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GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
PROGRAM

Who may apply: Degree-seeking graduate and professional students.

How to apply: Complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) atwww.fafsa.gov. Also, contact the financial aid office of the institution you will attend and ask to be considered for a Graduate and Professional Scholarship.

When to apply: Contact the financial aid office of the school you will attend for their deadlines.

Eligible majors: Graduate and professional programs in dentistry, law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work, and veterinary medicine.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

You must be a Maryland resident and demonstrate financial need. You must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student, either part-time or full-time, and attend one of the following schools: University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Law, Pharmacy, or Social Work; University of Baltimore School of Law; The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, or certain Maryland institutions offering a master’s degree in nursing or social work or a first professional degree in pharmacy.

FINANCIAL NEED

Applicants are ranked on basis of the student need as demonstrated on the FAFSA.

AWARD AMOUNT

The minimum award is $1,000 per year and the maximum award is $5,000 per year. Funds may not be available to award all eligible students.

RENEWING AN AWARD

You may receive an award for a maximum of eight semesters if you remain enrolled in an eligible program; maintain the satisfactory academic progress standards of your institution; file a FAFSA each year, and demonstrate need. The institution determines eligibility for renewals.

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