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Maryland scholarships aren't the only scholarships out there for you, but they're a start, right? Thankfully, millions of college scholarships worth billions of dollars are available to students across the country. Just living in the state of Maryland can make you eligible for a scholarship. By using a student’s state of residence or college attendance as one of the search criteria, Scholarships.com can help students find awards created especially for Maryland residents. Take a look at the scholarships below for a sampling of opportunities that may be found at Scholarships.com. For additional information about scholarships based on state and other search criteria, you may conduct a free college scholarship search at Scholarships.com.

AFCEA Washington, DC Chapter Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2021
  • Amount: $12,000
  • In order to apply for the AFCEA Washington, DC Chapter Scholarship, you must be a resident within the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. Acceptable majors include computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics, chemistry, cybersecurity, and management information systems; and command, control, communications, computers and Intelligence (C4I)-related fields of study including [...] More

Carson Scholars Fund, Inc.

  • Application Deadline: 1/10/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Carson Scholars Fund awards college scholarships to students in grades 4 through 11 who excel academically and are dedicated to serving their communities. Students must attend an accredited K-12 school in the United States. An interested student must be nominated by his/her school to be able to compete for a Carson Scholarship. It is up to a school how to determine its nominee. The minimum [...] More

Doug Parker Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Doug Parker Memorial Scholarship was established to support the financial needs of young adults who have been affected by cancer, and are seeking higher education. Applicants must have been between the ages of 15 and 39 during their own diagnosis/treatment or during the diagnosis/treatment of their parent or sibling. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 7/15/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • To be eligible for the Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship Program, you must be a Maryland resident at the time of application and enroll at a two-year or four-year Maryland college/university, as a full-time or part-time, degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate student or attend a private career school. Applicants must be related to U.S. Service members, veterans, POW/MIA from the Vietnam [...] More

Hal and Jo Cohen Graduate Nursing Faculty Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Applicants for the Hal and Jo Cohen Graduate Nursing Faculty Scholarship must be a Maryland resident and demonstrate financial need. Must be fully admitted and enrolled at a Maryland college or university as a full-time or part-time graduate student in a Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN, MS) program, post-graduate certificate program in nursing education, Doctorate (PhD, DNP, EdD) program or [...] More

Howard P. Rawlings Educational Assistance Grant

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Howard P. Rawlings Educational Assistance Grants are open to current high school seniors and full-time, degree-seeking undergraduates. Applicants must complete the FAFSA online (or the Maryland State Financial Aid Application if needed). Applicants must be Maryland residents, enrolled or enrolling at a two-year or four-year Maryland college or university as a full-time (12+ credits per [...] More

JCS Newhoff Scholarship for a Jewish Student with a Diagnosed Learning Disability

  • Application Deadline: 3/16/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • JCS offers several scholarships for Jewish high school seniors from the Baltimore Metro Area planning to attend an accredited U.S. college or university. There is a scholarship available for a student with a documented diagnosed learning disability. The scholarships are competitive. Recipients are chosen based upon several criteria, including academic performance, financial need, community and [...] More

JCS Scholarship for Jewish Students from Single-Parent Homes

  • Application Deadline: 3/16/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • JCS offers several scholarships for Jewish high school seniors from the Baltimore Metro Area planning to attend an accredited U.S. college or university. There is a scholarship available for a student with a documented diagnosed learning disability and several scholarships available for students from single-parent homes. The scholarships are competitive. Recipients are chosen based on several [...] More

Korean American Scholarship Foundation-Eastern Regional Chapter

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF) offers the Eastern Regional Chapter Scholarship to students with a Korean heritage studying in the United States regardless of citizenship status (including Korean Nationals). Students who will be a full-time student at a school in one of the designated Eastern region states (Delaware, District of Columbia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, North [...] More

Legacy of Life Essay & Video Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Eligible students of the Legacy of Life Essay & Video Scholarships must reside and attend high school (or home schooled) in the Washington, DC metropolitan area (see website for details). Applicants must write an essay or produce a video that will convince an audience to register to be organ, eye, and tissue donors. Winners will be announced by May 20. For more information or to apply, please [...] More

Letitia B. Carter Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/20/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Letitia B. Carter scholarship is presented by the Restaurant Association of Maryland Education Foundation in memory of former CEO of the Restaurant Association of Maryland. This competitive scholarship is awarded to Maryland residents interested in pursuing hospitality-related coursework. It is available to high school students and college students as well as high school, college or corporate [...] More

Lisa Higgins-Hussman Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/11/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Lisa Higgins-Hussman Foundation Scholarship Award is for a young adult who has been affected by cancer through their own diagnosis/treatment or the diagnosis/treatment of a parent/guardian or sibling. The applicant must be a permanent resident of Maryland, DC or Virginia. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Marilyn Yetso Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/11/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults established the Marilyn Yetso Memorial Scholarship to support the financial needs of a college student who has lost a parent to cancer or has a parent with cancer and who displays financial need. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Maryland Graduate and Professional School Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $5,000
  • 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 [...] More

Maryland Part-Time Grant Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Part-time, degree-seeking undergraduates and students who are simultaneously enrolled in a secondary school and an institution of higher education (dually enrolled students) may apply for a Maryland Part-Time Grant by completing and filing the FAFSA or the Maryland State Financial Aid Application. Dually enrolled students must contact your college financial aid office to determine the application [...] More

Maryland Tuition Waiver for Foster Care Recipients

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • Applicants must be students under the age of 25 who have resided in an out-of-home placement in Maryland and who are attending a Maryland public two-year or four-year institution. Applicants must complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1 each year. Contact the financial aid office of the institution you will attend to have the waiver [...] More

MD & DC Credit Union College Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • Members of Maryland or District of Columbia-based credit unions and members of credit unions that are affiliated with the MD & DC Credit Union Association are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Applicants can choose between the writing, video, or photo contest. Applicants must be entering their freshman through senior year of college or trade school. This scholarship does not apply to [...] More

NIADA Foundation Regional Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/9/2021
  • Amount: $3,500
  • The NIADA Foundation promotes the academic growth of youth throughout the United States and awards scholarships annually at the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association Convention. The Foundation proudly sponsors four young men or women each year who have displayed outstanding abilities in education. Applicants must be high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding academic [...] More

Perlita Liwanag Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/11/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Perlita Liwanag Memorial Scholarship supports financial needs of a deserving young adult who is either personally impacted by cancer or who has a parent/guardian impacted by cancer. The applicant must reside in the Washington, DC metro area (Maryland, Northern Virginia and DC) and be seeking higher education within the U.S. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship [...] More

Regina C. Williams Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Regina C. Williams Memorial Scholarship seeks to identify Prince George’s County high school seniors (cannot be current college students) who have been accepted into a collegiate institution and will pursue a bachelor’s degree in education. Eligible applicants must have a 3.0 GPA, and be a US citizen or permanent resident. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship [...] More

The Esperanza Education Fund Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2021
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The Esperanza Education Fund will award scholarships - ranging from $5,000 to $20,000, depending on financial need - to immigrant students in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia, to attend public colleges and universities, regardless of ethnicity, national origin, or immigration status. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on qualities traditionally valued and demonstrated [...] More

The Mid-Atlantic STA Foundation

  • Application Deadline: 6/15/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Eligible candidates to be considered for the The Mid-Atlantic STA Foundation scholarship application should be high school seniors who have participated in the Stock Market Game, or undergraduates who are currently sophomore or junior business majors with a concentration in finance or economics and who are enrolled at a four-year state-sponsored or private college or university. Applicants must [...] More

U.S. Army Loan Repayment Program

  • Application Deadline: 6/23/2021
  • Amount: $1,500
  • U.S Army Loan Repayment Program helps servicemen repay qualified student loans. Out of all the service branches, the Army’s CLRP benefits package is typically regarded as the best, since it provides up to $65,000 in lifetime student loan forgiveness. The benefit is doled out on an annual basis, beginning as soon as a Soldier completes his first year of qualifying service, and provided at a rate [...] More

VMDAEC Educational Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Each year, the VMDAEC Education Scholarship Foundation awards scholarships based on 40% financial need; 40% academic achievement; and 20% personal statement. Funds can be applied towards tuition, student fees, room and board, or textbooks.
    Applicant's primary residence must receive its electric power from one of the 15 member electric cooperatives served by Virginia, Maryland and Delaware [...] More

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Last Reviewed: July 2020