The Frederick Douglass Scholarship (FDS) is a prestigious University of Maryland (UMD) award for academically talented transfer students from a Maryland community college. This merit-based scholarship awards 30 full and 15 partial tuition scholarships to students who are selected from a rigorous review and interview process. This exceptional academic scholarship honors the life and legacy of Frederick Douglass, who made lasting contributions to American history through his work as an abolitionist, suffragist, author and agent of positive change.
The Frederick Douglass Scholarship application must be submitted no later than March 1 by 5:00 p.m. Selected students will be invited to campus for an interview in late March or early April as part of the final scholarship review process. Frederick Douglass Scholars will be notified via mail by the end of April. Applicants must maintain a Maryland residence, they must be a US citizen or permanent resident and they must have a 3.5 GPA.