Alumni Legacy Scholarship

For Children, Step-Children and Grandchildren of any WMC/McDaniel Graduate

Beginning in 2019, children, step-children and grandchildren of any WMC/McDaniel graduate are eligible to receive a new scholarship valued at $100,000, to be distributed annually at $25,000 for each of four years. This scholarship is open to new first-year students and new transfers who are admitted to McDaniel for the Fall of 2019 or later and who will be full-time students who live on campus. Students who wish to commute will be eligible to receive a scholarship of $20,000 annually, with a four-year value of $80,000.


First-year students should complete the following steps:

  1. Complete the Alumni Legacy Eligibility Form 
  2. Submit The McDaniel Application or The Common Application for admission. Note that your application for admission will not be reviewed until your eligibility has been verified through the Eligibility Form.
  3. Send a copy of your official transcript(s). Transfer students should refer to the Transfer Student Apply page for additional information about supporting documents to complete the transfer admission requirements, including official transcripts from all colleges attended, and the Residential Student Release Form (if applicable).


The Alumni Legacy Scholarship is among the largest scholarships offered at McDaniel, and as a result, no additional scholarship — merit, music, summer science academy, Carroll County grant, etc. — will be added on top of an Alumni Legacy Scholarship. This scholarship will replace any other smaller scholarship a student may have received prior to being awarded the Alumni Legacy Scholarship.

If a high school student recipient of the Alumni Legacy Scholarship is invited to the campus to compete for the Dorsey Scholars Program or for Scholars on the Hill, then any new Presidential Scholarship or Dorsey Scholarship that may be received will completely replace the Alumni Legacy Scholarship. These competitive programs offer awards ranging from $27,500 annually to full tuition, (or tuition room and board in the case of Dorsey Scholars), so it is possible to increase the value of the student’s merit award, but the scholarships are never added together. A student recipient receives the highest dollar-value scholarship for which he or she is eligible.

If you wish to pursue need-based assistance, then you should file the FAFSA after October 1 and have your results sent to McDaniel. Additional eligibility for need-based aid will be awarded in a McDaniel Financial Aid Award Letter. Once a McDaniel Financial Aid Award Letter has been issued, no revisions will be made to add the Alumni Legacy Scholarship.


If you complete the full admission process and are admitted to McDaniel, and you submit the appropriate criteria for the Alumni Legacy Scholarship verification, then you will receive the Alumni Legacy Scholarship. There is no limit to the number of recipients each fall.

For a student residing on campus at McDaniel, the Alumni Legacy Scholarship is valued at $25,000 annually for up to four years, a $100,000 value. Commuting students are eligible for an Alumni Legacy Scholarship valued at $20,000 annually with a four-year value of $80,000.

To retain the scholarship, you must maintain continuous full-time enrollment at McDaniel College for up to eight consecutive semesters or until completion of your bachelor's degree, whichever comes first.


Contact the Admissions Office at 410-857-2230 or 800-638-5005 or via e-mail.

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