Community College Promise Scholarship

​​The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) oversees the Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA), which will administer the Community College Promise Scholarship, along with other grants and scholarships to Maryland residents attending a Maryland college or university.

The purpose of the program is to provide tuition assistance for student to attend community college in Maryland.

While the regulations are still being finalized, this scholarship will be available to eligible applicants who:

  • Pay In-State tuition
  • Enroll as a candidate for vocational certificate, a certificate, or an associate’s degree at a community college in Maryland within two (2) years of graduating from a high school or successfully completing a GED in Maryland. (Homeschooled students who meet the requirement for graduation, as well as eligible graduates of private or public high schools in Maryland are eligible to apply)
  • Earned an overall high school grade point average of at least 2.3 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent
  • Has an annual adjusted gross income of not more than:
    1. $100,000 if the applicant is single or resides in a single-parent household; or
    2. $150,000 if the applicant is married or resides in a two-parent household;
  • Enrolls in at least 12 credits per semester at the community college; and
  • Fills out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or any other application for any State of Federal student financial aid, other than a student loan, for which the applicant may qualify.

The funding for the scholarship will not become available until the 2019-2020 academic year, which is the fall semester of 2019.

The award will not be more than $5,000 per recipient, or the actual tuition, whichever is less.

Initial awards will be provided to recipients based on greatest demonstrated financial need. Priority for awards in subsequent years will be given to prior year recipients who remain eligible for the program.

More information on this scholarship will be posted on this page in September, 2018.