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Angie M. Houtz Memorial Fund Scholarship
Sponsor: Angie M. Houtz Memorial Fund
414 Bottsford Avenue
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
Eligibility: Applicants must attend or be accepted to attend a public college in Maryland full-time. They must have an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher and have participated in at least 200 hours of community service. They cannot be related to a member of the scholarship fund's board of directors.

Amount: $3,000
Deadline: April 30
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.theangiefund.com

Carville M. Akehurst Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Horticultural Research Institute
525 9th Street NW
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20004
Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a landscaping or horticultural program at a two- or four-year accredited institution and be residents of Maryland, Virginia or West Virginia.

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: May 31
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.hriresearch.org

Charles W. Riley Fire and Emergency Medical Services Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Maryland Higher Education Commission
Office of Student Financial Assistance
6 North Liberty Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Eligibility: Applicants must be active firefighters, ambulance or rescue squad members living and serving in the state of Maryland. Students must attend a Maryland college majoring in fire service technology or emergency medical technology. They must continue to serve throughout college and for one year after graduating.

Amount: At least 1/2 tuition and fees
Deadline: April 13
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.mhec.state.md.us

Delegate Scholarship
Sponsor: Maryland Higher Education Commission
Office of Student Financial Assistance
6 North Liberty Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Eligibility: Applicants must be legal residents of the state of Maryland and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). They must show financial need if the Office of Student Financial Assistance (OFSA) makes the award for the applicant's delegate. Applicants must be or must plan to be degree-seeking students at a Maryland institution. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: Up to $19,000
Deadline: March 1
How to apply: Complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Contact delegate's office for specific application forms. The Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) can provide a list of all state legislators. An application form and supporting documents are required.
Website: http://www.mhec.state.md.us

Gary Wagner, K3OMI Scholarship
Sponsor: American Radio Relay League Foundation
225 Main Street
Newington, CT 06111-1494
Eligibility: Applicants must have an amateur radio license of Novice Class or higher. Students may be pursuing a bachelor's degree in any field of engineering. They must be residents of one of the following states: North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland or Tennessee. Preference will be given to students with financial need.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: January 31
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.arrl.org/the-arrl-foundation

Graduate and Professional Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Maryland Higher Education Commission
Office of Student Financial Assistance
6 North Liberty Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens and legal residents of the state of Maryland. They must be degree-seeking graduate or professional students in nursing, veterinary medicine, law, social work, medicine, dentistry or pharmacology. They must be enrolled at 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 an eligible Maryland institution that grants a graduate degree in nursing, social work or pharmacology (first professional degree only). Selection is based on financial need.

Amount: $1,000-$5,000
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Application is made by completing the FAFSA and contacting the student's financial aid office.
Website: http://www.mhec.state.md.us

Howard County PFLAG Academic Scholarship
Sponsor: PFLAG Columbia-Howard County, Maryland
Attention: Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 1479
Columbia, MD 21044
Eligibility: Applicants must be Maryland residents who are attending or plan to attend an institution of higher learning during the upcoming academic year. They must not be receiving a scholarship or other assistance that pays their tuition in full. Prior Howard County PFLAG scholarship recipients may not apply.

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: April 11
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, questionnaire, transcript and two letters of recommendation are required.
Website: http://www.pflagmd.org

Howard P. Rawlings Educational Assistance (EA) Grant
Sponsor: Maryland Higher Education Commission
Office of Student Financial Assistance
6 North Liberty Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Eligibility: Applicants (and their parents, if applicants are dependents) must be residents of the state of Maryland. They must be high school seniors or undergraduate students and must be or plan to become full-time, degree-seeking students. They must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and must demonstrate financial need. Selection is based on financial need.

Amount: $400-$3,000
Deadline: March 1
How to apply: To apply, applicants must fill out and submit the FAFSA.
Website: http://www.mhec.state.md.us

Howard P. Rawlings Guaranteed Access (GA) Grant
Sponsor: Maryland Higher Education Commission
Office of Student Financial Assistance
6 North Liberty Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Eligibility: Applicants and their parents must both be legal residents of the state of Maryland. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Guaranteed Access (GA) Grant application. Applicants and families must also meet the established income limits to qualify.

Amount: $400-$17,500
Deadline: March 1
How to apply: Complete the FAFSA.
Website: http://www.mhec.state.md.us

Jack F. Tolbert Memorial Student Grant Program
Sponsor: Maryland Higher Education Commission
Office of Student Financial Assistance
6 North Liberty Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Eligibility: Students and their parents if they are dependents must be residents of Maryland. Applicants must also enroll at an approved private career school in the state for at least 18 hours per week.

Amount: Up to $500
Deadline: Rolling
How to apply: Students apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and turning it in to the financial aid office of the career school they will attend.
Website: http://www.mhec.state.md.us

Janet L. Hoffman Loan Assistance Repayment Program
Sponsor: Maryland Higher Education Commission
Office of Student Financial Assistance
6 North Liberty Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Eligibility: Applicants must live in Maryland, and they must be employed full-time by Maryland state or local government or nonprofit organizations that serve low income or underprivileged people. They must have a degree from a Maryland college or from any law school, or certification from the Maryland State Department of Education. Priority is given to individuals who have graduated in the past three years. Applicants must also have college loans on which they have not defaulted, and each person's annual gross salary must be under $60,000. Applicants must work in one of the following positions: lawyers, teachers, nurses, nurse faculty members, physical and occupational therapists, social workers, speech pathologists or physician assistants.

Amount: Up to $10,000
Deadline: September 30
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.mhec.state.md.us

Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: Jimmy Rane Foundation
P.O. Box 40
Abbeville, AL 36310
Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors or college freshmen or sophomores who are residents of Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia or the District of Columbia. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 for high school seniors or 2.75 for college students. Selection is based on academic excellence, community involvement, leadership skills, awards and honors and financial need.

Amount: $500-$5,000
Deadline: February 7
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.jimmyranefoundation.org

Kent Nutrition Group Inc. FFA Scholarship
Sponsor: National FFA Organization
P.O. Box 68960
6060 FFA Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46268-0960
Eligibility: Applicants must be working toward a degree in one of the following fields: animal science, animal nutrition, dairy science, poultry science, equine/equestrian science, agriculture, agricultural science, agricultural business management, economics, finance or marketing and sales. Applicants must attend college in and be residents of one of the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia or West Virginia. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: February 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.ffa.org

Kids' Chance of Maryland Scholarships
Sponsor: Kids' Chance of Maryland
P.O. Box 20262
Towson, MD 21284-0262
Eligibility: Applicants must be children of parents who were permanently or catastrophically injured or killed in an employment-related accident. They must be Maryland residents 16 to 25 years of age, and the parent's death or injury must have caused a major decrease in the family's income.

Amount: Up to full tuition
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.kidschance-md.org

Last Dollar Grant
Sponsor: CollegeBound Foundation
Scholarship, Research and Retention Services
300 Water Street
Suite 300
Baltimore, MD 21202
Eligibility: Applicants must be new graduates of Baltimore City public high schools, have family income of no more than $75,000 per year and contribute at least 15 percent of their college costs through self-help. Students must attend Bowie State University, Coppin State University, Frostburg State University, Morgan State University, St. Mary's College of Maryland, Towson University, University of Maryland College Park, University of Maryland Eastern Shore or Villa Julie College. Applicants must also attend the Transition to College Workshop and the Annual Scholars' Luncheon and other program events scheduled throughout the year. The Student Aid Report, college acceptance letters, financial aid award letter and transcript are required. The grant is given to students whose Expected Family Contribution and financial aid package are less than the cost to attend college. The award is renewable up to five years.

Amount: Up to $3,000
Deadline: July 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.collegeboundfoundation.org

Lessans Family Scholarship
Sponsor: Central Scholarship Bureau
6 Park Center Court
Suite 211
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Eligibility: Applicants must have a minimum 2.8 GPA and must have already applied for a Central Scholarship Bureau interest-free loan for the current year, be enrolled at an accredited college, university or vocational school, have a certain income level and apply for financial aid and, if offered, accept a subsidized Stafford loan. An application form, budget form, copy of school bills, transcript, Student Aid Report, school financial aid award letter and essay are required. Selection is based on need and merit.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: April 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.central-scholarship.org

Mahindra USA Women in Ag Scholarship
Sponsor: National FFA Organization
P.O. Box 68960
6060 FFA Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46268-0960
Eligibility: Applicants must reside in one of the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, or West Virginia. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required as well as participation in community service, financial need and leadership ability. Majors not accepted include dietetics, food service, public service, packaging, parks and recreation studies, biosciences, technology, engineering, marine biology and natural resource management. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Amount: $2,500
Deadline: February 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.ffa.org

Mary Graham Lasley Scholarship Competition
Sponsor: Symphony Orchestra League of Alexandria
2121 Eisenhower Avenue
Suite 608
Alexandria, VA 22314
Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time undergraduate or graduate music students who are Virginia, Maryland or Washington, DC residents or students at colleges, universities or conservatories in Virginia, Maryland or Washington, DC. Students must be 25 years of age or younger. Prior first place winners may not reenter.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: Unknown
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, resume and $25 entry fee are required.
Website: http://www.alexsym.org/

Maryland Dent-Care Loan Assistance Repayment Program
Sponsor: Maryland Higher Education Commission
Office of Student Financial Assistance
6 North Liberty Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of Maryland with valid unrestricted licenses to practice dentistry in Maryland. They must be employed full-time as dentists in Maryland, and they must be providing care to Maryland Medical Assistance Program (MMAP) recipients. At least 30 percent of each applicant's patients must be from the MMAP program. Applicants must have outstanding loans on which they have not defaulted.

Amount: Up to $23,740
Deadline: August 31
How to apply: Applications are available from the Department of Health and Dental Hygiene by calling 410-767-7899.
Website: http://www.mhec.state.md.us

NACA Mid Atlantic Graduate Student Scholarship
Sponsor: National Association for Campus Activities
13 Harbison Way
Columbia, SC 29212
Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in master's or doctorate degree programs in student personnel services or a related area. Applicants must be attending a graduate school in Washington, DC, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York or eastern Pennsylvania, be involved in campus activities and plan to pursue a career in campus activities.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: June 30
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.naca.org

NACA Mid Atlantic Undergraduate Scholarship for Student Leaders
Sponsor: National Association for Campus Activities
13 Harbison Way
Columbia, SC 29212
Eligibility: Students must hold a significant campus leadership position, demonstrate significant leadership skills and abilities and make significant contributions through on- or off-campus volunteering. Students must attend school in Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, New York, eastern Pennsylvania or Washington, DC.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: December 31, first 75 applicants only
How to apply: Applications are available online. Only the first 75 applicants are considered.
Website: http://www.naca.org

NACE Eastern Area Scholarship
Sponsor: National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) International Foundation
15835 Park Ten Place
Houston, TX 77084-5145
Eligibility: Applicants must be a permanent resident of the United States and be enrolled full-time as an undergraduate in an accredited engineering or physical science degree program at a two or four-year college or university. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and have a permanent address within the NACE Eastern Area which includes the following states and/or U.S. Territories: Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana (excluding Lake, Porter La Porte, Newton and Jasper counties), Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia.

Amount: $3,000
Deadline: January 1
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, two recommendation forms, an academic transcript and essay scholarship questions are required.
Website: http://nace-foundation.org/

Nurse Support Program II - Graduate Nursing Faculty Scholarship
Sponsor: Maryland Higher Education Commission
Office of Student Financial Assistance
6 North Liberty Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Eligibility: Applicants must be Maryland residents, and they must be enrolled full-time or part-time at a Maryland school as graduate nursing students. Full-time students must agree to complete their graduate program within two years. All students must agree to work in the nursing faculty of a Maryland college within six months of graduation.

Amount: Up to full tuition
Deadline: Prior to the beginning of the funded semester
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.mhec.state.md.us

Part-Time Grant
Sponsor: Maryland Higher Education Commission
Office of Student Financial Assistance
6 North Liberty Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Eligibility: All applicants and their parents (if applicants are dependents of their parents) must be Maryland residents. Part-time applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and contact the financial aid office of the college attending and request to be considered for the Part-Time Grant. Selection is based on financial need. Recommended to apply as soon after January 1 as possible.

Amount: $200-$2,000
Deadline: Varies
How to apply: Applications are available by request from the applicant's financial aid office. An application form and a completed FAFSA are required.
Website: http://www.mhec.state.md.us

Promise of Nursing Regional Scholarship Program
Sponsor: National Student Nurses' Association
45 Main Street
Suite 606
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents or resident aliens. They must be enrolled in a nursing degree program at a school located in Georgia (graduate students only), Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Jersey (graduate students only), Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Washington, certain areas in California, certain areas in Texas or certain areas in Florida. Selection is based on academic merit, involvement in community health and financial need.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: January 14
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, official transcript and other supporting materials are required. $10 processing fee.
Website: http://www.nsna.org

Senatorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Maryland Higher Education Commission
Office of Student Financial Assistance
6 North Liberty Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens, legal residents of the state of Maryland and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Some senators have supplementary forms. Contact your area's senator's office for complete details. All applicants must enroll at a two- or four-year Maryland college or university as degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate student, or attend certain private career schools. Applicants must show financial need. High school applicants must also take the SAT I or the ACT.

Amount: $400-$10,100
Deadline: March 1
How to apply: Complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Contact senator for specific application forms. The Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) can provide a list of all State legislators.
Website: http://www.mhec.state.md.us

Tuition Reduction for Non-Resident Nursing Students
Sponsor: Maryland Higher Education Commission
Office of Student Financial Assistance
6 North Liberty Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Eligibility: Applicants cannot be residents of the state of Maryland, but they must be enrolled in a two-year or four-year undergraduate nursing program in Maryland. Students must agree to work full-time at a Maryland hospital after graduation, for a period of four years for full-time students and two years for part-time students.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: Rolling
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.mhec.state.md.us

Tuition Waiver for Foster Care Recipients
Sponsor: Maryland Higher Education Commission
Office of Student Financial Assistance
6 North Liberty Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Eligibility: Applicants must be under age 25 and have been in an out-of-home placement when they graduated from high school or have lived in foster care on their 14th birthday and subsequently been adopted.

Amount: Up to full tuition
Deadline: March 1
How to apply: Students may apply by filing the FAFSA and contacting the financial aid office at the institution they plan to attend.
Website: http://www.mhec.state.md.us

Workforce Shortage Student Assistance Grant Program
Sponsor: Maryland Higher Education Commission
Office of Student Financial Assistance
6 North Liberty Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Eligibility: Applicants must be currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a Maryland postsecondary school. Dependent students must have parents who also live in Maryland. Eligible majors are chosen to address current state or regional needs and usually include the following: child care, human services, teaching, nursing, physical and occupational therapy and public service. Students must agree to begin working within that employment field within one year of graduation at a rate of one year for every year that the scholarship was granted.

Amount: Up to $19,000
Deadline: July 1
How to apply: Applications are available online in January.
Website: http://www.mhec.state.md.us