The Incentive Awards Program offers full financial support to the University of Maryland to exceptional students who demonstrate academic ability, uncommon persistence and maturity in the face of very difficult circumstances.


Directed toward graduates of Baltimore City and Prince George's County public high schools who demonstrate financial need, the award is more than a prestigious scholarship. At the heart of the Incentive Awards Program is the development of individual character and community responsibility within an intimate community of staff, peers, advisers and mentors.


The cohort of students who form the core of this community benefit from outstanding programming and, in return, are active in their home high schools and neighborhoods through peer advising, high school visits and other outreach programs, with the intention of inspiring young people to similar academic achievement.

University of Maryland Incentive Awards Program

1103 Cole Student Activities Building  /  College Park, MD 20742