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, 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.


96%

One-year retention rate for Incentive Awards freshmen is higher than the UMD rate


187

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


77

Number of alumni who have completed or are pursuing graduate degree

SAME GREAT PROGRAM, BRAND NEW NAME


To honor its founder, IAP will now be known as the C.D. Mote, Jr. Incentive Awards Program. The former UMD President is being recognized for contributions to the engineering field and for expanding education access for students from public high schools.


MEET COHORT 21


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.


IAP TURNS 20!


For our 20th anniversary, we took time to salute our alumni, celebrate the 2021 graduates and welcome the newest Incentive Awards Scholars to the community. We are proud of our past and present accomplishments and look forward with anticipation to our bright future. Relive the excitement with us.