Banneker/Key Scholarships

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The program seeks "potential academic leaders, who as individuals and as a group, will enrich and benefit from the campus learning environment."

Selection process

  • All freshman applicants admitted to the Honors College are considered (no additional application materials).
  • Semifinalists (about 400) invited to campus for an interview - all semifinalists who attend the interview are guaranteed to receive either a full or partial B/K scholarship.
  • About 150 finalists receive full scholarships.

Award details

  • Two levels of funding - first level provides full tuition, residence hall room, and basic resident dining plan for four years; second level provides a partial tuition scholarship each year for four years.
  • Annual book allowance for both full and partial scholarships
  • Free iPhone/iTouch as part of UMD's Mobility Initiative for both full and partial scholarships

For more information, see the website.

See also