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Top 47 Maryland Scholarships in February 2024

Written by Qiyam Stewart

Qiyam Stewart a former Scholarships360 writer who focuses on scholarships and financial aid. As an Admissions Fellow at Kenyon College, Qiyam has worked in the admissions office and interviewed prospective high school students applying to Kenyon. Qiyam currently attends Kenyon College as a Philosophy major and double concentration in Law & Society and African Diaspora Studies.

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Updated: February 29th, 2024

The state of Maryland has a wealth of educational options, ranging from research universities like Johns Hopkins University to the U.S. Naval Academy to the state flagship university the University of Maryland. Maryland scholarships exist to help support in-state Maryland residents, as well as other students who hope to attend college in the “Old Line State”. Let’s take a look at what scholarships are available!

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Howard P. Rawlings Guaranteed Access Grant

Offered by Maryland Higher Education Commission

Multiple awards worth up to $20,700
Deadline Jun 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by Maryland Higher Education Commission

Are you a high school senior or GED recipient under the age of 26 from Maryland who plans to enroll full-time in a Maryland institution…Show More

Are you a high school senior or GED recipient under the age of 26 from Maryland who plans to enroll full-time in a Maryland institution…Show More

Are you a high school senior or GED recipient under the age of 26 from Maryland who plans to enroll full-time in a Maryland institution of higher education? If so, the Howard P. Rawlings Guaranteed Access Grant may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the Grant provides financial assistance to students who qualify for in-state tuition in Maryland and plan to enroll in a regular undergraduate program at an eligible two-year or four-year Maryland institution as a full-time (12 credits/semester) degree-seeking student. The amount of the GA Grant will equal 100 percent of the student’s financial need and a student may receive an award worth up to $20,700. Bear in mind that students must plan on beginning college within 6 years of completing high school to be eligible. If you're a Maryland resident who will be attending an undergraduate program in-state, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth up to $20,700
Deadline Jun 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started

Howard P. Rawlings Educational Assistance Grant

Offered by Maryland Higher Education Commission

Multiple awards worth up to $3,000
Deadline Jun 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students

Offered by Maryland Higher Education Commission

Introducing the Howard P. Rawlings Educational Assistance Grant! This incredible grant is designed to provide financial support to deserving students pursuing higher education. With awards…Show More

Introducing the Howard P. Rawlings Educational Assistance Grant! This incredible grant is designed to provide financial support to deserving students pursuing higher education. With awards…Show More

Introducing the Howard P. Rawlings Educational Assistance Grant! This incredible grant is designed to provide financial support to deserving students pursuing higher education. With awards of up to $3,000, this need-based grant is a game-changer for those enrolled in postsecondary institutions. Whether you're planning to attend a two-year or four-year Maryland college or university, this grant is here to help. As a full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate applicant, you can apply if you're currently a high school senior or already enrolled as an undergraduate student. Out-of-state students may also apply if they are deaf or hearing-impaired. To apply, simply submit either the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Maryland State Financial Aid Application (MSFAA) by March 1. If you're an incoming or postsecondary student in Maryland, we encourage you to apply. Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to make your educational dreams a reality!Show Less

Multiple awards worth up to $3,000
Deadline Jun 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students
Get Started

$10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Scholarships360

Exclusive
1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Scholarships360

Exclusive

The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high school student who hopes to go to college, a graduate student who’s in a master’s program, or an adult learner who wants to return to school, you are eligible for our no essay scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to students who get the most out of Scholarships360 scholarships and content. You will be a strong applicant if you apply to scholarships with the Scholarships360 platform. Finalists for this scholarship will be interviewed about their process for funding their education.Show Less

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

$2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Sallie Mae

Easy Application
1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students

Offered by Sallie Mae

Easy Application

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for school.

1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
Apply

Central (Undergraduate) Scholarship

Offered by Central Scholarship

Multiple awards worth $1,000 - $11,000
Deadline Mar 15, 2024
Grade Level HS Seniors, College Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by Central Scholarship

The Central (Undergraduate) Scholarship annually awards between $1,000 and $11,000 to Maryland residents with a minimum 2.8 GPA who are planning to attend an accredited…Show More

The Central (Undergraduate) Scholarship annually awards between $1,000 and $11,000 to Maryland residents with a minimum 2.8 GPA who are planning to attend an accredited…Show More

The Central (Undergraduate) Scholarship annually awards between $1,000 and $11,000 to Maryland residents with a minimum 2.8 GPA who are planning to attend an accredited college, university, or community college in the upcoming academic year. To apply, students must submit a thoughtful, cohesive essay answering the prompt, as well as a transcript. If you're a Maryland resident who will be attending an accredited post-secondary institution in the upcoming school year, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth $1,000 - $11,000
Deadline Mar 15, 2024
Grade Level HS Seniors, College Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Get Started

$40,000 BigFuture Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by The College Board

Easy Application
Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by The College Board

Easy Application

Open to US-based high school students in the class of 2025 and 2026 - no essay, no minimum GPA, and no citizenship requirements.

Open to US-based high school students in the class of 2025 and 2026 - no essay, no minimum GPA, and no citizenship requirements.

Open to US-based high school students in the class of 2025 and 2026 - no essay, no minimum GPA, and no citizenship requirements.

Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Sophomores & Juniors
Apply

AFCEA DC STEM Scholarships

Offered by AFCEA DC

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline Mar 17, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior & College Sophomore

Offered by AFCEA DC

The AFCEA DC STEM Scholarships are here to support Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. residents' dreams of higher education in the exciting STEM fields. If…Show More

The AFCEA DC STEM Scholarships are here to support Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. residents' dreams of higher education in the exciting STEM fields. If…Show More

The AFCEA DC STEM Scholarships are here to support Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. residents' dreams of higher education in the exciting STEM fields. If you're a graduating high school senior or a second-year student in a two-year community college looking to transition to a four-year college or university, this scholarship is for you. As long as you meet the above requirements and have been accepted to a U.S.-accredited college or university to pursue a full-time STEM curriculum, you're eligible to apply. Eligible fields of study include computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, cybersecurity, management information systems, various types of engineering, and Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I)-related fields of study. So, if you're a STEM-minded, college-bound student from Maryland, Virginia, or D.C., we encourage you to apply. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity!Show Less

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline Mar 17, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior & College Sophomore
Get Started

Niche $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Niche

Easy Application
1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Niche

Easy Application

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

Esperanza Fund Scholarship

Offered by Esperanza Education Fund 

Multiple awards worth up to $20,000
Deadline Apr 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by Esperanza Education Fund 

Are you an immigrant or the child of immigrants living in the DMV (District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia) Metro Area who is a high…Show More

Are you an immigrant or the child of immigrants living in the DMV (District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia) Metro Area who is a high…Show More

Are you an immigrant or the child of immigrants living in the DMV (District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia) Metro Area who is a high school senior? If so, you might consider applying for the Esperanza Fund Scholarship! This scholarship is funded by Esperanza Education Fund, an organization that strives to help immigrant students achieve their dreams through higher education. Each year, 10 lucky students are awarded the Esperanza Fund Scholarship to help pay for their higher education. If you are a high-achieving student who was born outside of the U.S. or has two parents who were born outside of the U.S, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

Multiple awards worth up to $20,000
Deadline Apr 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started

Eddison Hermond Memorial Scholarship Fund

Offered by Maryland Restaurant Association Education Foundation

Multiple awards worth $1,000 - $2,500
Deadline Apr 14, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students

Offered by Maryland Restaurant Association Education Foundation

The Eddison Hermond Memorial Scholarship Fund annually awards between $1,000 and $2,500 to multiple Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, and Delaware residents who are currently in…Show More

The Eddison Hermond Memorial Scholarship Fund annually awards between $1,000 and $2,500 to multiple Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, and Delaware residents who are currently in…Show More

The Eddison Hermond Memorial Scholarship Fund annually awards between $1,000 and $2,500 to multiple Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, and Delaware residents who are currently in their final year of high school or enrolled in college and pursuing hospitality-related coursework. The scholarship is presented by the Restaurant Association of Maryland to honor the life of Eddie Hermond. Eddie was a longtime manager of Victoria Gastro Pub, Manor Hill Tavern, and an active member of the Maryland National Guard who lost his life in the 2018 flood in Ellicott City while trying to save the life of another. If you are a Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, or Delaware resident who will soon be or is currently pursuing hospitality-related coursework, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth $1,000 - $2,500
Deadline Apr 14, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students
Get Started

$25k “Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application
1 award worth $25,000
Deadline Apr 1, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

1 award worth $25,000
Deadline Apr 1, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

Educational Leaders Scholarship

Offered by Regina C. Williams Memorial Scholarship Foundation

10 awards worth up to $1,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by Regina C. Williams Memorial Scholarship Foundation

The Educational Leaders Scholarship is on the lookout for talented high school seniors from Prince George's County (Maryland) who are passionate about pursuing a bachelor's…Show More

The Educational Leaders Scholarship is on the lookout for talented high school seniors from Prince George's County (Maryland) who are passionate about pursuing a bachelor's…Show More

The Educational Leaders Scholarship is on the lookout for talented high school seniors from Prince George's County (Maryland) who are passionate about pursuing a bachelor's degree in Education. If you attend a Prince George's County School, call this county your home, and hold US citizenship or a permanent resident visa card, you could be eligible for this amazing opportunity. Recipients are eligible to receive up to $1,000 in financial support to help them attend the four-year college or university of their dreams, anywhere in the United States. Don't miss out on this chance to make your educational dreams a reality!Show Less

10 awards worth up to $1,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started

Hyman P. Moldover Scholarship for Communal Service

Offered by Jewish Social Service Agency

1 award worth $5,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level Graduate Students

Offered by Jewish Social Service Agency

Are you a current or incoming Jewish graduate student living in the metropolitan Washington area? If so, consider applying for the Hyman P. Moldover Scholarship…Show More

Are you a current or incoming Jewish graduate student living in the metropolitan Washington area? If so, consider applying for the Hyman P. Moldover Scholarship…Show More

Are you a current or incoming Jewish graduate student living in the metropolitan Washington area? If so, consider applying for the Hyman P. Moldover Scholarship for Communal Service! The scholarship is open to Jewish students who have been accepted to full-time graduate programs in Jewish communal service. Applicants must also reside in the Washington metropolitan area and intend to professionally serve the Jewish community after graduation. The scholarship is offered by the Jewish Social Service Agency, a health and social wellness agency that provides services for the local Jewish community. Each year, they award $5,000 to help one lucky recipient fund their graduate education. If you are a Jewish graduate student who would like some help with your tuition, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

1 award worth $5,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level Graduate Students
Get Started

$10,000 CollegeXpress Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by CollegeXpress

Easy Application
1 award worth $10,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by CollegeXpress

Easy Application

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Apply

Maryland Boys State Scholarship

Offered by American Legion Department of Maryland

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Juniors & Seniors

Offered by American Legion Department of Maryland

The Maryland Boys State Scholarship is an opportunity for current and rising male high school seniors to participate in the American Legion Boys State, which…Show More

The Maryland Boys State Scholarship is an opportunity for current and rising male high school seniors to participate in the American Legion Boys State, which…Show More

The Maryland Boys State Scholarship is an opportunity for current and rising male high school seniors to participate in the American Legion Boys State, which is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for high school students. It is a participatory program where each participant becomes a part of the operation of his local, county, and state government. To qualify, applicants must provide three letters of recommendation and not have previously attended Boys State. Don't miss out on this amazing chance to develop your leadership skills and make lasting connections. Keep on reading to learn more!Show Less

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Juniors & Seniors
Get Started

CollegeBound Last Dollar Grant

Offered by CollegeBound Foundation

Multiple awards worth $3,000
Deadline Jun 1, 2024
Grade Level College Freshman

Offered by CollegeBound Foundation

The CollegeBound Last Dollar Grant is a need-based award for Baltimore City public high school graduates whose expected family contribution and financial aid package total…Show More

The CollegeBound Last Dollar Grant is a need-based award for Baltimore City public high school graduates whose expected family contribution and financial aid package total…Show More

The CollegeBound Last Dollar Grant is a need-based award for Baltimore City public high school graduates whose expected family contribution and financial aid package total less than the cost to attend college. Applicants must have graduated from a Baltimore City public high school this past year and be eligible to receive a Pell Grant. If their unmet need is greater than $6,000, students must provide documentation detailing how the gap will be financed. To apply, interested students must submit a Financial Aid Award letter from the college or university they will attend and a Maryland Higher Education Commission notification letter if they are attending a Maryland institution. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth $3,000
Deadline Jun 1, 2024
Grade Level College Freshman
Get Started

$1,000 Appily Easy College Money Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Appily

Easy Application
Monthly awards worth $1,000
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore

Offered by Appily

Easy Application

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be awarded each month.Show Less

Monthly awards worth $1,000
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore
Apply

MHEC Tuition Waiver for Foster Care Recipients

Offered by Maryland Higher Education Commission

Multiple awards worth Tuition & Fees
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level College Students

Offered by Maryland Higher Education Commission

Are you a college student in Maryland who has been in foster care? If so, you might be eligible to receive the MHEC Tuition Waiver…Show More

Are you a college student in Maryland who has been in foster care? If so, you might be eligible to receive the MHEC Tuition Waiver…Show More

Are you a college student in Maryland who has been in foster care? If so, you might be eligible to receive the MHEC Tuition Waiver for Foster Care Recipients! The program is open to foster care youth pursuing an undergraduate or vocational degree at a Maryland public institution of higher education. The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) is the state of Maryland’s board of education that grants financial assistance to foster care youth. Thus, they offer the MHEC Tuition Waiver to help former foster youth pursue higher education at a low cost.  If eligible, recipients will receive a tuition waiver, including tuition and registration fees at a public college in Maryland. If you are a foster care youth from Maryland looking to pursue a postsecondary degree, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

Multiple awards worth Tuition & Fees
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level College Students
Get Started

Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship Program

Offered by Maryland Higher Education Commission

Multiple awards worth Full Ride
Deadline Jul 15, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors, College & Graduate Students

Offered by Maryland Higher Education Commission

The Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship Program is an opportunity for high school seniors, current undergraduates, and graduate students in Maryland to earn funding toward…Show More

The Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship Program is an opportunity for high school seniors, current undergraduates, and graduate students in Maryland to earn funding toward…Show More

The Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship Program is an opportunity for high school seniors, current undergraduates, and graduate students in Maryland to earn funding toward their postsecondary education. To be eligible, applicants must be: (1) the immediate family member of a member of the US Armed Forces who died or suffered a 100% permanent disability due to military service, (2) veterans with a service-connected disability of 25% or greater, (3) the children and spouses of victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, (4) the children and surviving spouses of State or local public safety employees who died or were disabled in the line of duty, or (5) the immediate relatives of school employees who, as a result of an act of violence, either died in the line of duty or sustained an injury in the line of duty that rendered the school employee 100% disabled. Maryland residency is required, except for public safety employees and their relatives. Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth Full Ride
Deadline Jul 15, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors, College & Graduate Students
Get Started

$5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Christian Connector

Easy Application
1 award worth $5,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by Christian Connector

Easy Application

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian university or college.

1 award worth $5,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Apply
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How to win Maryland scholarships

Maryland has rich historical significance, as it was one of the original 13 colonies and played a crucial role in the American Revolution. Additionally, Maryland is home to large vibrant cities such as Baltimore, several prestigious research universities, and a very unique geography with its charming Eastern Shore. Therefore, it is no surprise you’re looking to win Maryland scholarships! 

In order to win Maryland scholarships, you need to be yourself! This means searching for scholarships that align with your passions and career goals. Once you find these scholarships, you should then respond to scholarship essay questions by highlighting how Maryland helped you reach your goals and determine your future. 

For example, if you grew up fascinated with the history of Maryland, it may come as no surprise that you want to pursue a career teaching history. Therefore, make it known in your scholarship application that your firsthand experiences growing up in Maryland allowed you to realize your history passion. Make sure to emphasize that you wouldn’t be who you are without Maryland! Connecting your uniqueness to the uniqueness of Maryland will make you stand out in Maryland scholarship applications.

Writing resources for writing Maryland scholarship essays

In order to win Maryland scholarships, you may have to write an essay about yourself. Be sure to check out our Scholarships360 guides on how to start a scholarship essay (with examples), how to write a 500 word essay, and how to end a scholarship essay.  Additionally, be sure to read over the ultimate guide to finding and winning scholarships to ensure you are well prepared to win Maryland scholarships.

Maryland student debt snapshot

According to the Department of Education, in total, Maryland residents owe $35.9 billion in federal student loan debt. Student borrowers owe an average of $42,861 each (those numbers do not include private loans). Around 50.5% of loan borrowers are under the age of 35. As you are starting your higher education journey, remember that scholarships allow students to take fewer loans. Make sure that you apply to as many scholarships as you qualify for!

Merit scholarships at Maryland colleges and universities

University of Maryland

  • Eligibility: Academically talented incoming students who have strong past academic performance and potential to excel at the university
  • Amount: $1,500 up to full tuition
  • Deadline: April 1

Towson University

  • Eligibility: Incoming freshmen who have strong academic credentials 
  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: November 15

Salisbury University

  • Eligibility: Freshmen based on high school GPA and SAT or ACT scores
  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: Admission to Salisbury University

Johns Hopkins University

  • Eligibility: Incoming first year students who have strong academic and personal achievement
  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: Admission to Johns Hopkins University

The University of Baltimore

  • Eligibility: First time undergraduates based on high school GPA and ACT or SAT scores
  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: Admission to the University of Baltimore

Loyola University Maryland

  • Eligibility: Freshman who have a high GPA and ACT or SAT scores
  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: Admission to Loyola University Maryland

Consider in-state tuition and tuition reciprocity 

In-state tuition allows residents of a state to receive cheaper tuition for a college or university in their state. Additionally, many universities and colleges reserve scholarships and financial aid for in-state students, which helps reduce the cost of attending college for those who live there.

Here are a few well-known Maryland universities and their in-state vs out-of-state tuition costs:

University of Maryland

  • In-state tuition: $9,889
  • Out-of-state tuition: $38,690

Towson University

  • In-state tuition: $11,306
  • Out-of-state tuition: $28,326

How do you get in-state tuition in Maryland? 

Having Maryland residency significantly reduces the cost of tuition for Maryland colleges and universities. In order to become a Maryland resident for tuition purposes you will have to meet the following nine criteria:

  • Owning or renting while continuously occupying living quarters in Maryland
  • Having substantial personal property in Maryland
  • Paying Maryland income tax
  • Registering all vehicles in Maryland
  • Possessing a valid Maryland driver’s license
  • Receiving no public assistance from a state other than Maryland
  • Having the legal ability under law to live permanently and without interruption in Maryland
  • Rebutting the presumption that you are to live in Maryland primarily to attend an educational institution

Does Maryland offer tuition reciprocity?

Maryland is a member of the Academic Common Market, which is a tuition reciprocity agreement among select Southern states. If a public institution in Maryland does not offer a degree program major (undergraduate or graduate) that you intend on pursuing, you can then attend at a participating ACM out-of-state tuition at in-state tuition rates. 

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Frequently asked questions about Maryland scholarships

Does the University of Maryland offer scholarships?

Yes, the University of Maryland does provide both partial and full scholarships for various purposes.

How do I get a full ride to UMD?

By having as much well rounded success as possible! A high GPA and stellar extracurricular activities will go a long way.

How do I apply for the Maryland Delegate Scholarship?

Delegates may choose specific stipulations, so find out by contacting the delegates office. The award also could be awarded via the FAFSA listed.

How do I apply for the Maryland Senatorial Scholarship?

In order to apply, one must contact their Senator in order to find out the specific stipulations of the scholarship’s application process. Aside from that, the student must be registered for the FAFSA.
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