Every year, each Senator and Delegate in the Maryland General Assembly receives legislative scholarship funds through the Maryland Higher Education Commission to award to their constituents. If you live in the 43rd District (enter your address here to determine your legislative district), you can contact Senator Conway, Delegate Anderson, Delegate Washington, and myself to apply for some of that assistance. Every legislator has their own awards criteria and deadlines, so please be sure to check with each office for more information.
To be eligible for a Delegate Scholarship, you must plan to attend a Maryland college or university, or a private career school. Private career schools must have the Maryland Higher Education Commission’s approval to operate and be accredited by a national accrediting association approved by the US. Department of Education. You may also attend a nursing school if the Commission approves the curriculum. Students may attend full or part-time.
If your major is not offered at a Maryland institution of higher education, you may apply for a unique major designation that would allow you to use our Delegate Scholarship funds for an out-of-state school.
My scholarship application must be filled out completely and returned with all the required documentation (e.g. transcripts, letters of recommendation, a short essay, etc.) to my office by June 1st, 2017. My address is:
Delegate Maggie McIntosh
House Office Building
6 Bladen Street, Room 121
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
A note on letters of recommendation: we require that your letter of recommendation be from a teacher, professor, or work supervisor, and not from family or friends. The letters must include contact information for your recommender and be on official letterhead if from your school.
It is important for you to know that I award my scholarship monies on an “as needed basis” and therefore require the completion by March 1st, 2017 of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA), which is available and can be submitted online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Maryland legislative scholarships are not renewable, and so you must check back each year in January for the new application form and send your updated materials for continued financial support.
I am pleased that you have given me the opportunity to assist you in achieving your higher education goals. You can find more information on the legislative scholarship program, and other financial assistance programs run by the State of Maryland, on the Maryland Higher Education Commission’s Programs and Applications webpage. Should you have any further questions, or if I may assist you in any way with this application, please contact my office in Annapolis at 410-841-3407.