The Circle of Hope

Purpose: To provide support to students for tuition, book funds, travel, research support, fellowships, etc.

1. Must have cumulative GPA of 2.50 or greater and have back tuition bills  and or short on book costs
2. Student must write a statement of need which explains why they are in need and what they can do to prevent it from reoccurring
3. Asked to contribute to the fund upon graduation
4. Students may apply only once every other academic year

**Students must complete the UMES Foundation Need-Based Grant application form along with the statement of need to be considered.