You are here

Scholarships & Academic Honors

We are committed to supporting students in their academic endeavors by offering and providing information on scholarship opportunities.

  1. Arts & Humanities Scholarships
  2. Departmental Scholarships & Honors
  3. Previous Recipients of ARHU Scholarships
  4. Office of Student Financial Aid

ARHU Scholarships for Incoming Freshmen

Students are considered for these scholarships on the basis of their application submissions to the university and their financial need. In addition to the many scholarships administered through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, the College of Arts & Humanities offers the following scholarships for fall semester incoming freshmen:

  • Creative and Performing Arts Awards: Offered to incoming Art, Dance, Music and Theatre majors; awarded by a udition and portfolio review
  • Dean’s Freshmen Scholars: A one-year scholarship for academically talented, well-rounded students
  • The Elizabeth Cannon Scholarhip: A renewable scholarship for incoming freshmen with a delcared ARHU major from Maryland's Eastern Shore

ARHU Scholarships for Current Students

The college offers several scholarships to its students (details below). Each scholarship has eligibility criteria. Scholarship information and applications are made available each spring semester and awarded for the following fall semester. Students must maintain the GPA requirement for each scholarship; otherwise, the scholarship will be revoked. Students must be enrolled at the University of Maryland, College Park, for the full year covered by the award. Scholarship amount is subject to change. 

Applications for the 2018-2019 academic year are now open and can be completed by selecting the "Online Scholarship Application" option at  The application deadline for all scholarships is Tuesday, April 10th at 4:30 p.m.  

For detailed description and eligibility information for scholarships, please go to:

Scholarship & Application Description
Arundel Mills Scholarship For Theatre, Music and/or Dance majors
Catherine Vuozzo Scholarship For ARHU majors that need financial assistance.
Heyward G. Hill Memorial Scholarship For ARHU majors interested in a career in international affairs
Stringer Foundation Performing Arts Scholarship For Theatre, Music and/or Dance majors
Catherine Mackin Memorial Scholarship For first year ARHU majors
Douglas and Holly Jacobs Memorial Scholarship For transfer ARHU majors from a community college
James F. Harris Arts & Humanities Visionary
For ARHU majors with outstanding academic achievement
Dean's Fund for Students in the Arts For Art, Dance, Music, or Theatre majors
Hugh F. and Glen Hannah Cole Financial Aid
(Names will be provided by Office of Financial Aid and eligible students will be invited to apply)
For ARHU majors with demonstrated financial need

back to top

Department Scholarships & Honors

Several ARHU departments award scholarships and offer honors programs to eligible students. Please check with your departmental advisor or your director of undergraduate programs for more information.

back to top

Past recipients….


back to top