Senatorial Scholarship Application

Senatorial Scholarship Application

Thank you for your interest in the Senatorial Scholarship Program. The deadline for filing a Senatorial Scholarship Application (Click HERE to see application) is April 1, 2017. You must complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1, 2017.

To qualify for my Senatorial Scholarship, you and your parents (if you are a dependent student) must be Maryland residents, and your full time residence (when not at school) must be in the 8th Legislative District. If you are not a resident of the 8th Legislative District, contact your Senator to inquire about their scholarship program. If you are unsure of your district, you can find it at: Find My Legislative District

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 certain private career schools. You may use this scholarship at an out-of-state school if your major is not available at a Maryland school, and if your senator agrees. The Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) must verify that your major is unique. More information about unique major status can be found here. Audited courses cannot be used to reach the minimum credit hours required for full-time or part-time status. You must demonstrate financial need. You must take the SAT Reasoning Test (SAT 1) or the ACT unless you graduated from high school five or more years ago; have earned 24 college credit hours; or are attending a community college or a private career school.

If you have any further questions regarding the Senatorial Scholarship Program please contact my office at (410) 841-3620. Current Senatorial Scholarship recipients who have questions about their awards may also feel free to call.

Scholarships are awarded thru my office are based on a combination of criteria including:

  • Academic Achievement (First consideration is given to those applicants with a 3.0 GPA/B average or higher. A 2.5 out of 4 GPA is the minimum for applicants)
  • Community/Athletic/Other Extracurricular Activity Involvement
  • Financial Need
  • Quality of Essay
  • Other Miscellaneous Circumstances and Information

Information about other scholarship opportunities can be found here:

Maryland Higher Education Commission:   http://www.mhec.state.md.us/