UMBC also is home to the Meyerhoff Scholars Program (http://www.umbc.edu/undergrad/s_mey.html
), which is designed to assist gifted minority students, especially
African Americans, in establishing science careers. Alongside the Meyerhoff Scholars Program, there are several other Scholars
Programs including the CWIT Scholars Program, the
Humanities Scholars Program, the Linehan Artist Scholars Program, and the Sondheim Public Affairs Scholars Program.UMBC also has connections with several major businesses in the area such as Northrop Grumman, who provide scholarships and
attempt to recruit UMBC students for internship opportunities.Tuition at UMBC has increased in the past few years. Cost for Tuition, Fees, Room and Board for Maryland residents is $13,576.
For non-residents it is $19,760.(needs elaboration)