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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. 

  •  United Negro College Fund (UNCF)-  Provides information on how students can register to determine if they qualify for any of the more than 400 scholarships, internship and fellowship programs that UNCF offers. All students of color, including Hispanic, Asian and Native American students can apply.  For additional information visit: (then select “for students” and “scholarships” create a user name and password and start the registration process).

  • GFM Scholarship for Higher Education- Deadline: December 15, 2015 by 11:59pm
    • Please be sure to read the following application requirements:
      • Applicants must be currently enrolled and attending a college or university in the state of Maryland or in the District of Columbia
      • Applicants are required to have a minimum GPA of 3.0
      • Applicants are required to submit a letter of recommendation from a staff member that is currently employed at the college or university that the applicant is attending or alternatively, from a member of their local community
      • Applicants are required to submit an essay containing 500 words OR MORE, on a topic chosen by the selection committee from the law offices of Goldberg, Finnegan & Mester.
      • Essays provided by all applicants must be in a .PDF format, with the file name as: lastname_firstname_gfm.pdf

  • Viking Mergers’ Entrepreneur Endorsement Scholarship - Application Deadline:  May 1, 2016.
    • Please submit the following:
      • An online application (see form below)
      • A formal letter of recommendation
      • Either a video or short essay that answers the following questions:
        If you could start a company or business with a celebrity (dead or alive), whom would it be and why? Also, what type of company or business would you start with that celebrity and why?

  • The Hospitality Refinement Scholarship –  Application Deadline: March 31, 2016.
    • Eligibility and Requirements:
      • Enrolled full-time in a hospitality, tourism, travel, hotel, restaurant, culinary arts, or related field of study
      • Enrolled in an accredited university, college, or technical school in the U.S.
      • Citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.
      • Cumulative or overall minimum 2.5 grade point average; if a GPA is not applicable, student must otherwise have an academic status in “good standing”
      • The full amount of the scholarship must be applied towards tuition, books, and other educational or career-training expenses directly associated with the recipient’s education within 12 months of receiving the award
      • Previous recipients of the scholarship are not eligible to apply for the award in subsequent years.

  • Gagne, Scherer & Associates Scholarship- Application Deadline: July 17, 2016
    • In order to be eligible for consideration in this scholarship contest, you must meet the following requirements:
      • Be currently enrolled in or planning to enroll in a college or university for 2016 and provide the name of the institution you will be attending.
      • Be 18 years of age or have permission from your parents to enter if you are under 18 (please provide your date of birth on the application).
      • Provide your name, phone number, address, email address with you application entry.
      • Submit a 500-1000 word essay and the above information to by 7/17/2016.

  • AFCEA Scholarship application
    • With this application, please send the following attachments:
      • Completed Application form included with this document including the complete listing of ALL COLLEGE FINANCIAL AWARDS you have received and/or applied for 
      • Copy of your military ID card
      • Copy of deceased parent’s DD1300 and/orDD214
      • Recent official transcripts from college, university, or high school.
      • Recommendation letter from educational advisor. 
      • Two separate references (one or both from a professor/teacher)
      • Copy of most recent tax filings even if you have not filed for several years (parents’ and students’ filings if applicable)
      • Breakdown of ALL monthly income and expenses
      • Applications for the AFCEA Bethesda Scholarship for the Spring 2016 semester should be submitted as soon as possible but no later than October 31, 2015.  In addition, for the Fall 2016 semester the deadline is April 30, 2016

  • Allied Van Lines Scholarship 2016 –Application Deadline:  April 15, 2016
    • Application Requirements:Complete all required sections of our application form below.
    • Be sure to attach the following documents to your application form:
              • Copy of your most recent transcripts
              • Verification of enrollment at your college
              • Essay

          • Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program – Application Deadline June 10, 2016
            • The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post-secondary institution.


          • Sterling Law Offices, S.C. Scholarship – Application deadline December 31,  2015;
            • Eligibility Guidelines and Overview
              • 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.
              • Applications received after January 1st have a deadline of June 30th. Applications received after July 1st have a deadline of December 31st.
              • Students must hold a minimum GPA of 3.0.

          Scholarship awards and eligibility requirements are subject to change

          • Generation Hope Scholars- Deadline April 1, 2016

            • Criteria for Generation Hope Scholars:

              • Applicant must be a teen parent (defined as having a child at age 19 or younger) and age 25 or under at the time of application
              • Applicant must be raising or actively involved in child's life (defined by regular support and care of the child)
              • Applicant must be attending - or planning to attend - a two or four-year, non-profit college starting the Fall 2016 semester in the Washington, D.C. metro area and seeking an undergraduate degree
              • Applicant should have a minimum 2.5 grade point average
              • Applicant must be a US citizen, Legal Resident of the US, or have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status
              • Applicant must submit a copy of their Student Aid Report (SAR) or proof that they have submitted a FAFSA form (How do I apply for aid?)
              • Once accepted, Generation Hope Scholars must take a minimum of 6 credits each semester
            • Process for becoming a Generation Hope Scholar:

            1. Complete the application and submit by April 1, 2016
            2. Submit two letters of recommendation
            3. Submit an official and recent school transcript, including cumulative grade point average, or submit GED certificate
            4. Submit a copy of Student Aid Report (SAR) or proof of FAFSA submission (unless student is ineligible for federal financial aid due to immigration status) 
            5. Submit essay question response 
            6. Meet with Generation Hope staff for interview
            7. Complete mandatory mentee training in July 2016 and, if entering their first year of college, summer bridge course in July-August, 2016. 

          •   ABC Humane Wildlife Control & Prevention, Inc.’s Academic Scholarship - Deadline- June 26, 2016
            • Eligibility: To apply for the scholarship, applicant must be a student currently enrolled at a college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in the United States.

              • Applicants must be studying or planning to study the fields of science (excluding social sciences i.e. economics), engineering, mathematics, or technology.
              • If the applicant or the applicant’s parent/legal guardian is employed by ABC Wildlife, Inc. at the time of award, the student is not eligible for the scholarship. Eligibility of finalists will be verified before winners are selected.
              • Applicant must include “Women in STEM Scholarship” in the subject line of the submission email. (submission to be sent to

                You do not need to be a United States citizen to apply. This scholarship is open to persons who identify as female. Graduate and undergraduate students enrolling or continuing in STEM fields of study at accredited universities in the 2016-17 academic year are welcome to apply by the June 26 deadline. 

          • The Sharon K. Harvey Memorial Foundation- Deadline February 19, 2016

              Nichelle A. Scarborough Memorial Nursing Scholarship  
              Evaluation Criteria:
            • Must provide a comprehensive and complete application (Type or Neatly Print in Black Ink) **  Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
            • Must be currently enrolled in a two or four year college or university in the state of Maryland.
            • Must be accepted into an accredited Nursing program.
            • Must have a 2.5 (C+) or greater grade point average on most recent transcript
            • Must submit proof of Community Service activities in the form of a letter on official organizational letterhead.
            • Must submit two letters of recommendation from community representatives including, but not limited to a supervisor, religious leader, teacher or counselor.
            • Must submit scholarship application by February 19, 2016
            • (including most recent transcript and written essay). 

          • Tamara D. Harris Continuing Education Scholarship
            • Evaluation Criteria:
              • Must provide a comprehensive and complete application (Type or Neatly Print in Black Ink) **  Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
              • Must be currently enrolled in a two or four year college or university in the state of Maryland.
              • Must have a 2.5 (C+) or greater grade point average on most recent transcript
              • Must submit proof of Community Service activities in the form of a letter on official organizational letterhead.
              • Must submit two letters of recommendation from community representatives including, but not limited to a supervisor, religious leader, teacher or counselor.
              • Must submit scholarship application by February 19, 2016
              • (including most recent transcript and written essay).

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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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