Maryland State Programs

Currently, the State of Maryland sponsors numerous grant and scholarship programs. Students attending Stevenson University may be eligible for awards from the Maryland State Programs summarized below, as well as others described in the handbook, "College 411: A Student Guide to Higher Education and Financial Aid in Maryland," available from the Maryland Office of Student Financial Assistance. Application deadlines are also given in this handbook.

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.

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 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (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.

For more information on these and other Maryland state programs, contact the state at 410-260-4500 or online at <www.mhec.state.md.us>.