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2015-2016 Application available now in MD CAPS

Who may apply: Non-residents of Maryland who attend a two-year or four-year public institution in Maryland.

How to apply: Apply online using the MD CAPS system at https://mdcaps.mhec.state.md.us (see application instructions below).  Print out all required documents after filing.  Once completed, submit documents to the Office of Student Financial Assistance.

When to apply: Rolling deadline

Eligible majors: Undergraduate nursing program.


You must be a resident of a state other than Maryland. You must enroll at a two-year or four-year Maryland public college or university as a full-time (12+ credits per semester) or part-time (6-11 credits per semester), degree-seeking undergraduate student. Audited courses cannot be used to reach the minimum credit hours required for full-time or part-time status.  You must be accepted into a nursing program.


This award is not based on need.


Your college may reduce your tuition so that you pay the tuition charged to a Maryland resident.


Your award will be renewed automatically for an additional year if you attend a two-year public institution or for an additional three years if you attend a four-year public institution. You must maintain the satisfactory academic progress standards of the institution you attend and remain enrolled in an eligible program.


You must sign and return a promissory note agreeing to serve as a full-time nurse in a hospital or related institution. 

Service is for four years if you attended a four-year public institution or for two years if you attended a two-year public institution, regardless of the number of years for which you received an award, or you must repay the scholarship with interest. 

If you hold this scholarship with any other award requiring a service obligation, you must perform your service in consecutive years.  Recipients of this Program have six months from the date of graduation to begin the service.


To apply for the 2015-2016 academic year, please go to: https://mdcaps.mhec.state.md.us   You will be required to create a user id and password.  You will then be sent an email with an activation link.  You MUST activate your account prior to logging in to your account  You will then be able to apply online for programs, as well as check the status of your application.


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