College Scholarships and Awards

Thanks to the generous support of many alumni and friends, the college is pleased to offer numerous scholarships and awards for CMNS undergraduate students. All CMNS college scholarships will take into consideration BOTH academic merit and financial need. Priority will be given to students who have not previously completed a bachelor’s degree.

Students seeking support must complete an electronic application to help us review their qualifications/match for available scholarships and awards. Students will be considered for all college scholarships for which they are eligible.

Eligibility Requirements

You are eligible for an award if:

  • Your primary major is in CMNS. Please note that Computer Engineering is NOT a CMNS primary major.
  • You have a current Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with the University of Maryland Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA). This allows us to determine financial need. Students who do not have a FAFSA on file for the coming academic year will not be considered for CMNS scholarships.
  • You are currently enrolled in the spring semester and will be returning for the next academic year. CMNS scholarships are not awarded to new fall freshmen and transfer students.


The application period for 2023-24 scholarships is now open.    Please be prepared to provide information about your academic and co-curricular experiences as part of the application - cut/paste from a resume is OK.    You cannot begin, stop, and continue the application process, so be prepared to complete and submit the application all at one time.  Applications must be completed and submitted not later than Friday, May 5th at 4 PM.




Students who have additional questions about college scholarships should direct email inquiries to Associate Dean Robert Infantino at

Department Scholarships and Awards

In addition to the scholarships and awards that are administered at the college level, many departments in CMNS have additional scholarship and award opportunities available for students. We encourage you to visit your program's website to learn more about the eligibility requirements and timeline, and to apply.