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State Scholarships and Grants

Students attending Wor-Wic Community College may be eligible for one or more of the many state scholarships and grants available through the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC)External Link.

Wor-Wic Community College students (and their parent/s if applicable) must be Maryland residents to receive scholarships and grants from MHEC. Applicants must be enrolled in a two-year degree program. Requirements vary depending upon the specific program. Programs are outlined below and are also found at the MHEC websiteExternal Link. Click on each below grant or scholarship for additional program information.

Wor-Wic students may receive the status of their MHEC scholarship by signing on to Maryland College Aid Processing System (MD-CAPS)External Link.

Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)External Link by March 1 of each year to qualify for MHEC scholarships and grants. Wor-Wic’s federal school code is 013842.

To renew MHEC scholarships and grants, students must maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP) and submit the FAFSAExternal Link no later than March 1 each year.

Educational Assistance (EA) Grant

For more information, refer to the Educational Assistance (EA) Grant websiteExternal Link.

Who May Apply:

Students planning to enroll as full-time (12+ credits a semester), degree-seeking undergraduates.

How to Apply:

Complete the FAFSA no later than March 1.

Eligibility:

Awards are based on need. Students with the lowest Expected Family Contribution (EFC) are awarded first.

Award Amount:

Award amounts range from a minimum of $400 to a maximum of $3,000 based on need. If a student is offered and accepts certain other state scholarships, their EA Grant may be re-calculated.

Guaranteed Access (GA) Grant

For more information, refer to the Guaranteed Access (GA) Grant websiteExternal Link.

Who May Apply:

High school seniors who have, or will have, completed a college preparatory program.

How to Apply:

Complete the FAFSA and the GA Grant application no later than March 1. Applications received after the deadline will be considered as long as funds remain available. GA Grant applications are available at high school guidance offices and must be signed by a guidance counselor.

Eligibility:

Students must enroll as a full-time (12+ credits a semester) degree-seeking undergraduate. Applicants must have a minimum, unweighted cumulative 2.5 grade point average.

Students must also meet specific income requirements. These change yearly. Refer to the MHEC website for the most up to date information.

Award Amount:

The amount of the GA Grant equals 100% of financial need, ranging from a minimum of $400 up to a maximum amount which changes annually.

Part-Time Grant

For more information, refer to the Part-Time Grant websiteExternal Link.

Who May Apply:

Part-time (6-11 credits), degree-seeking undergraduates and high school students who are simultaneously enrolled in Wor-Wic Community College (dual enrolled students).

How to Apply:

Complete the FAFSA by March 1. Contact the Financial Aid office and ask to be considered for the Part-Time Grant.

Eligibility:

Eligibility is based on financial need as determined by the FAFSA. All majors are eligible.

Award Amount:

The minimum Part-Time Grant award is $200 and the maximum is $1,500 based on availability of funds.

Senatorial Scholarship

For more information, refer to the Senatorial Scholarship websiteExternal Link.

Who May Apply:

High School seniors or degree-seeking undergraduates planning to enroll full-time (12+ credits) or part-time (6-11 credits).

How to Apply:

Complete the FAFSA no later than March 1. Students must also contact their state senator for additional application procedures. The name of the student’s senator may be found at Maryland Elected Officials.

Eligibility:

Students must demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA. Each senator may apply additional eligibility requirements.

Award Amount:

The minimum annual award amount is $400.

Delegate Scholarship

For more information, refer to the Delegate Scholarship websiteExternal Link.

Who May Apply:

High School seniors or degree-seeking undergraduates planning to enroll full-time (12+ credits) or part-time (6-11 credits).

How to Apply:

Complete the FAFSA no later than March 1. Students must also contact their state delegate for additional application procedures. The name of the student’s delegate may be found at Maryland Elected Officials.

Eligibility:

Each delegate determines eligibility requirements.

Award Amount:

The minimum annual award amount is $200.

Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship

For more information, refer to the Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship websiteExternal Link.

Who May Apply:

Current high school seniors, full-time and part-time, degree seeking undergraduates.

How to Apply:

Contact the Financial Aid Office for application procedures no later than July 15.

Eligibility:

You must be a Maryland resident to apply, with the exception of a spouse, son or daughter of a Maryland State or local public safety employee killed in the line of duty.

You must enroll at a two-year or four-year Maryland college or university, as a full-time or part-time, degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate student or attend a private career school. You must be: the son or daughter of a member of the United States Armed Forces who died as a result of military service or who suffered a service connected 100 percent permanent disability as result of military service; a veteran who suffers a service-connected disability of 25 percent or greater, as a result of military service, 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; the son, daughter or surviving spouse (who has not remarried) of a state or local public safety employee or volunteer who died in the line of duty or who was 100 percent disabled in the line of duty; or a state or local public safety employee or volunteer who was 100 percent disabled in the line of duty.

Award Amount:

The amount of your award may be equal to your tuition and fees, but the total dollar amount may not exceed $9,000, whichever is less. An applicant who is the child or spouse of a victim of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks may not receive awards that exceed $19,000 when combined with any other scholarship received. Recipients of the Conroy Scholarship who also receive grants or scholarships from other sources as a result of September 11 events may have the Conroy adjusted to remain below the $19,000 fund limit.

Funds may not be available to award all eligible students.

Workforce Shortage Student Assistance Grant Program

For more information, refer to the Workforce Shortage Student Assistance Grant Program websiteExternal Link.

This grant program encompasses several occupational majors as noted below. Additional information may be found by clicking each program. Applications are required by July 1st.

More detailed information and specific applicant requirements for each program may be found on the Workforce Shortage Student Assistance Grant Program websiteExternal Link.

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