Who may apply: Current high school seniors, full-time and part-time, degree-seeking undergraduates and graduate students.
How to apply: NEW AND RENEWAL APPLICANTS TO THE PROGRAM MUST CONTACT THEIR COLLEGE'S FINANCIAL AID OFFICE FOR APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS.
DO NOT SUBMIT ANY APPLICATIONS OR DOCUMENTS TO THE OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE.
When to apply: By July 15 to your institution
Eligible majors: All majors are eligible.
You must be a Maryland resident at the time of the application.
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 stepchild and 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; a 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% disabled.
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.
Initial awards 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.
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