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Disclaimer: Many of the following scholarships will collect personal information that is used to identify your eligibility. Salisbury University is not responsible for how these organizations will use that data. We are providing this information as a courtesy.


Salisbury University Financial Assistance Fund

Salisbury University Financial Assistance funding is available to provide limited, one-time assistance to students who are experiencing a financial hardship. This funding is intended to assist students who owe a balance for the current semester which is precluding them from registering for the upcoming semester. Students who are requesting this aid should have already exhausted all other forms of aid for which they are eligible.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must have a valid FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) on file—students with the greatest demonstrated financial need as determined by the FAFSA will receive priority consideration for funding
  • Must be a currently enrolled undergraduate student in a degree-seeking program (first degree)
  • Must be meeting the SU Satisfactory Academic Progress policy and be in good academic standing at the University
  • Must not have violated the SU Student Code of Conduct within the past 12 months
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0

Interested student must submit the required application and personal statement no later than May 15, 2017. Download the application and instructions for the personal statement here.

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DE-DC-MD Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators 2017-2018 Scholarship

The DE-DC-MD Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators has established a scholarship fund that will award a minimum of three $1,000 scholarships to students who attend an eligible institution within each geographic area.

Student Eligibility and Application Process:
Students must meet the following criteria to be considered for this scholarship:

  1. Attend an eligible DE-DC-MD institution during the July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018 academic year. An eligible institution is defined as an institution with at least one member with an active membership with the DE-DC-MD ASFAA.
  2. Demonstrate financial need as defined by the FAFSA and the institution.
  3. Possess the required GPA and Standing described below
  4. Enroll as a full time student as defined by your institution.
  5. Submit the completed application and all required documents (essay and letter of recommendation) to the Financial Aid Office at your institution.

Undergraduate GPA and Standing:

  • A cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 or the equivalent.
  • At least a second year standing (as defined by your institution) prior to the start of the 2017-2018 academic year or,
  • Completion of one-half of a one year course of study in a private career school.

Graduate/Professional GPA and Standing:

  • A cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 or the equivalent.
  • Completion of at least one year of your program of study.

Application Guidelines:

The application is available here.

Essay: Submit a brief essay, no more than one typed page in length, explaining why you feel you would be a good candidate for this scholarship. Include your educational and career goals, jobs held while in college, volunteer or community service performed, and any special circumstances that the Scholarship Committee should be aware of in making a selection.

Letter of Recommendation: Submit one letter of recommendation from an academic counselor or professor with your application.

Due Date and Certification Process: The completed application, letter of recommendation and essay should be submitted to the Salisbury University Financial Aid Office no later than 5pm on Thursday, March 30, 2017. The Financial Aid Office is located in Holloway Hall, Second Floor, Room 213.  The Director will choose and certify only one (1) eligible candidate from Salisbury University and submit the completed scholarship application to the ASFAA.

Applicants will be notified of their status in early May. Scholarship checks will be made payable to the student’s institution and will be issued prior to the start of the Fall 2017 semester.

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Empowering Women Scholarship

The Worcester County Commission for Women have announced the Empowering Women Scholarship for female Worcester County residents. Scholarships of (1) $1,000, (2) $750 will be given to three deserving candidates. Applicants will be judged primarily on their educational goals.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be a female
  • Worcester County resident
  • Anticipated enrollment in an accredited college or university pursuing an undergraduate degree in the Fall of 2017.
  • Non-renewable scholarship for one (1) year only.

How to apply:
Applications are available in the Salisbury University Financial Aid Office, Holloway Hall, Room 213.   The application along with the below supporting documents can be mailed to:

Worcester County Commission for Women
12626 Selsey Road
Ocean City, MD 21842

Supporting Documents:

  • Written personal statement of your educational goals and how furthering your education will empower you to make a positive difference in your life and the lives of others.
  • One page essay – “A Woman Who Has Been a Positive Influence in My Life”.
  • Reference letter from a teacher, employer or mentor.

Three recipients (1) $1,000, (2) $750 awards will be awarded to the University the recipient will be attending for the Fall of 2017.

Applications must be received in the mail by Friday, March 31, 2017.

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Indian River Pride Scholarship 2017

Indian River High School Alumni Association is proud to offer the first IR Pride Scholarship for college-level students. This award isn’t about academics or financial aid, but your service as an Alumnus of Indian River High School. Whether you’re a coach, volunteer, mentor, or just genuinely proud of your alma mater, we want to hear about it. We also want to support your continued education.

Eligibility: Applicants must

  • have graduated from Indian River High School
  • be a member of IRHS Alumni Association (register for FREE at www.IRHSalumni.com)
  • be currently enrolled at any accredited two- or four-year college, trade school, associate, bachelor, master, doctorate, post-doctorate or similar program
  • part-time OR full-time students may apply
  • (Previous winners of any IRHS Alumni Association scholarship are NOT eligible)

Prizes: We seek to award a scholarship of up to $500. Checks will be made payable to the winner’s school.

Requirements: Incomplete applications may be disqualified.

  • Essay
  • Questionnaire
  • 2 References
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Interview possible (We’ll contact you)

DEADLINE: Email, deliver, or postmark by Friday, March 31, 2017

Visit www.IRHSalumni.com to view the scholarship application and additional information or email IndianRiverAlumni@gmail.com

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Central Scholarship Bureau

Founded in Baltimore in 1924, Central Scholarship Bureau (CSB) helps students in Maryland realize their academic and professional goals through grants and interest-free loans to attend accredited institutions within the United States.

The Bureau offers grants and scholarships to various majors such as Healthcare, Education, Social Work along with those tagged for women, Jewish students and African-American students.

General Scholarship Criteria

  • Maryland Resident (or reside within 200 miles of Baltimore City)
  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Family income below $90,000
  • GPA of 2.8 or higher to be competitive
  • Enrolled in, or applying to, an accredited US college/university

The Application Process
Scholarships range from $1,000 to $10,000 for graduating high school seniors, undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.

To apply, students must complete the online scholarship application at www.central-scholarship.org. The application deadline is April 3, 2017.

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Mary Beth Carozza Delegate Scholarship, District 38C

If you are a resident of Maryland district 38C, you may apply for a Maryland Delegate Scholarship offered by Maryland Delegate Mary Beth Carozza. In addition to being a resident of Maryland district 38C, you must attend a Maryland college, university, or trade school (or have a Maryland Higher Education Commission approved unique major), and have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

To apply, please fill out the application below and return it along with the items listed in the application postmarked by April 15, 2017 to:

Delegate Mary Beth Carozza
6 Bladen Street, Room 203
Annapolis, Maryland 21401

Download application

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FOTA Art Scholarship Requirements & Application Form 2017

Attention all Anne Arundel County College Level Art Students

Friends of the Arts (FOTA), Annapolis, Maryland is offering two art scholarships of $2,500 each for the academic year 2017-2018, to Anne Arundel County resident college-level art students attending accredited Maryland institutions. Applicants must have completed a minimum of 12 credits in the last year.

These awards will be determined on a competitive basis and require the submission of an art portfolio, an artist’s statement and two letters of recommendation. All applicants will be e-mailed notification of competition results by June 9, 2017. Payment will be made directly to the recipient's college. Scholarship recipients will be required to give a short presentation to FOTA's General Membership Meeting on Tuesday, September 12, 2017.

PORTFOLIO
The portfolio should include a maximum of 7 images on a CD. Work must have been completed within the past two years. Images should be formatted in jpg at 300 dpi. No file should exceed 8"x10." Each jpg file should contain the artist's name and title of the work. An image list must accompany the images itemized in viewing order, the title of each piece (if any), media, dimensions and year completed. Portfolio artwork may include drawings, paintings, photography, ceramics, digital works, printmaking, sculptures, or mixed media.

ARTIST’S STATEMENT
The Artist’s Statement must include:
Your academic and artistic goals and describe how your submitted work represents your vision and perspective. Your statement may not exceed one page, double-spaced. Be sure to include your name at the top of your statement.

LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION:
Please submit two letters of recommendation with your application.

DEADLINE:
Return the completed application form along with your CD of images, artist’s statement and letters of recommendation by April 28, 2017.

MAIL APPLICATION TO:
FOTA Scholarship
P.O. Box 4635
Annapolis, MD 21403

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION

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Delmarva Poultry Industry Scholarship

Delmarva Poultry Industry (DPI) is pleased to announce its 2017 College Scholarship program. The program is available to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at any degree-granting institution in the United States who are planning a career in Delmarva’s poultry industry.

Scholarship recipients will be selected by a committee of representatives from Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. Preference will be given to applicants planning a career in any segment (live production, processing, sales, transportation, business and administration, office management, research, technical support, accounting, etc.) of Delmarva’s poultry industry and whom are residents of the Delmarva Peninsula.

Application forms and additional information are available from Delmarva Poultry Industry. Contact the DPI office at 302-856-9037, by e-mail at dpi@dpichicken.com or go to www.dpichicken.org  and click on college scholarships. Applications must be received at the address below by April 3, 2017. Recipient(s) will be notified in the spring.

Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. College Scholarship Program
16686 County Seat Highway
Georgetown, DE 19947-4881

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2017-2018 James Mathias Senatorial Scholarship

In an effort to provide students with financial aid who are starting and/or continuing their secondary education, the office of Senator James (Jim) Mathias would like to make students aware that there is a Senatorial Scholarship available for all qualified students. Students residing in the 38th District (Wicomico, Somerset & Worcester Counties) who are currently attending or planning to attend an in-state Maryland institution may be eligible.

Senator Mathias cares greatly for Maryland students and helping them in the educational endeavors.  He feels strongly that our students are the next generation of leaders in Maryland. The application due date is April 30, 2017.

Download Application

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The Mid-Atlantic Security Traders Foundation Scholarship

The Mid-Atlantic Security Traders Foundation, Inc. is pleased to offer their annual scholarship award. The Mid-Atlantic Security Traders Association is a non-profit organization and an affiliate of the Security Traders Association. The Security Traders Association, (STA), founded in 1934, is a professional trade organization that works to improve the ethics, business standards and working environment for members who are engaged in the buying, selling and trading of securities. With 27 affiliate organizations nationally and internationally and over 4,200 members, STA is the largest organization of its kind in the world.

Who Is Eligible for the Foundation Scholarships

Eligible candidates to be considered for the scholarship application should be undergraduates who are currently sophomore or junior business majors with a concentration in finance or economics and who are enrolled at a four-year state-sponsored college or private university. Applicants must also be U.S. citizens. Please note repeat applications and recipients are accepted.

Requirements for applying for the Foundation Scholarships

Requirements consist of a completed application form, grade point average transcript, and school and summer addresses and telephone numbers.  Also, a 500-word essay entitled “How the securities markets affect our daily lives” is required. The scholarship committee has established the following guidelines for evaluating candidates:

  1. Grade Point Average
  2. Essay
  3. Awards/academic honors received in and out of college
  4. Extracurricular/school/athletic activities
  5. Letters of reference (minimum 2)

Deadline for the application is April 30, 2017. The application can also be located on the Security Traders Association website: http://midatlanticsecuritytraders.com/scholarship/

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American Association of University Women-Easton Branch 2017 Mature Woman’s Grant Application

The Easton Branch of the AAUW has announced the 2017 Mature Woman’s Grant for the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 academic year. Women, ages 25 and over, who are residents of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s or Talbot County are eligible to apply.

Applications must be postmarked or emailed by June 5, 2017. Applications are available at The Financial Aid Office, Holloway Hall, Room 213.

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Comptroller's Scholarship for Shop Maryland Tax Free week

During this year's Shop Maryland Tax Free week, spanning August 13-19, you have a chance to win a $1,500 scholarship from the Comptroller's office. Check out the Shop Maryland Tax Free Facebook page as well as the video below for more details: https://www.facebook.com/ShopMarylandTaxFree/

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2 + 2 Transfer Scholarship

The 2+2 Transfer Scholarship is designed to assist and encourage transfer students from Maryland community colleges to attend a 4-year institution within the State. Students must be enrolled in an eligible accredited Maryland postsecondary institution.

Who may apply: Students currently enrolled full-time or part-time as a degree-seeking student at a community college in Maryland.

How to apply: Applicants for the scholarship must submit the 2+2 Transfer Scholarship application available for download at the link below, complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.gov, submit an official college transcript reflecting that the applicant has earned an associate’s degree from a Community College in the State, and documentation the student if applicable, has registered with the selective service system.

Click here for more information.

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Daly Computers, Inc. Scholarship

The Daly Computers, Inc. Scholarship is awarded to sophomore, junior or senior students at Salisbury University who have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. The scholarship is intended for students who have encountered a recent and unexpected financial hardship that could jeopardize their ability to continue with their education. The scholarship is non-renewable and recipients are chosen through an application process overseen by the Director of Financial Aid.

Selection Criteria:

  • Must be a sophomore, junior, or senior
  • 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA
  • See application below

Click here to download the application.

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Kids' Chance of Maryland

Kids' Chance of Maryland is a nonprofit corporation developed by the concerned volunteers in Maryland's legal community, in association with insurers, employers, and the labor, medical and workers' compensation community. The purpose of Kids' Chance is to provide financial scholarships for children of catastrophically or fatally injured workers to complete their higher education.

Children who have had a parent catastrophically injured or killed in an employment-related accident in Maryland are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Students must be between the ages of 16 and 25. The parent's death or injury must have resulted in a substantial decline in the family income.

Generally, the scholarship is good for one semester, and the applicant must maintain acceptable grades. The applicant must reapply at the end of each semester for the scholarship to continue. Scholarship awards vary and depend largely on the needs and educational expenses of the student. Scholarships cover tuition and books, but may also include housing and meals.

Scholarship applications are available by visiting www.kidschance-md.org.

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P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund

The P.E.O. ELF loan is intended to help a woman attain a degree or certification from an accredited postsecondary educational institution.

The maximum loan amount is $12,000 for associate and bachelor degree programs, $15,000 for masters degree programs and $20,000 for doctoral degrees (e.g., Ph.D., medical, law, veterinary) and may not exceed the amount recommended by her sponsoring chapter. Loans are subject to the availability of funds.

A woman may draw up to the maximum loan in one installment if she is in the final year of obtaining her associate’s or bachelor’s degree, is a graduate or doctoral student, or is enrolled in a post-degree certificate/license/endorsement program.

A student must have and maintain the scholastic average required for graduation by the school she attends. A current transcript is required as evidence of satisfactory academic standing before an installment of a loan may be drawn. Reports of academic progress may be required for each note.

Following the graduation date originally stated on the application, interest will begin accruing and will be billed on an annual basis. Interest accruals and payments will not be deferred if the student continues with further study. The current rate of interest is 2%.

All applicants for the ELF program must be sponsored by a P.E.O. local chapter.

For complete information and to find out if you qualify, visit www.peointernational.org and click on ELF Eligibility Requirements.

You may also contact the local ELF Chairman Shelly Madsen at Shelly_madsen@yahoo.com

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P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund (IPS)

The P.E.O. Sisterhood is an international organization with broad philanthropic and cultural aims and an interest in furthering educational opportunities for women. It is entirely independent and has no affiliation with a fraternal or benevolent organization.

Eligibility:

  • An applicant must be a woman qualified for admission to full-time graduate study and working toward a graduate degree in an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada.
  • A student who is a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada is not eligible. Note: a student with residency for tax purposes only is permitted.
  • Scholarships are not given for online courses, research, internships or for practical training if not combined with coursework.
  • In order to qualify for her first scholarship, an applicant must have a full year of coursework remaining, be enrolled and in residence for the entire school year.
  • Doctoral students who have completed coursework and are working only on dissertations are not eligible as first-time applicants.
  • International students attending Cottey College are eligible to apply for a scholarship.

Scholarship Details:

  • Maximum of $12,500 annually, depending on need
  • May be renewed once
  • Eligibility must be established before application material is sent to applicants.

 

The eligibility information is available from www.peointernational.org at any time but the complete form will be accepted electronically in the IPS office only between September 15 and December 15 for the 2018-19 academic year.

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P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education (PCE)

The P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education, established in 1973, is a need based grant program providing one-time financial assistance to women whose education has been interrupted and who find it necessary to return to school to complete a degree or certification that improves their marketable skills for employment to support themselves and/or their families.

The P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education (PCE) is intended to provide one-time need based grants to women of the United States and Canada for use in completing a degree or certification necessary for improving or gaining skills leading to employment.

  • The maximum grant is $3,000.
  • Lesser amounts may be awarded based on funds available in the current year’s grant budget and applicants’ individual needs.
  • Grants will not be awarded for prerequisite courses or to those needing or choosing immediate continuation of their education beyond the current program for which the grant is requested.
  • A PCE grant is not to be used for living expenses or to repay educational loans or personal debt.
  • A PCE grant is a grant-in-aid for education related expenses such as: - tuition - books, supplies - testing and graduation fees - transportation (only for estimated cost of gas, parking, and local bus fare, not for auto loan payments or maintenance) - childcare (only while in class or studying) - uniforms required by the educational program - equipment/tools necessary for the course of study.
  • Grants may be awarded for academic or technical courses including online programs offered by educational institutions in the United States or Canada.

More information can be found at: http://www.peointernational.org/about-peo-program-continuing-education-pce

Please email shelly_madsen@yahoo.com if you meet the requirements for this grant and would like to pursue this opportunity further.

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Universities at Shady Grove Scholarships

In addition to federal and state grants awarded on the basis of financial need, various private scholarships are available for students enrolled in programs at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG). These scholarships are created with contributions from private donors including the USG Board of Advisors, local businesses, foundation, community organizations and individual donors. To view a list of USG Scholarships and to apply, please visit: www.shadygrove.umd.edu/scholarships

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Guide to Scholarships for Minorities, New Americans and Major Specific Students

This is a comprehensive document that includes several scholarship directories and a downloadable database that provides great information for all students.

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