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This award is available for Maryland students who are planning to attend a Maryland postsecondary institution. The student must be enrolled in a program of study currently experiencing a statewide and regional workforce need and plan on working in the specific career/occupational programs upon graduation.
Please note: Although the application deadline for this award has passed, we wanted you to know about this award as a possibility for next year. Often, scholarship providers offer similar scholarships each year. This award is scheduled to be updated within the next few months. Please check back for more information at a later date.
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- Awarded by:
- Maryland Higher Education Commission
Award amounts are set at the statutory minimum and are based on the type of institution and the student's enrollment status. The award is $2,000 per year if attending a Maryland community college full-time (12+ credits per semester) or $1,000 per year if part-time (6-11 credits per semester). The award is $4,000 per year if attending a Maryland four-year institution full-time (12+ credits per semester for undergraduate; 9+ credits per semester for graduate) or $2,000 per year if part-time (6-11 credits per semester for undergraduate; 6-8 credits per semester for graduate). The total dollar amount of all state awards may not exceed a student's cost of attendance as determined by the school's financial aid office or $19,000, whichever is less. Awards are automatically renewed for up to a maximum of five years providing the student continues to meet all the eligibility requirements and maintains satisfactory academic progress.
- The number of awards offered varies annually. Funds may not be available to award all eligible applicants.
Applications are available online from the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) website. To apply, the student must complete the Workforce Shortage Student Assistance Grant application online... Sign up for full scholarship deadline information.