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. 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

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Unlocking The Door To Opportunity

Learn how IAP prepares graduates for home ownership and read the latest news from alumni and students.


Hear from students and alum about what this program means to them, their families, and their communities.


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 our Welcome ceremony, held in the Stamp Student Union.