Humanities Scholars at UMBC study the great thinkers of the past and present in light of modern scientific discoveries, popular culture and current social issues. Scholars discover rich cultural traditions through local community exploration and a semester abroad. Graduates of the program go on to graduate and professional schools and careers in fields such as publishing, law, teaching, business, public services and medicine.
The UMBC Humanities Scholars program is intended for undergraduate students with strong intellectual ability who are passionate about pursuing study in literature, history, philosophy, language and culture. The Humanities Scholars award ranges from $5,000 to $22,000 annually. It also provides funding for study abroad. Scholars benefit from a wealth of enrichment activities, intensive advisement and strong support throughout their years at UMBC.
The Humanities Scholars Program is housed in UMBC’s Dresher Center for the Humanities.