(Deadline: Monday, April 1, 2019)

The Senatorial Scholarship Program was enacted into law by the Maryland General Assembly (MARYLAND HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION Subtitle 08 FINANCIAL AID Chapter 04 Senatorial Scholarship Program Authority: Education Article, §11-105(u) and 18-204(c) and Title 18, Subtitle 4, Annotated Code of Maryland) The Senatorial Scholarship Program provides funds for enrollment in undergraduate, graduate or professional studies at approved colleges, universities and private career (or vocational) schools in the State of Maryland to eligible students.

To Be Eligible for a Senator Sarah Elfreth Scholarship, Applicants MUST:

LIVE IN THE 30th DISTRICT. Please go to to make sure Senator Elfreth is your representative. If she is, then please submit this application. If she is not, please contact your district delegates and senator for their specific scholarship applications. The main number to the Maryland General Assembly is (301) 858 –3000.

COMPLETE AND FILE THE APPLICATION FOR A SENATORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: The application must be completed and filed by the deadline of April 1, 2019. To be considered complete, applications must include a) your responses to the form b) a copy of SY18-19 transcripts, and c) your responses to the two essays below.

Essay #1: Choose one of the options below to write your response to. Responses must be no more than 500 words.

Option I. Write an essay about a time that you had to be brave or stand up for what you believed in.
Option II. If you had the authority to change your school in a positive way, what specific changes would you make?

Essay #2: Please write a short response about how you plan to use your education to make a positive impact in your community or in the world at-large. How would this scholarship help you achieve that goal? (250 words max.)

COMPLETE AND FILE THE FAFSA (APPLICATION FOR FINANCIAL AID): This form may be obtained from high school guidance counselors, in high school libraries, or from the Maryland Higher Education Commission, 6 N. Liberty St., Baltimore, MD 21201, Phone (410) 767-3300, or . The FAFSA should be filed no later than March 1, 2019 to ensure our Scholarship Committee’s receipt of the applicant’s financial aid information in a timely manner.

PLAN TO ATTEND A MARYLAND COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY, OR PRIVATE CAREER SCHOOL: The applicant must attend a college, university, or private career school in the State of Maryland. The private career school must have the approval of the Maryland Higher Education Commission to operate, and must be accredited by a national accrediting association approved by the United States Department of Education. Applicants may be eligible for scholarship assistance to attend out-of-state colleges, universities or private career schools if they are enrolling in an academic program which is not offered in a Maryland college, university, or private career school. For further information, contact Mr. Carl Brooks, Program Administrator for District 30, the Maryland Higher Education Commission, Phone (410) 767-3245, or .

PLAN TO ATTEND SCHOOL FULL-TIME OR PART-TIME: Full-time attendance is defined as 12 credits per semester for undergraduate and 9 credits per semester for graduate students. Part-time attendance is defined as 6 to 11 credits per semester for undergraduates and 6 to 8 credits per semester for graduate students.

Selection Criteria: Selection is based on a combination of factors. All eligible applications will be reviewed by our scholarship committee. All students are encouraged to apply.

Senator Sarah Elfreth wishes you the best in your academic endeavors!

Have you read and understood the Senatorial Scholarship eligibility requirements above? Please proceed when you are ready to submit your application. *
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