Maryland State Programs

The Maryland Higher Education Commission sponsors numerous grant and scholarship programs for Maryland residents. A short list of their programs include those listed below.

The Educational Assistance Grant combines state funds with Federal State Student Incentive Grant funds. The grant awards from $400 to $3,000 per year to Maryland residents who are full-time undergraduates enrolled in at least 12 credit hours per semester. All recipients must demonstrate a need each year for award renewal. Awards are made by the Maryland Office of Student Financial Assistance. Students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1 to apply for this program.

Guaranteed Access Grant provides funding to Maryland’s recent and neediest high school students. Students are encouraged to file the FAFSA by March 1 and complete other application steps. Students should contact the Maryland Office of Student Financial Assistance or their high school guidance counselor for more information.

The Senatorial Scholarship Program provides awards ranging from $400 to $2,000 per year for Maryland residents attending eligible in-state institutions. Both full-time and part-time students may be eligible. Students must file the FAFSA to apply. Students are also encouraged to contact their state senators directly.

The House Of Delegates Scholarship Program provides variable awards with a minimum award of $200. Delegate awards may be held by full-time or part-time students and must be used within the state. Interested applicants should contact local delegates directly.

Information and application instructions for all state programs are available from the Maryland Higher Education Commission at, select Student Financial Assistance.