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Scholarship Opportunity for Maryland Residents of District 17

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Do you live in Maryland District 17?  (Parts of Rockville and Gaithersburg.)  Senator Cheryl C. Kagan is accepting scholarship applications for the spring semester.  Go to to find out if you qualify and to download a scholarship application.  Financial need and completion of the 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are required for this state-funded scholarship.

SECU - University System of Maryland (USM) Scholarship

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 The SECU-USM will award for 2013-14 a total of ten $5,000 scholarships to graduates of Maryland’s Community Colleges. These one - time awards will be based on academic merit and demonstrated financial need. Students must be transferring to one of the following USM –affiliated institutions: Bowie State University, Coppin State University, Frostburg State University , Salisbury State University, Towson State University, Universities of Shady Grove, University of Baltimore, University of Maryland, Baltimore, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP), University of Maryland, Eastern Shore (UMES), University of Maryland University College (UMUC), and University System of Maryland at Hagerstown.

Students must submit the SECU-USM Scholarship Application – available at or the USM’s Financial Aid page at
The Deadline for submitting the SECU-USM Scholarship Application and all the required items is May 1, 2013.


Rockville Scholarship Foundation - Deadline April 15, 2013

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Rockville Scholarship Foundation is Now Accepting Applications from Rockville Residents

Each year the Rockville Scholarship Foundation, a not-for-profit charitable organization, provides scholarships to students who reside within the corporate limits of Rockville. Applicants must intend to enroll or continue to enroll in a college or university in fall 2013. Funds for scholarships come from donations from the general public, the City of Rockville, and Montgomery College. To learn more about the Rockville Scholarship Foundation, please visit:

The application submission deadline is April 15, 2013. The application is available at Applications can also be picked up at the College’s Rockville Campus (SB 107).

An awards ceremony is held in June at a meeting of the Rockville Mayor and Council.

May 1 - Turn It In Tuesday!

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May 1, 2012 Visit us from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm*.  All students are welcome to visit the financial aid offices. Get help retrieving and completing required MC financial aid forms. We have the following:

1. Hands On FAFSA Workshops 
2. Help with Loan Entrance/Exit Interviews
3. General Financial Aid Help!


 Special Priority Hours for

High School Seniors:

Germantown: 3 pm - 5 pm

*Rockville: 3 pm - 6 pm

*Takoma Park/Silver Spring: 3 pm - 6 pm

You Can Afford College - MPT Broadcast

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Learn about your options for paying for college. View the TV show "You Can Afford College" on  MPT. Please see the broadcast schedule: 
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 @ 8pm
Thursday, December 15, 2011 @ 12 midnight
Thursday, December 15, 2011 @ 4am
Saturday, January 28, 2012 @ 2pm

Join host Mario Armstrong as he explores the maze of questions surrounding financial aid and paying for college. Meet financial aid counselors who explain how to navigate the labyrinth of government aid and paperwork; from public and private grants and scholarships to tax forms and loan applications. Find out how to safely navigate the internet in search of funds for college and meet students from college campuses across Maryland who have found simple and creative ways to pay for school. E-mail questions: 


Foundation Scholarship Deadline Approaching

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The priority deadline to apply for the Montgomery College Foundation Scholarship is June 7, 2011.We strongly encourage all students to apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can apply for financial aid online at . This determines financial need and ensures that awards are distributed to as many students as possible. Applications for the fall semester should be turned in no later than September 5, 2011.

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