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Did you know there are over 300 Foundation scholarship opportunities generously provided by businesses, organizations, and individuals available at Montgomery College?
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  Grants and Scholarships

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MC Institutional Grants and Scholarships 
Outside Scholarships 



Federal Grants



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Institutional Awarded Grants and Scholarships

          Montgomery Scholars

Scholarships Awarded at MC

Programs for High School Students


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Outside Scholarships

*Scholarship Disclaimer* 

Montgomery College publicizes information from various businesses, foundations, and civic organizations about scholarships they offer to students. The College is not affiliated with these groups and does not endorse their products or services.  Never pay a fee to apply for a scholarship. The links are active at the time the information was received.  If you find a link not working, please try to search by the name of the scholarship and also alert our office. 

  • The Proofreading High School & University Writing Scholarship Application Deadline- June 25, 2015 
    •  six scholarships ranging from $100 to $500. Three scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors and three will be awarded to university students (graduate students and undergraduate students are judged in the same category)
    • To qualify, you must be enrolled in a US university or high school and GPA minimum of 3.2
    • For additional scholarship details visit

  • Boiling Rice, LLC $1,000 scholarship opportunity. For more details regarding the scholarship, visit Application Deadline-January 15, 2016

  • Modern Industrial Scholarship is offering a $1,000 scholarship – Application Deadline July 1, 2015 – this is a scholarship opportunity for skilled trade majors including plumbing, HVAC, auto mechanics, electrical work, welding, and related fields. For additional information and application visit-

  • Maryland Hispanic Achievement Scholarship offered by the Montgomery County Executive Hispanic Gala is offering a $2,000 scholarship. Application Deadline June 30, 2015  - for additional information and application details visit 

  • The Sterling Law Offices, S.C. scholarship- Application Deadline- June 30, 2015
    • Must be a resident of the United States.
    • Must be enrolled full-time at an accredited four or two-year college or trade school.
    • Please provide the address of the college’s Financial Aid Office in your application.
    • Please provide your college student identification number in your application.
    • Application must be completed by June 30th to be eligible for the next school year.
    • Students must hold a minimum GPA of 3.0.
    • Scholarship awards and eligibility requirements are subject to change.
    •  For additional information and application details-

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Popular Grants and Scholarships In Brief 



Academic Potential Grant/Scholarship

In order to qualify for this grant/scholarship, you must be an incoming graduating high school senior from a public Montgomery County high school.

You also must be nominated from your school. One student (usually a student with the highest GPA choosing to come to Montgomery College) is selected from every public high school in Montgomery County to receive this scholarship.

The grant includes money for tuition and fees for one year of full-time study (two semesters), but does not cover books and/or supplies.

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Academic Specialty Scholarship 

The BOT scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors who will be entering one of our twenty six (26) degree programs.

You must complete a separate application for this scholarship and submit it the appropriate official at the high school in which you are currently enrolled to receive the nomination. Please contact the Office of Admissions at Montgomery College, (240) 567-5039, for more information.

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Board of Trustees (BOT) Grant(s)

Need-Based: Board of Trustees (BOT) grants are administered by Montgomery College. In order to qualify, you must be a Montgomery County resident and maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least a 2.0.

You must have financial need to receive this grant. The maximum amount of need-based BOT grant you can receive each year varies. (The average maximum award in 2013-2014 is $1,000.) This grant can not be used to pay for fees and cannot be used to qualify for a book credit.

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Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grants

A Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) does not have to be repaid. The program is designed for undergraduate students with exceptional financial need.

Priority is given to those students who receive a Pell Grant and have the lowest EFC's (Expected Family Contribution). The amount of grant available to students is determined by the amount of federal funding given to the school for the academic year.

Awards at Montgomery College generally range from $200 to $1,000 per school year.

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Foundation Scholarships

Many organizations and businesses offer scholarships to Montgomery College students through the Montgomery College Foundation Scholarship Program. These are available for students in a variety of fields, and requirements may vary. Applications for fall are available in the spring.

Applicants are also encouraged to complete the FAFSA so that financial need can be determined, since some scholarships require financial need. You are eligible to apply for a scholarship if your cumulative grade point average is 3.0, you enroll for at least six (6) credit hours per semester, and you are a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen.

Recipients of a Foundation scholarship award must agree to the following conditions: 1) send a letter of thanks to the scholarship sponsor; 2) send a copy of the thank you letter to the Financial Aid Office; 3) sign an agreement to attend a meeting with the sponsor club or business, if requested.

Scholarship recipients are also invited to participate in a reception sponsored by the College to thank and promote the scholarship program.

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Pell Grant

Federal Pell Grants do not have to be repaid. They are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor degree (in the United States or abroad). In order to receive a Pell Grant, you must have demonstrated financial need.

You may receive a Pell Grant if you are enrolled in a degree or an eligible certificate program and are taking at least one (1) credit. You may not be eligible for a Pell Grant if you are below half time enrollment (under six (6) credit hours). Please check with the Financial Aid Office to confirm your individual eligibility.

The maximum amount of Pell Grant you can receive each year is determined by the amount of funding Congress allocates to the program each year. For the 2013 - 2014 school year, if you are eligible, you may receive up to $5,645 as a full time student. The grant is applied first to tuition and fees. Any remaining Pell funds over and above the amount you owe the college may be distributed to you for your school related expenses.

Please note: If you register for any classes after the 100% refund period at Montgomery College, you will not be eligible for additional Pell Grant for those classes.

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