The following are some of the scholarships available specifically to residents of Maryland.
Maryland Higher Education Commission, State Scholarship Administration, Jeffrey Building, 2nd Floor, 16 Francis St., Annapolis, Md. 21401, 974-5370, offers:
* The Professional School Scholarship. Offered to those attending professional and law schools of either the University of Maryland or the University of Baltimore, as well as nursing students attending any state school. Average award of $200- $400. Deadline March 1. Financial aid form required.
* Distinguished Scholar awards. Application in spring of junior year of high school required. National Merit and National Achievement finalists receive awards of $3,000. Gifted and talented applicants receive additional awards. Applicants must attend degree-granting institutions in Maryland.
* The Tolbert Grant. Applicants must be nominated by a private career or technical school in Maryland. There are 100-200 recipients. Amounts awarded vary. Rolling deadlines in summer, fall and spring.
* The Family Practice Medical Scholarships. For full-time graduate students who are residents of Maryland. Recipients must attend the University of Maryland at Baltimore, will receive $7,500 per year for up to four years, and must be willing to enter family practice and serve three years in Maryland.
* Senatorial Scholarships. Renewable. Based on financial need and discretion of state senatorial offices. Financial aid form must be filed by March 1.
* General State Scholarship. For full-time undergraduates. Amount based on degree of financial need. 90 percent to Maryland institutions, 10 percent to institutions in reciprocating states. March 1 deadline.
* Edward Conroy Grant. For disabled public safety employees, children of prisoners of war, dependents of military and public safety personnel deceased or disabled in the line of duty. Amount of award up to $2,400 per year. Number of awards varies. Rolling deadline.
* Also available: House of Delegates scholarships, Loan Assistance Repayment Program, Maryland State nursing scholarships, physical and occupational therapist and assistants scholarships and child care provider scholarships.
The Paul Douglas Scholarship is a federal program administered by the state for students who plan to become teachers.
American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20016-8001, (202) 885-6100, administers the Charles A. Norwood Memorial Scholarship. The number and amount of awards vary from year to year. Applicants must be legal residents of Maryland.
American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Maryland, 5205 East Drive, Suite R-1, Baltimore, Md. 21227 sponsors the children and youth scholarship for children of veterans. One scholarship awarded each year. Award $2,000. Applicants must attend a college in Maryland and major in arts, sciences, busi ness and public administration, edu cation or home economics. Renew able for four years with new application. Also offers $1,000 nursing scholarship to the daughter of a veteran. Renewable, with application, for three years.
German Society of Maryland, P.O. Box 22585, Baltimore, Md., 21203-4585, (410) 685-0450, awards scholar ships to residents of Maryland who can prove their German ancestry. Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a teacher; a transcript, and the Princeton financial aid form. Applicants must also have a 3.0 grade point average. The number and amounts of the award vary.
Maryland Association of Private Career Schools, P.O. Box 209, Severna Park, Md. 21146, sponsors the Maryland Association of Private Career Schools Scholarship. Number of awards varies. Open to all graduating seniors in the state, with awards based on both academic achievement and financial need. Average award $1,200. Deadline March 1. Call (410) 974-4473.
American Legion, Department of Maryland, War Memorial Building, 101 N. Gay Street, Baltimore, Md. 21202, (410) 752-3104, administers General Scholarships. About five scholarships awarded each year. Average award $500. Based on both academic accomplishment and financial need. Deadline Feb. 1.
Juniata College, 1700 Moore Street, Huntingdon, Pa. 16652, (814) 643-4310, sponsors the J. Walter Englar Fund. Number of awards and amount varies. For upperclassmen who are students at Juniata College only. Deadline Feb. 15. Applicants must be Maryland residents.
Robert Dean Stethem Memorial Scholarship. Applicants must be citizens in the upper fifth of class who are planning to major in engineering. One-year award of $1,000. Recipients may re-apply for junior year but must have a major in marine science/engineering. Administered by the Charles County Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box D, La Plata, Maryland 20646. (410) 932-6610. Application request should be made by mail. Enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope.
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