2+2 Transfer Scholarship



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The 2024-2025 2+2 Transfer Scholarship application will open Early March 2024.​​​​​


Purpose

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 and complete their bachelor's degrees in a timely manner. Students must be enrolled in an eligible accredited Maryland postsecondary institution.

 

Recipients are eligible for $1,000 annually towards tuition and mandatory fees. Recipients enrolling in a science, teaching, engineering, computer science, mathematics, or nursing program are eligible for $2,000 annually.

 

Eligibility​- Initial Applicants

Individuals applying for the 2+2 Transfer Scholarship for the first time for the 2024-2025 academic year must:

  • Be a resident of Maryland;
  • Have completed the 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1, 2024 for priority consideration or by December 31, 2024;
  • Submit a 2+2 Transfer Scholarship application through the MHEC One-App on MDCAPS by December 31, 2024 and any required documentation;
  • Be attending a Maryland community college with plans to finish an associate's degree by December 2024 OR have completed an associate's degree from a Maryland community in the 2023-2024 academic year;
    • Applicants who complete their associate's degree in the 2023-2024 academic year must be transferring to a 4-year institution for Fall 2024;
    • Applicants who will complete their associate's degree in Fall 2024 must be transferring to a 4-year institution in Spring 2025;
  • ​Have maintained a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale while at a Maryland community college;
  • Be transferring to a Maryland public or private nonprofit 4-year higher education institution as a full-time, degree seeking undergraduate student in the 2024-2025 academic year;
  • Have demonstrated financial need;
    • Student must not have an Student Aid Index (SAI) over $10,000;
  • For applicable individuals, have registered with the Selective Service System.

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Eligibility- Renewal Applicants

2+2 Transfer Scholarship recipients may be eligible to renew the award for three years of study or six semesters of study, whichever is longer. For recipients to remain eligible for the Scholarship, they must:

 

  • Remain a resident of Maryland;
  • Continues to be enrolled as a full-time degree-seeking undergraduate student at a public or private nonprofit 4-year institution in Maryland;
  • Maintains a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA at their enrolled 4-year higher education institution;
  • Maintains the standards of the institution attended by the recipient.


Application Process​​

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Initial Applicants:

  • Submit the 2024-2025 FAFSA by March 1, 2024 for priority consideration or by December 31, 2024 ​for final consideration;
  • Submit a 2+2 Transfer Scholarship application through the MHEC One-App on MDCAPS by March 1, 2024 for priority consideration or by December 31, 2024;
  • Submit all required documentation:
    • A transcript from a Maryland community college they are enrolled in showing their current GPA by December 31, 2024 or earlier;
    • Selective Service System registration, if applicable;
    • Upon conferment of the associate's degree, a transcript from a Maryland community college reflecting the degree has been conferred – must be submitted by March 15, 2025 or earlier.

Important Information for Initial Applicants:

  • Only INITIAL applicants needs to complete an application for the 2+2 Transfer Scholarship – renewal recipients do not.
  • Disbursement of the scholarship funds cannot occur until documentation of conferred associate's degree is received. The earlier the documentation is received, the earlier funds can be disbursed.
  • The 2024-2025 2+2 Transfer Scholarship application is to receive funding DURING the 2024-2025 academic year.
  • Initial applicants who graduated with their associate's degrees in Fall 2023 CANNOT be enrolled in a 4-year institution prior to Fall 2024 or they will not be considered eligible for the 2024-2025 2+2 Transfer Scholarship.

​​Renewal Recipients:

  • Submit the 2024-2025 FAFSA;
  • Institutions upload 2023-2024 cumulative GPA directly on recipient's behalf into MDCAPS;
  • Renewals: Please note that scholarship renewals cannot be processed until the 2024-2025 FAFSA is received by MDCAPS.

     

All 2+2 Transfer Scholarship awards are contingent on the availability of funds.



Frequently Asked Questions and Other Information

The 2+2 Transfer Scholarship regulations have been published online under the Code  of Maryland Regulations (COMAR).  

The 2+2 Transfer Scholarship statutes have been published online under the General Assembly.


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