Hogan Announces $86 Million in Scholarships for the 2019-2020 Academic Award
ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today
announced that the Maryland Higher Education Commission's Office of Student
Financial Assistance (OSFA) awarded approximately 46,000 students more than $86
million to attend one of Maryland’s postsecondary institutions.
scholarships will provide thousands of Marylanders with access to affordable
higher education, helping to keep our students prepared for the jobs of the
21st century,” said Governor Hogan. “Our administration remains committed to
funding higher education opportunities so Marylanders can take advantage of all
the opportunities our state has to offer.”
money, which will be used by students in the 2019-2020 academic year, comes
from the Howard P. Rawlings Educational Excellence Awards (EEA) Program,
comprised of the Educational Assistance Grant and Guaranteed Access Grant
EEA program is the state’s largest need-based aid program, providing financial
assistance to Maryland students with the greatest financial need,” said Dr.
James D. Fielder, the Maryland Higher Education Commission Secretary. “Governor
Hogan continues to show his ongoing commitment to increasing student success
with less debt by providing funding and offering innovative solutions that
positively impact our students and graduates.”
the 46,000 awards, 2,800 received an award that covers 100% of their financial
need, with a maximum award amount up to $19,100.
grant and scholarship awards in other programs will be announced as they are
awarded by OSFA during mid to late summer.
year, OSFA is responsible for granting awards to more than 60,000 students in
state grant and scholarship programs, with this year’s expenditure totaling
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