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.
The 2017 Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards! Online application now open! The Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards Foundation is now accepting applications from Latino students in the graduating class of 2018. Applications are reviewed based on the student's accomplishments in the classroom, community, and for their focus in various educational categories. Categories include: Business & Entrepreneurship, Community Service, Education, Healthcare & Science, Media & Entertainment, Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM). Visit hispanicheritage.org or hhfyouthawards.com. The deadline for application is October 2. |web post May 22|
Posse Foundation Full-Tuition Scholarships available to rising seniors! Nomination required. Posse Scholars DC is a partnership with five colleges and universities. Nominated students could receive full-tuition scholarships to attend Bucknell University, Lafayette College, Sewanee: The University of the South, the University of Rochester or the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Applicants should be strong academically for application to any of the 5 partner schools. The nominee should have extraordinary leadership as demonstrated through community involvement, school involvement or family. Students requesting nomination should have college test scores available by September of their senior year. Posse website | Nomination Form. The deadline for application is June 1. |web post May 16|
Kappa Gamma Chapter of Alpha Pi Chi Sorority offers a $1,000 scholarship to graduating high school African American female seniors. The applicant must be planning to pursue higher learning postsecondary education. Current 2.5 GPA required. Official high school transcript, two letters of recommendation and 300-word essay required. Applications will be available in the Northwest HS College Career Information Center. The deadline for application is June 1. |web post May 4|
Association of Vietnamese Americans $1,000 Scholarship. Any Vietnamese American high school seniors residing in Maryland who is planning to enroll as a first-year student at a university, college, or vocational school in the Fall of 2017 may apply. Application includes an official high school transcript, personal essay and letters of recommendation. The application is available on the AVA's website under the Archives menu. The deadline for application is 5:00 pm on Wednesday, May 24. Please note: deadline may be extended to May 30. |web update May 23|
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|
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 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 September 15 for students planning to enroll at Bowie in the spring of 2018. |web update May 16|
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|
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.