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.
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
- Scholarship recipients are encouraged to contribute to the enhancement of the Towson
University community through volunteer service.
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
www.fafsa.gov. 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
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
Scholarships and Awards for Current Undergraduate and Graduate Students only