Institutional Scholarships

McDaniel offers competitive merit-based scholarships for first-year students that recognize your accomplishments throughout high school, including your academic achievements, extra-curricular involvement and leadership, work experience and more. There is no separate application form; you should include all honors, awards, and achievements as part of your application itself or by submitting a personal resume along with the application form.

Merit scholarships are all four-year awards with an annual value of $13,000 to $25,000. These awards typically follow admission decisions within a week, so you will receive admission decisions and scholarship offers well in advance of making an enrollment decision by May 1.

The Educator’s Legacy Scholarship welcomes the sons and daughters of K-12 school employees to McDaniel with a $100,000 scholarship. Four years of service equals recognition with up to a four-year scholarship, based on the student’s status as freshman or transfer. Four years of service in any school district by a parent equals $25,000 per year for their child. The scholarship award for students who commute is $20,000 annually. Learn more »

Honors scholarships have a separate competitive process and invitations are extended to a select group of admitted students who are invited to campus for a brief scholarship interview. The Honors Scholarship competition requires that students have submitted complete applications for admission no later than January 2 of the senior year. Interviews are typically held in late February and decisions are made by mid-March. These four-year awards replace any academic scholarship previously awarded and have an annual value of $23,000, $25,000, or full tuition.

International student scholarships are available on a competitive academic basis and these awards range from $10,000 to full tuition. (Room, board, books, insurance and other fees are the responsibility of the student.) Scholarships are renewable for all four years of attendance.

Transfer scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement within the collegiate environment. These awards range from $16,000 - $24,000 annually. Click here to see our transfer scholarships for students from two- & four-year colleges.. These scholarships are guaranteed based on GPA and are automatically awarded at admission, requiring no separate scholarship application!