The Child Care Provider
Scholarship Program has been consolidated into the Workforce Shortage Student Assistance Grant Program.
Individuals who have received the Child Care Provider
Scholarship in prior years will continue to receive their
awards as long as they remain eligible. Award amounts
will remain the same and the service obligation must be
Child development program or
early childhood education program.
You and your parents
(if you are a dependent student) must be Maryland residents. You must enroll
at a two-year or four-year Maryland college or university as a full-time
(12+ credits per semester) or part-time (6-11 credits per semester),
degree-seeking undergraduate. Audited courses cannot be used to reach the
minimum credit hours required for full-time or part-time status. You must enroll in a child development program
or an early childhood education program. You may only attend part-time if
you are working at least 15 hours a week at a child care or family day care
This award is not
based on need.
FOR RENEWALS ONLY.
An award for
full-time attendance at a community college is $1,000 per year; a part-time
award is $500 per year. An award for full-time attendance at a four-year
institution is $2,000 per year; a part-time award is $1,000 per year. The
total dollar amount of all State awards may not exceed your cost of
attendance as determined by your school’s financial aid office or $19,000,
whichever is less. Funds may not be available to award all eligible
Your award may be
renewed if you maintain satisfactory academic progress at the college you
attend, maintain a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA, and remain enrolled in an
approved program. You and your parents must also remain Maryland residents. The
award may be renewed for up to an additional three years.
You must agree to complete
an education program in early
childhood education or child development and be employed as a director or
senior staff member of a licensed Maryland child care center or as a family
day care provider in Maryland on a full-time basis one year for each year,
or portion thereof, you receive the award.
Teaching in a public school in Maryland will not fulfill the
service requirement, nor will teaching as a kindergarten teacher. You must begin employment within six months of your
graduation. If you do not meet your service obligation, your
scholarship 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.
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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