LT. GOVERNOR ANTHONY G. BROWN AND THE
EDUCATION COMMISSION LAUNCH NEW
VETERANS OF THE
AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ CONFLICTS
Due to inclement weather, the press conference scheduled
for tomorrow, February 13, 2007
at 10:30 am in the Governor’s Reception Room on this
program, is cancelled.
Annapolis, MD (February 12, 2007) – The Maryland Higher
Education Commission (MHEC) has launched a new program
designed to assist veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq
Conflicts and their families who enroll in undergraduate
programs at Maryland colleges and universities.
“Maryland owes its veterans a debt of gratitude for their
service in the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, and these
scholarships provide assistance for the higher education
that they and their families so rightly deserve,” said Lt.
Governor Anthony G. Brown. “Governor O’Malley and I are
committed to making higher education affordable for all
Marylanders. That is why I am so pleased to announce the
$500,000 in this year’s budget for this program.”
Uniformed Service Members of the United States who served in
Afghanistan on or after October 24, 2001 or in Iraq on or
after March 19, 2003 may apply for the Veterans of the
Afghanistan and Iraq Conflicts Scholarship Program if they
A son, daughter, or spouse of a veteran, active duty or
reserve component of the U.S. Armed Forces or the
Maryland National Guard, as defined above.
Applicants must be Maryland residents, which includes active
members of the U.S. Armed Forces, their spouses and their
dependent children who are stationed in the State of
Maryland or whose home of residency is Maryland, and be
enrolled full-time (12 or more credits per semester) or
part-time (6-11 credits per semester) as an undergraduate
student at an eligible Maryland institution.
The award amount is equivalent to 50 percent of annual
tuition and mandatory fees and room and board and may not
exceed $8,850 per academic year. Eligible applicants who are
veterans will be given priority over dependent children or
spouses, and will be ranked for funding according to
application complete date.
Applicants for the scholarship must submit an application,
available on the MHEC website
provide all required documents to the Office of Student
Financial Assistance (OSFA) by March 1, 2007 to be
considered for awards beginning in September 2007.
Applicants must also file a Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1. Awards are subject to the
availability of funds.
Complete and mail application and required documents by
March 1, 2007 to:
Maryland Higher Education
Office of Student
Attention: Veterans of
the Afghanistan and Iraq Conflicts Scholarship Program
839 Bestgate Road, Suite
Annapolis, MD 21401