Welcome to IAP!

We are committed to recognizing and promoting academic excellence among motivated students
from underserved communities.

The C.D. Mote, Jr. Incentive Awards Program

The C.D. Mote, Jr. Incentive Awards Program is designed for exceptional students who demonstrate academic ability, uncommon persistence and maturity despite very difficult circumstances. Through full scholarships and wraparound services, Baltimore City, Charles County, Montgomery County and Prince George's County high school students with significant financial need can attend and thrive at the University of Maryland.

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 network of staff, peers, advisors and mentors.


One-year retention rate for Incentive Awards freshmen


Number of IAP students who have earned a bachelor’s degree


Number of alumni who have completed or are pursuing graduate degree


A conference call you actually WON'T want to miss.

Incoming freshmen received the news that they've just been accepted as Incentive Awards Program scholars and their reactions are incredibly moving.


We invite you to scroll through photos from a special reception to introduce our freshman cohort and kick off the school year!


This Fall, we welcomed 25 freshmen into our program, our largest cohort yet. This remarkable group of students bring a myriad of interests and talents to our university. It is with great pride, we invite you to page through our Yearbook for a chance to meet our future leaders, change agents and visionaries.