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March 2007 Press Release







Annapolis, MD (March 6, 2007) – The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) is accepting applications for the Workforce Shortage Student Assistance Grant Program. Professions that are eligible are:

  • Teachers

  • Nurses

  • Human Services Fields

  • Physical and Occupational Therapists and Assistants

  • Child Care Providers

  • Public Service

The program requires recipients to agree to work in certain fields or areas in Maryland in order to receive the award.

Applicants must be Maryland residents enrolled as full- or part-time degree seeking undergraduate or graduate students at an eligible Maryland institution. Detailed eligible majors and employment fields can be found on the MHEC website www.mhec.state.md.us.

Award amounts range from $1,000 to $4,000 per academic year based on type of institution and enrollment status. Awards are subject to the availability of funds. Applicants will be selected for awards based on merit and need-based criteria. Applications and all required documents must be submitted to the Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) by June 1, 2007 to be considered for awards beginning in September 2007.


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