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 enrollment for each Fall and Spring semester.

The award Terms and Conditions including renewal requirements are listed at the bottom of this page.

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

  • Students 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 December 1 and must demonstrate financial need defined as a FAFSA Expected Family Contribution (EFC) less than or equal to $10,000.

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Award Terms and Conditions

All fall scholarship offers are only valid for students enrolling at TU for the fall term. If you choose to defer your admission to a different term, your scholarship offer(s) will be canceled. If you reapply for admission next fall, you may compete for new scholarship offers along with all other fall applicants for that term.

These awards may only be applied toward courses applicable to your first Bachelor’s Degree from TU. Awards may only be used for full-time fall and spring semester enrollment at TU. Annual award amounts will be evenly split into fall and spring disbursements.

You must enroll in and earn a minimum of 12 credits for every fall and spring semester, and must earn a minimum of 24 units per academic year (Fall-Spring). (While these are the minimum eligibility requirements, we strongly encourage you to complete at least 30 units per year to complete your degree on time.)

These awards are not transferrable and will be canceled if you transfer to another university.

Your total combined financial aid and educational benefits from all sources can never exceed your annual TU Cost of Attendance Budget. Other aid programs may also have additional restrictions on your total combined aid.  For additional information, see Award Changes and Reductions.

Renewal Requirements

The following renewal requirements apply to the Provost and Tiger Scholarships, Transfer Achievement Awards, and Top 10% Grants.

Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative TU GPA for Provost and Tiger Scholarships and Transfer Achievement Awards. 

Top 10% Grant recipients must maintain a 2.75 cumulative TU GPA, must file a FAFSA annually by January 17, and must have an EFC less than or equal to $10,000 for each aid year.

Most of these awards may only be received for a maximum of 8 consecutive fall and spring semesters.  Transfer Achievement Awards may only be received for 4 consecutive fall and spring semesters.


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