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 National Science Foundation (NSF), this need-based scholarship supports new transfers students with scholarships of up to $8,000 per year based on financial eligibility on the FAFSA. Transfer Scholars also receive academic support through a variety of CWIT programs and services.

T-SITE Application for Fall 2025 cohort coming soon! Deadline to apply: March 1, 2025

Eligibility Requirements:

  • MUST BE a new transfer student entering UMBC in Spring 2025 or Fall 2025
  • Transferring from a Maryland community college
  • Majoring in chemical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, information systems, or mechanical engineering
  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Minimum 3.0 transfer GPA
  • Demonstrated financial need via FAFSA

Application Information:

Interviews for a selected group of applicants will take place in April 2025.  All T-SITE Scholarship recipients must attend orientation in early June and the New Scholar Retreat during Summer 2025.

Steps to Apply for the Fall 2025 Cohort: (We do not make new awards in the spring semester.)

1.  Complete an admissions application to UMBC,  including submission of your official transcripts and letter of recommendation by March 1.

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

3.  Complete the T-SITE Scholars application by March 1. 

Questions or more information? Contact Tuesday Barnes at 410-455-3109 or tbarnes@umbc.edu

Scholarship Details:

  • Scholarships of up to $8,000 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.