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June 2006 Press Release





Award may cover up to full amount of tuition and fees at a four-year

public higher education institution in Maryland



Annapolis, MD (June 15, 2006) – July 15 is the deadline to apply for the Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship. The Conroy Memorial Scholarship, administered by the Maryland Higher Education Commission, is available to the sons and daughters of members of the United States armed forces who died as a result of military service or who suffered a service connected 100% permanent disability as a result of military service, veterans who suffer a service connected disability of 25 percent or greater as a result of military service, POW/MIA's of the Vietnam Conflict and their sons and daughters, sons and daughters and surviving spouses (who have not remarried) of victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, sons daughters and surviving spouses (who have not remarried) of state or local public safety employees or volunteers who died in the line of duty or who sustained an injury in the line of duty that rendered the public safety employee or volunteer 100% disabled, and State or local public safety employees or volunteers who became 100 percent disabled in the line of duty.

The total amount of the Conroy award may be equal to the tuition and fees at the institution attended; however the total dollar amount may not exceed $8,650, whichever is less.

To qualify for the scholarship the applicant must enroll for at least six credits each semester in a degree-seeking graduate or undergraduate program at a college or university, or a private career school in Maryland. More detailed program information and an application is available at the MHEC website www.mhec.state.md.us.

The Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship was named for the late Sen. Edward T. Conroy, a decorated veteran of the Korean War who spent 20 years in the politics in Prince George’s County. Conroy took a keen interest in veterans’ issues, serving as both state and national commander of the Disabled American Veterans, and introducing numerous veterans bills in the General Assembly.

For more information, contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance at (410) 260-4565 or (800)-974-1024 or at www.mhec.state.md.us.


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