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:
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 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.
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.
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 and Awards for Current Undergraduate and Graduate Students only