University of Maryland Alumni Association Scholarships


The University of Maryland Alumni Association supports excellence in education by providing scholarship opportunities for current students. The alumni association awards 16 scholarships annually. Ten undergraduate students are selected to receive $2,000 each and five graduate students are selected to receive $3,000 each. The Col. J. Logan Schutz Scholarship awards $750 to one legacy student of junior-standing.

Students who wish to apply for these scholarships should meet the following criteria:

  • Applicant must be currently enrolled at the University of Maryland, College Park. Prospective, admitted, and transfer students who have not yet matriculated are ineligible until they have enrolled and completed one semester at UMD. (Links to assist non-enrolled students are located at the bottom of this page.)
  • Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, verified by the submission of an unofficial UMD transcript.
  • Applicant must secure one letter of recommendation from a professor, mentor, or trusted colleague. The recommender does not have to be UMD-affiliated. There is an option in the application process for applicants who would prefer to submit a confidential letter of recommendation.
  • Applicant should demonstrate a fearless Terrapin spirit through their application materials, including a current resume and two short-answer essays. Academic excellence, extracurricular activities, service projects, study abroad experiences, volunteer work, paid and unpaid internships or employment are all great experiences to highlight within your application materials.

All current UMD students who meet the above criteria are encouraged to apply. Legacy is only required to apply for the Schutz Scholarship. Legacy is not a requirement to apply for one of the 15 alumni association scholarships available.



Col. J. Logan Schutz Legacy Scholarship

The Schutz Scholarship application deadline for 2016 has passed. The online application for this award will reopen in February 2017.

This scholarship is made possible thanks to a generous gift from Col. J. Logan Schutz '38, '40, past executive director and director emeritus of the University of Maryland Alumni Association. It is presented annually to a student with at least 56 credit hours attending the University of Maryland, College Park, who is also a legacy student (one parent or family member is a graduate of College Park).



University of Maryland Alumni Association Scholarship

Alumni Association Scholarship applications are due by end of day on May 1, 2016.

Fifteen scholarships are made possible thanks to the generosity of dues-paying alumni association members. A portion of each alumni association membership directly supports the association's student scholarship fund. These awards are presented annually to undergraduate and graduate students who exhibit a fearless Terrapin spirit through their academic and extracurricular accomplishments. Legacy (having one parent or family member who is a graduate of College Park) is not required to apply. Legacy is just one of several different factors we consider when selecting recipients and many past recipients have not been legacy students.



Not a current student? You may find some of these links helpful in your scholarship search.

For more information on the Maryland Alumni Association's Scholarship Program, contact Jeff Sansouci, Director of Regional Programming at

To make a gift to the University of Maryland Alumni Association Scholarship Fund, please click here.

See our list of past scholarship recipients.

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