In recognition of the hard work you’ve already put in toward pursuing your teaching dreams, Notre Dame of Maryland University proudly offers 9 earned college credits and a merit scholarship of $12,000 per year for up to 4 years to any high school graduate of the TAM program that pursues a BA in Education at NDMU.

Notre Dame of Maryland University provides innovative, relevant education to tomorrow’s teachers—and has been doing so for the past 125 years. NDMU ranks number one for private institutions in Maryland for preparing certified teachers.

What Credits Do I Get?

  • 3 for PSY 203 – Child & Adolescent Development
  • 3 for SPE 124 – Positive Behavior Supports in the Classroom
  • 3 for EDU 252 or EDU 376 – Clinical Field Experience

Scholarship Details

The TAM scholarship will be awarded on a semester by semester basis ($6,000 each semester) for a maximum of eight (8) semesters—a total of up to $48,000. If you are eligible for a different scholarship with a higher value, you will receive the highest valued award and any financial aid for which you may be eligible.

How to Apply

  1. Contact Kathy Sipes to identify yourself as a TAM participant and high school graduate.
  2. Apply to NDMU

Application Deadline

Notice must be received no later than the date of your application to NDMU or February 1, whichever is first.

Eligibility Requirements

In addition to completing the Teacher Academy of Maryland and successfully graduating high school, TAM Scholarship recipients must:

  • Submit one letter of recommendation from a TAM instructor.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and list NDMU with School Code 002065 so we may determine any additional aid for which you may be eligible.
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress* at NDMU to ensure renewal of the scholarship for each subsequent semester

*Satisfactory academic progress includes specific requirements such as maintaining a Grade Point Average of above 2.0 and not being placed on probation.

Kathy Sipes

Undergraduate Academic Advisor