Who may apply: Current
high school seniors, full-time and part-time, degree-seeking undergraduates
and graduate students.
How to apply:
NEW AND RENEWAL APPLICANTS TO THE PROGRAM MUST CONTACT THEIR
COLLEGE'S FINANCIAL AID OFFICE FOR APPLICATION
DO NOT SUBMIT ANY APPLICATIONS
OR DOCUMENTS TO OUR OFFICE.
When to apply: By
July 15 to your institution
Eligible majors: All
majors are eligible.
You must be a Maryland resident to
apply, with the exception of a spouse, son or daughter of a Maryland State
or local public safety employee killed in the line of duty.
You must enroll at a
two-year or four-year Maryland college or university, as a full-time or
part-time, degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate student or attend a
private career school. You must be: the son or daughter of a member of the
United States Armed Forces who died as a result of military service
or who suffered a service connected 100 percent
permanent disability as result of military
service; a veteran who suffers a service-connected disability of 25 percent or greater, as a result
of military service, and has exhausted or is no longer eligible for federal
veterans’ educational benefits; the son, daughter, or surviving spouse of a
victim of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks who died as a result of
the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the attack on the
Pentagon in Virginia, or the crash of United Airlines Flight 93 in
Pennsylvania; a POW/MIA of the Vietnam Conflict or his/her son or daughter;
the son, daughter or surviving spouse (who has not remarried) of a state or
local public safety employee or volunteer who died in the line of duty or who was 100 percent disabled in the line of duty;
or a state or local public safety employee or volunteer who was 100 percent
disabled in the line of duty.
NOTE: The public safety employee or volunteer must have been a
resident of Maryland at the time of death or when declared 100
percent disabled. A veteran applicant
must have a disability of
25 percent or greater and have exhausted or is
no longer eligible for federal veteran’s educational benefits.
This award is not
based on need.
The amount of your
award may be equal to your tuition and fees, but the total dollar amount may
not exceed $10,100, whichever is less. An applicant who is the child or
spouse of a victim of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks may not
receive awards that exceed $19,000 when combined with any other scholarship
received. Recipients of the Conroy Scholarship who also receive grants or
scholarships from other sources as a result of September 11 events may have
the Conroy adjusted to remain below the $19,000 fund limit.
Funds may not be
available to award all eligible students.
Initial awards made after
July 1, 2010 will be automatically renewed by the financial aid
office at the institution you are attending for the next academic year.
For questions concerning your renewal award, please contact your college's
financial aid office.
made prior to July 1, 2010 will be automatically
renewed by the Office of Student Financial Assistance and
you will receive an award notification from our office by
May 1 each year.
Awards may be held for
five years of full-time study (12+ credits per semester) or eight years of
part-time study (6-11 credits per semester) or a combination of both.
Audited courses cannot be used to reach the minimum credit hours required
for full-time or part-time status.
CONDITIONS OF AWARD RENEWAL
2013-2014 Conditions of Award Renewal (PDF)
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