Before applying to the Sondheim Public Affairs Scholars Program, students must first submit an application for undergraduate admission to UMBC. Once a student receives a UMBC ID#, the student can log into the Scholarship Retriever system to submit the Sondheim application. *Important note: Click on the black “Sign In” button in the top right corner of the page to log into Scholarship Retriever.
August 31: Sondheim Public Affairs Scholars application goes live online
November 1*: UMBC early action admissions deadline
January 15: Completed Sondheim Public Affairs Scholars application and supporting materials must be submitted
Late January/early February: Finalists are invited to interview for the program on Scholar Selection Day
February 1: UMBC regular decision admissions deadline
Late February/early March: Scholar Selection Day
Mid-March/April: Selected students are invited to join the Sondheim Scholars Program
May 1: Final deadline to accept an invitation to join the program
*To ensure timely application processing, we recommend that all Sondheim Scholars applicants apply to UMBC by the early action admissions deadline of November 1.