Private Scholarships

Thousands of scholarship sponsors offer more than 1.5 million different private scholarships. To find them, use the free search services below and check with organizations in your local community.

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Arranging Payments from Private Scholarships

The Bursar's Office will disburse scholarship funds according to the policies and procedures of the private scholarship donor and TU.

If you are receiving scholarship funds from a private donor (other than a Maryland State scholarship), you may defer that portion of your term payment by forwarding a copy of the scholarship award letter to the Bursar's Office.

You are still ultimately responsible for any changes that are not paid by the scholarship donor.

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TU Private Scholarships Bulletin Board

These private scholarships (below) are particularly relevant to TU students. For full information, click on the scholarship name.

Scholarship name Eligibility Group

Alumni Association-International, Inc.

Full-time, undergraduate student; Maryland resident; 3.25 GPA; documented leadership ability demonstrated through community and school activities.

(2018-19 Application has closed, 2019-20 Application is not yet available)

Baltimore County Provider Council Enrolled in nursing or other allied health program, 3.0 cumulative GPA

Central Scholarship Bureau

Undergraduate and graduate Maryland residents

The College Bound Foundation

Current Baltimore City public high school students and graduates

The Cynthia E. Morgan Memorial Scholarship

First generation Maryland high school or college student majoring in a medical related field.

Delaware-District of Columbia-Maryland ASFAA, Inc.


Must demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA application; undergraduate students with a GPA of 2.5 or higher, at least second year standing prior to the start of the 17-18 academic year; graduate students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and completion of first year of program ; and enrolled full time.

(2018-19 Application has closed, 2019-20 Application is not yet available)

Department of Energy Scholars Program

U.S. citizen, undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate

Friends of Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Inc.

Residents of Maryland's Eastern Shore counties, college juniors/seniors, graduates, majoring in environmental education or science

Friends of the Arts (FOTA) Scholarship

Residents of Anne Arundel County seeking a college-level art degree.

(2018-19 Application has closed, 2019-20 application is not yet available)

Government Finance Officers Association

Undergraduates and graduates

Horatio Alger Association Scholarship

U.S. Citizen, High School senior, with high financial need and cumulative GPA of at least 2.0

Horatio Alger Association Honeywell Scholarship

STEM majors, high financial need, 3.0 GPA, current freshman, U.S. citizen

International Foodservice Editorial Council

Writing and public relations majors

John Armiger Scholarship Fund

Undergraduates preparing for a career in the uniformed public safety field

Kids' Chance of Maryland, Inc.

Children of Maryland's seriously injured workers

Maryland Mensa Scholarship

Enrolled in a degree program

Maryland Space Grant Consortium Scholarship

Full-time STEM majors; 3.0 GPA

Maryland Society of Accountants Scholarship

MD resident who has successfully completed Accounting Principles I and II with a grade of "B" or better, a 3.0 GPA in both accounting and overall,  and enrolled in a degree/certificate seeking program.

Mid-Atlantic Chapter, International Erosion Control Association

Full-time sophomores, juniors, and seniors, 2.75 GPA; interest in the storm water management or erosion and sediment control industries


STEM majors

NCAA Scholarships and Grants

Undergraduate and graduate student athletes

Peace Corps Nigeria Alumni Foundation's Young Women's Scholarship Program

Female junior/senior undergraduate student of Nigerian heritage, enrolled full time, has an international F1 student visa, expresses financial need and has a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Polish Heritage Association

Full-time entering freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors; Maryland residents with Polish descent

Sharon K. Harvey Memorial Foundation

Undergraduates with community service experience

Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund

Undergraduates and graduates

The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults

Students affected by cancer through their own diagnosis or the diagnosis of a loved one

The WIIT Scholarship Program

Undergraduates and graduates

USM Women's Forum Student Scholarship

Undergraduate and graduates. Must have earned a total of 48 undergraduate or 9 graduate credits, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and demonstrate financial need. 

(2018-19 Application has closed, 2019-20 Application is not yet available)

USM Women's Forum Professional Staff Development Award

Provides funding to eligible staff members currently employed at USM institutions for a minimum of five (5) years cumulative service. 

(2018-19 Application has closed, 2019-20 Application is not yet available)

USM Women's Forum Faculty Research Award

For faculty who are pursing research on women's experiences: social, scientific, economic, political, and health considerations that impact women. All faculty who hold an academic appoint at any USM instution may apply with preference given to junior facutly members. Faculty must be within five years of their appointment. 

(2018-19 Application has closed, 2019-20 Application is not yet available)


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