Who may apply:
Degree-seeking graduate and professional
How to apply: Complete and file the Free Application
for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at
www.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.
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 masters
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
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.
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