The Shriver Center coordinates this undergraduate scholarship program, funded by the France-Merrick Foundation. After 20 years, this scholarship remains available for students who demonstrate an exemplary commitment to service, leadership, and civic engagement on the UMBC campus and in Baltimore City. The France-Merrick Scholarship Program seeks to combine service and reflection, build relationships, and strengthen networks to affect meaningful change.
Fellows are awarded a scholarship that goes towards tuition, mandatory fees, and room and board expenses. This will not exceed $15,000 for Maryland students, $22,000 for out-of-state students. In 2015-16, Fellows will engage in service connected with Baltimore City; serve in leadership roles (which includes convening meetings for the France-Merrick Scholarship Program), support meaningful professional development, and serve as ambassadors of service at UMBC. For 2016-17, two Fellows will be selected.
Scholars are awarded a scholarship of up to $1,500. In 2015-16, Scholars will engage in service connected with Baltimore City, support meaningful professional development, participate in meetings, and serve as ambassadors of service at UMBC. For 2016-17, five Scholars will be selected.
Applications for the 2016-17 cohort are NOW available on-line. The Application Timeline is:
Monday, March 7, 2016 – On-line applications open
Monday, April 4, 2016 – Applications will close at 5 pm
Monday, April 18 – Friday, April 22, 2016 – Selected students invited for interviews
Monday, April 25, 2016 – Recipients notified