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For general information about applying for Prestigious Scholarships at UMBC:

Ms. Nancy L. Miller
Coordinator of Special Projects

Other Scholarships That Support Graduate Study

Jack Kent Cooke Scholarships are among the most generous and the least restrictive. Created when the Canadian-born entrepreneur died in 1997, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation funds a number of scholarship programs, including the Graduate Scholarships. These scholarships provide funding for up to six years of graduate or professional study in any field.  College seniors or recent graduates with outstanding academic records, will to succeed, a commitment to
Ian Ralby, UMBC 2002 Valedictorian, received a  Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholarship to pursue a law degree at William and Mary.
 service, and an appreciation for the arts and humanities are encouraged to apply.  Unmet financial need is also a criterion for selection. Jack Kent Cooke Scholars may study at U.S. institutions or abroad.

Hertz Scholarships support up to five years of graduate study in applied physical sciences at specified universities that are among the best in the nation. The John and Fannie Herz Foundation looks to support “the graduate education of America's most promising technical talent, the Ph.D.-directed effort of the young men and women who can be expected to have the greatest impact on the application of the physical sciences to human problems during the next half-century.” Hertz was a businessman of Austrian origins who was committed to the applied sciences.

James Madison Scholarships are very specifically targeted on supporting Master’s Degree study for U.S. teachers or future teachers of Social Studies.  The purpose of the program is to encourage serious study of the principles of the U.S. Constitution.


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