Hogan Announces $83 Million in Student Need Based Scholarships for 2017-18

Governor Larry Hogan announced on Tuesday that more than 49,000 Maryland students will receive scholarships through the Maryland Higher Education Commission for the 2017-18 school year.

The scholarships, totaling $82,764,420, represents the initial awarding of the Howard P. Rawlings Education Excellence Award Program, the state’s largest need based student financial aid program, according to a news release.

“Access to higher education is more important now than ever to prepare students for the jobs of the 21st century, and these scholarships will provide much-needed opportunities for thousands of Marylanders,” Governor Hogan released in a statement.

The Howard P. Rawlings Education Excellence Award Program includes two need-based grant programs providing financial assistance to low income students: the Educational Assistance Grant (EA) and the Guaranteed Access Grant (GA).

In order to be eligible, the student must be a Maryland resident who plans to enroll at a two-year or four-year Maryland college or university as a full time degree seeking undergraduate student.

EA grant awards take into account the expected family contribution towards the cost of tuition, books, and fees, and range anywhere from $400-$3,000. GA grants are designed to help the neediest students by providing 100% of the student’s cost of attendance, as determined by the school’s financial aid office, or $19,000, whichever is less.

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One Response to “Hogan Announces $83 Million in Student Need Based Scholarships for 2017-18”

  1. On May 17, 2017 at 6:48 pm responded with... #

    How does a student apply? Is it from the FASFA results??

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