Scholarships

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CEHSP has a variety of scholarships available for students at all levels of study in each of its five departments. Students are automatically considered for scholarships based on several factors such as financial need, academic merit, program of study, and community involvement.

For those scholarships based on financial need, a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required. Students are strongly encouraged to complete a FAFSA form early. The deadline to complete the FAFSA and be considered for CEHSP financial need-based scholarships is February 29, 2024.

Some scholarships require students to submit additional information. Students being considered for these scholarships will receive an email around March 13 with a short questionnaire. Watch your email and respond promptly! The deadline for responses will be March 20, 2024.

Scholarship recipients will be notified via email in early May 2024. For more information, see our Frequently Asked Questions below.

Some scholarships may be offered on a different cycle, so it is important to check with your departments and programs for additional scholarship opportunities. CEHSP students are also eligible for campus-wide scholarships. Information and application materials can be found on the UMD One-Stop website.

Scholarship questions can be directed to [email protected].

Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

When are CEHSP scholarships awarded?

Scholarships in the College of Education and Human Service Professions are generally awarded for the next academic year. For example, if you receive a scholarship, you will be notified in late April or early May and the scholarship award will be applied to your student account in the fall when classes begin. The award amount is generally split between fall and spring semesters.

Some scholarships may be offered on a different cycle, so it is important to check with your departments and programs for additional scholarship opportunities.

Do I need to fill out an application to receive a CEHSP scholarship?

CEHSP scholarships no longer require a formal application. All students will be considered for scholarships. Those who match with specific scholarship requirements may be asked to submit further information via a short questionnaire that will be emailed in late February.

Do I need to have a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form filled out in order to receive a CEHSP scholarship?

In order to be considered for a CEHSP scholarship that requires “financial need” as criteria, you need to have a FAFSA form filled out. Not all CEHSP scholarships are based on financial need, so if you do not have a FAFSA on file you will still be considered for scholarships that are not need-based.

Are there other UMD scholarships available?

CEHSP students are also eligible for campus-wide scholarships. Information and application materials can be found on the UMD One-Stop website.

Could my financial aid be affected by receiving a scholarship?

Receiving a scholarship may reduce your existing financial aid award. For more information about how scholarships affect your financial aid visit the UMD One-Stop website.