The Maryland Workforce Shortage Student Assistance Grant was founded to give financial support to the students of Maryland who wishes to enroll in a Maryland post- secondary institution. Part of the qualification for this scholarship program is that the candidate is required to take up a course which presently has shortage of workforce whether regionally or statewide, and that he or she must commit to serve in that particular field after graduation.
This scholarship grant is awarded by the Maryland Higher Education Commission. The amount that the Maryland Workforce Shortage Student Assistance Grant provides varies such that, when the recipient is enrolled in a community college in Maryland and is studying full time with more than 12 credits per semester, he or she then gets $2,000 a year or $1,000 if he or she is a part time student with 6-11 credits per semester. If however the candidate is enrolled in a 4 year institution also in Maryland and is studying full time with more than 12 credits per semester for the undergraduate students and more than 9 credits for the graduate students, he or she then gets $4,000 per year, and $2,000 if part time with 6-8 credits per semester for graduate students and 6-11 credits for undergraduate students.
The amount that this scholarship grant awards must only be up to $19,000 or less. The scholarship assistance is renewed automatically for up to 5 years provided that the candidate’s good academic performance is maintained.
Application for this scholarship can be obtained at MHEC website.