Every year, each Senator and Delegate in the Maryland General Assembly receives legislative scholarship funds through the Maryland Higher Education Commission to award to their constituents. If you live in District 16 (enter your address here to determine your legislative district), you can contact me to apply for some of that assistance.
To be eligible for a Delegate Scholarship, you must plan to attend a Maryland college or university, or a private career school. Private career schools must have the Maryland Higher Education Commission's approval to operate and be accredited by a national accrediting association approved by the U.S. Department of Education. You may also attend a nursing school if the Commission approves the curriculum. Students may attend full or part-time.
If your major is not offered at a Maryland institution of higher education, you may apply for a unique major designation that would allow you to use our Delegate Scholarship funds for an out-of-state school.
The scholarship application must be filled out completely and returned with all the required documentation (e.g. transcripts, a short essay, etc.) to my office. The address is:
The scholarship funds are awarded on an "as needed basis" and therefore require the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is available and can be submitted online at www.fafa.ed.gov. Maryland legislative scholarships are not automatically renewable. If you have received a scholarship in one year and would like to receive it again, please submit a short request letter and updated transcript to request continued financial support.
I am pleased that you have given me the opportunity to assist you in achieving your higher education goals. You can find more information on the legislative scholarship program, and other financial assistance programs run by the State of Maryland, on the Maryland Higher Education Commission's Programs and Applications webpage. Should you have any further questions, or if I may assist you in any way with this application, please contact my office in Annapolis by phone at 301-858-3649, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.