State senators are allocated an annual scholarship budget which may be awarded to residents of their senatorial district. The amount of the award is determined by the Senator, who considers the results of the student's SAT scores and financial need. The maximum award is $2,000 per year per student. Scholarship candidates who have already completed at least one academic year of college in good standing do not have to take the SAT. Application is made in the same manner as for Educational Assistance Grants. Students should apply by March 1 for the year the award is to begin. Each senator has the option of requiring a personal interview.
More specific information on financial assistance from the State of Maryland is available at www.mhec.state.md.us, 410-260-4500 or 800-974-0203.