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USG Scholarships & Awarding Process

In addition to federal and state grants awarded on the basis of financial need, various private scholarships are available for students at USG as provided by local businesses, foundations, community organizations and individual donors. While students are encouraged to apply for any scholarship (as available nationwide) for which they qualify, the following is a listing of awards designated specifically for students enrolled in programs at USG.  

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The American Association of University Women (AAUW) (Gaithersburg Branch)

This scholarship was established to support one female at the Universities of Shady Grove.

To qualify, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Rising senior standing in college at USG
  • Enrolled in an area where females have been traditionally underrepresented, such as Math, Science, Technology, Engineering, Computers, or in the Education of these
  • Resident of Montgomery County
  • Enrolled and maintain a full time schedule, a minimum of 12 credits per semester
  • Preference should be given to women who otherwise qualify

Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA/Bethesda)

Scholarships will be used for transfer students from Montgomery College transferring in the Universities at Shady Grove that have previously received an AFCEA Bethesda scholarship from Montgomery College and continue to meet the eligibility requirements below (1st priority), or new/current students that meet the criteria below. Funds may be used to cover in-state tuition fees only. Eligible students may receive up to $2000.00 per academic year from the scholarship program.

Eligibility requirements for the scholarship awards:

  1. Enrolled in fields of Curriculum including: Simulation and Digital Entertainment, Computer & Information Science, Computer Studies, Computer Information Technology, Information Assurance, Investigative Forensics, Information Systems Management or Biotechnology. Attending classes at The Universities at Shady Grove on a part or full time basis.
  2. U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
  3. Demonstrated financial need as determined by the financial aid office
  4. Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  5. Enrolled and maintain at least a 1/2 time schedule, a minimum of 6 credits per semester
  6. High School graduate of a Montgomery County high School or transferred from Montgomery College

Barnes & Noble Textbook Scholarship

The Universities at Shady Grove (USG) Annual Textbook Scholarship Fund is available for any undergraduate student taking courses at USG. This scholarship ranges from $100 to several hundred dollars per semester, and it may be used to purchase textbooks at our on site book vendor, the University Book Center. This scholarship is awarded on a semester basis, and students must re-apply each semester to be considered.

Board of AdvisorS Annual Scholarship Fund

The Board of Advisors Annual Scholarship fund was established by the USG Board of Advisors in 2007 to assist undergraduate students at USG who are succeeding academically but have financial challenges. To qualify, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrate financial need and academic excellence
  • Be enrolled in a program at USG
  • Enrolled and maintain at least a half time schedule, 6 credtis per semester

Bradzee foundation stem scholarship

To qualify, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled in a STEM program at USG
  • Demonstrate financial need through the completion of FAFSA
  • Maintain a 3.0GPA or higher
  • Enrolled and maintain at least a 1/2 time schedule, 6 credits per semester

The morris and gwendolyn cafritz foundation

This scholarship is to assist undergraduate students at USG.  To qualify, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a transfer student from Montgomery College or Prince George's Community College
  • Be enrolled in a program at USG
  • Demonstrate financial need and academic excellence
  • Maintain at least a part-time schedule each semester, which is 6 or more credits

Camille & Clifford Kendall Endowed Scholarship/USG Kendall Scholars Program

Clifford Kendall, a member of the Shady Grove Board of Advisors, and his wife Camille, have donated funds to the USM Foundation with the intention of providing at least twenty annual scholarships (by 2012) for students enrolled in programs at USG. Candidates must be junior or senior students enrolled in a program at USG. USG Kendall Scholars are required to participate in a mentor/mentee program.

To qualify, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Have demonstrated financial need (as determined by the FAFSA)
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Show high potential for success
  • Intention of remaining in Maryland upon graduation
  • Demonstrated prior service to others
  • Enrolled and maintain a fulltime schedule, a minimum of 12 credits per semester

Award: The award covers in state tuition and fees.

cannon design-usg scholarship

Cannon Design's world leadership in planning and design for healthcare reflects their dedication and commitment to the most vital institutions of the modern world.  To qualify, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled in a program at USG
  • Demonstrate financial need and academic excellence
  • Enrolled and maintain a miniumu of 12 credits per semester

capital one bank scholarship

This endowment was created to provide scholarships for business students and for student leaders.  The scholarships are targeted toward transfer students from Montgomery College.  The scholarships will benefit students with demonstrated financial need and good academic standing.  Recipeints must be taking classes and making satisfactory progress toward the completion of a bachelor's degree with the University of Maryland's Roberth H. Smith School of Business at The Universities at Shady Grove.

clifford and camille kendall montgomery college/usg endowed scholarship

Clifford Kendall, a former member of the Univeristies at Shady Grove Board of Advisors, and his wife Camille, have donated funds to the Montgomery College Foundation as a means to provide tuition support to students with both financial need and academic potential.  Candidates begin their studies at Montgomery College and complete thier baccalaureate education at USG.

To qualify, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Have demonstrated financial need (as determined by the FAFSA)
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Show high potential for success
  • Intention of remaining in Maryland upon graduation
  • Demonstrated prior service to others
  • Enrolled and maintain full time schedule, a minimum of 12 credits per semester

Award: The award covers in state tuition and fees.

e-management it scholarship

e-Management, an award-winning woman-owned, minority-owned business headquarted in Silver Spring, Maryland, has been providing information technology solutions since 1999 to the U.S. federal government in the ares of planning, infrastructure engineering, application development, and information security.

To qualify, student candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled in an undergraduate program at USG in Information Technology majors, i.e. Cybersecurity, etc.
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Resident of Montgomery County
  • Enrolled and maintain at least a 1/2 time schedule, 6 credits per semester

florence nesh charitable trust scholarship

The Florence Nesh Charitable Trust through the PNC Charitable Trust Grant Review Committee issued a grant to support nursing education at USG.  

To qualify, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled in at least 6 credits in a Nursing program at USG
  • Demonstarte financial need and academic excellence

Gertrude M. Eaton Board of Advisor Scholarship

This endowed scholarship is awarded to honor the dedication and service of Dr. Gertrude Eaton, the former executive director at USG. It is awarded on an annual basis to one eligible undergraduate, degree-seeking student enrolled in any of the programs offered at USG.

To qualify, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Enrolled and maintain a minimum of 12 credits per semester
  • Demonstrate both financial need and academic excellence

HEALTHCARE INITIATIVE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Heathcare Initiative Foundation supports organizations that offer solutions to improve the quality and delivery of healthcare for residents of Montgomery County, Maryland.

To qualify, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled in one of the following programs at USG: Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work and Master's in Social Work
  • Demonstrate financial need and academic excellence
  • Enrolled in a miniumum of 6 credits hours per semester
  • Be a resident of Montgomery County, Maryland and perform clinical rotations/field placements at a nonprofit providing health and wellness services in Montgomery County. 

The hilton worldwide scholarship

Hilton desires to play a constructive role for students who intend to enroll or are enrolled the Hospitality and Tourism Management Program. Hilton desires to fund scholarships that will be made available to students from diverse backgrounds, including groups underrepresented in the hospitality industry, to support a diverse body of qualified candidates for positions within the industry; and the Universities offer a curriculum that focuses upon, among other areas, hospitality and toruism.

To qualify, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • A student must be enrolled in the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Hospitaliyt and Tourism Management program
  • A student must have financial need, verified by a financial aid office affiliated with the Universities
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • A student must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 and must maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average each semester
  • A student must be willing and able to apply and be considered for an internship at Hilton Worldwide, Inc.
  • Enrolled and maintain a 1/2 time schedule, a minimum of 6 credits per semester

James W. & Mary K. Price Scholarship Fund

This endowment given to the University System of Maryland Foundation, was created by USG Board member, Bridget Price and her siblings, to honor the memory of their parents, James W. and Mary K. Price. This scholarship provides annual scholarship support to students attending programs offered at the Universities at Shady Grove.

To qualify, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrate financial need
  • G.P.A. of at least a 3.0
  • Enrolled in a program offered at USG

Kaiser Permanente Scholarship Fund

Kaiser Permanente's mission is to support students who are majoring in healthcare related degree programs.  Kaiser Permanente's goal is to help provide affordable, high quality healthcare services to the community.

To qualify, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled into a health care degree program at USG
  • Demonstrate financial need and academic excellence
  • Enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester

karuna charities of washington DC Inc. Scholarship

The Karuna Charities Washington DC Inc. Scholarship is for students who intend to study and make a career for themselves. Scholarships can be used towards a certificate or undergraduate degree. This is not merit based, and GPA is not a consideration.  

To qualify, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Be an undergraduate or graduate certificate students enrolled in at least 6 credits at USG

Kendall alumni scholarships for working students

This scholarship was developed by Clifford Kendall and the Kendall Scholars Alumni program. The criteria for the Kendall Alumni Scholarship for Working Students will be that students must:

  • Be enrolled in a program at USG
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA or above: Exceptions can be made with an outstanding recommendation from a teacher/supervisor/vounteer coordinator
  • Currently working at least part time(15-20 hours or more)
  • Enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester
  • Have performed community service within the last two years
  • Cannot be a current Kendall Scholar

Kerry kattar memorial fun

In order to honor Kerry's academic, athletic and artistic abilities, this Memorial Fund awards scholarship assistance to students throughout the country who are pursuing careers in traditional academia, athletic or sports-related fields in the arts.

lavinia engle scholarship

Lavinia Margaret Engle (1892-1979) was the first woman from Montgomery County elected to the Maryland House of Delegates.  She also was the first woman to serve on the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners.  The Lavinia Engle Scholarship was established in 1981.  Recipients must be a female resident of Montgomery County for at least three years and enrolled in a Maryland community college, four-year college or university.  

lerch early & brewer, chtd. scholarship

Lerch Early & Brewer is a law firm located in Bethesda which serves businesses, individuals, and nonprofit organizations throughout the Washington, D.C., region. 

To be eligible for the scholarship, the following criteria must be met:

  • Student must be female 
  • Demonstrates financial need
  • Has a GPA of 3.0
  • Enrolled in at least 6 credits in a program at USG

Legislative Scholarships 

To qualify, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Students must reside in their appropriate districts. To view your Legislative District Number please visit: http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmmain.aspx?pid=legisrpage&tab=subject6. Click on "Who Represents Me"
  • All applicants should be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents
  • State Scholarships require a student to be enrolled for at least 6 hours a semester at a Maryland college or university
  • Complete the FAFSA

Lockheed martin

This Lockheed Martin Scholarship fund was established to assist Nursing students at USG. 

To qualify, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled in a nursing program at USG
  • Demonstrate financial need and academic excellence
  • Maintain a full-time schedule each semester of 12 or more credits

marriott scholarship

Due to generous funding from the Marriott Foundation, UMES is able to offer Marriott scholarships to students in the Hospitality and Restaurant Management Program. Student recipients must maintain academic standards and have financial need.

The Mark A. Borenstein Executive Director's Scholarship Fund

Established in honor of the Executive Director at The Universities at Shady Grove, this scholarship can be awarded to any student attending the Universities at Shady Grove at the Executive Director's discretion.

Mary Ann O'Bara Bateson Scholarship

This award provides annual scholarship support to students in the nursing, healthcare, and biology/bioscience programs who are attending the Universities at Shady Grove and who have a grade point average of at least 3.0

  • Enrolled in a program at USG
  • Demonstrate financial need and academic excellence
  • Enrolled and maintain a full time schedule, a minimum of 12 credits per semester
  • Maintain at least a 3.0 GPA

Maurice streeter book scholarship for veterans

The Maurice Streeter Book Scholarship For Veterans or spouse/dependent of a Veteran provides scholarships for students at the Universities at Shady Grove.  

Criteria:

  • A student must be a veteran or spouse/dependent of a veteran
  • Must be enrolled in at least 6 credits in that semester at USG

MCPS/MC/USG Partnership Scholarship Fund

This fund has been established to provide scholarship support to students from Gaithersburg High School or Watkins Mill High School who attend Montgomery College and then transfer to a program at USG.

To qualify, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Attended either Gaithersburg High School or Watkins Mill High School
  • Transfer from Montgomery College to a program offered at USG
  • Demonstrate financial need and a potential for success
  • Enrolled and maintain at least a 1/2 time schedule, a minimum of 6 credits per semester

Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit union

The criteria for Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union's Scholarship is:

  • The student will have a 3.0 GPA
  • The student will be a full-time student at USG and enrolled in a program at USG
  • Open to all USG students in the Smith School of Business or in an accounting program at the Universities at Shady Grove
  • Student must be involved in a Community Volunteer Program
  • Must be eligible to join the Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union (Eligibility in the Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union is to be a resident of Montgomery County and attend a school in Montgomery County)

The Miriam & Chaim Bentzlovitch Scholarship Fund

The Miriam and Chaim Bentzlovitch Scholarship Fund at the University System of Maryland Foundation, Inc. in honor and memory of Miriam and Chaim Bentzlovitch designate a $500.00 scholarship each year for Communication students attending The Universities at Shady Grove.

The Miriam and Chaim Bentzlovitch Scholarship will be awarded to a student or students who have demonstrated the following needs: Must be (a) Communication major at the Universities at Shady Grove for the duration of the scholarship; (b) rising senior standing (completed between 85-105 total credits and at least 9 credits at the Universities at Shady Grove); (c) overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. Student must be enrolled and maintain at least a 3/4 time schedule, a minimum of 9 credits per semester.

Molly Caitlin Counihan Endowed Scholarship

This endowed scholarship is awarded to a student entering the Towson University dual certification program in Elementary and Special Education at the Universities at Shady Grove. To qualify, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be transferring from Montgomery College to the USG/Towson Education program
  • Hold a 2.75 GPA or higher
  • Incoming Junior or Senior

MONTGOMERY COUNTY BUSINESS HALL OF FAME SCHOLARSHIP

The Montgomery County Business Hall of Fame Scholarship was established to assist eligible undergraduate and graduate students attending programs at USG.  

To qualify, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Be an undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in at least 6 credits at USG
  • Demonstarte financial need and academic excellence

the nazly goshTaiE perseverance scholarship

The Nazly Goshtaie Perseverance Scholarship for the purpose of providing scholarship(s) for students at The Universities at Shady Grove enrolled at program at USG.

To qualify, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • The Student will have a 3.2 GPA
  • The Student will be a full time student at USG
  • Open to all USG students regardless of partner University the student is attending
  • Student must demonstrate perseverance and overcoming obstacles in their essay
  • Enrolled and maintain a full time schedule, a minimum of 12 credits per semester

A meeting between the sponsor of this scholarship and the recipeint will be invited to meet at a time that works for the parties so there will be an opportunity to meet and learn more about each other.  This meeting will be arranged by the Director of Development and Community Partnerships.

Philanthropic scholarship-anonymous donor

This Grantee makes grants to public charities operating in the Metropolitan area of Washington, DC.  

To qualify, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Be an undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in at least 6 credits at USG
  • Demonstrate financial need and academic excellence

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital Endowed Scholarship for the Health Professions

The Shady Grove Adventist Scholarship was established to provide scholarships for students attending programs at the Universities at Shady Grove and how are studying programs related to allied health professions.

To qualify, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled in a program at USG related to allied health professionals
  • Hold a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Enrolled and maintain at least a 1/2 time schedule, a minimum of 6 credits per semester

Shannon J. & Michael D. Priddy Endowed Scholarship Fund

This endowment given to the University System of Maryland Foundation provides annual scholarship support to students in information technology or related fields who are attending programs at the Universities at Shady Grove. To qualify, candidates must meet the following criteria: 

  • Be an undergraduate or graduate student with demonstrated academic excellence
  • Show financial need
  • Demonstrate leadership skills in one of the technology fields
  • Enrolled and maintain at least a 1/2 time schedule, a minimum of 6 credits per semester

Sodexo scholarship

The scholarship(s) goes to students in the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Hospitality and Tourism Management Program or in Health related programs focused on Nutrition.  These student(s) must have a demonstrated financial need. To qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled in at least 12 credits per semester in the UMES Hospitality and Tourism Management Program, or in a health related programs focused on Nutrition at USG
  • Demonstrate financial neeed and academic excellence

star scholarship sponsored by esther chang 

To qualify, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Must demonstrate financial need through the completion of FAFSA
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Display strong leadership qualities and on campus involvement
  • Be a student in the UMCP Robert H. Smith School of Business at USG(International Business major preferred)
  • Be a first generation college student in their family(grandparents and parents did not graduate from a four year institution)
  • Highly involved in the community and participates in philanthropic activiest regularly
  • Has an internship related to the student's program during the semester the scholarship is active(internship may be found and started within the first month of the semter).  Use of USG's Career and Insternship Services Center is strongly recommended
  • Enrolled and maintain at least a 1/2 time schedule, a minimum of 6 credits per semester

Stephen Purcell memorial scholarship

The criteria for the Stephen Purcell Memorial Scholarship will be: The student will have a 3.0 GPA, enrolled in a program with the University of Baltimore, and in addition to the normal USG required essay also write a short essay or paragraph stating their academic goals and how they see them as an asset to the local and/or global community.  A meeting will be arranged by the Director of Development and Community Partnerships with members of the Purcell family to meet the recipient(s) at a time that works for the parties.  Student must be enrolled and maintain at least 1/2 time schedule, a minimum of 6 credits per semester.

The Sterling & Florence Crockett Scholarship Endowment

This Endowed Scholarship Fund shall provide annual support to students who have an entrepreneurial spirit, including but not limited to students in the RH Smith School of Business and Students in the Construction Management Technology Programs who are attending the Universities at Shady Grove. 

To qualify, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled in a program at USG
  • Demonstrate financial need and academic excellence
  • Enrolled and maintain a full time schedule, a minimum of 12 credits per semester

STUDENT INVOLVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP PRESENTED BY usg STUDENT COUNCIL

In accordance with the mission of advocating the student body, the Student Council established a scholarship to support those who have been a positive part of our campus community.  This will not only reward those who have improved our community, but also encourage others to get involved.  In addition, many students with the desire to get involved cannot because of financial reasons.  The proposed Student Involvement Scholarship Presented by Student Council aims to enable, encourage and reward.

To qualify, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrate 3.25 GPA or greater
  • Demonstrate a great degree of involvement in extracurricular activities
  • Demonstrate a habit of advocating, enchancing, and revolutionizing
  • Be enrolled in at least 9 credits per semester at USG

USG Internship Scholarship

USG is pleased to announce a the Internship Scholarship through which qualifying students can receive scholarship support for participation in unpaid, meaningful internship opportunities. This new program is intended to ease the financial obstacles faced by students seeking to gain practical experience in their chosen career field. This program is open to any undergraduate student at USG who demonstrates some type of financial need. Qualifying internship placements include those with a nonprofit organization, government agency, or regional small business.

University System of Maryland Regents Scholar Program

The Regents Scholars Program is the most prestigious scholarship awarded by the University System of Maryland (USM). Regents Scholars are selected on the basis of demonstrated academic ability as well as strong motivation, exceptional character and a record of extracurricular accomplishments.

To qualify, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a Maryland community college transfer student (received the Associate of Arts degree)
  • Have demonstrated financial need (as determined by the FAFSA)
  • Have completed a minimum of 56 credits
  • Hold a 4.0 GPA
  • Be enrolled in a full-time, daytime bachelor's degree at USG

Award: Covers the entire cost of in-state tuition and mandatory fees, in addition to a stipend to defray other academic expenses for four semesters. The scholarship is renewable each year if the student continues as a full-time student and maintains a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA.

wheeler foundation scholarship

To qualify, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled in a program at USG
  • Demonstrate financial need and academic excellence
  • Enrolled and maintain at least 1/2 time schedule, a minimum of 6 credits per semester
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