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State Scholarships

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Maryland Senatorial Scholarships

  • Available to current high school seniors and full-time and part-time, degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students.
  • The minimum annual award amount is $400 and the maximum award is $9,000.
  • Financial need is required.
  • To apply for the grant, your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be RECEIVED by the state by  March 1.
  • Contact your senator in February for further instructions.

Maryland House of Delegates Scholarships

  • Available to current high school seniors and full-time or part-time, degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students.
  • The minimum annual award is $200.
  • Financial need may be required.
  • Your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be RECEIVED by the state by  March 1. 
  • Contact your delegates in February for further instructions.

More specific information on financial assistance available from the State of Maryland may be obtained by contacting:

Maryland Higher Education Commission
Office of Student Financial Assistance

6 North Liberty Street
Ground Suite
Baltimore, Maryland 21201 
www.mhec.state.md.us
410-767-3300 or 800-974-0203

Both the student and parents/guardians must be Maryland residents in order to be eligible for financial assistance from the state. Go to mdelect.net to search for your delegate or senator.

Graduate Nursing Faculty Scholarship

  • Available to registered nurses who are pursuing the graduate education necessary to be considered qualified nursing faculty at a Maryland higher education institution with the commitment of sponsorship and faculty mentoring from the Dean or Director of a School of Nursing.
  • Equals the amount of tuition and mandatory fees not to exceed $13,000 per academic year ($6,500/semester, fall and spring) and will be prorated for part-time recipients.  The award is renewable for a maximum amount of $26,000. Award recipients may request summer funding, as long as the total amount of funding for the academic year does not exceed $13,000.  Summer funding requests must be in writing and be received by MD Office of Student Financial Assistance by April 1 of each year.Summer awards are subject to the availability of funds. 
  • Award is not based on financial need.
  • Apply online at https://mdcaps.mhec.state.md.us.

Graduate and Professional Scholarship

  • Available to degree-seeking graduate students pursuing a master’s degree in nursing and Pharmacy students
  • The minimum award is $1,000 per year and the maximum award is $5,000 per year. Funds may not be available to award all eligible students.
  • Financial need is required.
  • Your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be RECEIVED by the state by  March 1.
  • Our office will award eligible students randomly.

 Edward T. Conroy and Jean B. Cryor Memorial Scholarship Program

Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
(View detailed eligibility requirements)

  • Applicants must be the son or daughter of or a member of the U.S. Armed Forces who died or suffered a serviced connected 100% permanent disability as a result of military service.
  • Applicant must be a veteran who suffers a service-connected disability of 25% or greater as a result of military service and has exhausted or is no longer eligible for federal veterans; education benefits.
  • Applicants must be the son, daughter, or surviving spouse of a victim of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks who died as a result of the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, or the crash of the United Airlines Flight 93
  • Applicant must be a POW/MIA of the Vietnam Conflict or his/her son or daughter
  • Applicant must be the son, daughter, or surviving spouse (who  has not remarried) of a state or local public safety employee or volunteer who died on the line of duty or who was 100% disabled in the line of duty
  • Applicant must be a state or local public safety employee or volunteer who was 100% disabled in the line of duty
  • Son or daughter or surviving spouse (who has not remarried) of a school employee who, as a result of an act of violence either died in the line of duty or sustained an injury in the line of duty that rendered the school employee 100% disabled

NOTE: Applicants must be Maryland resident, with the exception of a spouse, son or daughter if a Maryland state or local public safety employee killed in the line of duty.

Award Amount: Equal to tuition and fees, not to exceed $10,100.

How to Apply: Applications are sent from the Office of Financial Aid via NDM email and are available online.

NOTE: Award is not based on financial need

Deadline: Applications must be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid by July 15, 2014