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The University of Maryland Transfer Academic Excellence Scholarship

2014 Announcement
The University of Maryland, College Park will award Transfer Academic Excellence Scholarships to 30 outstanding transfer students. This highly competitive scholarship offers full tuition for four consecutive semesters. Recipients will be chosen on the basis of their overall academic achievement, demonstrated potential for community leadership, written essay quality, recommendations, and, if selected as a finalist, a required personal interview. The scholarship committee will review applications and select finalists for interviews. Those selected to receive the scholarship are expected to enroll at the University of Maryland as full-time students (12 credits per semester). Students who enroll part-time are not eligible. Students applying for the Transfer Academic Excellence Scholarship must meet the following criteria:    Be a resident of the state of Maryland at the time the scholarship application is submitted, for tuition purposes (U. S. Citizen or Permanent Resident). Please review residency requirements and contact the Residency Classification Office if you have any questions (www.testudo.umd.edu/rco/policy.html). Have an overall cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale for all college work, including work from institutions other than Maryland community colleges. Must have completed (or be in the process of completing) 56 credits or earned an associate’s degree from a Maryland community college. The criteria must be met prior to the first semester of enrollment at the th University of Maryland. Transcripts for students completing their 56 credit must reflect that courses are in progress. Be a new applicant for Fall 2014 or currently enrolled in the Spring 2014 semester (no previous attendance at the University of Maryland). Students must submit a transfer application for the term in which they want to enroll, prior to submitting the scholarship application. Must demonstrate English language proficiency. A full-file review will be conducted to determine English language proficiency.

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Students who meet the above criteria must submit all required materials and an online transfer application by the March 1, 2014 deadline. All of the following materials must be mailed in one complete packet by March 1, 2014:     Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended (including any institutions outside of the U.S). A list and description of extracurricular and personal activities - must include dates and a description of your involvement and participation. A three-page, typed and double-spaced essay on the following topic: Describe the neighborhood or community you grew up in. How has it shaped your dreams and aspirations, and how do you intend to use your educational and professional goals to impact the University of Maryland and beyond? Two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a community college faculty member who is familiar with the applicant’s academic performance (see recommendation forms). Letters must be confidential and must be returned to the applicant in a sealed and signed envelope to be sent in with other application materials. Recommendation letters not submitted with the scholarship application will not be accepted.

All materials must be sent together in one complete packet or they will not be reviewed for consideration. For more information, please contact: Transfer Academic Excellence Scholarship Committee University of Maryland Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Mitchell Building College Park, Maryland 20742 (301) 314-8385 or (800) 422-5867

or North Africa. or the Indian subcontinent including. . the Middle East. Citizen or Permanent Resident and a Maryland Resident to be eligible for this scholarship. Samoa. and who maintains cultural identification through tribal affiliation or community attachment. or other Pacific Islands. regardless of race.S. including federal and state governments and national surveys to describe the racial/ethnic backgrounds of our students and employees. Name ______________________________________________________________________________ Date of Birth (MM/DD/YYYY) ____/____/______ Male _____ Female _____ Primary Email Address ________________________________ Address _____________________________________________________________________________ City ________________________________ State ________ Zip Code _________________________ Telephone Numbers: Day ( )____________________ Evening ( )_____________________ Are you a Permanent Resident or U. Southeast Asia. the Philippine Islands. or other Spanish culture or origin. Pakistan. Guam. China.The University of Maryland Transfer Academic Excellence Scholarship 2014 Application Form You are encouraged to type in all information for this application. Cambodia. Hispanic or Latino: A person of Mexican. Puerto Rican. Cuban. You should answer both questions. Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii. Malaysia.) Colleges and universities are asked by many. Thailand. India. Please see the scholarship announcement sheet for more detailed information concerning the application process . Citizen? ______________________________________________ Are you a Maryland Resident? Yes □ No □ (Please note: You must be a U. American Indian or Alaska Native: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America). for example. Japan. and Vietnam. South or Central American. Applicants who are pending permanent residents at the time the application is submitted are not eligible for this award. White Black or African American Asian American Indian or Alaska Native Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander □ □ □ □ □ White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe. Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East. Black or African American: A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa.S.   Are you of Hispanic or Latino origin? Yes □ No □ What is your race? Select one or more of the following categories. Korea.

Are you a member of a community college honors program? Yes □ □ No □ If Yes. Please send completed application materials to: Transfer Academic Excellence Scholarship Committee University of Maryland Office of Undergraduate Admissions.5 on a 4. 2014 deadline to be considered for this scholarship. or email: lstamps@umd. 0115 Mitchell Building College Park.edu.0 scale □ Applied for admission to the University of Maryland for the Fall 2014 semester or currently enrolled for the Spring 2014 term □ Official transcripts from each college attended. Honors Program Name__________________________________________________________________ Are you a member of Phi Theta Kappa International? Yes □ No (If Yes.A. provide a copy of certificate) How did you learn about the Transfer Academic Excellence Scholarship?__________________________ What community college do you currently (or did you most recently) attend? ____________________________________________________________________________________ Please list your courses and their credit values for the Spring 2014 semester and/or Summer 2014 _______________________________ ___________________________________ _______________________________ ___________________________________ _______________________________ ___________________________________ Application Checklist: □ 56 credits or an Associate’s Degree from a Maryland community college □ Minimum G. each in a sealed envelope □ List and description of extracurricular activities. of 3. typed and double-spaced □ Two letters of recommendation. Only complete applications will be considered.P. including dates of participation □ Three page essay. each in a sealed and signed envelope All materials must be sent together in one complete packet or they will not be reviewed for consideration. (800) 422-5867. . Application and ALL supporting materials must be received in one complete packet by the March 1. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. MD 20742 Questions? Please call (301) 314-8385.

or on an attached sheet. Please return the letter to the applicant in a sealed envelope with a signature on the back to guarantee its confidentiality. . □ Not Recommended □ Recommended with reservations □ Recommended □ Highly recommended □ Highest Possible Recommendation □ Insufficient knowledge of this student to make a recommendation Recommendation letters must be confidential. All materials must be submitted in one complete packet to be considered for the scholarship review. why you feel this person should be honored with the Transfer Academic Excellence Scholarship.The University of Maryland Transfer Academic Excellence Scholarship 2014 Community College Faculty Recommendation Form Name of Applicant _____________________________________________________________________ Applicant’s Date of Birth _________________________________________________________________ Name of Recommender_________________________________________________________________ Title ____________________________________________ Day Phone ( )____________________ How long have you known the applicant? __________________________________________________ Relationship _________________________________________________________________________ Please type below. Please give us your professional recommendation regarding this applicant's preparation for study at the University of Maryland.

or on an attached sheet. why you feel this person should be honored with the Transfer Academic Excellence Scholarship. Please return the letter to the applicant in a sealed envelope with a signature on the back to guarantee its confidentiality. teachers and current or former employers. Please give us your professional recommendation regarding this applicant's preparation for study at the University of Maryland. Name of Applicant _____________________________________________________________________ Applicant’s Date of Birth _________________________________________________________________ Name of Recommender ________________________________________________________________ Title ____________________________________________ Day Phone ( )____________________ How long have you known the applicant? __________________________________________________ Relationship _________________________________________________________________________ Please type below. .The University of Maryland Transfer Academic Excellence Scholarship 2014 Recommendation Form *Types of references may include – but are not limited to – community leaders. All materials must be submitted in one complete packet to be considered for the scholarship review. □ Not Recommended □ Recommended with reservations □ Recommended □ Highly recommended □ Highest Possible Recommendation □ Insufficient knowledge of this student to make a recommendation Recommendation letters must be confidential.