The Maryland Higher Education Commission is ready for BRAC!
It’s Here! BRAC Internship
MHEC has created a website to serve as a center to post and
search for internship work opportunities within the military and
defense-related industries. The website will serve to list
internships available in the Fort Detrick, Fort Meade, and
Aberdeen Proving Ground areas. For participating organizations,
this website will provide a space to post internships providing
access to a potential employee pool. For students, internships
can provide an opportunity to get “hands-on” experience in their
chosen field of study. In many cases a stipend and/or college
credit is available. You can visit the Internship Center at:
In-state tuition is available for civilian, military contractual personnel relocating to Maryland
The University System of Maryland, Morgan State University, and St. Mary's
College of Maryland have agreed to offer in-state tuition to
eligible military employees, civilian contractor employees, and their family members
who are moving to Maryland because of the Base Realignment
and Closure Act. The waiver will not go into effect until you have taken up residence in Maryland.
Contact the university you plan to attend for more information.
State financial assistance may be available for college
Military, civilian personnel and defense contractors and their
families who relocate to Maryland and enroll in a post-secondary
institution will be considered Maryland residents for State
financial assistance with appropriate documentation. Information
on financial assistance and applications can be found on our
website by clicking on
"Financial Aid Applications" under "Students, Parents, and
Counselors" on our homepage. The Maryland Higher Education
Commission administers 22 grant and scholarship programs
providing nearly $110 million to approximately 58,000 students
attending the State’s post-secondary institutions.
Interested in getting an advanced degree?
Search and request information with the BRAC Graduate Degree
Inquiry Referral system.
BRAC Higher Education Investment Fund grants available
The purpose of the BRAC Higher Education Investment Fund is
to provide funding for initiatives to address the higher
education needs related to the BRAC process. The BRAC Higher
Education Investment Fund, administered by the Maryland Higher
Education Commission (MHEC), will fund various programmatic
initiatives directly related to BRAC educational needs. Grants
are restricted to Maryland two-year, four-year, public or
private institutions of higher education; Maryland research
institutions; Maryland Regional Higher Education Centers; and
Maryland private career schools approved by MHEC.
For more information, see the
For a list of 2009 and 2010 grant recipients click here:
BRAC Higher Education Investment Fund Technical Assistance
Whom to contact:
For more information regarding program offerings at Maryland’s colleges and universities as well as its
grant and scholarship information, contact BRAC Coordinator Dr. John S. Stephenson at (410) 260-4531 or toll
free at (800) 974-0203.
“The Maryland Higher Education Commission is dedicated to assisting everyone re-locating to Maryland
through the BRAC process. I am proud to be Maryland’s Higher Education Secretary. It is a pleasure to
travel around the State and the country touting the fact that our colleges and universities are the best in
the country. Serving as a member of Governor O’Malley’s cabinet as well as on his Sub-cabinet for
BRAC, which is chaired by Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown, I have seen first-hand this administration’s determination to ensure that all who decide to make
Maryland their new home will find this decision one of the best choices they ever made.”
...James E. Lyons, Sr., Secretary of Higher Education