Residents interested in applying for financial aid from the federal and state government, must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This form is available after January 1 and can be obtained from your high school guidance office, the financial aid office at any college or university, the public library,Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) or the U.S. Department of Education websites. In order to meet most scholarship deadlines, including the Senatorial Scholarship, you must submit the form no later than March 1.
Once you have submitted your FAFSA form and are financially eligible, you will automatically receive an application for the Senatorial scholarship from my office by the end of May, if you have not already been awarded an Educational Assistance Grant..
Eligibility Requirements for the Senatorial Scholarship:
- You must be a Maryland resident and reside in the 27th Legislative District.
- You must attend a Maryland college or university, or if you attend an out of state school, you must be enrolled in an academic program that is not offered in Maryland and have approval from the Maryland Higher Education Commission
The selection process is based on both financial need and academic merit. The scholarships may range from $200- $2,000 per academic year and are automatically renewed for up to three additional years or until the date of graduation, whichever comes first.
If you have any other questions regarding college catalogues, admissions applications, and information about scholarships and financial aid from all schools in the State of Maryland, visit the 2003 Maryland Colleges and Universities Page web site or the Maryland Higher Education website www.mhec.state.md.us.
I hope that you find that this information helpful in pursuing your higher education goals. If I can be of any additional assistance, please do not hesitate to contact my office at 410-841-3700 or 301-858-3700.
Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr.