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Higher Education in Maryland

GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Who may apply: Degree-seeking graduate and professional students.

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.

Eligible majors: Graduate and professional programs in dentistry, law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work, and veterinary medicine.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

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.

FINANCIAL NEED

Applicants are ranked on basis of the student need as demonstrated on the FAFSA.

AWARD AMOUNT

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.

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