(by the student nominee)

The Incentive Awards Student Application should be completed and submitted as directed by the Incentive Awards staff.

The application consists of the following:

  • Part I: Personal Data Form
  • Part II: Essay Questions
  • Three 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. Recommendation forms are included in the application packet. Students should inform their references of the area(s) they would like them to address.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be submitted after 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