The 2023-2024 2+2 Transfer Scholarship
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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.
All required documents must be submitted to MHEC through your MDCAPS via the NEW Electronic File Upload Tool
Who May Apply?
Students currently enrolled full-time as a degree-seeking student at a community college in Maryland may apply.
How do I Apply?
Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and complete the 2+2 Transfer Scholarship application through MDCAPS. Students must submit the following documents by the application deadline:
- Documentation that the student has registered with the selective service system (if applicable)
- Community college transcript that reflects current enrollment
Note: Once the application is submitted and reviewed, eligible applicants will be required to upload an official college transcript, through MDCAPS, reflecting that the applicant has earned an associate degree from a community college in the state.
Students are encouraged to submit their FAFSA, the 2+2 Transfer Scholarship application, and all required documentation by March 1 for priority consideration and awarding.
All applications and required documents submitted after March 1 and before May 1 will be accepted if funding is available.
The annual award amount will be $1,000. However, the award amount will be $2,000 for a student who enrolls in a science, teaching, engineering, computer science, mathematics, or nursing program.
The scholarship may be used for tuition and mandatory fees for three years of study or six semesters of study, whichever is longer.
The award can be renewed for a total of three years of study, or six semesters, whichever is longer, if the recipient:
- Remains a resident 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.
The 2+2 Transfer Scholarship regulations have been published online under the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR).
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