Community Enrichment & Enhancement Partnership Award

The Community Enrichment and Enhancement Partnership Award (CEEP) is administered by Towson University's Center for Student Diversity (CSD). CEEP (pronounced KEEP) is designed to increase the access and success of culturally diverse undergraduate students attending Towson University.


  • To foster an environment that appreciates and values an increasingly diverse student body.
  • To increase the recruitment, retention, and graduation of a diverse student body.
  • To develop student interest, involvement, and leadership in community-building initiatives.

Award Amount

  The standard CEEP Award amount is $2,500.00 per year ($1,250.00 per semester). The award may be renewed for up to 4 years.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Applicants must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and demonstrate unmet financial need via FAFSA guideline.
  2. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens, U.S. Permanent Residents or Other Eligible Noncitizens as defined by federal financial aid eligibility requirements.
  3. Applicants must enroll full-time.
  4. Transfer applicants must need a minimum of thirty credits prior to graduate.
  5. Applicants must also meet at least three of the following criteria: first generation college student,from a single parent household, overcome personal, social and/or physical obstacles pursuing an education, from a living environment or academic setting that may have hindered educational pursuits. 

Application Process

Deadline Date:  Incoming freshmen and new transfer students must apply by February 15th.

  1. Complete the CEEP Application Form here at: CEEP Application Form.
  2. Submit the FAFSA by January 17th.
  3. Applicants who wish to request special consideration should contact the Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs/Diversity.
  4. The CEEP Award Committee will review all applications and select applicants based upon CEEP Application data, Admissions Application Data, and financial need data.

For more information call Raft Woodus at 410-704-2051 or e-mail:

CEEP Award Renewals

To renew a CEEP Award, CEEP Award Recipients must complete semester requirements and attend a CEEP Award Contract Renewal Session near the close of each semester.  CEEP Recipients must also submit a FAFSA by January 17.