Maryland Scholarships

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: 5/1/2020
  • 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

Carville M. Akehurst Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 9/13/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Applicants for the Carville M. Akehurst Memorial Scholarship must be a resident of Maryland, Virginia, or West Virginia and must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate landscape/horticulture program or related discipline at a two or four-year institution. Applicants must be currently enrolled in good standing and carry a full-time course load at the time of application and during [...] More

David and Maryla Korn Family Scholarship Fund for the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School and/or Jewish Primary Day School

  • Application Deadline: 5/3/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • ThisDavid and Maryla Korn Family Scholarship Fund for the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School and/or Jewish Primary Day School is awarded once a year. Applications are sent directly to the school. Please contact your school counselor to apply. Decisions are based primarily on financial need. Applicants must be: A Jewish resident of the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area. Attending the Charles E. [...] More

Doug Parker Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Doug Parker Memorial Scholarship was established in 2009 to support the financial needs of young adults in Howard County, Maryland 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 [...] 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. You must be: the son, daughter, stepchild, or the surviving spouse (who has not [...] 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: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • Current high school seniors and full-time, degree-seeking undergraduates. Complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). January 1st through March 1st each year. Late applicants will be placed on a waiting list. All majors are eligible. You and your parents (if you are a dependent student) must be Maryland residents. You must enroll at a two-year or four-year Maryland [...] More

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

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2020
  • 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: 4/2/2020
  • 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: 6/30/2020
  • 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

Letitia B. Carter Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • 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

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: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Who may apply: Part-time, degree-seeking undergraduates and students who are simultaneously enrolled in a secondary school and an institution of higher education (dually enrolled students). How to apply: Part-time undergraduates must complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Contact the financial aid office of the institution you will attend and ask to be considered [...] More

Maryland Tuition Waiver for Foster Care Recipients

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • 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

NIADA Foundation Regional Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/9/2020
  • Amount: $3,500
  • The NIADA Foundation proudly sponsors four young men or women each year who have displayed outstanding abilities in education. These students will each receive a $3,500 scholarship to the college or university of their choice. The participating regions are found at the scholarship provider's website. An essay will also be required as part of the application. For more information or to apply, [...] More

Presbyterian Student Opportunity Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2020
  • Amount: $4,000
  • The Student Opportunity Scholarship program serves Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) college students by providing need-based aid for sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are full-time, first-degree students attending accredited institutions in the United States. Student Opportunity Scholarship applicants will explore who God created them to be in a series of essay questions intended for students to [...] More

The Esperanza Education Fund Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2020
  • 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

VMDAEC Educational Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/10/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Each year, the 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.
    Eligibility: 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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Get Paid to Play in College with ESA Esports Scholarships

January 21, 2020

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) announced its first Esports scholarship, expanding its 20-year-old scholarship program to include Esports competitors in college, according to Polygon. The ESA Esports scholarship program is "intended to elevate the participation of women and minorities" who currently "account for a very small percentage of Esports scholarship recipients. Therefore, in order to be eligible for the ESA Foundation Computer and Video Game Arts Scholarship, you must either be a woman or minority and pursuing a degree leading to a career in computer and video game arts and sciences. Current high school seniors, college freshman, sophomore and juniors who are U.S. citizens may apply for the ESA Esports scholarship. Applicants must also be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program at an accredited four (4) year college or university in the upcoming fall semester in order to be considered. All scholarship applications are due March 2, 2020 at 11:59 PST. Applicants will receive results by mid-June and funds will be issued to scholarship winners by end of August. [...]

Biggest / Largest Dollar Scholarships in 2020

January 16, 2020

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

When it comes to large dollar scholarships, mo' money means fewer problems in paying your college tuition bill. The average student will land between $1,000 and $5,000 in college scholarships after investing a decent amount of time and effort into applying for scholarships. Even smaller scholarships worth $500 are enough to cover books and fees, even if they aren't enough to foot an entire semester’s college tuition bill. [...]

Gap Year for National Service as a College Graduation Requirement?

January 13, 2020

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

Should students be required to and serve their nation either before or during college? Pete Buttigieg thinks so, as he has rolled out a $20-billion proposal to enlist young people in national service after high school in order to produce "civically informed and dedicated Americans." In his commentary, Why Colleges Should Require a Gap Year, Jonathan Zimmeran outlines why a gap-year would be the ideal timeline for this initiative. [...]

Last Reviewed: January 2020