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Getting an education is an affordable goal, and Capitol Technology University is dedicated to helping you find the resources to meet your goal. Many of our students receive a combination of aid: scholarships, grants, loans, on-campus employment, veterans benefits, vocational rehabilitation assistance and employer tuition assistance.

Grants

Grants are financial aid awards that do not have to be paid back. To be considered for grants, you must complete the FAFSA. Students who have earned their first bachelor's degree are not eligible for Pell or SEOG (Links will open in a separate window).

Federal Pell Grant
A Federal Pell Grant does not have to be repaid. Pell Grants are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's degree. The Department of Education awards Federal Pell Grants to those students who have exceptional financial need.
The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012 (Public Law 112-74) established the maximum duration for a student's receipt of Federal Pell Grant (Pell Grant) funds to be 12 semesters, or its equivalent, effective with the 2012-2013 Award Year.   
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
Another grant adminstered by the federal government, SEOG is given to students with exceptional need. Awards are campus-based and based on availability at Capitol. Because the funds are limited, it's important students complete their FAFSA by the March 1 priority deadline.

Maryland Part-Time Grant
A need-based grant for part-time undergraduate Maryland residents. Students must be enrolled for at least 6, but fewer than 12, credits per semester. Awards are determined by the Maryland Higher Education Commission.

 

Loans

Many agencies offer loans that range from $1,000 to $25,000 per year based on your financial need and background. Loans have to be repaid, but they often have low interest rates and do not have to be repaid until after you graduate.

The mission of the Capitol Technology University Financial Aid Office is to fill the gap that exists between students' cost of attendance and what students and their families can afford to pay from savings and other resources.

Capitol  Technology University Loan Code of Conduct

Capitol Technology University financial aid employees are prohibited from receiving anything of value from any lending institution in exchange for any advantage sought by the lending institution.

  1. Capitol Technology University will not solicit, accept or receive any gifts whatsoever including those construed as part of a revenue-sharing practice - from lenders in exchange for advantageous loan consideration. This prohibition includes trips sponsored by lenders.
  2. The University's financial aid officers are prohibited from receiving payment for serving on lenders' advisory boards.
  3. Capitol Technology University will disclose the criteria used to select preferred lenders, and students must be told of their rights to borrow from companies not recommended by the school.
  4. Capitol Technology University ensures that employees of lenders never identify themselves to students as employees of the University. No lender employee will work or provide staffing in the Capitol Technology University Financial Aid Office.
  5. Lenders must disclose to the University the following: range of rates they charge to students at the University, the number of borrowers at each rate at the school, and the lender's historic default rates at the school. This will ensure that the Financial Aid Office will have the information they need to select preferred lenders who are best for students.
  6. No lender on Capitol Technology University's preferred lender list has an agreement to sell its loans to another lender without disclosing this fact. In addition, no lender may bargain to be a preferred lender with respect to a certain type of loan by providing benefits to the University.

The University recommends lenders who maintain the highest ethical standards, business integrity, and customer service including:

  1. a proactive customer communication system which provides easy access for borrowers and information regarding cumulative borrowing and repayment terms;
  2. excellent problem resolution service so students and parents receive loan funds and services in a timely manner;
  3. ease of application processes;
  4. web-based application processes;
  5. a service or marketing representative dedicated to the University;
  6. easy pre-approval process for the PLUS loan program;
  7. loan and debt management assistance including deferment, forbearance, and other repayment options;
  8. recommendations from other financial aid colleagues as to which lenders provide the best products and services;
  9. Default rate and stability of lenders.

Direct Loans

Direct Loans are low-interest loans for students and parents to help pay for their college education after high school.  You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine your eligibility for this loan. The lender is the U.S. Department of Education (the Department), though the entity you deal with, your loan servicer, can be a private business. 

 

With the Direct Loan you:

  • must be enrolled on at least a half-time basis
  • must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA);
  • will borrow directly from the federal government and have a single contact - your loan servicer - for everything related to repayment even if you receive Direct Loans at different schools;
  • Will have online access to your Direct Loan account information via your servicer's website; and.
  • can choose from several repayment plans
  • Must complete a Direct Loan Master Promissory Note and Direct Loan Entrance Interview.
  • Before your loan money is disbursed, you may cancel all or part of your loan at any time by notifying your school. After your loan is disbursed, you may cancel all or part of the loan within certain time frames. Your promissory note and additional information you receive from your school will explain the procedures and time frames for canceling your loan.
  • Federal regulation restricts the period of time for which a borrower may receive subsidized loans, in the aggregate, to 150 percent of the published length of the of the student's current educational program.  Once the student reaches that limit, he or she may borrow only unsubsidized loans and interest begins to accrue on the student's outstanding subsidized loans.

Federal Direct Stafford Loan Program (Subsidized) 

 

The subsidized loan allows students who demonstrate federal financial  and who are enrolled for at least 6 credit  hours to borrow  up to $3,500 for the first year(freshman) of undergraduate study; $4,500 for the second year (sophomore) year of study and $5,500 for junior and senior years of study.

 

Under the subsidized loan program:

  • undergraduate students who have completed the FAFSA and are determined to have federal financial need are eligible for the Direct Subsidized Loan
  • Interest is subsidized (paid) by the federal government while the undergraduate student is enrolled at least half time. 
  • beginning with 2012-2013 award year, the federal government will not pay interest on new Federal Direct Loans during grace and deferment periods 
  • Dependent undergraduate students may borrow $31,000 (no more than $23,000 of this amount may be in the Direct Subsidized Loan).
  • New borrowers must complete a Direct Loan Master Promissory Note and an Entrance Interview. 
  • Interest rate is fixed at 3.4%; interest doesn't accrue until the student is no longer enrolled half-time. 
  • The student is responsible for paying interest on the loan during grace and deferment periods.
  • The standard repayment period is up to 10 years.
  • Subsidized loans carry a 1.0 origination fee and an up-front interest rebate of 5.0 percent.
  • Students who are enrolled less than half-time or who have withdrawn or graduated from the University must complete the Direct Loan Exit Interview. 

 Federal Direct Stafford Loan (Unsubsidized)

All students enrolled half time - whether or not they have federal financial need are eligible for this loan program.   Students may borrow up to $5,500 or the first year of undergraduate study (freshman), $6,500 for the second year of study (sophomore), and $7,500 for junior and senior years of study less any amount of subsidized Direct Loan received by the student.  

 

Under the Unsubsidized Direct Loan Program:

  • The interest rate is fixed at 6.8%; the origination fee is 1.0 percent; and an up front interest rate rebate equal to 0.5 of the loan amount.
  • Interest accrues immediately and the student is responsible for interest payments during in-school and deferment periods.  Students may either pay the interest during in-school periods or have the interest capitalized.
  • Independent students may borrow up to an additional $6,000 per year for first (freshman) and second (sophomore) years of study and $7,000 on the junior and senior levels.
  • Dependent students may borrow the same amounts as listed above if the student's parent is not eligible to borrow through the Direct plus Loan Program.
  • Students must complete a Direct Loan Master Promissory Note and a Direct Loan Entrance Interview.
  • Students who are enrolled less than half-time or who have withdrawn or graduated from the University must complete the Direct Loan Exit Interview. 

Direct PLUS Loans

Graduate and professional students and parents of dependent undergraduate students may be eligible to borrow under this loan program. 

 

Under the Direct Loan Program:

  • a student must be enrolled half-time
  • financial need is not required
  • those qualifying under this program may not have an adverse credit rating
  • the fixed interest rate is 7.9%
  • no aggregate limit for PLUS loans
  • you are responsible for paying the interest
  • borrowers must complete a Direct Loan PLUS Master Promissory Note
  • If you are in a dispute about your federal student loan, contact the Federal Aid Ombudsman Group.  Please use the following information to contact the FSA Student Loan Ombudsman Group.

    Via on-line assistance: http://studentaid.gov/repay-loans/disputes/prepare

    Via telephone:

    877-557-2575

    Via fax: 202-275-0549

    Via mail

     

    U. S. Department of Education

    FSA Ombudsman Group
    830 First Street, N. E., Mail Stop 5144
    Washington, D.C. 20202-5144

Work-Study Programs

On-campus jobs are available under the Federal Work-Study and Capitol Technology University Work-Study programs. These employment programs offer students the opportunity to earn money to meet educational and personal expenses during the year as well as on-the-job experience.

Federal Work-Study
Federal Work-Study is awarded by the financial aid office to eligible students who have filed the FAFSA. Funding is made available from the U.S. Department of Education. During the fall and spring semesters, students cannot work more than 20 hours each week.

Capitol Technology University Work-Study
Students not awarded Federal Work-Study can consider employment under the Capitol Technology University's Work-Study Program. Funding is provided by various campus departments. Admitted students may contact the financial aid office for more information. Your employer decides the maximum hours you can work each week.

Take a look at our current work-study opportunities (registration required).

 

Capitol Technology University understands that the cost of a college education is one of the biggest challenges for most students and families. We believe that no one with talent and academic potential should be denied an education because of its cost. Our scholarship program is one way we can keep your education accessible and affordable. If you meet the criteria, you can get your share of the thousands of dollars we award to deserving students each year.

The scholarship program at Capitol Technology University is designed to reward students for their academic accomplishments, leadership qualities or other special talents. The scholarships come from a variety of sources and donors, and each scholarship has its own set of criteria and annual value, ranging from $2,000 to full tuition.

Your application for admission to the University is automatically reviewed for eligibility. Some scholarships require an essay or additional materials. Others have clear deadlines. The first step is to apply as early as possible. And if you have any questions, be sure to contact us. The financial aid staff is committed to helping you get all the scholarship funds for which you are eligible.

 

Institutional Scholarships

When you apply for admission to Capitol, your application is automatically reviewed for an institutional scholarship. Awards are based on your academic performance, SAT scores or both. If you qualify, you'll be notified by the admissions office and informed of the award amount.

Scholarship awards range from $1,000 to $12,000 annually. Your specific award will depend on your academic record, letters of recommendation and a submitted essay. All of the scholarships are annually renewable to recipients who maintain at least a 3.0 GPA, unless otherwise stated, and complete 24 credits each year.

Capitol Scholars Program (CSP)
Funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation and the University, the CSP offers full tuition scholarships for high ability, high need students in engineering, technology or science programs.  The minimum requirements for this program are 3.0 GPA and 1100 SAT (critical reading and math sections) or ACT equivalent.
 

Richard J. Heiman Scholarship
The minimum requirements for this scholarship are a 3.7 cumulative GPA and a combined SAT score of at least 1200. Awards range from $8,000 to $12,000. Named in honor of a dedicated member of the Capitol Technology University Board of Trustees, this scholarship is the highest offered by the university to new students.

Presidential Scholarship
Applicants must have at least a 3.5 GPA and a combined SAT score of at least 1100. Awards range from $4,400 to $6,800.

Board of Trustees Scholarship
The Board of Trustees Scholarship is available to students with at least a 3.3 GPA and a combined SAT score of at least 1000. Awards range from $2,500 to $4,000. The scholarship is named to recognize the service and support of the University Board of Trustees members.

Community College Scholarships
These scholarships - ranging from $2,500 to $12,000 - are offered to qualifying community college students who are transferring to Capitol Technology University. Eligible students must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA and submit an essay. The scholarship is renewable to students who maintain a 3.0 GPA and complete 24 credits each academic year.

 

Corporation and Foundation Scholarships

The corporation and foundation scholarships at Capitol Technology University reward continuing, full-time students with funds donated by generous businesses, foundations and individual donors. To apply for these scholarships you must be a full time student with a minimum of 3.0 GPA.

Scholarship amounts vary and are not negotiable. If you're a continuing student interested in any of the awards, you must submit a completed Capitol Technology University scholarship application no later than March 31st for the new academic year.

These scholarships are for continuing students only. Students applying for this scholarships must:
  • Have a 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) or higher;
  • be enrolled full-time (12 credits or more each semester- both fall and spring);
  • if enrolled less than full-time now, be planning to enroll full-time during the fall and spring semesters;
  • be enrolled in only those credit hours that apply to your undergraduate degree program;
  • be a U.S. citizen.
 

*Acterna Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established in 1997 as part of the Millennium Society Scholarship Fund. Acterna, formerly Telecommunications Techniques Corporation, supports one outstanding third- or fourth-year student. In addition, the scholar will exhibit financial need, exemplary character, initiative and leadership potential.

*Alcatel USA Scholarship
An endowment by DSC Communications Corporation, now Alcatel USA, was established in 1984 to help academically talented, financially needy students.  Since that time, it has provided two scholarships each academic year.

*George I. Alden Trust Scholarship
A continued supporter of Capitol Technology University, the George I. Alden Trust provided an endowed scholarship to the Millennium Society Scholarship Fund. The scholarship was established and available for the first time in the fall of 1998.

Anonymous Foundation Scholarship
Since the 1998-1999 academic year, two students have received support from an anonymous foundation that cares very much about the students at Capitol Technology University. These scholarships provide 50 percent tuition support to two deserving students from Prince George's, Montgomery or Howard counties.

*Anonymous Foundation Scholarship
This anonymous foundation demonstrated concern by endowing two scholarships for Capitol Technology University by providing its students with the opportunity to pursue their education. This endowed scholarship is part of the Millennium Society Scholarship Fund. The first scholarship was awarded in 1999.

Baltimore/Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce Foundation Scholarship
Since 1994, the foundation has funded a scholarship to a minority student who participated in Capitol Technology University/NASA PREP.

Gabriel A. Battista Scholarship
A member of the Board of Trustees since 1992, Gabriel A. Battista has supported the university in many ways. The Gabriel A. Battista Scholarship was awarded to an academically outstanding student for the first time in spring 2001. Mr. Battista is chairman and CEO of Talk America.

*Frederick J. Berger Scholarship
Dr. Frederick J. Berger, executive director of the Tau Alpha Pi National Honor Society, has endowed this award to recognize outstanding scholarship in engineering technology.  Qualifications include membership in Tau Alpha Pi National Honor Society, demonstrated leadership and fine character.

*Anthony and Anna L. Carozza Foundation Endowed Scholarship
The Carozza Foundation established this endowed scholarship fund to benefit residents from Prince George's County and the Washington, DC metropolitan area.  It will provide one scholarship each year to an academically outstanding student. The first scholarship was awarded in spring 2001.

*Charles and Helen DeVore Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was endowed in memory of Charles and Helen DeVore. The scholarship provides financial support to two students with junior or senior status who have been active in the Capitol Technology University student branch of IEEE, who have demonstrated abilities in communications and who have maintained a high standard of academics. The endowment has grown significantly throughout the years and funds one scholarship for each academic year.

*Carl and Sandra English Endowed Scholarship Fund
This award provides support to African American students who have outstanding academic ability and financial need. One scholarship is awarded each year. The English family has been involved at the university for many years and has a long history of supporting the college's mission.

*The France-Merrick Foundations Scholarship 
This endowed scholarship, made possible by a grant from the France-Merrick Foundations, enables Capitol Technology University to provide support to students with outstanding academic ability. One award is made each year.  The France-Merrick Foundations actively support many cultural and educational initiatives in the Baltimore area.

*The France-Merrick Foundations Endowed Scholarship Fund for Baltimore City Residents
The France-Merrick Foundations have established a fund to provide a scholarship for a financially needy student who is a resident of Baltimore City. One award is made each year.

*The Giannopoulos Fund
Tom Giannopoulos, president of Micros Systems, Inc., is a former member of the Capitol Technology University Board of Trustees.  He has generously provided funding to establish the Giannopoulos Fund to support bright students pursuing high technology degrees at Capitol Technology University.

* Avrum Gudelsky Memorial Scholarship
Funds for this scholarship have been made available through an endowment created by Homer and Martha Gudelsky in memory of their son, Avrum. This scholarship recognizes and encourages academic excellence among outstanding seniors who are pursuing a bachelor of science degree. It is the highest academic honor the college confers. 

This scholarship is for junior and senior level students only. Students applying for this scholarship must:
  • Have a 3.5 Grade Point Average (GPA) or higher;
  • be enrolled full-time (12 credits or more each semester- both fall and spring);
  • if enrolled less than full-time now, be planning to enroll full-time during the fall and spring semesters;
  • be enrolled in only those credit hours that apply to your undergraduate degree program;
  • be a U.S. citizen; 
  • have earned 96 or more credits - must be at the junior or senior level by Fall of the new academic year. 

*Homer Gudelsky Memorial Award
This program has been designated to provide encouragement and support for an outstanding freshman with demonstrated commitment and potential for academic success. Faculty members nominate and select the recipient.

*William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship Fund for Women
The Hearst Foundation established this program in 1988. Its purpose is to encourage women to enter the field of engineering. The endowment has grown from one scholarship a year to a current level of supporting four outstanding women each year.

*William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship Fund for Women and Minorities
The Hearst Foundation affirmed their support for Capitol Technology University by joining the Millennium Society in 2000. Its purpose is to encourage women and minority students to enter the field of engineering by alleviating the financial burden of higher education.

*Leonard Jarrell Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Leonard Jarrell. The Jarrell family has been part of the Capitol Technology University community for more than 27 years.  Leonard, an engineer and teacher, played an important role in building a relationship between IEEE and the college. This perpetual educational endowment is part of the Millennium Society Scholarship Fund and is dedicated to the support of future generations of engineers and technologists.

John J. Leidy Foundation Scholarships
Since 1979, funds for this scholarship have been made available through gifts made by the John J. Leidy Foundation. John J. Leidy was the founder of Leidy Chemicals Corporation.

*Marilyn and Seymour Levenson Memorial Award
Marilyn Levenson endowed this award in memory of her husband, Professor Seymour Levenson, who taught humanities and social studies at Capitol Technology University for many years. This award was established to recognize excellence in the humanities and social sciences and to continue to provide the encouragement to management and liberal studies students that Professor Levenson provided during his lifetime. Each year the Department of Management, Business and General Studies selects a graduating senior for this honor.

*M&T Scholarship
M&T has affirmed its support and has recognized the excellence that Capitol Technology University puts forth in its programs with a pledge to the Millennium Society Scholarship Fund. This scholarship is given to an academically outstanding student in need of financial aid.

*MCI Scholarship
An endowment by MCI was established in 1987 to help outstanding students attend Capitol Technology University on a full time basis despite their financial status. The MCI program now enables two scholarships to be awarded each academic year. As a member of the Millennium Society, MCI will support promising engineering, technology and management students in their pursuit of a cutting edge education.

*Micros Systems, Inc. Scholarship
Micros Systems, Inc. demonstrated its support for Capitol Technology University's mission by endowing this scholarship. As a member of the Millennium Society, Micros Systems, Inc. will support the education of the high-technology professionals of the future. Its first scholarship was awarded in fall 2001.

*Motorola Foundation Scholarship
This endowed scholarship is awarded annually and is intended to assist minority engineering students achieve their academic goals. This scholarship was established in 1997 as part of the Millennium Society Scholarship Fund.

*Northrop Grumman Foundation Scholarship
Since 1991, Northrop Grumman Foundation, formerly Litton Industries, has provided funds for this program. The Northrop Grumman Litton Foundation is a steadfast supporter of the university's mission. 

*Northwest Iowa Telephone Company, Inc. Scholarship

The Northwest Iowa Telephone Company, Inc. demonstrated its support for Capitol Technology University by providing one of the earliest endowed scholarship funds. Since 1984, this endowment has enabled one scholarship to be awarded each academic year.
 

Patton Electronics Company Scholarship
Through the generosity of the Patton Electronics Company, one scholarship is awarded each academic year for a student enrolled in the electrical engineering program.

*Walter N. Pike Scholarship
Annie Pike, widow of Walter Pike, has very generously established an endowment in memory of her late husband. He received a diploma from Capitol Radio & Engineering Institute (CREI), the predecessor institute of Capitol Technology University, in 1939. Based on his CREI education, Pike was declared vital to the war effort during WW II and developed radar and other state-of-the-art systems. He had a long distinguished career in government.

*Prince George's Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc. Endowed Scholarship
Endowed by the Prince George's Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc., this scholarship is awarded to a resident of Prince George's County each academic year.

Prince George's Board of Trade Education Foundation Scholarship
This scholarship has been awarded to two residents of Prince George's County. Since 1999, the Prince George's Board of Trade Education scholarship has provided Capitol Technology University students with this award. Two scholarships were awarded in the 2001-2002 academic year.

Radio Club of America/Richard Somers Scholarship
Funded by the Radio Club of America, a national society of radio executives, engineers and amateurs, this scholarship has awarded one scholarship each academic year since 1989. The Radio Club of America was founded in 1909 and is the world's oldest radio society. This grant has been made possible by the Richard Somers Fund.

*Hal and Kay Scholl Family Scholarship
This endowed scholarship will support one academically promising student annually. Mr. and Mrs. Hal Scholl are the parents of Tom H. Scholl, a trustee of Capitol Technology University and founder of Telogy Networks. This scholarship was awarded to one student beginning in the fall of 2001.

*LTC Lawrence D. Sites Scholarship
LTC Sites served as acting dean and director of adult education at Capitol Technology University during the late 1960s. For his extraordinary dedication, the college named him a Fellow of the Institute in 1985. His wife, Mary, has established this endowed scholarship in memory of LTC Sites. One scholarship is awarded every year.

*H. Brian Thompson Scholarship
This endowed scholarship will support one academically promising student annually. Thompson has been a trustee of Capitol Technology University since 1987. Joining the Millennium Society with this scholarship is one of the many ways he has demonstrated his belief in and support for Capitol Technology University's mission.

*Verizon Foundation Scholarship
As a member of the Millennium Society, the Verizon Corporation has demonstrated its commitment to Capitol Technology University by endowing a scholarship providing academically talented students with the opportunity to pursue their education.

*Verizon - Maryland Scholarship
During the 2002-2003 academic year, this scholarship supported the academic pursuits of one gifted student. The Verizon Corporation has provided scholarship support to promising students during each academic year since 1987.

*Vitro/Wayne Shaffer Scholarship
The Vitro Corporation has established this endowed scholarship to honor Wayne Shaffer, former president of Vitro Corporation, member of the Capitol Technology University Board of Trustees for 11 years and Chairman of the Board of Trustees from 1972 to 1976. The Vitro/Wayne Shaffer Scholarship has funded one recipient for each academic year since 1981.

Washington Gas-Maryland Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a resident of the Washington Gas Maryland service area with financial assistance each available academic year. Washington Gas-Maryland is a corporate neighbor who has been a continued supporter of technological education.

*W. Waverly Webb/Prince George's County Young Men's Educational Foundation, Inc. Scholarship
Endowed by the Prince George's Young Men's Educational Foundation, Inc., this scholarship honors W. Waverly Webb, an engineer who served as clerk of the circuit court in Prince George's County from 1948 to 1974, after retiring from Bell Laboratories. One scholarship is awarded each academic year.

*The Harvey and Susan Weiss Scholarship
Mr. Weiss joined the Capitol College Board of Trustees in 1985. As a member of the board he is dedicated to Capitol Technology University's future.  The Weiss family joined the Millennium Society in 1999 to ensure that promising students of the future have the opportunity to pursue a high-tech education.

The asterisk (*) designates endowed scholarships.

Maryland State Scholarships

If you are a Maryland resident applying for a Maryland state scholarship, you must mail your FAFSA to the U.S. Department of Education by March 1, the postmark deadline set by the state. If you have met the deadline and are determined eligible for a state scholarship, you will be notified by the Maryland Higher Education Commission.

If you live outside Maryland, check your state scholarship agency for any available scholarships, proper application procedures and deadlines.

Rawlings Educational Assistance Grant Program 

This award is based on financial need.  Your need is determined by the information you submit on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Maryland students seeking Maryland state scholarships should complete the FAFSA by March 1. You must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program and hold Maryland residency.  If you are a dependent student, your parents must also be Maryland residents.  Out-of-state residents should check with their state scholarship agency for available scholarships, application procedures and deadlines.  Students are also required to take the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Testing (ACT) test.

Senatorial Scholarship Program 

The Maryland Senatorial Scholarship program provides financial assistance to full and part-time students seeking undergraduate, graduate, or professional education.  This award is based on financial need which is determined by the information you submit on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  Students are also required to take the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Testing (ACT) test.  

Delegate Scholarship program

If your delegates make their own awards, you should call or write them for further instructions. The Maryland Higher Education Commission’s Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) can provide a list of all State legislators. Some delegates ask OSFA to make awards for them. These awards are made on the basis of need as demonstrated on the FAFSA.  If a delegate asks OSFA to make the awards, students must complete and file the FAFSA. 

 

Other Scholarship Sources

In addition to federal, state and institutional financial aid programs, there are private organizations, such as local clubs, civic groups and religious organizations, that provide scholarships for deserving students.
To assist you, we have developed a Scholarship Packet which identifies some of the scholarships available to our students.  The Scholarship Packet can be downloaded from the Financial Aid Forms section.

Additionally, you can find information about available scholarships at your public library, or contact the organizations to see if a scholarship is available, if you're eligible and how to apply. Some possible groups are the American Legion, 4-H clubs, Kiwanis, Jaycees, chambers of commerce, Girl Scouts and Boys Scouts.

Don't forget to contact organizations you or your family belong to, as well engineering-related groups such as the American Society of Professional Engineers or the Society of Women Engineers.

Most importantly, remember:
  •  It is never too early to apply for scholarships;
  • You should continue researching and applying for scholarships throughout your program; and,
  • Scholarships are available to everyone and are not always based on financial need.