Regents Scholarships for Maryland Community College Transfer Students

The Regents Scholarships will provide financial assistance for the full cost of in-state tuition and mandatory fees as well as living expenses (comparable to on-campus room and board) and a book stipend for students attending on a full-time basis. The Regents Scholarship for the part-time student will provide funding for tuition and mandatory fees as well as a modest stipend for books and educational supplies. The partial scholarships will provide financial support per year for students demonstrating need. Any student nominated for a Regents Scholarship will automatically be included in the review for the partial scholarships. By maintaining the appropriate academic standing, the students may receive this generous support for a total of four semesters (or eight semesters for the part-time student).

This prestigious scholarship is available by nomination only.

Scholarship Number of Awards Criteria
Kelly
(Application - PDF)
2
  • Earn a 3.8 Grade Point Average or higher
  • Complete a minimum of 56 credits
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Pursue any major leading to the bachelor's degree at any USM institution
Kelly at Hagerstown
(Application - PDF)
1
  • Earn a 3.8 Grade Point Average or higher
  • Complete a minimum of 56 credits
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Pursue any major leading to the bachelor's degree at the USM Hagerstown Center
Shaeffer for Part-Time Student
(Application - PDF)
1
  • Earn a 4.0 Grade Point Average or higher
  • Complete the Associate's degree
  • Pursue any major for the bachelor's degree at USM institution on a part-time basis
  • Tuition and mandatory fees will be provided plus a small stipend for books and expenses
Weinberg
(Application - PDF)
1
  • Earn a 4.0 Grade Point Average
  • Complete the Associate's degree
  • Pursue any major leading to the bachelor's degree at any USM institution
Kelly Grants of $4000
2
  • Earn a 3.8 Grade Point Average or higher
  • Complete a minimum of 56 credits
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Pursue any major leading to the bachelor's degree at any USM institution
Board of Regents Grants
3
  • Earn a 4.0 Grade Point Average
  • Complete the Associate's degree
  • Pursue any major leading to the bachelor's degree at any USM institution

Deadline: May 16, 2014. Submit all documents below to Ms. Mindy M. Schaffer, Director of Financial Aid, Dorchester Bldg., Room 144. Only complete applications will be considered for nomination.

Required documentation:

  1. Nomination letter from the community college president (determined by Mindy Schaffer)
  2. Scholarship Application
  3. Personal Statement of the student's educational and career goals
  4. Official copy of the community college transcript (we prefer Electronic Transcript to USM Office, FICE code 007959)
  5. Unofficial copies or grade slips from all other colleges and universities attended
  6. Resume or listing of the student's extracurricular and community activities
  7. Evidence of the student's scholarly and creative activities - limit of two items (can include scanned copies of artwork, photos, creative projects, research papers, published material, honors, awards, etc.)
  8. One or two letters of recommendation from faculty or staff members at the community college
  9. Please do not submit the application items in folders or binders - staples or clips are permitted.

Please note:

  1. Preference will be given to Maryland residents during the scholarship selection process.
  2. Students must submit the FAFSA in order to be considered for any of the Kelly Regents Scholarships or Grants.
  3. Items with student's personal information should be sent by more secure means such as fax, direct mailing or electronic transcript.
  4. Other documentation -- such as letters of nomination, scholarly/creative evidence, or recommendations -- may be sent by fax or by email with attachments.