Over the past few years, the rising costs of college tuition have left many Americans simply unable to afford a quality higher education. In order to address this issue, the government, along with educational institutions and private organizations award millions of dollars in financial aid each year, including grants and scholarships, work-study and student loans. Scholarships are the preferred type of financial aid for all college applicants, as they do not have to be paid back to anyone. In other words, a scholarship is a “gift” of money that students can use to pay for college tuition, books and study materials and other expenses.
What are Maryland Scholarships?
Maryland scholarships are awarded to residents of the state of Maryland who fulfill certain conditions and are enrolled at a public or private college or university. These scholarships are awarded based on a student’s proposed area of study, academic performance, athletic skills and other talents and also financial need.
Scholarship awards may cover all-or a portion of-the cost of tuition and living expenses. In order to maintain their scholarship status, students are required to meet certain conditions. While specific requirements vary with each scholarship, generally students are required to maintain good academic standing. This means meeting the minimum required attendance and maintaining a certain GPA.
Most scholarships do not require separate applications and a student’s college application is automatically considered for the available scholarships. However, it is advisable to check with the college admissions office and financial services about the application procedures for Maryland state scholarships.
Types of Scholarships in Maryland
One of the most popular programs for scholarships in Maryland is the Graduate and Professional Scholarship Program. This program is designed for those who are looking to continue their education beyond a basic degree level. Scholarships are also available under the Charles W. Riley Fire and Emergency Medical Services Tuition Reimbursement Program, which is open to active or volunteer fire fighters and emergency services personnel. Other Maryland state scholarships include the Distinguished Scholar Award, Distinguished Scholar Community College Transfer Program, Nurse Support Program and Graduate Nursing Faculty Scholarship. Additionally, a number of awards are also available through the Maryland Association of Paralegals, Inc. Scholarships, the Maryland Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Scholarship and the Emergency Nurses Association Scholarship program.
Scholarships by State
- Delaware Scholarship
- New Jersey
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- Tennessee Hope Scholarship
- Tennessee Lottery Scholarship
- West Virginia