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.
This program is designed to identify motivated college-age students seeking to acquire an entrepreneurial mindset and provide them with financial aid and seed capital for their progressive ideas in science, technology, engineering, math, healthcare, finance, infrastructure, literacy, and business (“applicable industries”).
Until graduation, selected scholars will receive $1,000* per semester towards tuition expenses and $1,000* per semester towards their submitted idea. The awards are renewed, prior to the start of the next semester, based on demonstrated effort and progress by the student.
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.
LA Tutors awards a monthly $500 Innovation Scholarship to high school and college students who showcase their creativity and make a positive impact.
MusicAuthority recognizes the positive impact that music can have on a student’s learning experience. Studies have shown how music can enhance learning- from improving memory performance to relieving anxiety, music can be a great component to aid a student’s college experience.
We are proud to offer our $1,000 scholarship to one current or prospective student. We will be offering this scholarship on a continual basis and we are excited to promote a passion for music and higher education.
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.
Scholarships only applicable for specific counties within this state
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