All Incentive Awards Program competitions start in the fall and end in the spring and are by invitation only. To access the application, you will need the code included in your 'invitation to apply' letter.

The application consists of the following:

  • Part I: Personal Data Form
  • Part II: Essay Questions
  • Two letters of recommendations from teachers, counselors, employers and/or community leaders addressing at least one of the following points: (a) academic potential, (b) leadership and community service commitment, (c) difficult circumstances overcome. Students should inform their references of the area(s) they would like them to address.

The application and recommendations must be submitted online ONLY.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be submitted by January 1.

Students must apply to the University of Maryland by Nov. 1. Students should take the SAT I or ACT exam and send results to the University of Maryland (school code: 5814).

IAP Student Application

University of Maryland Incentive Awards Program

1103 Cole Student Activities Building  /  College Park, MD 20742