Changes have been made to the Maryland Guaranteed Access Grant for 2017-2018 application season. See below!
Information regarding Senatorial and Delegate scholarships can also be found on the Maryland Higher Education web site by clicking the links noted for each. Northwest seniors residing in MD District 39 should also watch the JAG 'Apply Now' Scholarship Bulletin for specific instructions regarding scholarships for that district.
McDaniel College offers the Educator's Legacy Scholarship to children of MCPS K-12 school employees! Applicants must apply and be accepted to McDaniel College for scholarship consideration. Minimum 2.5 GPA required. $25,000 awarded over 4 years of successful academic performance at McDaniel College. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Click here more information on eligibility requirements and how to apply. |web post November 10|
Recent postings are listed in the order received. For a complete list of scholarship opportunities available at your high school, select the Complete JAG 'Apply Now' Scholarship Bulletin link above.
Sickle Cell Association of the National Capital Area, Inc. offers a $500 scholarship. Applicants must be a graduating high school senior and/or current college or technical school student with Sickle Cell Disease and must live in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. A minimum 2.5 GPA is required along with verification of the Sickle Cell Disease. For more information and to access the application, visit scancainc.org. Look for 'Scholarship' under the 'Support' link. The deadline for application is June 30. |web post April 21|
High Bridge Foundation 2017 Scholarship Opportunity. $500 book awards and $1,000 scholarships available. The Foundation's scholarships are intended to support the educational aspirations of young people from under-served populations, especially those who make academic progress despite hardship conditions. Examples of hardship may include poverty, immigration, or adversity such as disability or loss of a parent. Applicant should have at least a 3.0 GPA. Scholarships are available for students planning to attend a trade school, community college, 2 or 4-year college or university. Click here to access the application and instructions. The deadline for application is May 5. |web post April 6|
The Metropolitan Kappa Youth Foundation Lawrence Hamm, Sr. 2017 Scholarship is available for Montgomery County, MD high school seniors. The Lawrence Hamm, Sr. Scholarship is provided to support minority and disadvantaged youth who wish to pursue higher education. Applicant must be able to demonstrate volunteer and community service involvement. Applicant must have applied to and been accepted to a college or university. Application includes essay and the high school transcript. Click here to download the application, additional requirements and instructions to submit. The deadline for application is April 30. |web post April 3|
The Rural Women's Republican Club is now accepting applications for their $1,500 scholarship. Applicants must be a high school senior from one of the following up-county Montgomery County, MD high schools: Clarksburg, Damascus, Northwest, Poolesville or Seneca Valley. $1,500 award will be based on essay submission on the topic 'We are a Nation of immigrants' - What effect you think illegal immigration has had on our country and specifically your future education and employment opportunities? Click here to download the application guidelines for essay submission. Essay and cover page must be emailed to the Rural Women's Republican Club by April 28 (specific email guidelines included on the application). |web post March 31|
The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc., Montgomery County Chapter is offering the Theresa C. Suggs - Roy T. Lyons Scholarship for 2017-2018. This scholarship opportunity is available to high school seniors accepted into and planning to attend a Historical Black College or University in the Fall of 2017. Currently registered HBCU College students in good academic standing are also eligible to apply. Applicants must be a resident of Montgomery County with a 2.5 or higher GPA. Acceptance letter and official transcript required. Applications are judged on academic achievement, community service and the writing assignment. Click here to download the application. The completed application and all supporting documents must be postmarked by April 28. |web post March 28|
The Family Fellowship Program with Together We Rise offers seniors in foster care a scholarship package up to $90,000. Applicant must be a current high school senior with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Applicant must have been in foster care while living in the United States and a US Citizen. Opportunity requires the applicant be accepted to an accredited, Pell-eligible college, trade or vocational school. Application includes proof of foster care, two letters of recommendation, official transcript and essay. Click here to access the online application and view program video. The deadline for application is May 1. |web post March 22|
Elks Career and Technical Scholarship Opportunity. This vocational scholarship is offered to high school seniors planning to pursue vocational or technical training in an accredited postsecondary school. The award covers two years of study. Awards range from $1,000 to $2,000. Application includes an official high school transcript, letters of recommendation and financial statement. Elks Scholarship Guidelines | Elks Scholarship Application. The deadline for application is April 30. |web post March 22|
The Bethany Presbyterian Church Student Outreach Scholarship. Awarded since 2005, this $1,000 scholarship recognizes students who are truly good citizens of our community, as demonstrated by their academic achievement, community service and good character. One Northwest HS senior will be selected as the recipient of this award. Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 with academic honors/distinction. Applicant must have been accepted, with plans to enroll, at a college or university in the fall of 2017. Financial need considered. Click here to download the application. Resume required. The deadline for application is April 24. |web post March 21|
The Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship is available to student-athletes in the class of 2018. Awards range from $1,000 to $2,000. Applicants must be a current junior. A minimum high school GPA of 2.5 is required. The application comprises the student-athlete's statement of how he/she exemplifies the Triple-Impact Competitor, who impacts sports on three levels; improving oneself, teammates and their sport as a whole. References required from a minimum of 3 coaches, administrators and/or teachers. For additional program information and the link to the application, click here. The deadline for application is May 31. |web post March 17|
The Pichler Family $10K Scholarship opportunity has been announced for Northwest High School seniors! $10,000 one-time award. Applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA (cumulative 4.0 scale). Applicants must be able to demonstrate leadership ability through extracurricular activities and/or community service. This award is offered to Northwest seniors planning to attend a 2 or 4-year college or university in the fall. Application includes a resume, unofficial transcript and essay. Click here to download the application. The deadline for application is student lunch on May 1. |web post March 16|
$500 Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Book Scholarship. Application is open to female high school seniors. Applicant must be a US citizen or permanent resident. Applicant must have a minimum 2.5 GPA at the time of application submission. Application includes two recommendations, official high school transcript and 500-word essay. $500 award. Click here to download the application. The application deadline is May 1. |web post March 6|
Thomas W. Fisher Conservation & Environmental Studies Scholarship offered by the Rockville Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America (IWLA). $2,000 scholarships offered to qualified Montgomery County, MD student applicants who actively pursue advanced post-secondary learning in the areas of conservation or environmental sciences. Application includes a 500-word essay, five letters of reference and academic transcript. Download the application on the IWLAR website under "Forms and Documents". The application deadline is May 1. |web post February 28|
DC Area Phi Beta Kappa Association of High School Awards Program. Applicants must be a high school senior with a college preparatory background and a GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. The applicant must show that s/he is a good citizen, interested in the community, and that his/her knowledge is beneficial to society. Visit the Phi Beta Kappa Association website for the application and submission details. $1,000 awards. The application deadline application (electronic submission) is April 24. |web post February 26|
The Montgomery County Chapter of the Bowie State University Alumni Association Scholarship is announced. Applicant must be a graduating high school senior planning to attend Bowie State University during 2017-2018. Applicant must have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Two letters of recommendation, essay and official high school transcript required. A copy of college test scores required. Click here to download the application and details on how to apply. The application deadline is May 15 for students planning to enroll at Bowie in the fall and September 15 for students planning to enroll at Bowie in the spring of 2018. |web post February 23|
The Maryland House of Delegates announces the Delegate David Fraser-Hidalgo Scholarship for residents of MD District 15. Applicants must be a high school senior residing in District 15. Applicant must plan to attend a college or university in the state of Maryland in the fall of 2017. Application includes an essay, unofficial transcript, resume and completion of the FAFSA. To check residential district, visit mdelect.net. Click here to download the application and instructions. The application deadline is April 24. |web post February 8|
Maryland Hispanic Scholarship application is now available online. Applicants must be a high school senior or undergraduate student, attending or planning to attend, a college or university in the state of Maryland. Applicants do not have to be of Hispanic or Latino descent to apply for this scholarship. A minimum 2.5 GPA is required. Applicant must have significant contribution of voluntary community service and must be a US citizen, resident or Dreamer. Proof of financial need required. Visit montgomeryhispanicgala.org to apply. The application deadline is June 30. |web post February 3|
The Jewish Social Service Agency annually offers scholarships to all Montgomery County high school seniors. Scholarship awards vary with each individual opportunity. Additional scholarships are available to the Jewish community. Awards are based on financial need. Visit the JSSA website and search scholarships to apply. A limited number of applications will be available in the College Career Information Center. The application deadline is May 1. |web post February 1|
For a complete list of scholarship opportunities available at your high school, select the Complete JAG 'Apply Now' Scholarship Bulletin link at the top of this page.
2017-2018 Changes to the Howard P. Rawlings Guaranteed Access Grant Program: Effective for the 2017-2018 academic year, student applications will no longer be required to be considered for the Guaranteed Access Grant (GA Grant). The Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) will identify students that potentially meet the eligibility criteria for the GA Grant based on the information obtained on the student's Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Income requirements and additional information can be obtained at mhec.maryland.gov. |Posted September 16|
Additional Scholarship & Financial Aid Resources:
- The Northwest Scholarship Processing Form
- The Northwest JAG Scholarship Forecast Bulletin. Preview the scholarship opportunities that may come to your high school.
- The Official FAFSA web site (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
- The Maryland Higher Education Commission web site for Maryland aid, including information on the Pell Grant and Guaranteed Access Grant
- Montgomery College bound students with a plan to transfer to the Universities at Shady Grove. Available USG scholarships. Montgomery College available scholarships Academic Works portal.