Honors College Scholarship

Honors College Scholarship awards are offered at the time of admission to the Honors College and are not increased in value from the offer made at the time of admission. The amount of your scholarship is provided in your financial aid package, and you must submit the Admissions Enrollment Contract by May 1, or by the deadline specified in your Towson University admissions letter, in order to receive the scholarship offered. The Honors College Scholarship is renewable for the period specified in your scholarship letter if you satisfy the following conditions:

  • Maintain good standing (as defined in the Undergraduate Catalog) in the Honors College by meeting all curricular and co-curricular requirements.
  • Maintain continuous full-time status in the university by enrolling and completing at least 12 units each fall and spring term.
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.3, and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in Honors College courses.

Most incoming fall freshmen and transfer students will receive an Honors College Scholarship in the amount of $1,250. Students joining the Honors College in the spring term are not eligible for Honors scholarships.

The Honors College Scholarship is usually offered in addition to any scholarships you may have been awarded by Towson University. In some instances, as a result of other financial assistance, it may be necessary to reduce or cancel the Honors College Scholarship so the total sum of the awards does not exceed state, federal or institution program limits. If an Honors College scholarship is canceled, the cancellation is permanent and the scholarship cannot be reinstated for future semesters.

Honors College Scholarship awards receipients are identified by the Honors College, and the disbursement of awards and review of requirements is overseen by the Financial Aid Office. If you have any questions regarding your scholarship disbursement, posting dates, or maintaining eligibility, please contact the Financial Aid Office.

honors college scholarship 2018-19 terms and conditions

Towson University Merit Scholarship Award Conditions
  • Honors College Scholarships are only available for fall term admission for new TU freshman and transfer students.
  • All merit based scholarships are annual awards which may only be applied towards 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. Scholarships may be received for a maximum of 8 consecutive terms if entering as a freshman, or up to 7 consecutive terms if entering as a transfer student. Please see your award letter for your amount of eligible terms for this award.
  • This offer does not cover the $300.00 new student enrollment fee, which is a one‑time fee assessed to all students attending the university for the first time.
  • These scholarship offers are only valid for students enrolling at TU in the term for which they were admitted. If you choose to defer your admission to a different term, your scholarship offer(s) will be canceled. If you reapply for admission at any point you may compete for new scholarship offers along with all other applicants for that term of entry.
  • You must pass at least 12 units per semester and must also meet the minimum cumulative G.P.A. and other special requirements listed on your award letter.
  • 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.  If you received an out-of-state scholarship award amount and your tuition status changes to in-state, your award will be reduced or canceled.
  • These awards are not transferrable and will be canceled if you transfer to another university.
  • Scholarship recipients are encouraged to contribute to the enhancement of the Towson University community through volunteer service.
Renewal Conditions

We review compliance with scholarship requirements at the conclusion of each term.  If you fail any of these Award Conditions, your award will be canceled.  Canceled students who regain compliance with all terms and conditions may appeal to request reinstatement of their awards.

Other Scholarships and Need-Based Financial Aid

Receiving this scholarship does not exclude you from consideration for other scholarships or need-based aid from Towson University or, if you are a legal resident of Maryland, from the Maryland Higher Education Commission. However, all students must comply with federal, state, and TU limits on their maximum combined financial aid and benefits.   If your total combined aid and benefits exceeds any of these limits, we may need to reduce or cancel a portion of your aid.

If you complete a Free Application for Federal Student Financial Aid (FAFSA), you should expect to receive a separate response to that application from the TU Financial Aid Office. They will start sending their Financial Aid Notifications by early March. Need-based federal and institutional funds are limited, and recipients will be selected based on financial need and application deadlines. The FAFSA is available online at For maximum consideration for need-based TU grants, submit your FAFSA by January 17. If you miss this deadline, you should still submit a FAFSA as soon as possible to apply for other types of aid.

  • Financial Aid/Scholarship Unit: 410-704-2647
  • University Admissions: 410-704-2113
  • Honors College: 410-704-4677

These terms and conditions are also available as a downloadable document: Fall 2018 Honors College Scholarship Terms and Conditions (PDF)

The Cynthia R. Kalodner Honors College Service Learning Scholarship

The Cynthia R. Kalodner Honors College Service Learning Scholarship is a $1,000 award designed to provide scholarship support for an Honors College student involved in service activity either inside the Honors College curriculum or in another substantive way.

Applicants for the scholarship must meet the following criteria of eligibility:

  • Be a full-time undergraduate student
  • Be enrolled in the Honors College
  • Have a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.2 or above
  • Be involved in service-learning activity

Special consideration will be given to students undertaking a service-learning course or project that involves additional expense for the student, such as when a project occurs in another country. In addition, and especially when applicants may be working on the same project, the scholarship committee may consider the level of the student’s commitment to the project and ability to articulate its purposes, and the record of the applicant in the Honors College. Please see the scholarship application form for a definition of service-learning.

Applications for the Cynthia R. Kalodner Honors College Service Learning Scholarship for the 2018-19 academic year are now closed.

Honors College Study Abroad Scholarship

The Honors College offers a limited number of scholarships for Honors students going abroad each term. For the fall and spring terms, two scholarships in the amount of $300 are awarded to students. For the summer and minimester terms, three awards in the amount of $200 are awarded.

To be considered for an Honors College Study Abroad Award, students must submit their Honors Elective Form to the Honors College by November 1 (for minimester and spring study abroad) or April 1 (for summer and fall study abroad).

Preference for Honors College Study Abroad Scholarships is given to students who have demonstrated their active participation and service in the Honors College. Study Abroad Scholarship amounts may change based on number of applicants for a given term.


Towson University Scholarships

Scholarships are available to entering undergraduates and current students through various sources. Scholarships are awarded based on merit, financial need or sometimes a combination of merit and need. Carefully review the deadlines and requirements when you apply for a scholarship. Most need-based grants and some scholarships, particularly awards from the state of Maryland, require applicants to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid FAFSA.

Scholarships for Entering Undergraduate Students Only

Scholarships for All New and Current Undergraduate and Graduate Students

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