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 $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.

TSITE2021 brochure (PDF)

T-SITE Application for Fall 2021 cohort  

(Due March 1, 2021)

Eligibility Requirements:

  • MUST BE a new transfer student entering UMBC in Spring 2021 or Fall 2021
  • Transferring from a Maryland community college
  • Majoring in computing (information systems, business technology administrations, computer engineering, and/or computer science)
  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Minimum 3.0 transfer GPA
  • Demonstrated financial need via FAFSA

Application Information:

Virtual interviews for a selected group of applicants will take place on Friday April 9, 2021.  All T-SITE Scholarship recipients must attend orientation in early June and the New Scholar Retreat during Summer 2021.

Steps to Apply for the Fall 2021 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.

Questions or more information? Contact Dr. Ireland at 410-455-3109 or direland@umbc.edu

Scholarship Details:

  • 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:

Azaria Gallo (Computer Engineering, May 2020)

Bobby King (Computer Science, May 2020)

Shrabani Debnath (Computer Engineering, May 2020)

Karim Durrani (Computer Science)

Aidan Pare (Computer Engineering)

T-SITE Alumni:

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)

Kiante Brantley (Computer Science, M.S. May 2016, B.S. May 15)

Michael Brown (Chemical Engineering, May 15)

Claudette DuPont  (Mechanical Engineering, Aug 15)

Nishay Raja  (Mechanical Engineering, May 15)

Gurpreet Singh (Mechnanical Engineering, Dec. 2015)

Travis Ward (Computer Engineering, May 16)