2+2 Transfer Scholarship

2017-2018 Application closed.

The 2+2 Transfer Scholarship is designed to assist and encourage transfer students from Maryland community colleges to attend a 4-year institution within the State. Students must be enrolled in an eligible accredited Maryland postsecondary institution.

APPLICATION

Who may apply: Students currently enrolled full-time or part-time as a degree-seeking student at a community college in Maryland

How to apply: Applicants for the scholarship must submit the 2+2 Transfer Scholarship application available through MD CAPS, complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.gov, submit an official college transcript reflecting that the applicant has earned an associate’s degree from a Community College in the State, and documentation the student if applicable, has registered with the selective service system

When to apply:Students are encouraged to complete a FAFSA application by March 1 for priority awarding. FAFSA applications submitted after March 1st will be considered as long as funding is available. Complete and submit the 2+2 Transfer Scholarship application and all supporting documents by August 31.

Faxed documents are not acceptable and must be received in office by close of business on August 31. Documents postmarked on August 31 will not be accepted.

Eligible majors: All majors are eligible. This award is a grant and does not need to be repaid.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

You and your parents (if you are a dependent student) must be Maryland residents. You must be currently enrolled at a community college in Maryland and have earned an associate’s degree by the end of the semester in which you plan to transfer. You must also be accepted for admission to a degree program at a public 4-year higher education institution or a private nonprofit 4-year institution of higher education in Maryland and intend to enroll in order to complete a bachelor’s program.

Each student must agree to provide any information or documentation requested
for the purpose of administering this program and, if requested, to sign an authorization for the release of information  for the purpose of administering this program. The student’s failure or refusal to provide requested information or a signed release may result in a determination of ineligibility or the cancellation of an award.

FINANCIAL NEED

You must have demonstrated financial need, defined as a federally calculated expected family contribution (EFC) of $10,000 or less as reported on the student's FAFSA.

AWARD AMOUNT

The annual award amount will be $1,000, except for a student who enrolls in a science, teaching, engineering, computer science, mathematics, or nursing program, the award amount will be $2,000.

The scholarship may be used for tuition and mandatory fees for 3 years of study or six semesters of study, whichever is longer.

RENEWING AN AWARD

The award can be renewed for a total of 3 years of study, or six semesters, whichever is longer, if the recipient:

  • remains a resident of the State of Maryland
  • continues to be enrolled full-time as an undergraduate student in a degree program at a public 4-year higher education institution or a private nonprofit 4-year institution of higher education in Maryland
  • maintains a cumulative 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale each academic year the recipient is enrolled at a public 4-year higher education institution or a private nonprofit 4-year institution of higher education in the state or provides evidence satisfactory to the administration of extenuating circumstances
  • maintains the standards of the institution attended by the recipient

2+2 Transfer Scholarship Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)​


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