You must enroll at a
two-year or four-year Maryland college or university, as a full-time or
part-time, degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate student or attend a
private career school. You must be: the son, daughter, stepchild, or the
surviving spouse (who has not remarried) of a member of the
United States Armed Forces who died as a result of military service
or who suffered a service-connected 100%
permanent disability as result of military
service; 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’ educational benefits; the son, daughter, stepchild, 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 in New York City, the attack on the
Pentagon in Virginia, or the crash of United Airlines Flight 93 in
Pennsylvania; a POW/MIA of the Vietnam Conflict or his/her son, daughter, or
was a resident of this State at the time the person was declared
to be a prisoner of war or missing in action;
the son, daughter, stepchild, or surviving spouse (who has not remarried) of a state or
local public safety employee or volunteer who died in the line of duty or who was 100 percent disabled in the line of duty;
or a state or local public safety employee or volunteer who was 100 percent
disabled in the line of duty;
veteran, as defined under § 9–901 of the State Government
Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, who either suffers a
service connected disability of 25% or greater and has exhausted
or is no longer eligible for federal veterans’ educational
benefits; the son, daughter, stepchild, 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%
This award is not
based on need.
The amount of your
award may not exceed the equivalent annual tuition and mandatory fees,
of a resident undergraduate at a
four-year public institution of higher education within the University
System of Maryland, other than the University of Maryland University College
and the University of Maryland, Baltimore, with the highest annual expenses
for a full-time resident undergraduate.
Awards to the sons, daughters or
spouses of victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist
attacks may not exceed the amount specified above when
combined with any other scholarships received by a student
based on the student’s status as a child or spouse of a
victim of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Funds may not be
available to award all eligible students.
Initial awards made after
July 1, 2010 will be automatically renewed by the financial aid
office at the institution you are attending for the next academic year.
For questions concerning your renewal award, please contact your college's
financial aid office.
made prior to July 1, 2010 will be automatically
renewed by the Office of Student Financial Assistance and
you will receive an award notification from our office by
May 1 each year.
Awards may be held for
five years of full-time study (12+ credits per semester) or eight years of
part-time study (6-11 credits per semester) or a combination of both.
Audited courses cannot be used to reach the minimum credit hours required
for full-time or part-time status.
CONDITIONS OF AWARD RENEWAL
2015-2016 Conditions of Award Renewal (PDF)
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