A Complete Guide to Securing Maryland Scholarships
Have you set your eyes on the University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins University, or any other of the 55 schools in Maryland? Financial aid can help you pave your way to the university or college of your dreams.
Whether you are a resident or out-of-state student, Maryland scholarships can help you study stress-free. There are many aid programs for current and prospective students, so DoNotPay will help you find and pick the best ones.
Read our comprehensive guide to learn:
- Where to look for scholarships
- What types of aid can you get
- What the top programs are
- How to apply
- How to get a list of scholarships and grants instantly
The first step is the hardest, and many students don’t know how to start the search. If you want to gather information about scholarships, resort to the following sources:
- Federal agencies
- Maryland Higher Education Commission’s website
- The financial aid offices at your prospective schools
- Profit and non-profit organizations—such as:
- Maryland Library Association
- The Maryland Parent and Family Association
- American Red Cross Youth
- National Eagle Scout Association (NESA)
- Maryland foundations—including:
- The Maryland 4-H Foundation
- The Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry
- The Goldseker Foundation
- The Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC) Education Foundation
- Online scholarship search engines
If you want to simplify the search, subscribe to DoNotPay. A personalized list of gift aid you are eligible for is only a few taps away with our app. We will even summarize the key program details—such as the amounts, deadlines, and requirements.
Maryland offers scholarships for students at different levels of studies. You can get financial assistance as:
- High school junior
- High school senior
If you belong to a particular group of students, you can expand your scholarship options and get one for being:
- College athlete
- International student
- Christian student
- Foster youth
- Student with a learning disability
Scholarships are classified based on various factors. You can look into federal aid programs at your university or department or seek financial assistance for students in unique situations. The options are numerous, and it’s almost impossible to review them all, so check out a few of the ones you shouldn’t miss:
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Unfortunately, scholarship applications for Maryland students aren't centralized. You need to apply for each program you qualify for individually.
Certain funders only request that you fill out their form and/or submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), but others can also ask for:
- Cover letter
- Personal statement
- Scholarship essay about what your career goals are, why you deserve the aid, and similar
- Letters of recommendation from your teachers, counselors, or mentors
When applying, keep the following tips in mind:
- Read the requirements with care
- Aim for the early deadline
- Send a request to all programs you qualify for
- Write down the important dates
- Personalize your essays
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Your answers to our quick questions will make sure that DoNotPay surfaces all programs you qualify for. Provide us with some basic details—such as your level of education, interests, place of residence, and special qualifications—and we’ll do the rest.
Follow these steps:
- Open a DoNotPay account
- Go to Apply for Scholarships
- Answer a few questions
You’ll get your tailor-made list and learn more about each program in just a few clicks. You can also use our nifty app to apply for no-essay scholarships automatically. If you find any that you like, let us know, and we’ll apply on your behalf.
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