In mid-April 2015, CWIT was awarded a second NSF grant for transfer scholars majoring in computing (information systems, computer engineering and computer science)!
The Transfer Scholars in Information Technology and Engineering (T-SITE) program began in March of 2012. New transfer students from Maryland community colleges who are majoring in computer science, computer engineering and information systems are eligible to apply as part of the new NSF award that began in April 2015.
Funded by a new award in April of 2015 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 5 new T-SITE Scholars will be selected for Fall 2015. New cohorts will also be selected for the Fall 2016 and 2017 (for a total of 25 transfer Scholars).
The T-SITE application deadline for new transfer students entering UMBC in the fall 2016 is will be March 14, 2016. Note that this is the admissions priority deadline for transfer applications. Current transfer students who entered UMBC from Maryland community colleges in Spring 2016 will also be eligible to apply for T-SITE for the fall 2016.
Interviews for a selected group of applicants will take place in April 2016at UMBC. All T-SITE Scholarship recipients must attend orientation in early June and the new Scholar Retreat during the summer 2016 at UMBC. Specific dates for orientation and the retreat will be posted in the near future.
Questions or more information? Contact Dr. Susan Martin, , (410) 455-3109.
Steps to Apply:
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 which is available on line. Send a letter of recommendation and unofficial transcript to Dr. Susan Martin, .
Who is eligible?
- New transfer students from Maryland community colleges with a 3.0 GPA, entering UMBC in Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2017
- Current transfer students from Maryland community colleges who entered UMBC in Spring 2015 and who have a 3.0 GPA
- Majoring in computer science, computer engineering, or information systems
- a US Citizen or Permanent Resident
- Must have financial need as determined by FAFSA
- Must be full-time student at UMBC
- Multi-year scholarships will be awarded in Fall 2015, Fall 2016, and Fall 2017
- 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 Current T-SITE Scholars: