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UMBC Alumni Scholarship

Thank You, #RetrieverNation. You’ve made us proud and now UMBC wants to celebrate its alumni with a $1,000 scholarship toward first semester graduate studies. In addition, application fees are now waived for UMBC alumni for applications to The Graduate School. Claim your future and apply to graduate school now!

You can qualify if:

  • You are a new graduate student admitted for the first time to an upcoming semester
  • You have received a degree from UMBC or will have received a degree from UMBC before you begin
  • You enroll in a degree seeking master’s or certificate program

To initiate the application fee waiver enter RetrieverNation into the special population code on the last page of our online application.

No additional scholarship application is required. If you do qualify, the award will be posted to your account under anticipated aid.

If you have any questions about this tuition scholarship or further details about requirements, please contact Mike Suica at

Regular admission requirements and deadlines still apply. If the deadline for your program of choice has passed, contact the program coordinator to see if you can still apply.

Employees of the University System of Maryland (including UMBC) or any spouse/dependent of an employee of a University System of Maryland school (including UMBC) receiving tuition remission do not qualify for this scholarship.