Who may apply: Current high school seniors and full-time or part-time, degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students. Students attending a private career school may also apply.
How to apply: If your delegates make their own awards, you should call or write them for further instructions. The Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) can provide a list of all State legislators. Some delegates ask OSFA to make awards for them. These awards are made on the basis of need as demonstrated on the FAFSA. If a delegate asks OSFA to make the awards, students must complete and file the FAFSA.
**Scholarships maybe available through your state delegation for your district. They are NOT available through your federal delegation (i.e. U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin and U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen).**
When to apply: Complete and file the FAFSA by March 1. Contact your delegates in February for further instructions.
Eligible majors: All majors are eligible.
Scholarship can be used at out-of-state institutions if the applicant is on active duty with the U.S Military and domiciled in the State.
You and your parents (if you are a dependent student) must be Maryland residents. You must enroll at a two-year or four-year Maryland college or university as a full-time (12+ credits per semester) or part-time (6-11 credits per semester), degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate student, or attend certain private career schools.
If OSFA makes the awards for your delegates, you must demonstrate financial need.
2017-2018 Award Minimum: $200
2017-2018 Award Maximum: $11,530
You may hold the Delegate Scholarship with all State awards. The total dollar amount of all State scholarship awards may not exceed your cost of attendance as determined by your college’s financial aid office or $19,000, whichever is less. Funds may not be available to award all eligible students.
Awards are not automatically renewed. You must re-apply each year to your delegates. If required, you must complete and file the FAFSA by March 1.
2017-2018 Conditions of Award
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If you do not know how to contact your state senator or delegates, go to www.mdelect.net or call the Board of Supervisors of Elections for your county:
The Delegate Scholarship program regulations have been published online under the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR). Please click the following link to access the program regulations: http://www.dsd.state.md.us/COMAR/subtitle_chapters/13B_Chapters.aspx
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