BSOS College Scholarships

The College offers several scholarships to current students (see below) and each scholarship has individual eligibility criteria. Scholarship awards are granted one time for the Fall semester. 


BSOS Undergraduate Experience Funds

If you are a BSOS student with financial need that is preventing you from taking advantage of an experiential learning opportunity, apply for BSOS Undergraduate Experience Funds. *Note that BSOS accepts applications for these funds on a biannual basis. During the Fall semester for Winter & Spring learning experiences and during the Spring semester for Summer & Fall experiences.


Townshend Scholars

The Townshend Scholarship is awarded to academically talented incoming freshmen in the College of Behavioral & Social Sciences. Students are notified of this award after they have been admitted to the University of Maryland, but prior to enrolling. No additional application materials are required beyond application to the University. This Scholarship is renewable annually for students who meet the scholarship's academic criteria. 


Other Sources:

UMD’s Campus Pantry works to alleviate food insecurity in the campus community by providing emergency food to those in need. Learn more at

The Student Crisis Fund provides emergency support to fellow Terps who need emergency shelter, transportation, clothing, and medical supplies. Support the Crisis Fund to ensure that our community continues to support Terps in need:

The Bright Futures Initiative awards students with need-based scholarships ranging from $100-$1,000 to help offset expenses incurred during unpaid internships. If you are an undergraduate student who has secured an unpaid summer internship with a non-profit organization or government office, you are eligible to apply. Additional eligibility details for summer 2023 internships will be provided at a later date.

A list of scholarships available to students of all identities is shared annually at the Undergraduate Advising Conference and is available here:


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