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Higher Education in Maryland


The State Nursing Scholarship and Living Expenses Grant Program has been consolidated into the Workforce Shortage Student Assistance Grant Program.  The State Nursing program is no longer making any awards.



If you received an award under the State Nursing Scholarship, you have agreed to fulfill the nursing service obligation. The obligation requires the recipient to serve as a nurse on a full-time basis, one year for each academic year, or portion thereof, tuition assistance was received; or on a part-time basis, two years for each academic year, or portion thereof, tuition assistance was received.  Full-time employment is defined as 35 or more hours per week.  Part-time employment is defined as 20-34 hours per week by the employment agency. The service must be completed at an eligible Maryland organization and must begin within six months of graduation. An eligible organization is defined as a licensed hospital, public health agency, nursing home, home health agency or adult day care center which is authorized by the Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene. Employment as a nurse at a health maintenance organization (HMO) or a physician's private office does not meet the service requirement. If the service obligation is not met, the award must be repaid with interest.  If you hold this scholarship with any other award requiring a service obligation, you must perform your service in consecutive years.

All new awards made in this major or occupational fields will now be made under the Workforce Shortage Student Assistance Grant Program.  Please visit our website for information on the WSSAG program and for program application information.


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