Awards & Scholarships

The University of Maryland, as well as the Department of Psychology and the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, offers many options for students looking for both need and merit-based scholarships, as well as awards for exemplary students.


To see scholarships offered by (BSOS), click here.

The Office of Student Financial Aid has information about applying and receiving both merit and need-based financial aid and scholarships.For information, click here.


The Department of Psychology also offers several awards for outstanding students:

The Mark S. Harper Award for Excellence in Psychology is given annually at the spring commencement to the graduating senior who best exemplifies the spirit of Mark, a UM Psychology graduate.  The top 10 percent of the graduating class are eligible to be nominated by a faculty member for the award.

The Department’s Award for Excellence in Student Leadership goes to a student nominated by his or her peers for an outstanding commitment to advancing the opportunities and achievements of fellow psychology majors, students and community members.