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Maryland State Scholarship Board General State Scholarships

All the programs of the Maryland State Scholarship Board are scholarship or grant programs. It is not the intent of these programs to have money repaid at a later date, as is true of the loan program. The application deadline for The Maryland State Scholarship Program is March 1st, unless otherwise specified. However, students are urged to complete the form by February 15th. If applications are received at the College Scholarship Service in Princeton, New Jersey by February 15th, full consideration for the PELL Grant, Senatorial and State Scholarships should be the result. Awards range from $200 to $1500 and may be applied to the cost of tuition, fees and living expenses. Instructions on how to apply are on the FAF .The FAF is available from the Office of Financial Aid or from the State Scholarship Board.

Senatorial Scholarships

Marylanders who have a high school diploma or its equivalent can compete for a Senatorial Scholarship. These grants are awarded on the basis of the students' financial need. Senatorial Scholarships range from $200 to $600 per year and may be used for tuition, obligatory fees and living expenses. Students interested in applying for a Senatorial Scholarship must file a Maryland State Scholarship Board Financial Aid Form (FAF) with the College Scholarship Service, Princeton , New Jersey , 10854 . The required FAF can be obtained from Sojourner-Douglass College's Financial Aid Office or from the State Scholarship Board.

House of Delegates Scholarship

Each member of the House of Delegates of the State of Maryland may give scholarships to students. Application for this form of scholarship is made directly to a delegate in whose district the student resides.

Special Scholarships

Special scholarships exist for Sojourner-Douglass students. These scholarships include those awarded annually by independent companies, groups, foundations and individuals. These are not administered by the College. Specific information about scholarships of this kind can be obtained from the parties and sources mentioned above.

Florence L. Brooks Scholarship

The Florence L. Brooks Scholarship is an institutionally based scholarship which provides limited funds to students who demonstrate need and who meet the criteria of service to the community as established by he Florence L. Brooks Scholarship Committee. Applicants desiring to be considered should submit an application to the Brooks Committee. A letter of request constitutes application. Sojourner-Douglass College processes numerous categories of non-institutionally based student aid (i.e. employment scholarships, private foundation grants, etc.). When non-institutionally based financial aid is sought, the student should apply to the granting agency for the necessary applications and eligibility criteria.

Veterans Benefits

Sojourner-Douglass is approved for veterans to receive payments for tuition through the Veterans Administration. Veterans must complete their enrollment certificates and educational benefits applications in the Registrar's or Provost Offices.

Fannie Lou Hamer Scholarships

You must live in subsidized housing and submit documentation with a lease. You must be a full-time student. The amount of the scholarship is based upon the Estimated Family Cost from your Financial Aid Form.

Dr. Marian Stanton Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to students who are active in community organizations/development; demonstrate a financial need, and demonstrate scholarship.

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