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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.
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
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 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.
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.