BSOS College Scholarships

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

Scholarships- List by NSO

A list of scholarships available to students of all identities organized by major.

Scholarship & Fellowship Options

Options for students based on social identity, academic interest, etc. 


Professional Development Funding:

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.

Unpaid Summer Internship funding. 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. 

Professional Attire: Affordable clothes in the College Park Area, list of options developed by DSAC


Other Sources:

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

Terp to Terp Restore offers a place for all UMD students to get gently used small appliances, cooking items or room accessories for free. Location: Ground floor of Harford Hall. Make an appointment here:

The Student Crisis Fund provides emergency support to fellow Terps who need emergency shelter, transportation, clothing, and medical supplies. 

Student Success Emergency Scholarship (SSES) Fund is designed to help students who face extraordinary hardships to stay in school. The scholarship was created to assist students with unforeseen financial difficulties who cannot pay their past or current semesters tuition bill.