For counselors

Every year, participating high schools designate one staff member as the Incentive Awards coordinator who works with students, teachers and counselors to identify eligible candidates for the Incentive Award.


The Incentive Awards Program staff work closely with each high school in providing materials, information and support for the nomination process. All competitions start in November and end in March. The following downloadable forms are available to assist you during this process.


Counselor Handbook

2015–16 UMIAP Competition Timeline

IAP Student Application

Instructions for Organizing and Submitting Your IAP Student Application Packet

Volunteer Toolkit

University of Maryland Incentive Awards Program

1103 Cole Student Activities Building  /  College Park, MD 20742