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Resources for Financial Assistance

Career Starters Scholarship

Assistance for the following career training is available through a grant from the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore to low-income individuals who meet eligibility requirements. Call 410-334-2815 for more information.

  • Certified nursing assistant
  • Child care
  • CompTIA IT fundamentals certification
  • Dental assistant
  • EKG technician
  • Electrical wiring technician
  • HVAC
  • Medical coding and billing
  • Medicine aide
  • Personal trainer
  • Pesticide applicator
  • Phlebotomy
  • Plumbing
  • Truck and bus driver

Career Starters Scholarship ApplicationAdobe Portable Document Format (PDF) icon

Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore

Assistance is available to qualified applicants currently employed by or active volunteers in an IRS designated 501(c)(3) charitable organization located in Somerset, Wicomico or Worcester County. Call 410-742-9911 for more information.

Deferred Payment

A payment plan is available for certain courses for a $20 deferment fee when the the tuition is more than $100. Not available for all courses. Call 410-334-2815 for more information.

Driver Education Tuition Assistance

Assistance is available to qualified applicants based on financial need. Call 410-334-2815 or download a Tuition Assistance Information Packet - Driver EducationAdobe Portable Document Format (PDF) icon.

Employer Billed Tuition and Fees

Advance payments are welcomed from employers who pay for their employees’ tuition and fees at the time of registration. The college can also directly bill a company. Call 410-334-2815 for more information.

Employment Advancement Right Now (EARN) Scholarships

Assistance for certified nursing assistant, welding and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) training is available through a grant from the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation to individuals who meet eligibility requirements. Call 410-334-2815 for more information.

Eunice Q. Sorin Scholarship

Provides annual awards to individuals who are currently in the workforce and are pursuing further training or education to advance their career/upgrade their skills. Open to any field of study but limited to residents of Worcester County. Go to occhamberfoundation.org/scholarship/ for more information.

Lower Shore Workforce Alliance

Assistance for the following career training is available to qualified dislocated workers or economically disadvantaged individuals. Call 410-341-6515 for more information.

  • Certified nursing assistant
  • Child care
  • HVAC
  • Plumbing
  • Truck and bus driver
  • Welding

P.E.O.

Provides support to qualified women whose education has been interrupted and who find it necessary to return to school to complete a degree or certification that improves their marketable skills for employment to support themselves and/or their families. Go to www.peointernational.org/about-peo-program-continuing-education-pce for more information.

U.S. Veterans Administration

Assistance for the following career training is available to qualified veterans, Reservists and National Guard members. Call 410-334-2882 for more information.

  • Basic life support for healthcare providers
  • Certified nursing assistant
  • Dental assistant
  • EKG technician
  • HVAC
  • MIG/TIG and arc welding
  • Personal trainer
  • Pharmacy technician
  • Phlebotomy
  • Plumbing
  • Truck and bus driver
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