Who may apply: Degree-seeking graduate and professional students.
How to apply: Complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov. Also, contact the financial aid office of the institution you will attend and ask to be considered for a Graduate and Professional Scholarship.
When to apply: Contact the financial aid office of the school you will attend for their deadlines.
Eligible majors: Graduate and professional programs in dentistry, law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work, and veterinary medicine.
You must be a Maryland resident and demonstrate financial need. You must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student, either part-time or full-time, and attend one of the following schools: University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Law, Pharmacy, or Social Work; University of Baltimore School of Law; The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, or certain Maryland institutions offering a master’s degree in nursing or social work or a first professional degree in pharmacy.
Applicants are ranked on basis of the student need as demonstrated on the FAFSA.
The minimum award is $1,000 per year and the maximum award is $5,000 per year. Funds may not be available to award all eligible students.
RENEWING AN AWARD
You may receive an award for a maximum of eight semesters if you remain enrolled in an eligible program; maintain the satisfactory academic progress standards of your institution; file a FAFSA each year, and demonstrate need. The institution determines eligibility for renewals.
Year of Need: 1st Year Grad, 2nd Year Grad, 3rd Year Grad, Beyond 3rd Year Grad,
Type: Needs Based
Num Awards: Multiple
Min Award: 1,000
Max Award: 5,000
Maryland Higher Education Commission
6 North Liberty Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Contact Person: Benee Edwards Outreach and Grants Management Coordinator
Phone: (410) 767-3300 / (800) 974-0203
Fax: (410) 332-0250