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All students must submit an application to UMBC admissions and a separate application to the Sherman Program. In order to be awarded a Sherman scholarship, you must be accepted into a STEM or MAT program at UMBC.

Undergraduate Students

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Students are encouraged to apply by the priority admissions deadline, which is November 1 for incoming freshmen and March 15 for transfer students.

The completed Sherman Program scholarship application includes a cover page, personal statement, essay, and two letters of reference.  Your statement and essay are your chance to introduce yourself to the scholarship committee.  We know you are more than your GPA and test scores, and this is your opportunity to provide us with the multidimensional view of you.   You should ask for letters of reference from at least one science or math teacher who can speak about your strengths in the STEM areas.  The other letter may come from someone who can describe your interest in teaching, your participation in the community, and/or aptitude as a leader.

The Sherman Program Application for undergraduates can also be found at the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

NOTE: on item 9 of the application, Freshman applicants complete the first line only and transfer and UMBC student applicants complete the second line only.

Incoming Freshmen

The application and supporting materials are due on January 15.

By mid-February applicants will receive invitations to attend UMBC’s Scholar Selection Weekend, held the first Saturday in March.  During this event applicants will be interviewed, will have the opportunity to meet program alumni and current scholars, and will be able to ask questions of us all.

Final award decisions are made no later than March 31.

Transfer Students

The application and supporting materials are due on March 15.

By early April applicants will receive invitations to attend the Sherman Program’s selection event, which will be held in late April.  During this event applicants will be interviewed, will have the opportunity to meet program alumni and current scholars, and will be able to ask questions of us all.

Final award decisions are made no later than May 15.

 

Graduate Students

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The admissions deadline for the Master’s of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program is June 1 and for the 12-Month Secondary Teaching MAT program is April 12.

The Sherman Scholarship Application asks for a resume, undergraduate transcripts, Praxis I scores, essays, and two letters of reference.  Your statement and essay are your chance to introduce yourself to the scholarship committee.  We know you are more than your GPA and test scores, and this is your opportunity to provide us with the multidimensional view of you.   You should ask for letters of reference from at least one science or math teacher who can speak about your strengths in the STEM areas.  The other letter may come from someone who can describe your interest in teaching, your participation in the community, and/or aptitude as a leader.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis; however, best consideration is given to those received by March 15.  Applicants will receive invitations to attend the Sherman Program’s selection event, which will be held in late April.  During this event applicants will be interviewed, will have the opportunity to meet program alumni and current scholars, and will be able to ask questions of us all.

Final award decisions are made no later than May 15.