The 2021-2022 MLARP Foster Care Application is now CLOSEDThe Maryland Loan Assistance Repayment Program
for Foster Care Recipients provides state assistance in the repayment of
educational loans owed by foster care recipients who are employed by the state,
or by a county or municipality of the state, and who received a graduate or
undergraduate degree from an institution of higher education in the state.
Who May Apply?
A former foster care recipient employed by a state, county or municipality government
who has also graduated from an institution of higher education in Maryland.
How To Apply?
The 2021 - 2022 MLARP Foster Care Application is now closed.
Award Selection & Award
The award amount is equal to
10 percent of the applicant’s total student loan debt, or $5,000 whichever is
less. Awards are paid in the form
of a check made payable to the award recipient. Recipients are to deposit the
award check and send the payment to their lender. Within four months, (120) days of receipt of the payment, the
recipient must submit proof to the Maryland Higher Education Commission that
they made a payment(s) to their lender in the amount received.
Awards are automatically renewed on an annual
basis for up to a maximum of three (3) years if the annual employment, lender,
and tax documentation is received by the deadline each year that the student is
receiving funding. Failure to submit required documentation by the deadline or
failure to report changes in employment status throughout the service/award
years will make the student ineligible for the award.
Click for more information on the conditions of
December 1 - application and all required documentation due.
recipient offered an award must sign and return an employment obligation
agreement stating they will remain employed by the state or a county or
municipality of the state for at least one (1) year after the terms of the
service obligations from other state scholarships must be completed before
applying. One position cannot fulfill two service obligations simultaneously.
If a recipient holds multiple service obligations, the obligations must be
served in consecutive years.
information concerning the Maryland Loan Assistance Program for Foster Care
Recipients, click on the Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) Guide.