Applications for the Fall 2020 semester are now being accepted!


There are two scholarship rounds each year, in early Spring (for fall semester), and late-Fall (for spring semester). The 2020 deadlines are:

No later than April 20, 2020:  Applications accepted for the Fall 2020 semester. Update: Applications are NOT currently being accepted due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus. Please check back for updates. 

No later than October 19, 2020:  Applications the Spring 2021 semester.

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Applications must be complete to be considered. This includes the application/essay, 2 letters of reference and an unofficial transcript. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure all application requirements are met by the deadline in the format listed in the instructions. Before starting the application process please read the information in the “2020 Application Instructions” file listed below.

Application Requirements:

Application Instructions for 2020

Listed below are applications for 2020-2021 in both Microsoft Word and PDF format.

2020 Application – Word Format

2020 Application – PDF Format

Submit your application directly to UMRSC by emailing an attachment to

If you have a general question please send an email to:

All complete applications will be reviewed within 60 days of the deadline. Finalists will be contacted to set-up and attend an online interview with members of the UMRSC. Award notification will be no later than June 30th for spring applications and no later than December 1st for fall applications.