Maryland is one of the smallest states in the Union. But don't let its small land mass fool you. There are a lot of people here, a lot to see and do, much history to experience and much beauty to marvel at. And there is also much in the way of educational opportunities.
The economy of the state of Maryland is lead by its shipping and transportation industries. This activity is centered around the Port of Baltimore, ranked 17th in the US based on tonnage (2008). Other influential segments of the economy include commercial fishing, agricultural production, manufacturing and mining. Tourism is also of significant economic importance.
Maryland is home to a range of colleges and universities. Probably its most famous academic institution is Johns Hopkins University, founded in 1876. However, there are over 60 other colleges, including St. John's in Annapolis, the University of Baltimore and the University of Maryland.
Continue exploring the links below to learn more about the exciting possibilities of a college scholarship in Maryland.
The Dwight P. Jacobus Scholarships were established by the Association of School Business Officials of Maryland and the District of Columbia to assist those citizens of the State and/or District who require financial assistance to secure a college education. Scholarships are awarded to deserving undergraduate students pursuing a career in Business or Education at an accredited institution of higher education within Maryland or the District of Columbia. Dwight P. Jacobus was the first Executive Director of ASBO.
Number of Scholarships
Eight (8) scholarships may be awarded each year. At least one scholarship will be awarded to an individual enrolled in an approved program leading to teacher certification.
Criteria for Award
Awards are made by the Association of School Business Officials of Maryland and the District of Columbia based upon:
Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) scores or American College Test (ACT) scores
Quality of extra-curricular achievements
Value of Award
Each scholarship has a value of $1,000.00 for the school year awarded; to be paid directly to the school in which the recipient is enrolled.
Each recipient may retain the award subject to the following conditions:
A recipient must reapply for continued scholarship assistance annually
The recipient must continue to be accepted for admission to the undergraduate program in education or business
The recipient must be enrolled full-time as defined by the recipient's attending school
The recipient must submit proof of continued academic good standing (minimum 3.0 GPA)
The recipient may receive the award for not more than four years
Scholarships may be awarded only to persons who have:
Been residents of Maryland or the District of Columbia for at least one year preceding the date of award
Been accepted for admission as a full time student (as defined by the recipient's attending school)
Demonstrated a financial need
A minimum 2.0 overall GPA
Applicants Who Will Be Considered
High School graduates
Current freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior college students
A student who wishes to be considered must file an application and supporting documents with the Chair of the Scholarship Committee for ASBO of Maryland and the District of Columbia, no later than March 1. Correspondence must be postmarked by March 1 and sent to:
Ms.Margaret Ellen Kalmanowicz
ASBO MD/DC Scholarship Committee Chair
Queen Anne's County Public Schools
202 Chesterfield Road
Centreville, MD 21617
Applicants must be currently enrolled and have completed at least 1 year of occupational therapy specific coursework in an AOTA accredited or developing post-professional level program OR enrolled in an occupational therapy assistant program.
One scholarship awarded annually to a student currently enrolled in the occupational therapy education program at the Howard University and who resides in the Washington, DC metropolitan area (i.e., the District of Columbia, suburban Maryland, and Northern Virginia). Scholarship amount TBD.
One scholarship of $500 for a Maryland resident enrolled in the occupational therapy educational program at Towson State University in the junior year at the baccalaureate degree level or second year at the professional master's degree level. One scholarship of $250 for a Maryland resident enrolled at Catonsville Community College or Allegheny Community College in the second year of the occupational therapy educational program at the associate degree level. Applicants must be members of the Maryland Occupational Therapy Association.
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, 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, 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 or daughter 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 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, 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.
Each summer, Maryland Sea Grant’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports fifteen students to conduct marine research on the Chesapeake Bay. It’s a special opportunity to develop your research skills and interests by working with top scientists to study one of America’s most significant coastal resources.
The REU program, funded by the National Science Foundation, is designed for students majoring in marine science, ecology, environmental science, biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, and mathematics.
During the 12-week program, each student works with a mentor on an individual research project at one of the two marine labs at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Sciences located on the Chesapeake Bay.
Research areas include:
Molecular biology and genetics
Submerged aquatic vegetation
Modeling and analysis
Coastal observing systems
Each REU fellow will receive:
A stipend of $6,000
Round-trip travel expenses
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and have completed at least two years of study towards (but not yet completed) a bachelor’s degree. Preference is given to students who are rising seniors. Students from underrepresented groups and institutions with limited research opportunities are especially encouraged to apply.
Any legally blind student is eligible to receive a scholarship who: 1. Is a legal resident of the State of Maryland, or is pursuing post-secondary studies in the State of Maryland; 2. Will be enrolled as a full-time student at a post-secondary institution (university, two- or four-year college, professional, technical, trade or vocational school). The recipient shall attend the annual Convention of the National Federation of the Blind of Maryland, to be held in the fall. Financial assistance to attend the Convention may be provided if the recipient needs and requests it. This is in addition to the scholarship grant.
A Korean student currently enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or graduate program is qualified to apply. Applicants are judged on the basis of financial need, academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and community service. For the Eastern Region, schools must be located in either: New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, or Kentucky.
ELIGIBILITY: Pursing a four-year degree in any area of agriculture. Applicant must complete financial analysis section of application and exhibit financial need. Resident of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia or Wisconsin required. Recipients shall allow Tractor Supply Company to use photographs of themselves and their families in company advertising.AWARD: Approximately one scholarship at $3,000. Not guaranteed.
ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a four-year degree in animal science or marketing at Cornell University, Penn State University or Virginia Tech. Resident of Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont or Virginia required.AWARD: Two scholarships at $1,000 each, non-renewable.
Eligible students will:
Write an essay of no fewer than 600 words about their career aspirations and how their current course load will help them achieve success in their careers. Where do you see yourself 10 years from now? Thinking outside the box is encouraged!
Email their essay as a .doc or .pdf attachment to: email@example.com
YouTube submissions are optional, although not required. Video should be no longer than 5 minutes. (Essays submitted via YouTube must also be submitted in writing.)
Undergraduate members of chapters in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, or Virginia.
Initiated collegian or alumnae members of Kappa Alpha Theta in good standing with the Fraternity who will pursue an undergraduate degree during the next Academic Year. (New Members may apply, but should have signed Loyalty Pledge cards
submitted to the Fraternity by the application deadline.)
Students who expect to have eligible academic expenses not funded by other scholarships or grants. Theta membership dues are not an eligible academic expense.
Applicants with applications and References’ recommendation forms submitted by the application deadline.
Children who have had a parent catastrophically injured or killed in an employment-related accident in Maryland. Students must be between the ages of 16 and 25. The parent’s death or injury must have resulted in a substantial decline in the family income.Generally, the scholarship is good for one semester, and the applicant must maintain acceptable grades. The applicant must reapply at the end of each semester for the scholarship to continue.Scholarship awards vary and depend largely on the needs and educational expenses of the student. Scholarships cover tuition and books, but may also include housing and meals.
Given our limited financial resources and the increasing number of students seeking financial aid, our present policy is to provide financial assistance for academic purposes to undergraduate students who are in need of aid and who, by performance, have demonstrated very good academic achievement.
Minimum academic requirements:
For undergraduate students: GPA of at least 2.75
For graduating high school seniors: GPA of 3.0 or higher or most recent SAT of 1650 or higher.
Maximum attained age:
Time period in which aid will be given:
A maximum of 4 years (not necessarily consecutive) of undergraduate assistance, except when the normal undergraduate academic period is 5 years (Pharmacy, e.g.)
Maximum amount of financial aid over the time period:
Geographical area served:
A grant is made to a qualifying student who:
(a) is currently graduating from a high school in Delaware regardless of place of permanent residence; or
(b) attends a college in Delaware regardless of place of permanent residence; or
(c) lives in the immediate area of adjoining States (PA, NJ, MD) regardless of where the student attends college. “Immediate area” is defined generally as that within 20 miles of the nearest border of Delaware.
A student who receives a grant while meeting the geographical requirement is eligible for renewal of the grant even if he/she is not within the geographical area served at the time of renewal.
For college accounting majors (merit and financial need) Amount: $1,000/year and up Requirements: Maryland residents attending state college/university; complete at least 60 total credit hours by time of award of which at least 6 hours are accounting courses at time of award AND enroll in or successfully complete Intermediate Accounting; have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better; demonstrate financial need.
PGM’s Scholarship Program is now open to receive applications. There will be two (2) $1,500 scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year. The first scholarship is open to undergraduate students pursuing a career in computer science and who demonstrate an interest in the health care industry. The second scholarship is open to graduate students entering into medical school or currently within their medical school program. The scholarship program here at PGM is competitive and will be based upon leadership, academics and achievements.
Activia Training are pleased to offer a $1,500 annual scholarship for college, university, high school or trade school students in the US. There is no specific course of study required, and you can use the money in whatever way that you feel benefits your studies the most.
There will be two scholarship awards of $750 each year, awarded in November and May as follows:
- The video winner will receive $500
- The essay format winner will receive $250
Furthermore, all entries adjudged to be of a suitable standard will be eligible for an “expenses award” as follows:
- YouTube videos: $20
- Blog articles: $15
To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be at least 16 years of age and attending, or have secured a place, at a college, university, high school or trade school in the US.
For more information on how to apply (and to submit your essay or video), visit our website at https://www.activia.co.uk/scholarship-us
At 76th & Newbury we simply love to design. We believe it’s a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together. We’re excited to share this passion for design with one lucky student currently pursuing a major in Graphic Arts & Design or Applied Arts.
To enter, its easy- no design projects, no essays. Simply submit your email address or Log in through Facebook. To apply for the scholarship, participants are simply required to share this scholarship on Facebook and Instagram.
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Since 1983, MAPCCS members have granted in excess of $3,000,000 in scholarship assistance to high school seniors interested in attending private colleges and career schools. Scholarship recipients are selected based upon their scholastic achievements, community involvement, extra curricular participation and recommendations from teachers, counselors or administrators. Applications are available through high school guidance offices, the MAPCCS office or the admissions/financial aid office of each participating member institution.
Check the website for list of participating schools.
Available to full-time undergraduate engineering or pre-engineering students pursuing a Bachelor of Science or Engineering degree in a course of study that traditionally has been a preparatory curriculum for the HVAC&R profession. Applicants must have a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a scale where 4.0 is the highest and/or a class standing of no less than the top 30% and be enrolled in a post-secondary educational institution that meets one of the following:
The institution hosts a recognized ASHRAE student branch or
The program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
For a list of eligible schools or accredited programs recognized by ASHRAE for the purpose of granting a scholarship, contact Lois Benedict at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 678-539-1120 (direct).
A one-year $3,000 scholarship available annually to an undergraduate pre-engineering or engineering student enrolled full time in a post-secondary educational institution within the geographic boundaries of ASHRAE Region III (Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, DC).
Scholarships only applicable for specific counties within this state