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Scholarships

A number of scholarships are available to veterans, military personnel, and dependents in Maryland.  In addition to the scholarships listed, more information on financial assistance, programs, applications, and condition of awards, can be found by going to the Maryland Higher Education Commission listing of State Financial Aid Programs.

Veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq Conflicts Scholarship 

The Veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq Conflicts Scholarship Program is designed to provide financial assistance to United States Armed Forces personnel who served in the Afghanistan or Iraq Conflicts, and their sons, daughters, or spouses who are current high school seniors, and full-time and part-time, degree-seeking undergraduate students enrolled in an eligible accredited Maryland post secondary institution.

Eligibility Requirements

Uniformed Services Members of the United States who served in Afghanistan, or contiguous air space as defined in federal regulations, on or after October 24, 2001, and before a terminal date to be prescribed by the United States Secretary of Defense; or in Iraq, or contiguous waters or air space as defined in federal regulations, on or after March 19, 2003, and before a terminal date to be prescribed by the United States Secretary of Defense, may apply for a scholarship if they are:

  • A veteran who served at least 60 days in the Afghanistan or Iraq Conflicts, as defined above;
  • An active duty member of the Armed Forces who served at least 60 days in the Afghanistan or Iraq Conflicts, as defined above;
  • A member of a reserve component of the Armed Forces of the United States or the Maryland
  • National Guard who was activated as a result of the Afghanistan or Iraq Conflicts and served at least 60 days, as defined above; or
  • A son, daughter, or spouse of:
    • A veteran or active duty member of the Armed Forces who is serving or has served in the Afghanistan or Iraq Conflicts at least 60 days, asdefined above; or
    • A member of a reserve component of the Armed Forces or Maryland
    • National Guard who was activated as a result of the Afghanistan or Iraq Conflicts and served at least 60 days, as defined above.

For more information on this scholarship visit the Maryland Higher Education Commission website.

Source: Maryland Higher Education Commission

Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship

The Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship is designed to provide aid for tuition and other educational expenses to veterans and their family members who are attending an institution of higher learning within the borders of the State of Maryland.You must be:

  • The son or daughter of a member of the United States Armed Forces who died, or is 100 percent disabled as a direct result of military service;
  • A veteran who suffers, as a direct result of military service, a disability of 25 percent or greater and has exhausted or is no longer eligible for federal veterans educational benefits;
  • The son, daughter or surviving spouse of a victim of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, who died as a result of the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the attack on the Pentagon in Virginia, or the crash of United Airlines Flight 93 in Pennsylvania;
  • A POW/MIA of the Vietnam Conflict or his/her son or daughter;
  • Or a state or local public safety employee or volunteer who was 100 percent disabled in the line of duty.

For more information on this scholarship visit the Maryland Higher Education Commission website.

Source: Maryland Higher Education Commission

 

 

 


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