Outside Scholarships and Resources
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The financial aid office has received information on the following outside scholarships. Below are requirements, if any, for each scholarship as well as details on how to apply. If you have questions about any of the items listed, please contact us and we will try to answer them.
While we believe that the resources on this page are worthwhile, we do not guarantee the authenticity of the information and/or Web sites, and do not endorse the information or services offered. Also, never pay to apply for a scholarship. For more information check out this online article on Finaid.org about scholarship scams.
► Kids Chance of Maryland, Inc.
► Wells Fargo College STEPS Scholarship
► Godeker's Annual College Book Scholarship
► The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Scholarship
► Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program
► ADT Safe from The Start Scholarship
► The Steve Duckett Local Conservation Scholarship
Kids Chance of Maryland, Inc.
This one-semester scholarship is for children who have had a parent catastrophically injured or killed in an employment related injury. Students may reapply each semester for additional financial support opportunities.
Eligibility: Students must be between 16 - 25 and have had a substantial decline in family income due to parent with catastrophic injury or disease.
Amount of Scholarship: Varies
Due Date: Varies
Application and additional information available at kidschance-md.org.
You can be entered for a chance to win $1000
Eligibility: College students and HS Seniors
Amount of Scholarship: $1000
Due Date: August 13, 2015
Additional information about the program and sign up online at wellsfargo.com/collegeguidance
Godeker's Appliances Annual College Book Scholarship
Write an essay and win up to $500.
Eligibility: Students attending an accredited college or University
Amount of Scholarship: up to $500
Due Date: July 31, 2015
Get more information and apply online at www.goedekers.com/college-scholarship
Win up to $4000 for writing an essay.
Eligibility: Students who are enrolled full-time at an accredited 2 or 4 year university who have battled cancer at any point or who have a parent, sibling, immediate family member, or close friend who has battled or is currently fighting cancer.
Amount of Scholarship: up to $4000
Due Dates: March 31, 2015 for the fall 2015 semester; December 1, 2015 for the spring 2016 semester.
Get more information at www.mesothelioma.com/scholarship/
Write an essay and you could win a $500 scholarship.
Eligibility: Students currently enrolled and will enroll in an upcoming semester.
Amount of Scholarship: $500
Due Date: December 31, 2015
Get more information and apply online: www.safefromthestart.org/scholarship
Write an essay and win up to $500
Eligibility: Students enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution (with some leniency for graduating high school seniors), and a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA
Amount of Scholarship: $500
Due Date: March 1, 2016
Get more information and apply online: http://www.virginiacriminallaws.com/#scholarship
Residents may be eligible for state-sponsored, need based grants or scholarships. Many of the programs require the FAFSA to be filed before March 1st of each year, while the scholarships typically require a separate application. Visit the Maryland Higher Education Commission's Website for specific eligibility requirements and application instructions.
► Guaranteed Access (GA) Grants
Awards in excess of $15,000 to Maryland students from very low income families. You must complete and mail a GA Grant application to the state's Office of Student Financial Assistance prior to March 1. Your FAFSA form must also be completed by March 1 to be considered.
► Educational Assistance (EA) Grants
The EA Grant is awarded to students with low to moderate family income. The average grant for Mount St. Mary's University students has been $3000. Your FAFSA form must be completed by March 1 to be considered.
►Senatorial and Delegate Scholarships
The average scholarship for Mount St. Mary's University students ranges up to $2000. Contact your local representatives for information on how to apply.
► FAFSA on the Web
This site is a resource center for federal aid and the FAFSA. Remember, the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the only form required by the university and can be completed on the web. Make sure the required signature page is completed online by obtaining the proper PIN Numbers. The Mount's School Code is 002086.
► The Smart Guide to Financial Aid
This site is a comprehensive guide to all things federal aid and is full of resources and online calculators for loans.
► Nerd Wallet
This site is a guide to federal aid and has loan calculators and guidance with completing the FAFSA.
This website is a guide to how to budget your loan payments and manage your money.
► College Steps Program
Similar to the website above, this is a financial literacy focused website that guides students to learn how to manage money wisely.