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 Student & University Billing 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 Student & University Billing 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

AFCEA Jeremy A Pinkerton Cyber Scholarship

Full-time, undergraduate sophomore or junior continuing/transfer student; resident of DC, MD, or VA; 2.7 GPA; working towards a B.S. or a B.A degree with a declared major in Computer Science with a focus on Cyber Security or other cyber related areas of study supportive of national defense. 

Alumni Association-International, Inc.

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

(24-25 Application has closed; 25-26 Application will reopen in March 2025)

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

DC Chapter of Accounting and Financial Women's Alliance Scholarship

Undergraduate and graduate students who have completed their sophomore year (60 credits) by the time of the application deadline, have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA, and are majoring in accounting or finance. 

DE-DC-MD ASFAA Scholarship

Undergraduate students with a GPA of 2.5 or higher, second year standing, with financial need. Graduate students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, second year standing, with financial need.

2023-24 Application has closed. 2024-25 Application will open in March 2024.

Department of Energy Scholars Program

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

Eileen Gwin Undergraduate Marketing Education Scholarship

Full-time, undergraduate, junior/senior who is pursuing a bachelor's degree in marketing or a related course of study

Generation Hope Scholarship

Undergraduate students enrolled at least half-time who are a teen mother or father, actively involved in your child's life, and be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident, or have DACA status.

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

International Foodservice Editorial Council

Writing and public relations majors

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.


STEM majors

NCAA Scholarships and Grants

Undergraduate and graduate student athletes

Polish Heritage Association

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

SECU MD Foundation Scholarship

Undergraduate and graduates

SECU Members Scholarship

Undergraduate and graduates who are members of SECU

Sharon K. Harvey Memorial Foundation

Undergraduates with community service experience

Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund

Undergraduates and graduates

The WIIT Scholarship Program

Undergraduates and graduates

Upsilon Epsilon Omega Chapter and Ladies of Vision Charities, Inc. Scholarship Program

Undergraduate and graduate students who are permanent residents of Baltimore County

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.

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. 

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 institution may apply with preference given to junior faculty members. Faculty must be within five years of their appointment.