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. New this year: If you live in the 46th District (enter your address here to determine your legislative district), you can apply with all three District 46 Delegates (Lewis, Lierman and Clippinger) through our combined, standardized scholarship application. Our goal is to save you time and make it easier for you to apply for funding from all of your delegates at one time.
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 US. 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.
Scholarship applications are due by May 1st, 2021.
A note on letters of recommendation: You are required to submit one letter of recommendation with your application. Letters can be from a teacher, professor, or work supervisor, but not from family or friends. The letter must include contact information for your recommender and be on official letterhead if from your school. A second letter of recommendation is optional.
You can upload your letter directly to the Google form application OR your recommender may submit their letter directly by emailing it to ALL THREE Delegates at [email protected], [email protected] and [email protected].
Thank you for giving 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 at 410-841-3319.