2+2 Transfer Scholarship

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2+2 Transfer Scholarship


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?​too

Students must complete the 2+2 Transfer Scholarship application through MDCAPS, submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov, upload an official college transcript reflecting that the applicant has earned an associate's degree from a community college in the state, and submit documentation that the student has registered with the selective service system (if applicable).


Important Deadlines

Students are encouraged to complete a FAFSA application by March 1 for priority awarding.  FAFSA applications submitted after March 1 will be considered as long as funding is available. Complete and submit the 2+2 Transfer Scholarship application and all supporting documents by March 1, 2021 for priority consideration.  Applications and documents submitted after March 1 and before May 1 will be accepted if funding is available.


Award Amount

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.


Renewal Requirements

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.​


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