarded the scholarships listed above, please see Scholarship Conditions.

Additional Scholarship Opportunities


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