Who may apply: Degree-seeking graduate and professional students.
How to apply: Complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) atwww.fafsa.gov. Also, contact the financial aid office of the institution you will attend and ask to be considered for a Graduate and Professional Scholarship.
When to apply: Contact the financial aid office of the school you will attend for their deadlines.
Eligible majors: Graduate and professional programs in dentistry, law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work, and veterinary medicine.
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 Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, or certain Maryland institutions offering a master’s degree in nursing or social work or a first professional degree in pharmacy.
Applicants are ranked on basis of the student need as demonstrated on the FAFSA.
The minimum award is $1,000 per year and the maximum award is $5,000 per year. Funds may not be available to award all eligible students.
RENEWING AN AWARD
You may receive an award for a maximum of eight semesters if you remain enrolled in an eligible program; maintain the satisfactory academic progress standards of your institution; file a FAFSA each year, and demonstrate need. The institution determines eligibility for renewals.