T-SITE Scholars

T-SITE Infosheet 2017 (PDF)

T-SITE Application for Fall 2017 cohort
(Due March 15, 2017)

Eligibility Requirements:

  • MUST BE a new transfer student entering UMBC in Spring 2017 or Fall 2017
  • transferring from a Maryland community college
  • majoring in computing (information systems, computer engineering and computer science)
  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • minimum 3.0 transfer GPA
  • financial need

UMBC Admissions information for transfer students

T-SITE Scholars

The Transfer Scholars in Information Technology and Engineering  (T-SITE) program began in March of 2012. Funded by a second award from the the National Science Foundation (NSF), this need-based scholarship supports new transfers students with scholarships of up to $7,000 per year based on financial eligibility on the FAFSA. Transfer Scholars also receive academic support through a variety of CWIT programs and services. Approximately 9 new T-SITE Scholars will be selected for Fall 2017. New cohorts will also be selected for the Fall 2016, Fall 2017 and 2018  (for a total of 25 transfer Scholars).

Interviews for a selected group of  applicants will take place in April 2017 at UMBC.  All T-SITE Scholarship recipients must attend orientation in early June and the new Scholar Retreat during Summer 2017 at UMBC.

Questions or more information? Contact CWIT Office, 410-455-2822.

Steps to Apply for the FALL 2017 Cohort: (We do not make new awards in the spring semester.)

1.  Complete an admissions application to UMBC,  including submission of your official transcripts.

2.  Complete the FAFSA  and include UMBC on the form (UMBC ID # 002105).

3.  Complete the T-SITE Scholar application

Scholarship Details:

  • Multi-year scholarships will be awarded  in Fall 2017, and Fall 2018
  • Scholarships of up to $7,000 per year based on UMBC Financial Aid Office review
  • Transfer Scholars must maintain a 3.0 GPA at UMBC.
  • Required participation in CWIT community events focused on academic, professional, and leadership development.
  • Women and underrepresented minorities strongly encouraged to apply.

T-SITE Scholar Experience:  

T-SITE Scholars are part of the larger CWIT community of Scholars and Affiliates.  Academic success and professional development are achieved through a number of program elements. Members of the CWIT community are encouraged to live on the CWIT Living Learning Community in the residence halls.

All T-SITE Scholars:

  • Are assigned a faculty and peer mentor in their major;
  • Explore career options, develop lifelong career management skills, and identify internships, and post-graduation jobs through professional development events and an assigned Industry mentor;
  • Participate in a seminar specifically designed for transfer students;
  • Meet regularly with a CWIT professional advisor to set goals and track individual progress;
  • Develop leadership skills through involvement in student organizations and K-12 outreach.

Meet Some of the Current T-SITE Scholars: 

Oladipupo Eke (Computer Science, May 17)                          Cristina Fortiz (Information Systems, May 17)

Abrere Sophie Kozolan (Information Systems, May 17)          Natacha Ngea (Computer Engineering, May 17)         

Tatiana Nikolaeva ( Computer Science, May 17)                    Kayla Pope (Chemical Engineering, May 17)

Moustapha Tiam (Computer Science, May 17)                        Sarah Wells (Chemical Engineering, May 17)

T-SITE Alumni:

Kiante Brantley (Computer Science, Graduated M.S. May 2016, B.S. May 15)
Michael Brown (Chemical Engineering, May 15)
Claudette DuPont  (Mechanical Engineering, Graduated Aug 15)
Nishay Raja  (Mechanical Engineering, Graduated May 15)
Gurpreet Singh (Mechnanical Engineering, Graduated Dec. 2015)
Travis Ward (Computer Engineering, Graduated May 16)